FEDERAL JUDGE FINDS CALIFORNIA'S LOW CARBON FUEL STANDARD UNCONSTITUTIONAL

December 30th, 2011  |  Today's News

Finally, good news from the left coast, where the California Air Resources Board (CARB) had arbitrarily punished Midwestern ethanol in favor of Brazilian sugar cane ethanol. We knew that sugar...

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ETHANOL PRODUCTION DOES NOT CHANGE LAND USE TRENDS

December 29th, 2011  |  Today's News

We’ve been saying it for quite some time from this office, and your checkoff dollars have provided the research to prove it. The notion of “indirect land use change” is nothing but a fairy tale....

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NATIONAL AG DAY ESSAY CONTEST ANNOUNCES FEBRUARY 1 DEADLINE

December 28th, 2011  |  Today's News

The Agriculture Council of America (ACA) calls on ninth- to 12th-grade students to submit an original, 450-word essay or a two-minute video essay about the importance of agriculture. This year’s...

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ETHANOL SUBSIDY EXPIRES LEAVING UNCERTAINTY AT THE PUMP

December 27th, 2011  |  Today's News |  ICGA

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                             CONTACT: Tricia Braid                                                                     (309) 827-0912, (309) 830-3393   BLOOMINGTON,...

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SOCIAL MEDIA PROVIDES OUTREACH FOR CORN FARMERS

December 23rd, 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. Lindsay Mitchell, IL Corn Project Coordinator,...

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SOCIAL MEDIA: THE WORLD'S ONLINE COFFEE SHOP

December 22nd, 2011  |  Today's News

Although what actually defines social media remains a mystery to at least half of the farmers in Illinois, the Illinois Corn Marketing Board has a significant investment in social media.  What is...

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CORN CAUCUS PROJECT PRESIDENTIAL REPORT CARD RELEASED

December 21st, 2011  |  Today's News

The Iowa Caucuses are quickly approaching, but the Illinois primary voting day isn’t until March 20. The Illinois Corn Growers Association contributed to a project of the Iowa Corn Growers...

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ILLINOIS AITC ANNOUNCES THE 2012 AITC TEACHER OF THE YEAR

December 20th, 2011  |  Today's News

The Illinois Agriculture in the Classroom program is pleased to announce the 2012 Illinois Agriculture in the Classroom Teacher of the Year is Sarah Fine-Koukol of St. Vincent Ferrer School,...

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DDGS OVERTAKE #2 SPOT IN LIVESTOCK RATION FEEDSTOCK FROM SOYBEANS

December 19th, 2011  |  Today's News

It wasn’t that long ago that DDGS (distillers dried grains with solubles) were a “by-product” of ethanol production that couldn’t be given away. Now, just a few short years later, DDGS became a...

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AG PUBLIC RELATIONS AND COOPERATION SHOWCASED AT THE CORN CRIB

December 16th, 2011  |  Today's News

The Normal Cornbelters will start their third season at the Corn Crib in the spring, again presented by Illinois Corn Farmers. Farmers have told us that improving the public's perception of...

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NEW NRCS NUTRIENT STANDARD STRESSES MORE TECHNOLOGY AND LOCAL INFORMATION

December 15th, 2011  |  Today's News

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture has revised its national conservation practice standard on nutrient management to help producers better...

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UNDERSTANDING THE SOIL NITROGEN CYCLE AND NITROGEN MANAGEMENT

December 14th, 2011  |  Today's News

Help your crops perform even better next year by better understanding the Nitrogen cycle and how nitrogen is utilized by your crops.  The Illinois Corn Marketing Board has provided funding to the...

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USGC CORN MISSION TOLD TO EXPECT STRONG CHINESE DEMAND

December 13th, 2011  |  Today's News |  ICMB

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                          CONTACT: Tricia Braid                                                                                 (309) 557-3257 Bloomington, IL - Tell your...

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MAKE THE YIELD TREND ENDORSEMENT PART OF YOUR CROP INSURANCE PLANS

December 12th, 2011  |  Today's News

2011 brought a challenging weather year for some, with corn yields varying across Illinois from north to south. Undoubtedly, however rough a year you might have had, you certainly have yields...

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ILLINOIS CORN PROVIDES INFORMATION TO CONGRESS ON MF GLOBAL COLLAPSE

December 9th, 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. Phil Thornton, IL Corn’s Value Enhanced Projects...

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2011 ILLINOIS FARM ECONOMICS SUMMIT ?EUR" THE PROFITABILITY OF ILLINOIS AGRICULTURE

December 8th, 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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MARK YOUR CALENDAR FOR FARM FUTURES SUMMIT

December 7th, 2011  |  Today's News

Tis the season for farm meetings. Here’s another meeting that might pique your interest as an Illinois corn farmer with a personal invitation to register from Farm Futures Executive Editor, Mike...

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AG LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE: ICGA OFFERS DISCOUNT TO MEMBERS

December 6th, 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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ILLINOIS CORN MARKETING BOARD SEEKS INTERNS

December 5th, 2011  |  Today's News

The Illinois Corn Marketing Board is currently accepting applications for spring and summer interns.  This is part of our effort to provide meaningful agricultural experience to college students...

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JAPAN MAKES STRIDES TO REMAIN COMPETITIVE: USGC CORN MISSION HEARS PLANS FIRSTHAND

December 2nd, 2011  |  Today's News |  ICMB

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                     CONTACT: Tricia Braid                                                                                                  (309)...

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