GRASSROOTS POLICY PREPS FOR CORN CONGRESS

February 29th, 2012  |  Today's News

Illinois corn farmers are talking grassroots policy issues again today, preparing for Corn Congress at the Commodity Classic. Twice a year, corn farmers from around the country gather to...

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IN DEFENSE OF AN OPEN FUEL STANDARD

February 28th, 2012  |  Today's News

Robert Zubrin, author of Energy Victory: Winning the War on Terror by Breaking Free of Oil and President of Pioneer Astronautics released another statement in defense of an Open Fuel Standard...

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FARMER TESTIFIES IN SUPPORT OF CHECKOFF RATE

February 27th, 2012  |  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. John Kiefner, a farmer in Will County, talks about...

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ILLINOIS CORN MARKETING ACT REFERENDUM SCHEDULED

February 24th, 2012  |  Today's News

The Illinois Department of Agriculture has set March 28, 2012, as the date for a referendum that proposes to increase the current voluntary corn checkoff rate by 1/4 cent per bushel. The...

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ETHANOL BUILDS STRONG DEMAND FOR IL CORN, HIGHER PRICES FOR IL CORN FARMERS

February 23rd, 2012  |  Today's News

This week, Dave Loos of IL Corn is attending the National Ethanol Conference, hearing more about America’s ethanol industry and the challenges it faces.  Today, he heard from Bob Dinneen, CEO and...

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FARMER TESTIFIES IN SUPPORT OF CORN CHECKOFF REFERENDUM

February 22nd, 2012  |  Today's News |  ICGA

Jeff Scates, president of the Illinois Corn Growers Association (ICGA), spoke in Springfield yesterday at the hearing held by the Illinois Department of Agriculture regarding the proposed...

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JOBS, ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY, ENERGY SECURITY DEFINE AMERICA'S ETHANOL INDUSTRY IN 2011

February 21st, 2012  |  Today's News

Illinois has enjoyed a vibrant and growing ethanol industry for several years, contributing to the economic well-being of our state and guaranteeing its agricultural economic backbone remains...

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ILLINOIS FARM FAMILIES HAPPENINGS

February 20th, 2012  |  Today's News

Illinois corn farmers have told us that improving the public perception of agriculture should be among our top priorities. That's why the Illinois Corn Marketing Board is among the initial...

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EPA's APPROVAL OF E-15 HEALTH EFFECTS STUDIES GOOD NEWS FOR CONSUMERS, FARMERS

February 17th, 2012  |  Today's News |  ICGA

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                         CONTACT: Tricia Braid February 17, 2012                                                      ...

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NTIA: LIGHTSQUARED'S PLAN WILL IMPACT GPS

February 16th, 2012  |  Today's News

The National Telecommunications and Information Administration announced to the Federal Communications Commission on Tuesday that LightSquared's plans to build a nationwide 4G broadband network...

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WORLDWIDE PERSPECTIVE VITAL IN TRADE DISCUSSIONS

February 15th, 2012  |  Today's News

There's a lot more to the international grain trade than loading the rail cars or the barges at your local terminals. If you're delivering grain to Central America, you're looking for any and...

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ICGA STATEMENT REGARDING COST OVER-RUNS AT OLMSTED LOCK AND DAM

February 14th, 2012  |  Today's News |  ICGA

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

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EXPORT OPPORTUNITIES FOR CORN

February 13th, 2012  |  Today's News

At the U.S. Grains Council 9th Annual International Marketing Conference and 52nd Annual Membership Meeting, attendees are learning of export opportunities for corn and other grains. In addition,...

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ETHANOL EXPORTS KEEP INDUSTRY AFLOAT AS OIL REPORTS CUSHY PROFITS

February 10th, 2012  |  Today's News

Isn’t it funny how in the same country that can produce a homegrown, renewable fuel 60 cents a gallon cheaper than when using imported petroleum, the news is that the homegrown industry is...

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ILLINOIS FARMERS CELEBRATE GREEN WEEK

February 9th, 2012  |  Today's News

It might be National Green Week, but Illinois farmers celebrate being green every single day of their lives.  Consider these statistics: An acre of corn removes 8 tons of harmful greenhouse...

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ANTI E15 GROUPS USE MORE DELAY TACTICS

February 8th, 2012  |  Today's News

A strange coalition of groups, united against ethanol, joined together in a letter calling for more studies about the environmental effects of E15 saying, “this bill will halt EPA’s rush to...

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TRUST THE VALUE OF HOG MANURE

February 7th, 2012  |  Today's News

If you’ve been farming for long, you certainly remember a time when hog manure seemed a nuisance.  Livestock farmers might pay you a little something to spread it on your ground just to have a...

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TV EPISODE EXPLAINS THE INS AND OUTS OF ORGANIC MOVEMENT

February 6th, 2012  |  Today's News

Green State TV released a new episode recently featuring Alex Avery with the Hudson Institute's Center for Global Food Issues. The episode is about pesticides, organic agriculture, and the...

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DO YOU QUALIFY TO SAVE $3-$10 PER ACRE ON CROP INSURANCE?

February 3rd, 2012  |  Today's News

If you haven’t checked into it already, you’ll want to visit the FarmDoc website and run the calculator to find out how much the yield trend-adjusted option might save you on your crop insurance...

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ILLINOIS CORN FARMERS TO LEARN MORE ABOUT COLOMBIAN MARKETS

February 2nd, 2012  |  Today's News

In ten days, Illinois corn farmer leaders of both the Illinois Corn Growers Association and the Illinois Corn Marketing Board will visit Colombia to learn more about market opportunities after...

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