IL CORN ENCOURAGES FARMERS TO COMPLETE AG CENSUS

December 15th, 2017  |  Today's News |  Farm Policy |  Additional Research

It only happens every five years, and much can change during that time. The data is used in many ways, including in shaping policies that impact rural America and your local community. We’re...

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NAFTA NEIGHBOR PROPOSES DOUBLING OF ETHANOL MANDATE

December 14th, 2017  |  Today's News |  Ethanol |  Exports |  Legislation & Regulation

During the current uncertainty about the future of NAFTA, it's important to remember the many layers of impact that United States agriculture has on our North American trade neighbors. A Canadian...

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IL CONGRESSMEN SUPPORT THE ROLE ETHANOL CAN PLAY IN THE HIGH-OCTANE FUEL FUTURE

December 13th, 2017  |  Today's News |  Ethanol |  Legislation & Regulation

Congressman John Shimkus (R-IL) and Congressman Adam Kinzinger (R-IL) spoke on behalf of high octane low carbon fuels at a Congressional hearing earlier this week. IL Corn appreciates the...

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GOOD NEWS AND BAD NEWS: UNIVERSITY OF IL RESEARCHERS UPDATE NITRATE LOADING IN THE ILLINOIS RIVER

December 12th, 2017  |  Today's News |  Best Management Practices |  Additional Research

In case you missed the headlines in the national papers, the Gulf of Mexico Hypoxic Zone was the largest in recorded history this summer.  Yes, that’s the bad news. The good news is, despite high...

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ICGA COMMENDS SENATOR DUCKWORTH FOR CHAMPIONING WATERWAYS IMPROVEMENTS

December 11th, 2017  |  Today's News |  Locks and Dams |  Legislation & Regulation

At a recent hearing conducted by the U.S. Senate Committee on the Environment and Public Works (EPW), Senator Tammy Duckworth (IL-D) exhibited leadership in advancing the case for long-overdue...

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TRADE UNCERTAINTY TOP-OF-MIND FOR AG LEADERS

December 8th, 2017  |  Today's News |  Exports

As the year comes to an end, will trade opportunities for U.S. agricultural products come to an end with it? That’s a big question with an unclear answer. The uncertainty surrounding trade...

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CORN CELEBRATES IL LIVESTOCK GROWTH WITH PORK FARMER FAMILIES

December 7th, 2017  |  Today's News |  Livestock

  Late in November, Illinois agriculture welcomed a new livestock farm family to its ranks as brand new farmers Chad and Julia Krogman (right) and their three young sons, opened their first...

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TRENDS IN RURAL AMERICA FROM USDA

December 6th, 2017  |  Today's News |  Legislation & Regulation

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is undertaking a new agricultural census this month. IL Corn encourages you to complete the census fully and accurately as the data is used in many ways. There...

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7,500 POUNDS OF PORK DONATED TO FOOD BANK

December 5th, 2017  |  Today's News |  Livestock

IL Corn was pleased to participate in the delivery of 7,500 pounds of ground pork to the Midwest Foodbank in Normal, IL today.   Together with the Illinois Pork Producers Association (IPPA), the...

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IL CORN CONGRATULATES AG ED SUPPORTERS

December 4th, 2017  |  Today's News

The Illinois Corn Marketing Board agrees that agricultural education is important. That’s why we support the Illinois Agriculture in the Classroom (IAITC) program each year with an investment in...

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UNDERSTANDING FOOD INSECURITY AND THE FARM BILL

December 1st, 2017  |  Today's News |  Farm Policy

Did you know that poverty rates are higher in rural areas than in urban areas? Did you know the rate of rural Americans relying on SNAP (food stamps) is higher than urban American rates? The...

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IL CORN CONGRATULATES DOUG WILSON AS NEW IL RURAL DEVELOPMENT HEAD

November 30th, 2017  |  Today's News |  Legislation & Regulation |  Farm Policy

The Trump Administration recently appointed Douglas Wilson as the new State Director for USDA Rural Development in Illinois. Mr. Wilson began his new role on Monday, Nov. 13. Earlier this year,...

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DEADLINE FOR ICMB INTERNSHIPS IS FRIDAY!!

November 29th, 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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ON #GIVINGTUESDAY, HERE’S WHO WE GIVE TO…

November 28th, 2017  |  Today's News

To celebrate #givingtuesday, we’re offering a bit of a different take on the idea.    Who does IL Corn give money to?   Granted, these are not charitable organizations and farmers do not...

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PLANNING TO USE NEW-FORMULATION DICAMBA NEXT YEAR? TRAINING IS NOW REQUIRED

November 27th, 2017  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  Best Management Practices |  Legislation & Regulation

Illinois Corn Growers Association knows that many of you are thinking about applying one of the three commercially available new-formulation dicamba mixes in 2018. But did you know that to legally...

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SOIL HEALTH PARTNERSHIP FARMERS ‘KEEP THE STUBBLE’ IN THE FIELD

November 21st, 2017  |  Today's News |  Best Management Practices

(ST. LOUIS) – The Soil Health Partnership is joining in on some fall fashion advice for farmers: keep the stubble this fall. Stubble in the field looks great—plus it’s good for erosion control and...

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INTERACTIVE MAP SHOWS IMPACT OF TRADE

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

Looking for something to do over the holiday weekend?  Or maybe you need something interesting to talk with the in-laws about?  Look no further than a new interactive map, showing the impact of...

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TRUMP ADMINISTRATION ACKNOWLEDGES AG TRADE IMPORTANCE

November 17th, 2017  |  Today's News |  Exports |  Legislation & Regulation

U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue, in a press release yesterday, shared that U.S. ag exports hit the third highest level on record, with China, Canada, and Mexico being our top...

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ILLINOIS CORN MARKETING BOARD SEEKS INTERNS

November 16th, 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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WTO WIN ON INDONESIAN BEEF IMPORT REQUIREMENTS

November 15th, 2017  |  Today's News |  Livestock |  Exports |  Legislation & Regulation

Last week, the World Trade Organization (WTO) ruled in favor of the United States in a dispute with Indonesia over its complex and opaque import requirements for beef and beef products. The WTO...

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