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NEW SUGAR SUSPENSION AGREEMENT

June 23rd, 2017  |  Today's News |  Exports

Earlier this month while the Illinois Corn Growers Association and Illinois Corn Marketing Boards were meeting, a very important agreement between the U.S. and Mexico was finalized that will...

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WATER TESTING IS EVEN EASIER THAN BEFORE!

June 22nd, 2017  |  Today's News |  Best Management Practices

Among the updates to the www.ilcorn.org website is a new water quality page that makes testing the tile, ditch or creek water on your farm even easier than before!   Located at the shortcut,...

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AG SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION DEADLINE JUNE 30

June 21st, 2017  |  Today's News

IL Corn just became aware of this opportunity for a scholarship benefiting students intending to study agriculture in college. Please note that the application deadline is June 30th.   Jenner...

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WATERWAY INFRASTRUCTURE IN MUCH NEED OF UPDATES

June 20th, 2017  |  Today's News |  Locks and Dams |  Legislation & Regulation

The need for an improved infrastructure is an issue that has received serious attention in recent months. When President Donald Trump spoke on June, 7th in Cincinnati, Ohio on the subject on...

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YOUR CORN ETHANOL WILL BE CLEARING THE AIR IN MEXICO

June 19th, 2017  |  Today's News |  Ethanol |  Exports |  Legislation & Regulation

This is a big deal, so read carefully. A significant opportunity to improve the demand picture for your IL Corn in underway in Mexico. Due to the work of the U.S. Grains Council, with support from...

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CANDIDATES ANNOUNCED FOR CORN CHECKOFF BOARD

June 16th, 2017  |  Today's News |  ICMB

SPRINGFIELD, IL -- The Illinois Department of Agriculture has released the names of the candidates slated for three commodity board elections, which are scheduled for July 6.  Producers are...

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IL CORN INTERNS WORKING SUMMER PROJECTS

June 15th, 2017  |  Today's News |  ICMB

IL Corn welcomes three summer interns to our office this summer. Two interns are working for the Illinois Corn Marketing Board, and one for the Illinois Corn Growers Association.   ICMB’s summer...

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ICGA COMMENDS SENATOR DUCKWORTH FOR CHAMPIONING ETHANOL

June 14th, 2017  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  Ethanol |  Legislation & Regulation

BLOOMINGTON, Ill.— At a hearing in Washington today, Senator Tammy Duckworth (IL-D) joined senators from other states in exhibiting bi-partisan leadership in support of removing one of the many...

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IL CORN MEMBER TALKS COVER CROPS WITH U.S. EPA

June 13th, 2017  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  Best Management Practices

Heather Hampton+Knodle, American Agri-Women Vice President of Resolutions and Vital Issues, was recently featured in a YouTube video posted by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. In the...

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THE BLACK SEA: A GROWING PLAYER IN CROP PRODUCTION

June 12th, 2017  |  Today's News |  Exports

South America has "has supplanted the U.S. as the leading producer of soybeans," according to the farmdoc daily article "Spanning the Globe - Corn, Soybean, and Wheat Production and Exports since...

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ICGA AT LARGE DIRECTORS UP FOR ELECTION

June 9th, 2017  |  Today's News |  ICGA

Two at-large positions on the Illinois Corn Growers Association Board of Directors are elected each year at their annual meeting.    In order to run as an at-large director, the bylaws require...

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STATEMENT REGARDING PRESIDENT TRUMP’S REMARKS ON WATERWAYS INFRASTRUCTURE

June 8th, 2017  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  Locks and Dams |  Legislation & Regulation

BLOOMINGTON, Ill.— Illinois Corn Growers Association President Justin Durdan, a farmer from Utica, issued the following statement regarding President Donald Trump’s comments in support of...

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IL CORN GETS WEBSITE UPDATE

June 7th, 2017  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  ICMB

The IL Corn website got a new look with its recent update. The new site is mobile friendly, contains graphics that ease website navigation, and still provides the information of the old website....

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GREAT CRAFT WHISKEY STARTS WITH GREAT IL CORN

June 6th, 2017  |  Today's News |  ICMB |  Public Outreach

  Photo Caption: Competition was stiff at the Heartland Whiskey Competition where more than 75 craft spirits, all made from corn, were evaluated by judges from the American Craft Spirits...

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OPEN HOUSE PLANNED FOR NEW MASON COUNTY HOG BARN

June 5th, 2017  |  Today's News |  Livestock |  Public Outreach

The IL Livestock Development Group (ILDG) and the Illinois Pork Producers Association (IPPA) are coordinating an Open House for a new 2,400 head wean-to-market hog barn for Andy Gathman east of...

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REVIEW OF PRESIDENT’S BUDGET AND CROP INSURANCE

June 2nd, 2017  |  Today's News |  Legislation & Regulation |  Farm Policy

As you know, the Trump Administration released its Fiscal Year 2018 Budget last week. It calls for major reductions in federal spending to help secure the goal of substantial debt...

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IL CORN SUPPORTS PORK POWER AND SO CAN YOU

June 1st, 2017  |  Today's News |  Livestock |  Public Outreach

Illinois Corn Marketing Board has been a long-time supporter of an Illinois Pork Producers Association program called Pork Power. In 2016, the Illinois Pork Producers Association (IPPA), along...

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CORN CROP ISN’T AS FAR BEHIND AS YOU MIGHT THINK

May 31st, 2017  |  Today's News |  Additional Research

Farmers might be a little “down in the mouth” about this year’s corn crop after a very wet spring and a lot of corn had to be replanted.  According to yesterday’s USDA report though, nationwide,...

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U.S. DDGS MARKETS DIVERSIFY, KEEP EXPORTS STEADY

May 30th, 2017  |  Today's News |  Ethanol |  Exports

Originally published by U.S. Grains Council  Despite market challenges, the latest U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) trade data show exports of U.S. distiller’s dried grains with solubles...

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USMEF ANNOUNCES LEADERSHIP TRANSITION

May 26th, 2017  |  Today's News |  Livestock |  Exports

Originally published by Rite Jane Gabbett on Meatingplace The U.S. Meat Export Federation announced that  Phil Seng, who has led the organization for the past 27 years, will step down as CEO at...

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