SUZANNE SOMERS PICKED A FIGHT WITH THE WRONG CROWD

January 31st, 2011  |  Today's News

Hey, Chrissy! Next time you decide to go on national television and make insulting comments against America’s farmers and ranchers, you might want to at least do a little fact checking....

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USDA ANNOUNCES DECISION TO FULLY DEREGULATE ROUNDUP READY ALFALFA

January 28th, 2011  |  Today's News

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) today announced its decision to grant non-regulated status for alfalfa that has been genetically engineered...

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BREAKING NEWS: SEN. MARK KIRK SITS ON SENATE APPROPRIATIONS COMMITTEE

January 27th, 2011  |  Today's News

Late this afternoon, the National Journal reported that six new Republican senators will take seats on the Senate Appropriations Committee and Illinois’ brand new Senator Kirk is one of them.  ...

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STATE OF THE UNION: FEDERAL DEFICIT AND INVESTING IN LONG TERM TECHNOLOGIES IS A PRIORITY

January 26th, 2011  |  Today's News

Originally posted on Corn Corps blog by Rodney Weinzierl Watching President Obama’s State of the Union address last night, I found that I agreed with many of the President’s statements and was...

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TOP WHITE HOUSE ENERGY AND CLIMATE CZAR WILL STEP DOWN

January 25th, 2011  |  Today's News

Carol Browner, top adviser to President Obama on energy and climate issues, is leaving her position at the White House. According to Illinois Corn Growers Association (ICGA) President, Jim...

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ILLINOIS CORN CHECKOFF INVESTS IN FUTURE ONLINE ADVOCACY

January 24th, 2011  |  Today's News

The Illinois Corn Marketing Board (ICMB) is empowering eight college students from across the state to engage in online agricultural advocacy, or “agvocacy” as such endeavors have been dubbed, in...

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E15 DECISION ANTICIPATED, LABELING RULE NEEDS ATTENTION

January 21st, 2011  |  Today's News

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s ruling today affirms higher ethanol blends are safe for roughly 62% of vehicles on the road, but pump labeling issues, if not handled properly, may...

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STRENGTHENING THE STATE OF THE UNION

January 20th, 2011  |  Today's News

The Illinois Corn Growers Association just met as a board yesterday to conduct business and one of the top discussions was excitement over getting to know a new team of elected officials and...

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INTERNET AND SOCIAL MEDIA FOSTERS COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

January 19th, 2011  |  Today's News

Note: A free webinar is available tomorrow, Thursday the 20th at 10:30am central time, to anyone interested in learning more about social media. To participate, you’ll need a computer connected...

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ICGA URGES CORN FARMERS TO ?EURoeRESPECT THE REFUGE?EUR?

January 18th, 2011  |  Today's News

Farmers planning to buy seed for the 2011 growing year should consider utilizing all the resources provided by the National Corn Growers Association to ensure that they are well prepared to sell...

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FARMERS INVITED TO JOIN ICMB IN SOCIAL MEDIA TRAINING

January 17th, 2011  |  Today's News |  ICMB |  Public Outreach

Farmers and agri-business professionals in Illinois are invited to participate in a series of free, online training seminars to learn how to best use social media to engage in conversations about...

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SEN JOHANNS PLEDGES TO ADDRESS UNNECESSARY REGULATIONS IN 112TH CONGRESS

January 12th, 2011  |  Today's News |  Legislation & Regulation

In a press release from his office today, Senator Mike Johanns (R-Neb.) outlined his goals for the Senate Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry Committee in the 112th Congress.    Anyone with an...

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EPA AGENDAS: BRINGING INDUSTRIES TOGETHER

January 10th, 2011  |  Today's News |  Legislation & Regulation

During a January 5 meeting in Chicago, IL, the Illinois Petroleum Council confirmed what Illinois Corn was wondering.  A majority of the industry DOES disagree with the EPA’s bifurcation of the...

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CHINESE CLAIMS U.S. EXPORTERS ARE DUMPING DDGS

January 7th, 2011  |  Today's News |  Exports

As many of you are aware China filed at the end of December, claims that U.S. distiller’s dried grains with or without solubles (DDGS) is being dumped into China’s market at prices below what is...

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DO YOU KNOW WHERE THE FARM BILL DOLLARS GO?

January 6th, 2011  |  Today's News |  Farm Policy

One of the greatest urban legends about agriculture (boy, that’s kinda funny… an “urban” legend about agriculture) has to do with farm subsidies. Everybody knows it, right? Because “they” told...

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NCGA ANNOUNCES NATIONAL CORN YIELD CONTEST WINNERS FOR 2010

January 5th, 2011  |  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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THE NEXT GENERATION OF PLANT BREEDERS

January 4th, 2011  |  Today's News |  Biotechnology

Recognizing the importance of research developments to the long term viability and profitability of corn farmers, the Illinois Corn Marketing Board, using corn checkoff dollars, has funded two...

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NCGA AND PIONEER HI-BRED PARTNER ON SOCIAL MEDIA TRAINING FOR FARMERS

January 3rd, 2011  |  Today's News |  Public Outreach

The National Corn Growers Association and Pioneer Hi-Bred, a DuPont business, are joining forces to equip farmers to represent corn grower interests and counter misinformation using social...

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