NO FARM BILL COULD DIMINISH NEW MARKET EXPLORATION

October 31st, 2012  |  Today's News

On October 25 and 26, two teams from Latin America totaling nine businessmen traveled to Illinois to visit Illinois farmers, ethanol plants, learn more about our agricultural industry, and make...

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U.S. PANAMA FREE TRADE AGREEMENT EFFECTIVE OCT 31

October 30th, 2012  |  Today's News

Tomorrow might be the day you celebrate candy corn, but Illinois farmers are celebrating field corn.  The free trade agreement between the U.S. and Panama goes into effect tomorrow, October 31,...

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WHAT DO HALLOWEEN AND FARMING HAVE IN COMMON? OZ

October 29th, 2012  |  Today's News

If you’re looking for a scary tale to tell on Halloween this week, look no further than California and their Prop 37 on labeling GMO foods. Heck, you don’t even have to look as far as the left...

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MAKE OR BREAK FARM BILL PUSH AFTER ELECTION

October 26th, 2012  |  Today's News

The pressure is on Congress from all sides to get work done during the lame duck session, immediately after the November election. It’s make-or-break time for the 2012 Farm Bill. If the lame duck...

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FARMERS FILLING GAPS FOR HUNGRY

October 25th, 2012  |  Today's News

The stalled farm bill means many problems for farmers. You can’t plan for next year, banks aren’t sure what to lend, what will crop insurance be in 2014, and will foreign market programs stay...

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THE AMERICAN WATERWORKS ACT

October 24th, 2012  |  Today's News

Today at the Chickamauga Lock and Dam on the Tennessee River, Senator Lamar Alexander (R-TN) announced the pending introduction of a new waterways funding proposal known as The American...

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REBOOT AGRICULTURE: ICGA MEMBER DISCOUNT TO DTN CONFERENCE

October 23rd, 2012  |  Today's News

Following the historic drought of 2012, you might be interested in the ripple effects the grain industry could experience.  Export markets, the ethanol industry, and even legislation could be...

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DEFEND CROP INSURANCE: PREVENT CRITICAL CUTS TO RISK MANAGEMENT

October 22nd, 2012  |  Today's News

Agriculture has certainly favored crop insurance as the risk management tool of choice in recent years. Congress has seemed to favor the program too, arguing that tax payers are saving money by...

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NASCAR DELIVERING MORE CONSUMER ACCEPTANCE OF E-15

October 19th, 2012  |  Today's News

American Ethanol, and our newest fuel in this country, E-15, is taking center stage again this weekend with national television exposure. E-15 is an important growth market for ethanol in this...

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WHO'S WATCHING YOU APPLY NITROGEN?

October 18th, 2012  |  Today's News

Yes, we know that we’re nearing the time for fall applied nitrogen in Illinois. It’s a practice as old as you can remember, right? However, some people would like to see fall applied nitrogen go...

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HOLD CONGRESS ACCOUNTABLE FOR FARM BILL

October 17th, 2012  |  Today's News

Congress left Washington, DC, in September without passing the 2012 Farm Bill. The 2008 Farm Bill legislation expired on September 31st. Passing the new farm bill during the lame duck session...

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CROP INSURANCE PROGRAMS ON THE CHOPPING BLOCK IN 2013

October 16th, 2012  |  Today's News

Farmers have relied on crop insurance this year to preserve their family farms during the worst drought the nation has seen in 80 years.  Will crop insurance be there to help them stay afloat in...

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WHERE'S THE CORN AND MEAT? LOOK FOR IT IN CHINA

October 15th, 2012  |  Today's News

Recent data indicate that the Chinese population now eats more than 25 percent of the world’s supply of meat. By volume, more meat is consumed in China than in the United States. This news means...

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ICGA SENDS OFFICIAL COMMENTS TO EPA ON RFS WAIVER REQUEST

October 12th, 2012  |  Today's News

On October 11, the Illinois Corn Growers Association joined many others in filing official comments to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency regarding the Renewable Fuels Standard waiver...

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ILLINOIS COMMODITY CONFERENCE ENCOURAGES PRODUCERS TO WORK TOGETHER

October 11th, 2012  |  Today's News

The 2012 Illinois Commodity Conference will take place Tuesday, Nov. 20, at the DoubleTree Hotel & Conference Center in Bloomington, Ill.  The annual one-day event brings together crop growers...

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ORGANIC LOBBYING GROUP SUPPORTING GMO LABELING

October 10th, 2012  |  Today's News

Have you heard the saying that if momma ain't happy ain't nobody happy? Well an organic food advocacy group must figure that the fastest way to get to President Obama is by taking their case to...

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AGRICULTURE NEEDS EDUCATED VOTERS

October 9th, 2012  |  Today's News

Today is the final day to register to vote AND be able to vote in the November 6 election.  Assuming that you are a registered voter and have that task checked off your to-do list, you are...

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ILLINOIS SOIL NITROGEN MONITORING ?EUR" ANNOUNCING NEW PROJECT

October 8th, 2012  |  Today's News

A great deal of nitrogen from both fertilizer and mineralization of soil organic matter remains in Illinois soils due to the low corn yields and the early death of the crop in dry areas....

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ILLINOIS CORN CHECKOFF SUPPORTING PORK POWER

October 5th, 2012  |  Today's News

For a fourth year, the Illinois Corn Marketing Board has committed corn checkoff funds to support the Pork Power program. Pork Power has provided enough frozen pork to food banks in Illinois for...

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ANOTHER E15 VICTORY: FORD AND GM APPROVE

October 4th, 2012  |  Today's News

This week, two major U.S. auto manufacturers have approved the use of E15 in their new vehicles.  Ford and General Motors, Inc now stand behind the use of the higher blend, offering a major...

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