AAA's E15 WARNING MISGUIDED

November 30th, 2012  |  Today's News

AAA issued a call to legislators today that they should slow the movement of E15 to the marketplace saying that motorists are too confused about the fuel and will ruin their engines when...

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PORK, CORN AND SOYBEAN GROUPS TO DONATE 13,000 POUNDS OF PORK TO MIDWEST FOOD BANK

November 29th, 2012  |  Today's News

Illinois corn farmers are proud to continue their partnership with Pork Power, a program that has provided more than 1.25 million meals including pork to needy families in Illinois. Supporting the...

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U OF I ANNOUNCES FARM ECONOMIC SUMMIT

November 28th, 2012  |  Today's News

Just when you think you have seen it all the summer of 2012 appears. The drought that hit Illinois and most of the rest of the Corn Belt this summer was among the worst of the last century. Record...

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CROP INSURANCE REFORM A PRUDENT DECISION

November 27th, 2012  |  Today's News

Illinois corn farmers can thank a government agency for persevering in its efforts to make crop insurance premiums more closely reflect the risk associated with the crop. The new crop insurance...

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MISSISSIPPI RIVER BARGE TRAFFIC AT RISK

November 26th, 2012  |  Today's News

Due to a document called the “master manual,” barge traffic on the Mississippi River could cease as the Army Corps of Engineers follows Congressional direction to the letter, limiting water that...

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ICGA ELECTS NEW OFFICERS, BOARD MEMBERS

November 21st, 2012  |  Today's News

Paul Taylor, a farmer from Esmond, has been elected president of the Illinois Corn Growers Association (ICGA) for 2012-2013, at their re-organizational meeting Nov. 20, 2012 at the DoubleTree...

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ICGA HONORS AWARD WINNERS AT ANNUAL MEETING

November 20th, 2012  |  Today's News

The Illinois Corn Growers Association held its annual meeting today, during which it honored several people for their work to support corn farmers. The ICGA annual meeting was held just ahead of...

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CONGRESSMAN JOHNSON CALLS FOR FARM BILL NOW

November 19th, 2012  |  Today's News

The Illinois Corn Growers Association thanks the efforts of Congressman Tim Johnson who last week testified in support of a Farm Bill Now on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives. The...

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ICGA STATEMENT REGARDING EPA'S DECISION TO DENY RENEWABLE FUEL STANDARD WAIVER REQUEST

November 16th, 2012  |  Today's News

Illinois Corn Growers Association President Jeff Scates, a family farmer from Shawneetown, IL, released the following statement in response to the Environmental Protection Agency’s announcement to...

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PROP 37 DEFEATED, LABEL-IT COALITION DOESN'T GIVE UP

November 15th, 2012  |  Today's News

California voters defeated the Prop 37 GMO labeling ballot initiative last week. That’s considered good news for agriculture and food companies. However, the folks that lost the vote aren’t giving...

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FARM BILL IN LAME DUCK

November 14th, 2012  |  Today's News

You’ve by now surely seen or heard the Illinois Corn Growers Association’s campaign encouraging a call to action among Illinois farmers regarding the farm bill. If you haven’t already, pick up the...

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HOUSE TO CONSIDER RUSSIA AS TRADING PARTNER

November 13th, 2012  |  Today's News

In August, Russia formally joined the World Trade Organization. Now, the United States must grant the nation Most Favored Nation (MFN) status before trade relationships can be built. Secretary...

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CORN CHECKOFF SUPPORTING LIVESTOCK INDUSTRY GROWTH

November 12th, 2012  |  Today's News

Here’s an audio update from IL Corn. In this report, Kent Kleinschmidt, Illinois Corn Marketing Board Chairman, recaps a recent meeting of the U.S. Meat Export Federation. Kleinschmidt explains...

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NEW FERTILIZER ASSESSMENT TO FUND NUTRIENT RESEARCH & EDUCATION COUNCIL

November 9th, 2012  |  Today's News

Late this summer, IL Corn joined other state farm groups in supporting the establishment of the Nutrient Research and Educational Council. This directly supports goals of both the IL Corn Growers...

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FARM BILL CALL TO ACTION

November 8th, 2012  |  Today's News

If you’re a member of the Illinois Corn Growers Association, you received a letter from ICGA President Jeff Scates asking you to make a call to your member of Congress to encourage them to pass a...

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50/50 SHOT TO PASS A FARM BILL DURING THE LAME DUCK

November 7th, 2012  |  Today's News

Whether you find yourself in the winners or losers column this morning after the November 6 election, one thing’s for sure. Most political watchers believe that with President Obama’s re-election...

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WE'VE GOT A PLAN: WE NEED YOU TO BE A PART OF IT!

November 6th, 2012  |  Today's News

The end of the election signals a new beginning for America.  Either we begin with a new administration or the same administration with a different Congress, but we open a new chapter tomorrow. ...

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ILLINOIS CORN MARKETING BOARD SEEKS INTERNS

November 5th, 2012  |  Today's News

The Illinois Corn Marketing Board is currently accepting applications for spring and summer interns.  This is part of our effort to provide meaningful agricultural experience to college students...

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MORE RESEARCH TO DISPEL ETHANOL MYTHS

November 2nd, 2012  |  Today's News

There’s no shortage of urban legends out there about ethanol. Unfortunately, these myths are becoming ‘facts’ in the minds of too many influential people. Perception is reality for most,...

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CORN HARVEST PRICE ESTABLISHED

November 1st, 2012  |  Today's News

Illinois Corn has received word that the harvest prices for corn and soybeans have been determined. This is important for many different reasons, but especially as we head into the election season...

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