ILLINIOS LEGISLATORS MEET KENNY WALLACE

August 31st, 2012  |  Today's News

Here’s an audio update from IL Corn. Click here to listen to the report on your computer, smart phone, or tablet. IL Corn recently held an event at the Chicagoland Speedway to educate members of...

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NEWLY RELEASED CAFE STANDARDS IGNORE BIOFUELS

August 30th, 2012  |  Today's News

Nearly seven months ago, the Illinois Corn Growers Association and National Corn Growers Association wrote comments to the Environmental Protection Agency and National Highway Transportation...

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REASON ONE: IT'S HIGHLY IMPRACTICAL - AND THEREFORE COSTLY

August 29th, 2012  |  Today's News

What’s highly impractical and costly? California’s Prop 37, that’s what. You may remember the “Prop” votes in California in the past that have cost agriculture dearly. For instance, Prop 2,...

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BEYOND THE BIOFUEL-BASHING EDITORIALS: ETHANOL REALLY REDUCES PRICES AT THE PUMP

August 28th, 2012  |  Today's News

By Bob Dinneen, President, Renewable Fuels Association When I was growing up, I learned to watch out for guys who pat you on the back with one hand and then sucker-punch you with the...

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ICGA MEMBERSHIP EVENT AT NASCAR RACE

August 27th, 2012  |  Today's News

Kenny Wallace, spokesperson and advocate for family farmers, returns to the Chicagoland Speedway on September 15, 2012. As an ICGA member, you can enjoy an exclusive opportunity to speak with...

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ETHANOL ADDS VALUABLE OCTANE TO GASOLINE

August 24th, 2012  |  Today's News

In this audio corn scoops update, Dave Loos, IL Corn Director of Business and Technology Development explains that the spike in gas prices recently has nothing to do with ethanol prices. Click...

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ILLINOIS CORN MARKETING BOARD ELECTS OFFICERS

August 23rd, 2012  |  Today's News

Kent Kleinschmidt, a grain and livestock farmer from Emden, Illinois, has been elected Chairman of the Illinois Corn Marketing Board (ICMB) for 2012-2013.  The Logan county corn producer has...

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IL CORN CELEBRATES 30 AND 40 YEAR ANNIVERSARIES

August 22nd, 2012  |  Today's News

2012 marks a big year for the offices of IL Corn. Today, the Illinois Corn Growers Associations marks its 40 year anniversary with past directors and staff coming together to share memories. 2012...

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NEWS THAT'S NONSENSE

August 21st, 2012  |  Today's News

From WLS Radio to cable TV news to even the AAA, you might have heard the announcer say, “gasoline is more expensive because of ethanol.” We’ve had several calls and emails to this office asking...

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CROP INSURANCE AND FEDERAL GOVERNMENT ASSISTANCE

August 20th, 2012  |  Today's News

While the media continues to bash crop insurance in the face of a historic drought and similarly historic government crop insurance assistance, farmers are left trying to defend the one lifeline...

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BIOFUEL ADVOCATES PRESS FOR CHANGES TO PROPOSED CAFE/GHG RULES

August 17th, 2012  |  Today's News

Renewable fuels advocates say they understand that that rules establishing corporate average fuel economy (CAFE) standards benefit our national security by pursuing energy efficiency. Still,...

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CFC BRINGS STORY OF MODERN CORN FARMING BACK TO WASHINGTON

August 16th, 2012  |  Today's News

The Corn Farmers Coalition is back in Washington to continue its mission of telling the story of the revolution going on in modern farming and the significant role family farmers have in this...

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IL CORN DROUGHT RESOURCES PAGE MORE ROBUST

August 15th, 2012  |  Today's News

We’ve heard that harvest has started in some areas of the state. With that being the case, you may find that you need more information regarding the drought resources that are available to you....

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AG DAY AT ILLINOIS STATE FAIR

August 14th, 2012  |  Today's News

Ag Day 2012 today was a success, as several Illinois agricultural groups, universities and businesses joined at the Illinois State Fair to celebrate Illinois’s farmers.  In the commodity...

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RINS WILL HELP MEET RFS2 REQUIREMENTS FOR ETHANOL

August 13th, 2012  |  Today's News

You’ve no doubt heard by now that there are cries from many corners of Washington, DC, and beyond for U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa Jackson to begin the process of...

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CROP REPORT REFOCUSES SPOTLIGHT ON THE NECESSITY OF CROP INSURANCE

August 10th, 2012  |  Today's News

Today’s U.S. Department of Agriculture World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates report showed a shrinking U.S. corn crop as the pervasive and widespread drought, accompanied by extreme...

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A TIP OF THE HAT TO THE WALL STREET JOURNAL

August 9th, 2012  |  Today's News

Maybe, just maybe, mainstream journalists are also tired of the sensationalism surrounding the story of the 2012 drought. Case in point is this blog from the Wall Street Journal. The blog’s...

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ILLINOIS FARM FAMILIES HAPPENINGS, TRAINING SCHEDULED

August 8th, 2012  |  Today's News

Here’s the latest activity of the Illinois Farm Families, a program funded in part by Illinois corn checkoff dollars. IFF is also supported by the soybean, beef, and pork checkoff programs, and...

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AG DAY AT THE ILLINOIS STATE FAIR

August 7th, 2012  |  Today's News

It’s not too often that harvest might interfere with agriculture day at the Illinois State Fair, but that might just be the case for some of you this year. Tuesday, August 14 is Ag Day at the...

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DROUGHT RESOURCES INFO AVAILABLE ON ILCORN.ORG

August 6th, 2012  |  Today's News

A new page now exists on the IL Corn website to compile as much information about drought resources as possible. This information is designed for both a farmer audience and a consumer audience....

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