ICMB DIRECTOR ELECTION RESULTS ANNOUNCED

July 31st, 2012  |  Today's News

The Illinois Department of Agriculture today announced winners of the July 10 state commodity board elections. These elections filled positions on the Illinois Corn Marketing Board. The farmers...

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ICGA STATEMENT ON REQUEST TO WAIVE THE RFS

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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                          CONTACT: Tricia Braid                                                                            (309) 557-3257 BLOOMINGTON, Ill.— Today, a...

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ALL EYES AND EARS ARE ON CORN FARMERS. WHAT ARE YOU SAYING AND DOING?

July 27th, 2012  |  Today's News

You may be tired of talking about the drought and looking at its impacts on your farm, but that doesn’t mean other people are. In the national and international media, the drought story is...

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CALIFORNIA PROPOSITION 37: MANDATORY LABELING OF GE FOOD PRODUCTS

July 26th, 2012  |  Today's News

This fall, Californians will decide whether or not every single food they eat will be labeled as genetically modified or non-genetically modified.  Proposition 37, brought to the table by...

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JAPANESE VISIT ILLINOIS, STUDY CONDITION OF CORN CROP

July 25th, 2012  |  Today's News

Today, Illinois Corn had the privilege of hosting the Agriculture and Livestock Industries Corporation (ALIC), a group funded by the Japanese government to manage stability measures for cattle...

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ETHANOL SUPPLIES NEEDED JOBS AND TAX INCOME

July 24th, 2012  |  Today's News

If it hasn’t already, the time will quickly come when you have to defend ethanol to your community, your elected officials and maybe even to your own family.  With only two percent of the...

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GRAIN QUALITY AND PRE-HARVEST CONFERENCE

July 23rd, 2012  |  Today's News

Early delivery price premiums have attracted the interest of many corn growers who are being invited to a July 25th conference in Decatur to focus on the early harvest, as well as preserving the...

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FAMILY FARMERS TAKE CHICAGOLAND SPEEDWAY BY STORM

July 20th, 2012  |  Today's News

This is the first of two races weekends in Joliet, IL, at the Chicagoland Speedway, for the 2012 NASCAR racing season.  Family Farmers cannot be missed at the event, with a 17,000 square foot...

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ILLINOIS CORN FARMERS DISCUSS PRIORITY ISSUES ON THE HILL

July 19th, 2012  |  Today's News

The Illinois Corn Growers Association is in Washington, DC this week, talking to your elected officials about the need for a robust Farm Bill that includes crop insurance protection for farmers. ...

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DROUGHT, CORN AND FOOD PRICES

July 18th, 2012  |  Today's News

Corn futures for December 2012 closed the trade today in Chicago at $ 7.84 ¼. US Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said today that 78% of the U.S. corn acreage is in drought...

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DROUGHT PROVES THE NECESSITY OF CROP INSURANCE, RISK MANAGEMENT TOOLS

July 17th, 2012  |  Today's News

Illinois farmers, as well as farmers all over the U.S., are experiencing severe drought conditions.  This crop failure at the hands of Mother Nature could not be controlled or planned for at the...

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UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS DROUGHT RESOURCES

July 16th, 2012  |  Today's News

Illinois farmers looking to find out more about what the current drought situation means for them can now check out the University of Illinois Drought Resources website.  The new site provides...

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SOME QUICK POINTS ON THE CORN CROP

July 13th, 2012  |  Today's News

The story of drought and its impact on family farmers is of great interest these days. Depending on where you are, the story might be something from a total loss to just a few percentage points...

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ICGA STATEMENT REGARDING HOUSE AG COMMITTEE FARM BILL LEGISLATION

July 12th, 2012  |  Today's News |  ICGA

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

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DROUGHT, CORN SUPPLY, AND ETHANOL

July 11th, 2012  |  Today's News

Boy, all it takes to make corn farmers the stars of the six o’clock news is a drought. And boy, what a drought we’re experiencing. As you talk with people in your community, friends, neighbors,...

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ILLINOIS CORN MARKETING BOARD SEEKS INTERNS FOR FALL

July 10th, 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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ILLINOIS FAMILY FARMERS FEATURED AT NASCAR RACE

July 9th, 2012  |  Today's News |  ICMB

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                       CONTACT: Tricia Braid                                                                  (309) 827-0912, (309) 830-3393      BLOOMINGTON,...

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ICGA MEMBERS HAVE EXCLUSIVE NASCAR EVENT PACKAGE

July 6th, 2012  |  Today's News

It’s been a stressful summer already, with many areas of the state in pretty tough shape here in the first part of July. We hope that as an Illinois Corn Growers Association member you will take...

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THE SPEAKER'S LOBBY: ?EURoeTHE OLD-FASHIONED STUFF?EUR?

July 5th, 2012  |  Today's News

For those of you interested in the Farm Bill and whether or not we achieve a new bill in 2012 … which, let’s face it, you all should be …the following article by Chad Pergram of FOX News is an...

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JOIN THE FAMILY FARMERS TEAM AND CATCH KENNY WALLACE

July 3rd, 2012  |  Today's News

It’s been a stressful summer already, with many areas of the state in pretty tough shape here in the first part of July. We hope that you can take advantage of this exclusive member’s only...

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