CHINA REJECTS CARGO OF U.S. CORN

October 29th, 2010  |  Today's News |  Exports |  Legislation & Regulation

For the first time in years, a cargo ship of U.S. corn found its way through a Chinese port earlier in 2010. Several years of drought, an ever growing population, and an expanding middle class all...

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AS PREDICTED, EPA RULE ON E15 RUNNING INTO SOME SNAGS

October 28th, 2010  |  Today's News |  Ethanol |  Legislation & Regulation

Although a move forward, EPA’s decision to approve E15 for model years 2007 and newer hasn’t resulted in car owners lining up at the pump to fill up with the fuel. It’s not because they don’t want...

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CONGRESSMAN HARE SAYS LOCK AND DAM UPGRADES MUST BE DONE

October 27th, 2010  |  Today's News |  Locks and Dams

A spilled load of soybeans on the road didn’t keep U.S. Congressman Phil Hare (IL-17) from making it to the Ursa Farmers Coop at the Meyer location today to talk river issues. The Congressman...

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FARM BILL LISTENING SESSIONS AVAILABLE

October 26th, 2010  |  Today's News |  ICGA

The Illinois Corn Growers Association is hosting district listening sessions to reach out to our membership and gather their ideas on what the next Farm Bill should look like. If you’d like to...

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ANHYDROUS GOING ON IN YOUR AREA? TEMP MAP SAYS THAT'S A NO-GO

October 25th, 2010  |  Today's News |  Best Management Practices

Now more than ever, the practice of fall-applied Nitrogen is under the microscope in Illinois. Regardless of individual farmer opinions on the matter, the fact is that environmental interests have...

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ICMB SUPPORT MEANS PORK ON THE TABLE

October 21st, 2010  |  Today's News |  ICMB

In recognition of the partnership between Illinois’ corn and livestock producers, the IL Corn Marketing Board supports Pork Power, a program of the IL Pork Producers Association that coordinates...

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NCGA ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE IN AGRICULTURE SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

October 20th, 2010  |  Today's News |  Public Outreach

The National Corn Growers Association and chemical company BASF Corporation will again award five $1,000 scholarships to undergraduate and graduate students pursuing a degree in an...

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CHINA NEEDS CORN; IL MAY PROVIDE SOME

October 19th, 2010  |  Today's News |  Exports

China may be poised to do something that country hasn’t done since the mid-1990’s, and that may turn out to be a good thing for the United States and its farmers—and specifically, Illinois corn...

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ILLINOIS CORN FARMERS TO PARTNER WITH NASCAR'S KENNY WALLACE IN ST. LOUIS

October 15th, 2010  |  Today's News |  ICMB |  Ethanol

NASCAR driver Kenny Wallace and officials of the Illinois Corn Marketing Board (ICMB) announced today a promotional partnership in which Illinois corn farmers will share the story of their...

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DATES SET FOR 2011 UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS CORN AND SOYBEANS CLASSICS

October 14th, 2010  |  Today's News |  Best Management Practices

As the end of the 2010 harvest nears, it’s time to mark your calendar for the 14th annual University of Illinois Corn and Soybean Classics.   “This educational program continues to provide our...

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E15 DECISION NOT AS HOPED, BUT STARTS THE BALL ROLLING

October 13th, 2010  |  Today's News |  Ethanol |  Legislation & Regulation

The decision announced today regarding the ethanol blend in our nation’s fuel supply unnecessarily segments the market, but will at least begin the cumbersome process of moving higher blends to...

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HOLD ON! IT'S NOT TIME FOR NITROGEN YET.

October 7th, 2010  |  Today's News |  Best Management Practices

After last year, no producer wanted to be late getting into the fields this fall. While it’s great to get the crop out early, collect soil samples while it’s still nice outside, and perform...

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ILLINOIS FARMERS CAN GROW THEIR COMMUNITIES ONE DONATION AT A TIME

October 6th, 2010  |  Today's News |  Public Outreach

Rural communities are important to farmers. They give farmers a place to call home, a place to meet with friends for breakfast, a place to raise families. Now, Illinois farmers in 96 counties have...

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IDOA, IFCA STRESS SAFETY WHEN APPLYING FALL FERTILIZER

October 5th, 2010  |  Today's News

As farmers finish this year’s harvest and start to prepare their fields for next year’s crops, the Illinois Department of Agriculture and Illinois Fertilizer and Chemical Association (IFCA) are...

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GFAI SCHOLARSHIP INFORMATION AVAILABLE

October 4th, 2010  |  Today's News |  Public Outreach

Finding people with the skills and talent necessary to lead the way into the future continues to be increasingly difficult because there is tremendous competition between industries for qualified...

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WHITE HOUSE OFFICIAL REITERATES ETHANOL, VEETC SUPPORT AT RFA ANNUAL MEETING

October 1st, 2010  |  Today's News |  Ethanol

Yesterday at the annual RFA membership meeting in Washington, DC, deputy assistant to the President for Energy and Climate Change policy Heather Zichal had the following comments regarding...

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