LAST MINUTE REGULATION REDUCTION IN CONGRESS'S NEW TRANSPORTATION BILL

June 29th, 2012  |  Today's News

With today being the final legislative day for Congress before the 4th of July break, one would expect it to be a busy day with last minute legislation coming to the table. It lived up to...

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FARM, ENERGY, TECHNOLOGY GROUPS DESCRIBE FUEL ECONOMY STANDARDS AS ?EURoeRISK TO RURAL ECONOMY?EUR?

June 28th, 2012  |  Today's News

Illinois Corn works towards increased market opportunity for ethanol every day, knowing that a growing ethanol market means increased profitability for Illinois farmers.  Efforts to increase the...

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KENNY WALLACE AND FAMILY FARMERS TAKE CENTER STAGE IN KENTUCKY

June 27th, 2012  |  Today's News

"Family Farmers" take center stage again this weekend in Kentucky in front of millions of NASCAR fans as race car driver and sportscaster Kenny Wallace drives the No. 99 Family Farmers car. The...

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CHINESE ANTI-DUMPING INVESTIGATION TERMINATED

June 26th, 2012  |  Today's News

Last week, China’s Ministry of Commerce terminated the anti-dumping investigation against U.S. dried distillers grains with solubles.  IL Corn thanks their partner, the U.S. Grains Council, for...

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SEND YOUR FRIENDS, NEIGHBORS, AND ELECTED OFFICIALS TO WATCHUSGROW.ORG

June 25th, 2012  |  Today's News

As the U.S. House of Representatives is expected to take up the 2012 Farm Bill in the near term, it’s more important than ever that we broaden the coalition of people that support farmers and...

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FARM BILL 2012: SUMMARY OF SENATE VERSION PASSED JUNE 21

June 22nd, 2012  |  Today's News

Thank you to everyone that called and emailed your Senators over the past two days.  Your willingness to contact Senators Durbin and Kirk and to offer your input on the proposed amendments to the...

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ILLINOIS CORN APPLAUDS SENATE FOR PASSING FARM BILL

June 21st, 2012  |  Today's News |  ICGA

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

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AMERICANS NEED RENEWABLE FUEL

June 20th, 2012  |  Today's News

Here’s the straight story.  The Renewable Fuels Standard was passed in 2006 to lessen our dependence on foreign oil and to create energy security for our country.  A great side benefit was that...

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CALL YOUR SENATORS TODAY!

June 19th, 2012  |  Today's News

Farm Bill debate has started. With several amendments up for debate that could change the integrity of the Farm Bill, it is time to contact your Senators to let them know which amendments you...

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E15 SECURES FINAL REGULATORY VICTORY

June 18th, 2012  |  Today's News

Last week, E15 received its final regulatory approval and is now approved for sale.  The Environmental Protection Agency approved a plan submitted by the ethanol industry to address residual E15...

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THE PROMISE OF PORK

June 15th, 2012  |  Today's News

There is enormous potential for hog farmers in Illinois today.  Trade opportunities have opened up, creating new markets for pork.  In fact, a new export record was set in 2011, with $4.93...

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CALL TO ACTION ON THE 2012 FARM BILL

June 14th, 2012  |  Today's News

We need you to act in the next week on the 2012 Farm Bill. While you’re in the house for the noon meal, in your truck, or in the field, pick up the phone and dial both our U.S. Senators and tell...

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ICGA STATEMENT REGARDING SENATE FARM BILL LEGISLATION

June 13th, 2012  |  Today's News |  ICGA

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                    CONTACT: Tricia Braid                                                                                      (309) 557-3257...

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CORNBELTERS TO HOST YOUTH BASEBALL CLINIC: DEADLINE JUNE 13!

June 12th, 2012  |  Today's News

The Normal CornBelters, presented by Illinois Corn Farmers, are hosting a baseball clinic on June 14 from 1-3 pm at the Corn Crib, 1000 W Raab Rd, Normal IL.  Participants will also receive free...

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SENATE MAKING PROGRESS ON 2012 FARM BILL

June 11th, 2012  |  Today's News

This week, the Senate continues to debate the Farm Bill, also known as the “Agriculture Reform, Food, and Jobs Act of 2012” (S. 3240).  90 Amendments have been offered thus far to the bill and a...

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CANDIDATES FOR THREE ILLINOIS COMMODITY BOARDS ANNOUNCED

June 8th, 2012  |  Today's News

The Illinois Department of Agriculture today announced the candidates vying for seats on three commodity boards.  Producers will vote July 10 to determine members of the Illinois Corn Marketing...

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CFC PROVIDES A REMINDER OF THE IMPORTANCE OF FAMILY FARMERS

June 7th, 2012  |  Today's News

It is with a great deal of pleasure that the Corn Farmers Coalition brings its positive messages about America’s biggest crop back to Washington, DC.  As much as anything the sense of joy and...

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AMERICAN ETHANOL ANNOUNCED AS EVENT TITLE SPONSOR FOR NASCAR CAMPING WORLD TRUCK SERIES

June 6th, 2012  |  Today's News |  ICMB

Chicagoland Speedway announced Growth Energy and the Illinois Corn Marketing Board have partnered to become event title sponsor of its 2012 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race. The American...

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HIGHER BLENDS OF ETHANOL ARE ONE STEP CLOSER TO THE MARKETPLACE

June 5th, 2012  |  Today's News

Thanks to the Renewable Fuels Association, a new standard for midlevel ethanol blends has been completed by the scientific standards development body, ASTM International, and will make the...

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ILLINOIS FARM FAMILY HIGHLIGHTED IN NATIONAL AG EDUCATION CAMPAIGN

June 4th, 2012  |  Today's News |  ICMB

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                          CONTACT: Tricia Braid                                                                             (309) 827-0912 Lamoreux Family Helps Raise...

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