CORN LEADERSHIP DISCUSS STRATEGIES FOR THE FUTURE OF CORN-BASED ETHANOL

May 31st, 2012  |  Today's News

Bill Christ, Chairman of the Illinois Corn Marketing Board, and Jeff Scates, President of the Illinois Corn Growers Association, along with Illinois Corn staff Rod Weinzierl and Dave Loos...

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TEE UP AND SUPPORT AG IN THE CLASSROOM

May 30th, 2012  |  Today's News

Consumer research has taught us several things. One of the most remarkable lessons from that research is that just one experience on a farm or with a farmer can be enough to influence a person...

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LIVESTOCK PROMISES STRONG CORN DEMAND

May 29th, 2012  |  Today's News

At a recent meeting of the U.S. Meat Export Federation, word was that there continues to be a strong demand for meat protein worldwide. The Illinois Corn Marketing Board invests corn checkoff...

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ATRAZINE LITIGATION SETTLED

May 25th, 2012  |  Today's News

A lawsuit against the most studied crop protectant ever, atrazine, and the farmers that use it, has been settled by the chemical's maker, Syngenta. The lawsuit had been languishing in Federal...

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FARM FAMILIES TO RETURN TO THE NATION'S CAPITAL WITH EDUCATION PROGRAM THIS SUMMER

May 24th, 2012  |  Today's News

There will be new faces in ads around the nation’s Capital this summer, with some Illinois farmers being featured.  The Lamoreux family will be joining the Corn Farmers Coalition campaign as well...

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AGRICULTURAL GROUPS MEET WITH INTERIM DIRECTOR OF AG, BOB FLIDER

May 23rd, 2012  |  Today's News

Today, Interim-State Director of Agriculture Bob Flider met with leadership and staff of Illinois agricultural associations to brief him on key issues and concerns of the industry that he will...

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JAPANESE OFFICIALS TOUR ILLINOIS ETHANOL PLANT

May 22nd, 2012  |  Today's News |  ICMB

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                             CONTACT: Phil Thornton                                                                          (309)...

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HAVE YOU HEARD THE LATEST NONSENSE REGARDING E-15?

May 21st, 2012  |  Today's News

Last week, the American Petroleum Institute released a “junk science” report that caught the attention of a lot of people. It wasn’t anything new. They were singing the same old song about the...

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CORNBELTERS LOOK FORWARD TO AN EXCITING SEASON!

May 18th, 2012  |  Today's News

The Normal CornBelters presented by Illinois Corn Farmers begin the 2012 season tonight with a season opener against the Windy City Thunderbolts at 6:30 pm.  Tickets are available online and at...

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DR. GARY SCHNITKEY TESTIFIES AT FARM BILL HEARING

May 17th, 2012  |  Today's News

Yesterday, the U.S. House of Representative Subcommittee on General Farm Commodities and Risk Management held a hearing, seeking comments on the draft Farm Bill passed through the Senate Ag...

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JERRY BANGE INTERVIEW

May 16th, 2012  |  Today's News

Last weekend University of Illinois Extension farm broadcaster Todd Gleason and his Commodity Week radio program guests spoke with Jerry Bange of the World Agricultural Outlook Board. The board...

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OUR FOCUS IS FARM BILL NOW!

May 15th, 2012  |  Today's News

The Illinois Corn Growers Association continues to urge Congress for a “Farm Bill Now,” even while the probability of accomplishing a Farm Bill in 2012 seems up in the air.  On the positive side,...

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USDA CELEBRATES 150 YEARS

May 14th, 2012  |  Today's News

Tomorrow, the United States Department of Agriculture will celebrate its 150th anniversary. On May 15, 1862, President Abraham Lincoln signed into law an act of Congress establishing the USDA. It...

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ILLINOIS CORN CHECKOFF SUPPORTS LIVESTOCK THROUGH EXPORTS

May 11th, 2012  |  Today's News

As a program to increase the value of the domestic livestock industry, Illinois corn farmer checkoff dollars are invested by the Illinois Corn Marketing Board in the U.S. Meat Export Federation....

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AN OPEN LETTER TO OPRAH: COME TO MY FARM AND SEE WHY BIOTECH CROPS MAKE SENSE

May 10th, 2012  |  Today's News

Dear Oprah, Come to my farm. Visit the land that I’ve worked since I was a boy. See this place so that you’ll never again let bad articles on agriculture tarnish the pages of your magazine or...

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STIRRING THE ETHANOL POT

May 9th, 2012  |  Today's News

It’s amazing that a legitimate sounding organization can really be a wolf in sheep’s clothing. Witness the “Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy,” (IATP) an official sounding organization...

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ILLINOIS PLANTING: SO FAR, SO GOOD

May 8th, 2012  |  Today's News

Though wet weather slowed some of the higher than average corn planting progress in Illinois last week, yesterday’s planting progress report for Illinois showed that corn planting progress as...

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CORNBELTERS EXHIBITION GAME MAY 10

May 7th, 2012  |  Today's News

The Normal CornBelters, presented by Illinois Corn Farmers, are playing an exhibition game at the Corn Crib on Thursday, May 10, at 10 a.m. The CornBelters will play their first regular season...

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IL CORN REVVED UP FOR THIRD SEASON WITH NASCAR

May 4th, 2012  |  Today's News

Illinois’ family corn farmers have entered their third season of involvement with NASCAR, one of this country’s most watched sporting series. In fact, NASCAR counts more than 60 million fans....

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IN DEFENSE OF ETHANOL?EUR?

May 3rd, 2012  |  Today's News

Just in case the cost savings at the pump isn’t enough to motivate the average consumer to try a higher blend, don’t forget about the energy security and environmental benefits of America’s...

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