SENATORS ASK FOR LOCK UPGRADES

September 28th, 2012  |  Today's News

The following story out on the AP wire this week shows investment in the fight for lock and dam upgrades on behalf of Illinois Senators Dick Durbin and Mark Kirk.  The Illinois Corn Growers...

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FARM BILL DELAY COULD GIVE HOUSE PANEL UPPER HAND

September 27th, 2012  |  Today's News

Waiting until lame duck or even next year to pass a farm bill is part of the House’s tactic to force the target price program passed in the House Ag Committee and kill the revenue protection...

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FDA WAIVER ADDS STABILITY TO CORN SUPPLY

September 26th, 2012  |  Today's News

Corn farmers, elevators, and customers will all see the benefit of action taken by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. At the urging of the Illinois Department of Agriculture...

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ANNUAL ILLINOIS COMMODITY CONFERENCE CHALLENGES PRODUCERS TO WORK TOGETHER

September 25th, 2012  |  Today's News

Agricultural commodity producers from across the state will gather for the 2012 Illinois Commodity Conference on Tuesday, November 20 at the DoubleTree Hotel and Conference Center in Bloomington,...

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HSUS SUES NATIONAL PORK BOARD

September 24th, 2012  |  Today's News

The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) has broadened its attack on agriculture. Today, word was released that HSUS has sued the National Pork Board. NPB joins the National Cattlemen’s...

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NO MOVEMENT ON FARM BILL UNTIL AFTER ELECTION

September 21st, 2012  |  Today's News

Thank you for your “Calls from the Combine,” asking the Illinois Congressional Delegation to force action on the farm bill. The movement we hoped to see hasn’t happened yet, but continued...

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ASCE STUDY AGREES: WATERWAY INVESTMENT IS CRUCIAL

September 20th, 2012  |  Today's News

“Inadequate and unbalanced investments in essential commercial transportation infrastructure have become an enormous drag on the productivity and competitiveness of the U.S. economy.” A recent...

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FARMERS ASKED TO MAKE CALLS FROM THE COMBINE FOR A FARM BILL NOW

September 19th, 2012  |  Today's News

The Illinois Corn Growers Association is joining other farm groups in asking farmers to pick up their cell phones and make a call from the combine to their member of Congress. Listen to ICGA...

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CELEBRITY SHINES LIGHT ON ETHANOL FACTS

September 18th, 2012  |  Today's News

We at Illinois Corn have been sharing the story of ethanol for quite some time.  In fact, we most recently talked ethanol with members of the Illinois General Assembly at an event in August at...

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ILLINOIS CORN FARMERS CALL FOR ?EURoeFARM BILL NOW?EUR?

September 17th, 2012  |  Today's News

Illinois farmers are at a loss for why the U.S. House of Representatives has yet to pass its version of the 2012 Farm Bill. In response to what is becoming an inexcusable lack of action on...

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FARMERS CALLING FOR A FARM BILL NOW

September 14th, 2012  |  Today's News

More than 90 farm groups have signed on to support ‘Farm Bill Now,’ a message that requires members of the U.S. House of Representatives to get down to the business of taking care of the 2012...

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BPI SUES ABC FOR FALSE REPORTING

September 13th, 2012  |  Today's News

Remember the “pink slime” scare that was really nothing more than a safe, affordable, healthy product used to increase the efficiency of consuming livestock?  Beef Products, Inc (BPI) intends to...

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FARM BILL LANGUISHES IN WASHINGTON, DC

September 12th, 2012  |  Today's News

Members of Congress returned from their districts last week, many of them with a message from the farmers back home to get a Farm Bill passed now.  However, Speaker Boehner has yet to allow...

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MARK YOUR CALENDARS: LAND VALUES & LEASING CONFERENCE

September 11th, 2012  |  Today's News

Explosive land prices and higher cash rents have become significant dynamics in the current farm economy.  But will those forces continue on their present course or be re-directed by the 2012...

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UPDATE ON PROP 37 TO MANDATE GMO LABELS

September 10th, 2012  |  Today's News

While you’re busy with the start of harvest during an incredibly tough year, California voters are being pressed to vote into law an action that would require the mandatory labeling of foods that...

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REGISTER TO VOTE BY OCTOBER 9

September 7th, 2012  |  Today's News

Surely you couldn’t avoid knowing that 2012 is an election year.  You have county officials running for office, Illinois Senators and Representatives looking for your vote, Federal Congressman...

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ILLINOIS FARM FAMILIES HAPPENINGS

September 6th, 2012  |  Today's News

As part of a coalition effort, the Illinois Corn Marketing Board is using corn checkoff dollars to help build conversations and enhance the education of non-farm influential women in the...

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ICGA MEMBERSHIP EVENT AT NASCAR RACE

September 5th, 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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ORGANIC FOOD NO HEALTHIER THAN CONVENTIONALLY GROWN, SAYS STANFORD

September 4th, 2012  |  Today's News

A study released yesterday by Stanford, University says that conventionally grown food has the exact same nutritional benefit as conventional food.  Additionally, the study claims that although...

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