ETHANOL EXPORTS CENTER STAGE AT SUMMIT OF THE AMERICAS

October 20th, 2017  |  Today's News |  Ethanol |  Legislation & Regulation

Industry and government officials from more than 15 countries in the Western Hemisphere, including representatives from IL Corn, are meeting this week at the Ethanol Summit of the Americas to...

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TRUMP ADMINISTRATION USDA NOMINEES START AT USDA

October 19th, 2017  |  Today's News |  Legislation & Regulation |  Farm Policy

After what has seemed like an unusually lengthy process, some key positions are beginning to be filled at the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Just last week, Secretary Perdue administered the...

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ILLINOIS CORN MARKETING BOARD SEEKS INTERNS

October 18th, 2017  |  Today's News |  ICMB

The Illinois Corn Marketing Board is currently accepting applications for spring 2018 internships.  This is part of our effort to provide meaningful agricultural experience to college students and...

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GMOs PLAY A ROLE IN MY ROAD OUT OF POVERTY

October 17th, 2017  |  Today's News |  Biotechnology |  Public Outreach

IL Corn is a member of the Global Farmer Network: an advocacy group led by farmers from around the world who support free trade and farmers’ freedom to choose the tools, technologies, and...

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COMMONGROUND VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS FARMER SUSTAINABILITY PRACTICES

October 16th, 2017  |  Today's News |  Public Outreach

  CommonGround launched a new video highlighting how farmers care for the environment and why they take more and more steps to increase sustainability on their farms. The short piece and...

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CELEBRATE WORLD EGG DAY, GET TO KNOW YOUR POULTRY CUSTOMERS

October 13th, 2017  |  Today's News |  Livestock |  Exports

You may be surprised to know that poultry and egg farms are the largest user of corn within the “animal feed” sector at 33 percent, followed by beef and pork.  In total, the animal feed industry...

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DUCKWORTH, DURBIN SUPPORT BIOFUELS; ENCOURAGE USE

October 12th, 2017  |  Today's News |  Ethanol

Thank you to Senators Duckworth and Durbin for signing onto a letter to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt encouraging ethanol use last week. In the letter, the...

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ILLINOIS GAS STATIONS BOOSTING FUEL CHOICE AT THE PUMP

October 11th, 2017  |  Today's News |  Ethanol

Growth Energy announced recently that more than 1,000 fuel stations around the country are offering E15—a fuel with 15 percent ethanol—more than doubling the number of stations from the same time...

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IL CORN’S ROADMAP TO HIGHER ETHANOL BLENDS

October 10th, 2017  |  Today's News |  Ethanol

Building corn demand is a top priority for your IL Corn Checkoff, as it is administered by the IL Corn Marketing Board. One way to build demand is to grind more corn for ethanol. To accomplish...

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CORN CONTRIBUTES TO FEED GRAINS IN ALL FORMS EXPORTS RECORD

October 9th, 2017  |  Today's News |  Exports

Original article via US Grains Council Based on figures provided Thursday by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and analyzed by the U.S. Grains Council (USGC), the United States exported...

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1,500 PEOPLE VIRTUALLY TOUR A PIG FARM

October 6th, 2017  |  Today's News |  Livestock |  Public Outreach

At least 1,500 people participated in a virtual tour of a pig farm courtesy of the Illinois Pork Producers Association and Illinois Farm Families.  The video included a tour of multiple barns, a...

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IL TEACHERS LEARN BENEFITS OF ETHANOL

October 5th, 2017  |  Today's News |  Public Outreach

Illinois Agriculture in the Classroom is helping teachers and students understand the benefits of domestically produced corn-based ethanol. One of their outreach opportunities is to create small...

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CANADA TOP MARKET FOR U.S. FEED GRAINS, CO-PRODUCTS

October 4th, 2017  |  Today's News |  Exports

Canada - the host of the just-concluded third round of talks on the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) - is a top trading partner for U.S. feed grains and co-products like ethanol and...

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ILLINOIS HOGS AND PIGS NUMBERS GROW, IMPROVES CORN DEMAND OUTLOOK

October 3rd, 2017  |  Today's News |  Livestock

October is National Pork Month. That makes the timing of the latest USDA National Ag Statistics Service quarterly hogs and pigs report handy. The overall report indicates that the numbers are up,...

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AUDIO REPORT: NEW SURVEY SHOWS WEED CONTROL AND SOIL HEALTH BENEFITS OF COVER CROPS

October 2nd, 2017  |  Today's News |  Best Management Practices

The Conservation Technology Information Center has released the results of their latest survey. The numbers indicate that a growing body of farmers are using cover crops, and it isn’t just the...

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CALL FROM THE COMBINE: ACTION REQUEST TO SUPPORT TRADE PROGRAMS

September 29th, 2017  |  Today's News |  Exports |  Legislation & Regulation

Your call to Senators Duckworth and Durbin could encourage their support of export programs in the future. The Cultivating Revitalization by Expanding American Agricultural Trade and Exports...

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AUDIO UPDATE: EPA HATCHES ANOTHER PLAN TO REDUCE RENEWABLE FUELS VOLUME

September 28th, 2017  |  Today's News |  Ethanol |  Legislation & Regulation

IL Corn is tracking a newly issued notice from the U.S. EPA that would change their interpretation of how they set the renewable fuels volume in our nation’s fuel supply. Listen to this audio...

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HOW ETHANOL HELPS IN WAYS YOU HAVEN’T EVEN THOUGHT OF

September 27th, 2017  |  Today's News |  Ethanol

An emergency fuel waiver issued by the EPA ended the summer restriction on E15 two weeks early in 38 states, and offset gasoline supply shortfalls caused by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma. Maybe you...

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IL CORN HARVEST AND CONDITIONS REPORT FOR THE WEEK

September 26th, 2017  |  Today's News

The National Agricultural Statistics Service releases each Monday afternoon their latest crop conditions report for the week prior, ending on Sunday evening. Listen to this week’s audio update to...

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JOIN FARM BILL EXPERTS THIS WEDNESDAY FOR #askACES

September 25th, 2017  |  Today's News |  Public Outreach |  Farm Policy

IL Corn understands the importance of Farm Bill legislation to your bottom line as a farmer. That's why we hosted listening sessions throughout the state last year to illuminate your concerns and...

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