ILLINOIS CORN GROWERS RESPOND TO USDA REPORT

March 31st, 2011  |  Today's News

This morning, the US Department of Agriculture reported that corn farmers intend to plant 92.2 million acres of corn for all purposes in 2011, up 5 percent from last year and 7 percent higher...

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ETHANOL POWERING NASCAR'S WINNERS

March 30th, 2011  |  Today's News

The 2011 NASCAR racing season is underway, and U.S. corn-based ethanol is powering the cars. You’ll remember that the announcement was made by NASCAR last October that all three of their racing...

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ORGANIC AND CONVENTIONAL AGRICULTURE: A SKEPTIC'S ANALYSIS

March 29th, 2011  |  Today's News

Illinois corn farmers are concerned about a lot of things that impact their farms, things like whether or not the locks and dams on the Mississippi River will last one more year to get their...

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PIG LITTER NUMBERS INCREASING DESPITE CONCERNS ABOUT FEED AVAILABILITY

March 28th, 2011  |  Today's News

The spring planting season is just around the corner. But even before it arrives, many are concerned about harvest. Corn customers, including livestock producers, who collectively form the...

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FIND ILLINOIS LIVESTOCK DEVELOPMENT GROUP ON THE WEB!

March 25th, 2011  |  Today's News

One important facet of the Illinois Corn Marketing Board’s programming is their effort to support livestock production within the state.  The largest part of that effort comes from their...

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PUT REFUGE COMPLIANCE ON YOUR SPRING TO-DO LIST

March 24th, 2011  |  Today's News

As you’re preparing for planting the 2011 crop, remember to put your corn refuge acreage plans at the top of your list. Refuge compliance is an issue that anti-agriculture groups have latched...

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GROUPS BUILDING ROADBLOCKS TO E15

March 23rd, 2011  |  Today's News

As you may have seen, some of the industries that have repeatedly attempted to stop the increased use of ethanol in the U.S. are offering a new solution – mandating the sale of 10 percent ethanol...

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GREENE OF DURAND, IL NAMED PRAIRIE FARMER'S MASTER FARMER

March 22nd, 2011  |  Today's News

Today, in Bloomington, IL, five Illinois farmers were recognized as professionals who excel both in their trade and in their commitment to family and community.  Ken Greene of Durand and a...

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DISASTER IN JAPAN HAS TERRIBLE HUMAN LOSS, MARKET IMPACTS EXPECTED

March 21st, 2011  |  Today's News

Japan is the United State’s largest export customer for corn. We’re keeping a close eye on that country as it recovers from the earthquake and subsequent tsunami. Major importing facilities in...

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PRIORITY ISSUES FOR IL CORN FARMERS REACH WASHINGTON, DC

March 18th, 2011  |  Today's News

Illinois corn farmers stormed Capitol Hill this week, carrying with them a multitude of issues that impact corn farmers in Illinois and across the nation.    Their primary focus was the need...

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LEGISLATION SEEKS TO REIGN IN THE US EPA

March 17th, 2011  |  Today's News

Yesterday, the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee approved legislation that exempts Illinois corn farmers from having to obtain a National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System...

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2011 COMMODITY CLASSIC ACHIEVES RECORD-BREAKING ATTENDANCE

March 16th, 2011  |  Today's News

The 2011 Commodity Classic surpassed all previous turnout records with a total of 4,826 attendees. Farm families represented over half of the participants with 2,776 attendees, and first-time...

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AG DAY & THE TEACH AG CAMPAIGN TEAM UP TO BRING AWARENESS TO NATIONAL SHORTAGE OF AGRICULTURAL EDUCA

March 15th, 2011  |  Today's News

More than 100 FFA, 4H members and corn farmers attended the National Ag Day events in Washington, DC, today.  Bart Schott, National Corn Growers Association President; Martin Barbre, NCGA Corn...

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$15,500 OF SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE TO PORK INDUSTRY YOUTH

March 14th, 2011  |  Today's News

The Illinois Pork Producers Association (IPPA) and the IL Purebred Swine Council have $15,500 of scholarships available to pork industry youth.  There are two scholarship programs available...

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A REVIEW OF ETHANOL MYTHS

March 11th, 2011  |  Today's News

There are many myths and urban legends that continue to make the rounds about ethanol. As world consumption continues to grow, commodities prices remain high, and political unrest still plagues...

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IT'S TIME FOR ISATS AGAIN!

March 10th, 2011  |  Today's News

Originally posted on Corn Corps by Kevin Daughtery  The countdown is on----10 days until spring.  You know what spring brings….baseball, planting…..and ISATs.  ISATs?  Yes the Illinois...

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MEETING THE RFS2 REQUIRES MARKET ACCESS FOR ETHANOL

March 9th, 2011  |  Today's News

The future requirements of the Renewable Fuels Standard (RFS2) can be met primarily with ethanol if the right commitments are made to ensure a steady evolution of refueling infrastructure and the...

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LUNG ASSOCIATION, ETHANOL, AND ENTERPRISE PARTNER TO IMPROVE AIR QUALITY

March 8th, 2011  |  Today's News

The American Lung Association of the Upper Midwest (ALAUM) expanded its efforts to improve air quality recently through a unique initiative with Enterprise Rent-A-Car that rewards Enterprise...

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TRAGEDY IN SOUTHERN ILLINOIS REINFORCES FARM SAFETY REMINDERS

March 7th, 2011  |  Today's News

In an incredibly unfortunate turn of events last week, two southern Illinois teens died in a tragic accident on a farm, the victims of electrocution. Our thoughts and prayers center on the...

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ANOTHER ROUND OF POLICY SESSIONS SET FOR SATURDAY

March 4th, 2011  |  Today's News

Corn Congress, the policy meeting of the delegates of the National Corn Growers Association, met on Thursday morning at the Commodity Classic. Much work was done in the policy book, but the...

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