PROPOSED ILLINOIS CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICTS COMPLETED

May 31st, 2011  |  Today's News

Today’s deadline for a newly drawn Congressional District map had Illinois lawmakers working this weekend, making tweaks and changes even yesterday and releasing a proposed map today.    The...

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ICGA RECRUITS BOARD MEMBERS FOR AT-LARGE POSITIONS

May 27th, 2011  |  Today's News

The Illinois Corn Growers Association (ICGA) is seeking corn growers to run for two open at-large seats on the ICGA Board of Directors.  A seat on the ICGA Board offers growers the...

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ETHANOL TO SAVE MEMORIAL DAY TRAVELERS $440 MILLION ON GASOLINE PURCHASES

May 26th, 2011  |  Today's News

By Jeff Cooper on The E-XCHANGE   For millions of Americans, Memorial Day weekend marks the unofficial start to summer. Despite gas prices that are nearly 40% higher than a year ago, families...

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ILLINOIS FARM FAMILIES WEBSITE LAUNCHES, SUPPORTED BY CORN CHECKOFF

May 25th, 2011  |  Today's News

The Illinois Corn Marketing Board supported effort called, “Illinois Farm Families” has launched a new website: www.WatchUsGrow.org We know that Moms have questions about farmers, farming, and...

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STUDIES SHOW NO MEANINGFUL DIFFERENCE BETWEEN HIGH FRUCTOSE CORN SYRUP AND SUCROSE

May 24th, 2011  |  Today's News

A good number of Illinois corn farmers market their corn to processors who in turn make several corn-based products, including corn syrup and high fructose corn syrup. You’ve undoubtedly heard...

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PLANTING PROGRESS AND ETHANOL PRICE ADVANTAGE AT PUMP

May 23rd, 2011  |  Today's News

It’s been a rough spring…cold weather, flooding, and tornados have impacted farmers in Illinois and beyond. The nation’s eyes are on middle-America for all these reasons. We hope that those who...

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ETHANOL MEANS SIGNIFICANT SAVINGS AT THE PUMP

May 20th, 2011  |  Today's News

Detractors can talk all they want, but the math cannot be argued. Ethanol blends at the pump are saving consumers real money, especially when the fuel retailers pass along the full value to their...

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KEEP IT FOR THE CROP 2025

May 19th, 2011  |  Today's News

The Illinois EPA is working through the process of updating their water quality standard.  Current proposals would make the standard a narrative standard; the USEPA and the environmental community...

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AG EXPORTS SIZZLE ?EUR" FIRST HALF OF FISCAL YEAR AT RECORD PACE

May 18th, 2011  |  Today's News

Oklahoma Farm Report By Ron Hays   U.S. agricultural exports set a record high for the first six months of the federal fiscal year, with China topping the buyers with $15.1 billion in...

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CORNBELTERS DEBUT 2011 SEASON AT THE CORN CRIB

May 17th, 2011  |  Today's News

The Normal CornBelters will open the season with their first home game on Friday, May 27th, at the Corn Crib, presented by Illinois Corn Farmers. This is the second season for the professional...

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FAMILY FARMERS HIGH PERFORMANCE TEAM

May 16th, 2011  |  Today's News

Illinois Corn wants you to be a part of the “Family Farmers High Performance Team!”  On June 4th at the Chicagoland Speedway in Joliet, IL, Kenny Wallace, currently 7th in the NASCAR Nationwide...

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WHY IT'S WRONG TO AGREE WITH THE MALTHUSIANS ABOUT ETHANOL

May 13th, 2011  |  Today's News

Originally published on Pajamas Media by Robert Zubrin In an op-ed article printed in the Denver Post May 8, editorial columnist Vince Carroll endorsed the view of population control advocate...

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SAVE SOME CENTS, SHARE SOME SENSE

May 12th, 2011  |  Today's News

Every day at the pump, the price of unleaded gasoline seems to creep higher.  Today in Central Illinois, we’re paying $4.15 per gallon.  Of course, those of us in the Illinois Corn office know...

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HOW MANY HAMBURGERS DOES AN ETHANOL PLANT MAKE?

May 11th, 2011  |  Today's News

That’s right! Ethanol plants aren’t just providing jobs and making a homegrown, renewable source of clean energy anymore. Today’s advanced ethanol technologies mean that the value of each and...

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WHY EVERY FARMER SHOULD CONSIDER ACRE

May 10th, 2011  |  Today's News

The deadline to sign up for the Average Crop Revenue Election (ACRE) farm program for your 2011 crop is June 1.  Experts from the University of Illinois say that if you haven’t already signed...

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GRAIN BIN RESCUE TRAINING COURSE OFFERED

May 9th, 2011  |  Today's News

The Grain and Feed Association of Illinois, in cooperation with Grain Journal, GEAPS Cornbelt Chapter, GSI Group, LLC, is sponsoring a Grain Bin Rescue Training Course on June 17.  The course...

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FROM FARMDOC: INCREASE CHARITABLE GIFTS THROUGH BUSHELS NOT DOLLARS

May 6th, 2011  |  Today's News

If you are planning on making a contribution to 4-H, universities, your church or your favorite charitable group, before you write a check, explore the option of gifting grain directly to the...

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FARMERS ENCOURAGE MOVING FORWARD ON COLOMBIAN TRADE AGREEMENT

May 5th, 2011  |  Today's News

Ratifying the U.S.-Colombia Trade Promotion Agreement will significantly improve market access for U.S. farmers in Colombia, the third-largest economy in the region. The Colombia TPA eliminates...

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PLANTING PROGRESS VARIES ACROSS STATE

May 4th, 2011  |  Today's News

Due to the extreme weather conditions in Illinois, our corn farmers are all over the map in terms of planting progress, field conditions, and outlook for the crop.  This isn’t surprising; farming...

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FEDERAL BUDGET ROUNDUP

May 3rd, 2011  |  Today's News

Raise your hand if you’ve discussed the federal budget at the coffee shop or around the water cooler lately.  Feel like you could use a bit more information to make an educated decision on...

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