CONGRESSIONAL REDISTRICTING HITS RURAL AMERICA

December 27th, 2010  |  Today's News

It remains to be seen what the Congressional redistricting will mean, but no doubt it will mean changes for rural America and rural Illinois. With the loss of one seat in the U.S. House of...

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CELEBRATE ILLINOIS AGRICULTURE FOR THE HOLIDAYS

December 23rd, 2010  |  Today's News |  Additional Research

The songs on the radio and the behavior of the children are a sure indicator that Christmas is almost here!  While you’re relaxing for the holiday with your friends and family, take an opportunity...

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ILLINOIS CONGRESSIONAL DELEGATION RECEIVES COMMITTEE APPOINTMENTS, LEADERSHIP POSITIONS

December 22nd, 2010  |  Today's News |  Legislation & Regulation

November 2left Illinois with a major shift in representation and five new US Congressmen with which to get acquainted.  As we prepare to welcome Congressman Dold, Congressman Hultgren,...

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CONGRESS IS A CHANGIN, WHAT’S AN ELITE ENVIRONMENTALIST TO DO?

December 21st, 2010  |  Today's News |  Legislation & Regulation

Well, they played a good game. But with the Congressional turnover that’s taking place in Washington over the next few weeks, there’s little hope that the most elitist leaning environmentalist...

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NCGA ANNOUNCES NATIONAL CORN YIELD CONTEST WINNERS FOR 2010

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

Advanced production techniques, informed growing practices and improved seed varieties helped corn growers achieve high yields in the National Corn Growers Association 2010 National Corn Yield...

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OBAMA SIGNS TAX PACKAGE INTO LAW!

December 17th, 2010  |  Today's News |  Ethanol |  Legislation & Regulation

Legislation that will extend the Volumetric Ethanol Excise Tax Credit at 45 cents through 2011 and re-instate estate taxes for two years by imposing a 35 percent rate on estates worth more than $5...

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EPA REVERSES ITS DECISION ON ANOTHER PRODUCT

December 16th, 2010  |  Today's News |  Ethanol |  Legislation & Regulation

You probably haven’t heard the news, but the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency just reversed one of its decisions made about 25 years ago. In this case, saccharin, the low-calorie sweetener...

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CORN, LIVESTOCK, PROTEIN CONNECTION CRITICAL KNOWLEDGE

December 15th, 2010  |  Today's News

Originally posted on Corn Commentary by Mark Lambert   In this season of thankfulness and joy why not make sure that family farmers and ranchers make it on your Christmas list. They don’t want...

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TAX PACKAGE LIKELY TO MOVE TO HOUSE TOMORROW

December 14th, 2010  |  Today's News |  Ethanol |  Legislation & Regulation

Although there is currently no Senate vote on Obama’s tax package scheduled, experts predict that the measure will be taken up tomorrow morning, paving the way for a debate in the House to begin...

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STAY SAFE IN WINTER WEATHER

December 9th, 2010  |  Today's News

We’re experiencing our first sustained frigid temperatures of the season here in Illinois this week. Illinois Corn would like to take this time to remind you to slow down and remember to reinforce...

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WHERE ARE THE FARMERS DURING THE WINTER MONTHS?

December 8th, 2010  |  Today's News

With winter on its way, the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced today that its National Farmers Market Directory lists 898 winter farmers markets across the country, accounting for more than...

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PORK, CORN, AND SOYBEAN GROUPS DONATE 14,000 POUNDS OF PORK TO MIDWEST FOOD BANK

December 7th, 2010  |  Today's News

As part of the Pork Power: Partnering to Fight Hunger in Illinois campaign, the Illinois Pork Producers Association (IPPA), along with the Illinois Corn Marketing Board (ICMB) and the Illinois...

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THE ANSWER IS “YES”

December 6th, 2010  |  Today's News |  Ethanol |  Legislation & Regulation

A couple of days ago we posed a question – “Is VEETC a ‘go’ in the lame duck session of Congress?”  It appears that we are even closer than we were a couple of days ago.   Politico reported on...

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2010 ILLINOIS FARM ECONOMICS SUMMIT SCHEDULED

December 3rd, 2010  |  Today's News |  Farm Policy

Source: Scott H. Irwin, 217-333-6087, sirwin@illinois.edu   To help producers navigate another season of agricultural challenges, University of Illinois Extension has scheduled the 2010 Illinois...

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ILLINOIS CORN FARMERS SUPPORT AMERICAN ETHANOL PARTNERSHIP WITH NASCAR

December 2nd, 2010  |  Today's News |  ICMB |  Ethanol

The Illinois Corn Marketing Board, along with the National Corn Growers Association and its other member states, announced today their involvement in American Ethanol, a partnership including...

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