PUBLIC EDUCATION REGARDING GMO'S

March 30th, 2012  |  Today's News

Public outreach and education remains a strong interest of the IL Corn Marketing Board and IL Corn Growers Association. Many challenges faced on the farm can be traced by directly to people...

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WHY FARM BILL NOW??EUR?

March 29th, 2012  |  Today's News

The Illinois Corn Growers Association is working very hard to pass a Farm Bill in 2012 instead of waiting until 2013, but why?  Why is a Farm Bill in 2012 better for farmers, environmentalists,...

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ILLINOIS FARM FAMILIES FIELD MOMS TOUR GOULD FARMS

March 28th, 2012  |  Today's News

The farm groups should work together! That’s a message that’s been heard at IL Corn on more than one occasion. We’ve been listening to the concerns of Illinois corn farmers and happy to report...

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PROPOSED LEGISLATION WILL UPGRADE LOCKS AND DAMS ON THE MISSISSIPPI

March 27th, 2012  |  Today's News

Illinois corn farmers were in Washington, D.C. last week pushing Congressman Whitfield’s proposal for locks and dam upgrades, known as WAVE-4.  The proposal includes a public-private partnership...

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INTERNATIONAL SUSTAINABILITY CARBON CERTIFICATION IN THE EU

March 26th, 2012  |  Today's News

Last week while most of the Illinois Corn Growers Association staff and board were in Washington, DC, a couple of us were in the European Union with corn farmers from Nebraska and Iowa learning...

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STUDY SHOWS GROWING ECONOMIC IMPACT FROM ANIMAL AGRICULTURE IN ILLINOIS

March 23rd, 2012  |  Today's News

Livestock remains an important consumer of Illinois corn. Livestock withinIllinois and around the country, along with animals around the world, do atasty job of converting the nutrition and...

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ILLINOIS CORN FARMERS LOBBY FOR ?EURoeFARM BILL NOW?EUR?

March 22nd, 2012  |  Today's News

Illinois corn farmers were on Capitol Hill this week with three legislative priorities. At the top of the list was the 2012 Farm Bill and the urgent need to complete that legislation this year....

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HUNDREDS RALLY TO SUPPORT TRANSPORTATION FUNDING IN WASHINGTON D.C.

March 21st, 2012  |  Today's News

Leading bipartisan Members of Congress joined hundreds of members of the transportation construction industry and its suppliers in Washington D.C. Tuesday to support the passage of a multi-year,...

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ILLINOIS CORN FARMERS HIT OUR NATION'S CAPITOL

March 20th, 2012  |  Today's News

Today is the second day in Washington, DC for the Illinois Corn Growers Association and with several meetings under their belts, our Illinois farmers are looking forward to spreading more good...

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CELEBRATING NATIONAL POULTRY DAY

March 19th, 2012  |  Today's News

Originally published on Corn Corps by Jennifer Geck   It seems like our culture dedicates at least one day out of the year to celebrate any type of food or pastime imaginable. Whether you are a...

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GMO PROTESTERS A NO-SHOW

March 16th, 2012  |  Today's News

Bloomington, IL, is home to the IL Corn offices. Bloomington was also supposed to be the home of anti-GMO protesters today. But evidently the issue wasn’t enough to motivate people to get out of...

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LOCKS AND DAM UPGRADES A PRIORITY NEXT WEEK IN WASHINGTON

March 15th, 2012  |  Today's News

The Illinois Corn Growers Association’s farmer leaders will head to Washington, DC on Sunday for our yearly lobbying visit. Priorities for the four days are preserving the integrity of the...

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MEAT EXPORTS PROVIDE SIGNIFICANT VALUE TO LIVESTOCK PRODUCERS, CORN FARMERS

March 14th, 2012  |  Today's News

The U.S. Meat Export Federation reported this week that livestock exports are adding significant value to each head of livestock raised in the U.S. One year ago, $43.59 of every hog was due to...

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ILLINOIS CORN FARMERS SUPPORT AG LITERACY THROUGH CHECKOFF DOLLARS

March 13th, 2012  |  Today's News |  ICMB

For Immediate Release                                Contact:  Susan Moore                     Tricia Braid                                                                                    ...

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ILLINOIS FARM FAMILIES HAPPENINGS

March 12th, 2012  |  Today's News

Illinois Corn Marketing Board, using Illinois corn checkoff dollars, is engaged in the Illinois Farm Families activities and programming, along with other farm groups in Illinois. Here’s the...

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MAKE EVERY DAY AG DAY IN 2012

March 9th, 2012  |  Today's News

Agriculture education efforts abound during Ag week, held this year on March 4-10.  During Ag Week, communities are encouraged to host their own programming to recognize and celebrate the...

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PINK SLIME AVAILABLE AT A LUNCH COUNTER NEAR YOU

March 8th, 2012  |  Today's News

*Click here for an audio of Eric Johnson from Illinois Beef Association, addressing this issue.* If you were listening to the large media outlets this morning, you heard about pink slime. And...

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ARE YOU PREPARED TO EXPLAIN WHAT YOU'RE DOING THIS SPRING?

March 7th, 2012  |  Today's News

Spring has sprung. The best evidence is that this weekend we’ll all have to turn our clocks forward one hour as we “Spring ahead.” Pretty soon, your tractors, planters, sprayers, and all other...

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ETHANOL SAVES CONSUMERS HUNDREDS OF DOLLARS A YEAR

March 6th, 2012  |  Today's News

Gasoline prices top the headlines locally, nationally, and across the globe.  We have yet to hit the typical summer hike, but instability in foreign countries has forced the price to its highest...

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COMMODITY CLASSIC FEATURED ON CORN CORPS BLOG

March 5th, 2012  |  Today's News

How are you reaching out to the non-farm audience? Here at the IL Corn offices, one thing we’re doing on your behalf is entering the “blogosphere” with posts on Corn Corps. Check out today’s post...

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