PORK, CORN AND SOYBEAN GROUPS TO DONATE 13,500 POUNDS OF PORK TO MIDWEST FOOD BANK

November 30th, 2011  |  Today's News

As part of the Pork Power: Partnering to Fight Hunger in Illinois campaign, the Illinois Pork Producers Association (IPPA), along with the Illinois Corn Marketing Board (ICMB) and the Illinois...

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2011 IL FARM ECONOMICS SUMMIT ?EUR" THE PROFITABILITY OF IL AGRICULTURE: MANAGING IN A TURBULENT WORLD

November 29th, 2011  |  Today's News

In an era of unstable markets, the last year may be hard to top. Outside markets have endured near financial meltdowns in Europe, a downgrade in the U.S. credit rating, and political turmoil in...

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CROP INSURANCE RE-RATE POSITIVE, FALLS SHORT OF THE MARK

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

OR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                             Contact: Tricia Braid                                                                          (309) 557-3257, (309) 830-3393   BLOOMINGTON,...

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ICGA ELECTS 2011-2012 LEADERSHIP

November 23rd, 2011  |  Today's News

Shawneetown corn grower Jeff Scates has been elected president of the Illinois Corn Growers Association (ICGA) for 2011-2012. Scates, a Gallatint County farmer, was elected at ICGA’s...

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YOUR CHECKOFF INVESTMENT HELPS YOU ADDRESS NITROGEN RUNOFF

November 21st, 2011  |  Today's News

Water quality, nitrogen run off, and overall environmental preservation are hot button topics right now for the U.S. EPA and Illinois EPA, for consumers and for farmers.  Illinois Corn Marketing...

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ILLINOIS CORN INVESTS IN MEAT EXPORTS

November 18th, 2011  |  Today's News

Here's your Audio Corn Scoops, a weekly update from the office of the Illinois Corn Growers Association and the Illinois Corn Marketing Board. Dan Halstrom, US Meat Export Federation Senior Vice...

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FREE TRADE AGREEMENTS YIELD POSITIVES ALL AROUND

November 17th, 2011  |  Today's News

The Illinois Corn Growers Association has advocated for the passage of the Colombia, Panama, and Korea Free Trade Agreements since before all three were negotiated during the first Bush...

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GROCERY GIVEAWAY LINKS FARMERS TO CONSUMERS

November 16th, 2011  |  Today's News

Illinois Corn Marketing Board invested corn checkoff dollars with Illinois Farm Families, a collaborative approach to having conversations with consumers. To bring attention to the Illinois Farm...

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ILLINOIS COMMODITY CONFERENCE LOOKS INTO THE FUTURE

November 15th, 2011  |  Today's News

Are you interested in how your farm might weather the future demands of agriculture?  Come and learn more about what the future might look like at the November 22 Illinois Commodity...

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CORN CHECKOFF DELIVERS IMPROVED CROP INSURANCE TOOL

November 14th, 2011  |  Today's News

Last year corn farmers told us that you needed your crop insurance tool to better reflect your current yield trends. This year the Illinois Corn Marketing Board is delivering just that, a product...

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CROP PROTECTION PRODUCTS ADD TO FARM & ECONOMY

November 10th, 2011  |  Today's News

Thanks to a new report by CropLife America, we know now that crop protection products add over $7.6 billion to the Illinois economy and $166.5 billion to the nation’s bottom line. But what sort...

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GOVERNMENT OVERREGULATION STRIKES AGAIN

November 9th, 2011  |  Today's News

Another day, another dollar … and another step by the federal government to make a farmer’s job more difficult because of senseless regulations. Now, the Occupational Safety and Health...

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ICMB FUNDED CONSUMER OUTREACH MEETING WITH SUCCESS

November 8th, 2011  |  Today's News

Illinois corn checkoff dollars are being invested by the Illinois Corn Marketing Board in Illinois Farm Families, an effort that is collaborative between ICMB, IL Soy, IL Beef, IL Pork, and the...

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UPDATE ON PETITION TO CHANGE HFCS TO CORN SUGAR

November 7th, 2011  |  Today's News

Several months ago the Corn Refiners Association filed a petition with the Food and Drug Administration to officially change the name of High-Fructose Corn Syrup to corn sugar. That petition is...

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MEAT EXPORTS IMPORTANT TO IL CORN FARMERS

November 4th, 2011  |  Today's News

This week, farmer leaders from the Illinois Corn Marketing Board have spent a few days learning more about red meat exports during the US Meat Export Federation meeting in Tuscon, AZ. In his...

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RED CROSS NO LONGER ACCEPTING DONATIONS FOR JAPANESE EARTHQUAKE RELIEF

November 3rd, 2011  |  Today's News

The outpouring of support to our friends and trade partners in Japan from people all across the country has been wonderful. Earlier than had been anticipated, the American Red Cross will no...

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ROBERT'S LATEST ATTEMPT TO PROTECT AGRICULTURE FROM PESTICIDE RULE BLOCKED

November 2nd, 2011  |  Today's News

Still working to prevent fall-out from EPA’s costly pesticide permitting rule implemented November 1, 2011, U.S. Senator Pat Roberts (R-Kan.) introduced an amendment to H.R. 872 to provide a...

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AG LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE: ICGA OFFERS DISCOUNT TO MEMBERS

November 1st, 2011  |  Today's News

If you’re interested in minimizing your risk, predicting next year’s weather impact on your crop, and becoming a better trader, you will definitely want to attend Allendale’s 24th annual Ag...

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