MARK YOUR CALENDAR FOR SEPTEMBER NASCAR RACE

June 30th, 2011  |  Today's News

The “Family Farmers” race car, piloted by NASCAR drive Kenny Wallace, will be featured next at Chicagoland Speedway on September 17th. That weekend marks the beginning of what’s called “The...

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HEINZ AND COCA-COLA TOUT BOTTLES MADE FROM SUGAR-CANE ETHANOL

June 29th, 2011  |  Today's News

As if it isn't annoying enough to see ads about "HFCS Free" foods and beverages, you'll now see mention that renewable plastic bottles are made from Brazilian cane ethanol, rather than corn...

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ILLINOIS FARMERS APPLAUD EPA'S NEWLY RELEASED E15 LABEL

June 28th, 2011  |  Today's News |  ICGA

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                            CONTACT: Lindsay Mitchell                                                                         (309) 557-3257 BLOOMINGTON, Ill.—Illinois...

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EU ALLOWS UNAPPROVED GM MATERIAL IN FEED IMPORTS

June 27th, 2011  |  Today's News

Illinois Corn is concerned about the acceptability of genetically modified crops in overseas markets.  In fact, one of our goals addresses exactly this. Inform a growing world population of...

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EWG DELIVERS YOUR FARM SUBSIDY RECORDS TO CONGRESS

June 24th, 2011  |  Today's News

The Environmental Working Group (EWG) released yesterday its 2011 farm subsidy database. With farm payments front and center in budget reduction negotiations, the database will no doubt be used...

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ARGONNE NATIONAL LABORATORY ?EURoeBUSTS?EUR? ETHANOL MYTHS

June 23rd, 2011  |  Today's News

There are so many myths about ethanol, and they all seem to make the rounds quite frequently. These urban legends have become pop-culture truths, in many cases, despite evidence to the contrary....

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THE END OF ETHANOL ?EUR" NOT!

June 22nd, 2011  |  Today's News

By Ronald H. Miller Last week the U.S. Senate voted to approve an amendment that would end the Volumetric Ethanol Excise Tax Credit as part of the effort to reduce this nation's deficit.  Two...

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NEW IDOT REGULATIONS TO FURTHER BURDEN FARMERS

June 21st, 2011  |  Today's News

By: Jonathan Greenstein, ICGA Legislative Intern Earlier this year, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) announced three new interpretations of guidance that would...

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IL CORN SUPPORTS A SAFETY NET FOR ETHANOL, THANKS SENATOR KIRK FOR HIS SUPPORT

June 20th, 2011  |  Today's News

Illinois corn farmers had an opportunity to thank Senator Mark Kirk for his votes in support of a domestic ethanol industry during Kirk’s Ag Advisory Roundtable on June 17.  The meeting was an...

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ICGA MEMBERS RECEIVE FREE ADMISSION TO CORNCRIB ON MONDAY NIGHTS

June 17th, 2011  |  Today's News

Illinois Corn Growers Association members are invited to enjoy a free night of baseball and agriculture at the Normal, IL CornBelters professional baseball games.  Every Monday home game (June...

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ICGA STATEMENT REGARDING SENATE'S VOTE TARGETING ETHANOL

June 16th, 2011  |  Today's News |  ICGA

Illinois Corn Growers Association President Jim Reed, a family farmer from Monticello, IL, released the following statement today after learning the U.S. Senate again attacked ethanol, the only...

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CORN FARMERS BACK TO ?EURoeDOMINATE?EUR? IN WASHINGTON, DC

June 15th, 2011  |  Today's News

For the third year, the Corn Farmers Coalition is bringing the facts about America’s corn farmers to Washington, DC. This year’s targeted campaign features 5 new farm families to complement the...

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ICGA STATEMENT REGARDING DEFEAT TO COBURN'S ANTI-ETHANOL AMENDMENT

June 14th, 2011  |  Today's News |  ICGA

Illinois Corn Growers Association President Jim Reed, a family farmer from Monticello, IL, released the following statement today after learning the U.S. Senate confirmed support for renewable...

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IL SENATORS DURBIN AND KIRK CO-SPONSORS ON NEW ETHANOL CREDIT LEGISLATION

June 13th, 2011  |  Today's News

Late last week, Senator Tom Coburn (R-Okla.) offered an amendment in the Senate that would immediately repeal the Volumetric Ethanol Excise Tax Credit (VEETC), essentially pulling the rug out...

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USDA EXPECTS RECORD CORN CROP OF 13.2 BUSHELS IN 2011/2012

June 9th, 2011  |  Today's News

Illinois corn farmers are using technology and improved farming techniques to ensure a record corn crop for the world’s corn consumers.  According to the WASDE report released today, the USDA is...

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ILLINOIS FARMER GETS FIRSTHAND LOOK AT CHINA SPRING CROP PROGRESS

June 9th, 2011  |  Today's News |  ICMB

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                             CONTACT: Tricia Braid June 9, 2011                                                                            (309)...

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DOMESTIC DIVA KNOWS HOW SWEET CORN REALLY IS

June 8th, 2011  |  Today's News

Originally published on Corn Commentary by Cathryn   Love her or hate her, Martha Stewart holds a special place in American culture as the domestic diva who made masses of women contemplate how...

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ZUBRIN SUPPORTS CONG SHIMKUS' OPEN FUEL STANDARD ACT

June 7th, 2011  |  Today's News

You might remember that Illinois corn farmers praised Congressman Shimkus for his introduction of House Bill 1687, The Open Fuel Standard Act. The proposed bill would require that 50% of new...

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ETHANOL BURNING #31 CAR WINS STP 300

June 6th, 2011  |  Today's News

If you missed the inaugural STP 300 Nationwide Series race this weekend, you missed a good one!  But don’t worry, you can check out the coverage by Chuck Zimmerman on the Corn Corps blog....

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KENNY WALLACE, NO. 09 FAMILY FARMERS TOYOTA CAMRY, CHICAGOLAND SPEEDWAY, STP 300

June 3rd, 2011  |  Today's News

June 3--KENNY WALLACE, NO. 09 FAMILY FARMERS TOYOTA CAMRY, CHICAGOLAND SPEEDWAY, STP 300  Here Comes Chicago…RAB Racing and Kenny Wallace will compete in the inaugural NASCAR Nationwide Series...

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