ETHANOL BLEND CHOSEN AS OFFICIAL RACE FUEL

July 29th, 2011  |  Today's News |  ICMB

Proving that ethanol is a high performance, clean burning fuel, another division of automobile racing has chosen the homegrown, renewable fuel to power their race cars; a change made after an...

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PLANT MANAGEMENT NETWORK LAUNCHES FOCUS ON CORN WEBCAST RESOURCE FOR CORN GROWERS, CONSULTANTS

July 28th, 2011  |  Today's News

The Plant Management Network (PMN), a nonprofit publisher of applied crop science information, announces the launch of Focus on Corn, a resource that features webcasts and other science-based...

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FORMER U.S. TRADE REP OPENS U.S. GRAINS COUNCIL MEETING

July 27th, 2011  |  Today's News

Former United States Trade Representative Susan Schwab opened the 51st Annual U.S. Grains Council Board of Delegates Meeting this week. Illinois corn farmers are in attendance at the meeting,...

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ICGA MEMBERSHIP COULD MEAN A VISIT FROM JEFF GORDON!

July 26th, 2011  |  Today's News

Are you a NASCAR fan?  If so, today is the day when your IL Corn Growers Association membership will become more valuable than ever. Illinois Corn’s involvement with the American Ethanol...

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FARMERS RAISE FOOD ?EUR" NOW RAISE YOUR VOICES

July 25th, 2011  |  Today's News

For too long we have given others the opportunity to answer questions about our industry. Armed with misinformation and little to no connection to today’s farms, a knowledge gap has formed...

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CONG JOHNSON SUPPORTS FARMERS IN ?EURoeFOR HIRE?EUR? DEBATE

July 22nd, 2011  |  Today's News

When the Illinois Corn leadership was in Washington, DC last week, they had the opportunity to meet with Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood and his staff regarding the “for hire” and...

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APPLYING LESSONS FROM FARMER AND CONSUMER RESEARCH

July 21st, 2011  |  Today's News

The Illinois Corn Marketing Board has rapidly incorporated the lessons learned from our consumer research into many of our activities and programs.  One important area that we’ve put considerable...

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NEW CORN ETHANOL BROCHURE AVAILABLE

July 20th, 2011  |  Today's News

If you’re looking for some information to give your friends about ethanol, give us a call at the IL Corn office. We have a new brochure you might want to take a look at. It’s titled, “Exposing...

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CONVENTIONAL FARMING VERSUS ORGANIC FARMING

July 19th, 2011  |  Today's News

For the past several years, Illinois corn farmers have been extremely interested in the topic of organic farming.  For many of us, the organic market offers a value-added marketplace that is...

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IT'S AG WEEK AT THE CORN CRIB!

July 18th, 2011  |  Today's News

Come celebrate agriculture with us this week at the Corn Crib!  The Normal Cornbelters will be showcasing ag all week long, starting tonight with Illinois Corn night, where early birds will be...

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2011 CORN FACT BOOK AVAILABLE NOW

July 15th, 2011  |  Today's News

The 2011 Corn Fact Book is now available online and printed copies are available from the Illinois Corn Office. The Corn Fact Book was first published as a complement to the Corn Farmers...

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LAST CHANCE TO REGISTER FOR ILLINOIS CORN COLLEGE

July 14th, 2011  |  Today's News

The Farm Journal Corn College “Classic” session provides practical, hands-on training to help corn growers advance their production skills, increase yields and improve their profitability. Corn...

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FAMILY FARMERS TAKE CENTER STAGE

July 13th, 2011  |  Today's News

In addition to the work on Corn Farmers Coalition, Common Ground, and other imaging efforts at the national level, the Illinois Corn Marketing Board is involved with other farm groups in Illinois...

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ILLINOIS CORN FARMERS AT CORN CONGRESS

July 12th, 2011  |  Today's News

Illinois corn farmers are in Washington, DC, this week for their mid-year policy session dubbed, “Corn Congress.” Topping the priority issue list for the delegate body are ethanol and farm bill...

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FERTILIZER CONTRACTS FROM CME HELP FARMERS MANAGE RISK

July 11th, 2011  |  Today's News

Today, the Chicago Mercantile Exchange adds a new product to their portfolio.  Contracts for urea, urea ammonium nitrate (UAN), and di-ammonium phosphate (DAP) began trading today on the New York...

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EARLY DATA SHOWS SPRING APPLIED NITROGEN MAXIMIZES YIELDS

July 8th, 2011  |  Today's News

Illinois Corn has been increasingly concerned about water quality issues, specifically how nitrogen application used to maximize corn production impacts water quality in Illinois watersheds. ...

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FREE TRADE AGREEMENTS A PRIORITY FOR IL CORN FARMERS

July 7th, 2011  |  Today's News

Moving the Panama, Colombia, and Korea Free Trade Agreements forward is a priority for Illinois corn farmers.  Half of the corn grown in Illinois is exported to other countries due to our unique...

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LEARN MORE ABOUT NEW TECHNOLOGIES IN CORN PRODUCTION

July 6th, 2011  |  Today's News

Illinois corn farmers are some of the most efficient and technologically advanced in the world.  I don’t need to tell you that, you already know! Still, there are so many that don’t.  With...

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ILLINOIS FARM FAMILIES OFFER ?EURoeFREE GROCERIES FOR A YEAR!?EUR?

July 5th, 2011  |  Today's News

It turns out there is such thing as a free lunch after all, thanks to Illinois Farm Families.  In fact, they are offering Illinois residents the chance to win a free breakfast, lunch and dinner –...

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CORN BOARD ELECTIONS SET FOR JULY 6

July 1st, 2011  |  Today's News |  ICMB

Elections will be held Wednesday, July 6, 2011 to fill board member seats on the Illinois Corn Marketing Board in five districts across the state. Voting will take place in County Cooperative...

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