GAS PRICES UNNECESSARILY HIGH

April 30th, 2012  |  Today's News |  ICGA

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SENATE AG COMMITTEE'S FARM BILL INCLUDES $800M FOR BIOFUELS

April 27th, 2012  |  Today's News

In their passage of a farm bill on Thursday, the Senate Ag Committee also preserved $800 million for several biofuels programs that support the US Department of Agriculture's grants and loan...

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SENATE AG COMMITTEE PASSES FARM BILL, WHAT'S NEXT?

April 26th, 2012  |  Today's News

By now you’ve probably heard that the U.S. Senate Ag Committee passed their version of the 2012 Farm Bill from committee. During our latest lobbying visits in Washington, DC, farmer leaders in...

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LIVESTOCK PRODUCTION IN THE NEWS

April 25th, 2012  |  Today's News

This week's discovery of a positive case of BSE means that there is a new and timely capability for the anti-agriculture folks to pounce on food safety and beef and dairy production. Livestock...

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CROP PROGRESS WELL AHEAD OF 2011

April 24th, 2012  |  Today's News

Corn planting is well underway in Illinois with some parts of the state even completely finished with the entire event.  How is the rest of the U.S. fairing during this fairly smooth slide into...

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NASCAR HAS RUN MORE THAN 2 MILLION MILES ON E-15

April 23rd, 2012  |  Today's News

NASCAR has proven that ethanol is a high-performance fuel that can hold up under the most demanding of circumstances. In fact, the NASCAR series have now driven more than 2 million miles on...

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THE REAL SCOOP ON ?EURoeTHE MOST DANGEROUS CHEMICALS?EUR?

April 20th, 2012  |  Today's News

You may have seen some national news coverage about yet another widely used, proven safe, crop-protection product coming under fire. The recent experience with “pink slime” illustrated that there...

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MOTORISTS AND FARMERS REMINDED TO SHARE THE ROAD THIS SPRING

April 19th, 2012  |  Today's News

      The Illinois Department of Agriculture (IDOA) and the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) are reminding motorists to be alert for farm equipment.  Because of unseasonably...

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JUDGES TELL ETHANOL CRITICS TO PROVE THEY'RE BEING HARMED

April 18th, 2012  |  Today's News

Well color me surprised! Here's another instance where judges have decided that they won't be wasting time in their courts hearing frivolous arguments. Can we credit a tough economy for adding a...

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ILLINOIS CORN MARKETING BOARD SEEKS INTERNS FOR FALL

April 17th, 2012  |  Today's News

The Illinois Corn Marketing Board (ICMB) is now seeking interns to fill their fall 2012 social media and video internships.  Applications are due July 16, 2012. The ICMB seeks to create...

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LAST CHANCE TO NOMINATE A FARM MOM FOR AMERICA'S FARMERS MOM OF THE YEAR

April 16th, 2012  |  Today's News

She heals, she serves, she teaches, she farms – she’s the American Farm Mom. Monsanto's search for the next America's Farmers Mom of the Year is winding down, but there's still time to...

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CORN USE TRENDS SHOW ILLINOIS ONE OF THE LEADING ETHANOL EXPORTERS

April 13th, 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. Today, Phil Thornton, IL Corn Value Enhanced...

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U.S. FARMERS & RANCHERS ALLIANCE CONTINUES CONVERSATION WITH CONSUMERS

April 12th, 2012  |  Today's News

Watch just a few minutes of this video featuring Chuck Myers from Nebraska by the U.S. Farmers & Ranchers Alliance and you’ll nod your heads in agreement. You are farming because it’s in...

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CORN FARMERS VOTE TO INCREASE CORN MARKETING ACT CHECK-OFF

April 11th, 2012  |  Today's News

Illinois Corn Marketing Board Chairman Bill Christ, a family farmer from Metamora, released the following statement upon hearing the certified results of the corn checkoff referendum: “Corn...

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USDA: ILLINOIS CORN FARMERS INVESTING OVER $3 BILLION TO PLANT 12.5 MILLION ACRES

April 10th, 2012  |  Today's News

Illinois’ corn farmers intend to plant 12.5 million acres of corn this year, the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced on March 30. It takes about $270 per acre to get the corn crop planted...

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US EPA DECISION SUPPORTS SOUND SCIENCE REGARDING 2,4-D

April 9th, 2012  |  Today's News

The U.S. EPA might have its targets set on many agricultural processes and crop protectants, but they’ve removed 2,4-D from their sights. Illinois Corn Growers Association knows that keeping...

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KEEP AN EYE ON PROGRESS TO A NEW FARM BILL

April 6th, 2012  |  Today's News

It’s too bad that some members of Congress aren’t as eager to make progress on the 2012 Farm Bill as you are to make progress with the 2012 Planting Season. That’s why it may be very important in...

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USDA SENDS ADJUSTED GROSS INCOME PROVISION LETTERS

April 5th, 2012  |  Today's News

The 2008 Farm Bill included an average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) provision to restrict payments to individuals whose income is above the authorized limit.  This week, growers who may have...

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E15 NOT JUST FOR NASCAR ANYMORE

April 4th, 2012  |  Today's News

If you haven't been to busy in the field this week, you've probably already heard that the U.S. Enviornmental Protection Agency has approved the production of E-15 for consumer purchase in...

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NORMAL CORNBELTERS TEACH THE PUBLIC ABOUT FARMING

April 3rd, 2012  |  Today's News

Hundreds of Central Illinois residents participated in the Easter egg hunt at the Normal, IL Corn Crib this past weekend.  That means that hundreds of Illinois residents were also introduced to...

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