AMERICAN ETHANOL HITS THE TRACK WITH NASCAR AGAIN THIS WEEKEND

April 29th, 2011  |  Today's News

Fans across the country watching tonight’s NASCAR Nationwide Cup Series race will see Kenny Wallace’s #09 car promoting American Ethanol yet again, with a full-body American Ethanol branding for...

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NEW MEMBER BENEFIT

April 28th, 2011  |  Today's News

The Illinois Corn Growers Association is excited to bring a new membership benefit to you! As an ICGA member, you now have access to the NASCAR web portal, an opportunity typically reserved...

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WET SPRING SIMILAR TO 2008

April 27th, 2011  |  Today's News

This year’s delayed planting is exacerbating an already tense corn market as corn carryout is expected to be below the one billion bushel “comfort” mark. Corn farmers all over Illinois are...

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E85 IS 15.7 PERCENT CHEAPER THAN GASOLINE AT THE PUMP

April 26th, 2011  |  Today's News

Gas prices continue to creep up every day, petroleum companies are reporting record profits, and some experts predict $6 a gallon gasoline by summertime under the right conditions.  That’s...

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PETITIONS AVAILABLE FOR ELECTION TO ILLINOIS CORN MARKETING BOARD

April 25th, 2011  |  Today's News

Petitions are now available for corn producers who are interested in running for a seat on the Illinois Corn Marketing Board.  Petitions are available from local University of Illinois Extension...

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CELEBRATE SUSTAINABILITY ON EARTH DAY 2011

April 22nd, 2011  |  Today's News

Sustainability is one of those elusive words that means a million different things to a million different people.  What it means to Illinois corn farmers is growing the most food with the least...

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GORAIL SUPPORTERS TAKE THEIR MESSAGE TO CAPITOL HILL

April 21st, 2011  |  Today's News

More than 160 meetings with members of Congress were held on March 16th and 17th when about 45 supporters of GoRail took their message of a strong, improved freight rail system to Capitol Hill....

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FFA CHAPTERS IN 7 STATES TO COMPETE FOR CONNECTIONS WITH LOCAL FARMERS, SHARE OF $225,000 IN MONSANT

April 20th, 2011  |  Today's News

FFA chapters in seven states on Monday begin efforts to make new and stronger connections with their local farmers and earn their share of more than $225,000 in incentives provided by Monsanto....

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AMERICA'S FARMERS MOM OF THE YEAR SEARCH UNDERWAY

April 19th, 2011  |  Today's News

Behind every American farm family is the backbone of the operation: the farm mom. Monsanto is honoring her contributions to her family, farm, community and industry with the 2011 America’s...

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NCGA, NGFF JOINT FARM GRAIN BIN SAFETY VIDEO AVAILABLE

April 18th, 2011  |  Today's News

The National Corn Growers Association and the National Grain and Feed Foundation – the research and education arm of the National Grain and Feed Association – unveiled a joint video project...

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COLOMBIA & KOREA REPRESENT INCREASED OPPORTUNITIES FOR U.S. CORN EXPORTS

April 15th, 2011  |  Today's News

Trade is vitally important to Illinois farmers.  Because of our position on the Illinois, Ohio, and Mississippi Rivers, we are uniquely suited to take advantage of the export market opportunities...

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KENNY WALLACE TO PILOT ?EURoeFAMILY FARMERS?EUR? CAR AT TALLADEGA

April 14th, 2011  |  Today's News

As part of his ongoing deal with a multi-state coalition of farm groups, Kenny Wallace will drive the “Family Farmers” car this weekend at the NASCAR Nationwide Series race in Talladega. Kenny...

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VILSACK STEPS UP TO CHAMPION ETHANOL

April 13th, 2011  |  Today's News

Some have called into question the Obama Administration’s commitment to corn ethanol. As a further extension, US Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has been criticized for not...

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THE TRUTH ABOUT FOOD PRICES FINALLY SURFACING

April 12th, 2011  |  Today's News

Slowly but surely, the truth about food prices is making its way into mainstream media. No doubt corn prices are high, and the basic economic principles of supply and demand are the drivers of...

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FIRST REFUGE IN A BAG PRODUCT APPROVED BY U.S. EPA

April 11th, 2011  |  Today's News

Monsanto’s refuge in a bag product, “Genuity SmartStax RIB Complete” has been approved for use by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, completing a federal regulatory authorization process...

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USDA PROGRAM PROVIDES CONSUMERS MORE CHOICES AT THE PUMP WITH FLEX-FUEL OPTIONS

April 8th, 2011  |  Today's News

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced today that Americans will soon have more choices at the gas pump through a USDA program that will provide funding for installation of flexible fuel...

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SEVENTEEN YEARS LATER, NAFTA HAS HAD POSITIVE IMPACT ON AGRICULTURE

April 7th, 2011  |  Today's News

The Economic Research Service of USDA has released its latest report on the effects of NAFTA on U.S. agriculture, NAFTA at 17: Full Implementation Leads to Increased Trade and Integratio. It...

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ICGA STATEMENT ON COLOMBIAN FREE TRADE DEAL

April 6th, 2011  |  Today's News

Illinois Corn Growers Association President Jim Reed, a family farmer from Monticello, IL, released the following statement today after learning of the significant progress being made in...

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GRAIN BIN ENTRAPMENTS BRING NATIONAL ATTENTION

April 5th, 2011  |  Today's News

The unfortunate loss of life in grain bin entrapments has been one of the reasons that farming remains one of the most dangerous occupations in this country. As you are delivering on corn...

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ETHANOL DETRACTORS KEEP PLAYING FROM THE SAME OLD PLAYBOOK

April 4th, 2011  |  Today's News

Over the weekend, Family Farmers spokesperson Kenny Wallace took some heat on his Facebook and Twitter pages for supporting farmers and corn ethanol. As you probably know, Wallace and every other...

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