CONGRESSWOMAN BUSTOS STANDS FIRM IN SUPPORT OF IL CORN FARM BILL PRIORITIES

April 20th, 2018  |  Today's News |  Legislation & Regulation |  Farm Policy

Congresswoman Cheri Bustos, a member of the House Agriculture Committee, made statements during the committee’s farm bill hearing this week that confirm her understanding of and support for IL...

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IL CORN SALUTES DAVIS, BOST FOR AMENDMENTS IN THE HOUSE AG COMMITTEE FARM BILL MARKUP

April 19th, 2018  |  Today's News |  Legislation & Regulation |  Farm Policy

Traditionally heralded as bipartisan legislation, the next farm bill will likely face some partisan politics that former farm bills didn’t experience to the same degree. That said, work on the...

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ACT NOW TO PROTECT YOUR RIGHT TO USE CROP PROTECTION TOOLS

April 18th, 2018  |  Today's News |  Legislation & Regulation

Although farmers would be planting, this week marks another important opportunity for farmers to engage in the future of their family farms.   Several commonly used neonicotinoids and pesticides...

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TOP ILLINOIS CORN BUYER TURNS EYE TO ETHANOL IMPORTS

April 17th, 2018  |  Today's News |  ICMB |  Ethanol |  Legislation & Regulation

Bloomington, Ill.—Japanese authorities have good news for Illinois corn farmers: the government's new biofuel policy will allow imports of ETBE made from U.S. corn-based ethanol, a decision that...

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DRAFT FARM BILL RELEASED

April 16th, 2018  |  Today's News |  Legislation & Regulation |  Farm Policy

The House Agriculture Committee released their first draft of the next Farm Bill last week and, most importantly, they did what you asked: the crop insurance title appears intact.   According to...

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IL CORN FARMER TESTIFIES AT CONGRESSIONAL HEARING FOR HIGH OCTANE FUELS

April 13th, 2018  |  Today's News |  Ethanol |  Legislation & Regulation

“Farmers are growing more corn—or octane - per acre than ever before,” said Paul Jeschke, a farmer from Mazon, Illinois, who testified before Congress today at the House Committee on Energy and...

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PRESIDENT TRUMP COMES THROUGH ON E15

April 12th, 2018  |  Today's News |  Ethanol |  Legislation & Regulation

IL Corn has been working for years to achieve what’s called parity for E15, a high-octane fuel that is a fifteen percent blend of ethanol and 85% regular unleaded gasoline. Current regulations...

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SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE FOR WOMEN

April 11th, 2018  |  Today's News |  Public Outreach

American Agri-Women Daughters of American Agriculture Scholarships Daughters of American Agriculture Scholarship was created to honor the memory of courageous and adventuresome pioneer women who...

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#NAFTAWORKS TWITTER STORM PROMOTES VALUABLE TRADE RELATIONSHIP

April 10th, 2018  |  Today's News |  Exports |  Legislation & Regulation

IL Corn participated in a “Twitter Storm” on the North American Free Trade Agreement today, helping to push positive messages about what the very important trade relationship with Mexico and...

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PRESIDENT TRUMP PROMISES FARMER-PATRIOT SUPPORT IN TRADE DISPUTES

April 9th, 2018  |  Today's News |  Exports |  Legislation & Regulation |  Farm Policy

In a press gaggle held in conjunction with his cabinet meeting today, President Trump indicated that he understands farmers have a lot to lose when it comes to exports. The president specifically...

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CALL TO ACTION: FARMERS NEED THE RFS

April 6th, 2018  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  Ethanol |  Legislation & Regulation

President Trump and Members of Congress have been hearing a lot about how important the Renewable Fuels Standard (RFS) is to Illinois farmers and rural America.   Regardless, the White House is...

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CHINESE PORK TARIFFS AND CORN: WHAT’S IT MEAN TO YOU?

April 5th, 2018  |  Today's News |  Livestock |  Exports |  Legislation & Regulation

A 25 percent tariff on U.S. pork exports to China ain’t chump-change, so to speak if you consider that the U.S. pork industry literally consumes 25% of the domestic corn meal market. According to...

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ICMB INTERNSHIP DEADLINE MAY 1

April 4th, 2018  |  Today's News |  ICMB |  Public Outreach

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

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A UNITED CALL TO IMPROVE AND COMPLETE NAFTA – NOW

April 3rd, 2018  |  Today's News |  ICMB |  Exports |  Legislation & Regulation

We need NAFTA negotiations to come to an end. Beyond that, we need it to be improved. Read this call for both items of action from Global Farmer Network , an organization of which Illinois Corn...

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REPLACE AID WITH TRADE

April 2nd, 2018  |  Today's News |  Exports |  Legislation & Regulation

Farmers often talk about international trade in terms of what’s good for them.  That makes sense – when you’re trying to run a family business and raise a family by a minuscule margin, you are...

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DON’T JUST WATCH THE NEXT FARM BILL DEBATE

March 30th, 2018  |  Today's News |  Legislation & Regulation |  Farm Policy

Here in rural America, farmers have been talking, thinking, planning, and prioritizing for the next Farm Bill.  Though for a second, we wondered if it might have come in 2018, most experts now...

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USDA INCREASED CORN STOCKS, DECREASED CORN PLANTED ACRES

March 29th, 2018  |  Today's News |  ICGA

Today, the U.S. Department of Agriculture reported corn stocks in all positions on March 1, 2018, totaled 8.89 billion bushels, up 3 percent from the same last year.  They also report more corn...

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MAKE THIS A YEAR TO ‘COVER SOME GROUND’

March 28th, 2018  |  Today's News |  Best Management Practices

When it comes to growing cover crops, some common advice from the more than 100 farmers enrolled in the Soil Health Partnership is “start small.” The SHP is encouraging farmers new to cover crops...

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ILLINOIS CORN MARKETING BOARD SEEKS INTERNS

March 27th, 2018  |  Today's News |  ICMB

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

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OPEN HOUSE PLANNED FOR NEW PIG FARM IN MONTGOMERY COUNTY

March 26th, 2018  |  Today's News |  Ethanol

The IL Livestock Development Group (ILDG) and the IL Pork Producers Association (IPPA) are coordinating an Open House for a new 4,800 head wean to finish pig barn for the Dereke and Chelsea...

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