ETHANOL AND E-15 CALL 'ROUGHING' ON BIG OIL

January 31st, 2013  |  Today's News

We’ve heard from IL Corn farmers about how upsetting it is to see what really is nonsense being spread about ethanol. This is nothing new. What is new are the Big Oil Big Dollars that are being...

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NOT THE KIND OF RECORD WE WANT TO SEE

January 30th, 2013  |  Today's News

U.S. ethanol producers set a production record last week, but not the kind we’d hope to see. Last week, ethanol plants produced the SMALLEST volume of ethanol since the U.S. Energy Information...

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IL PORK EXPO FEB. 5-6 OFFERS SOMETHING FOR CORN FARMERS

January 29th, 2013  |  Today's News

If you have considered pork production in the past as a way to diversify your farming operation or bring the next generation back to the farm, you won’t want to miss the Illinois Pork Expo on...

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ICGA GRATEFUL FOR SENATOR DURBIN'S LEADERSHIP ON LOW WATER ISSUE

January 28th, 2013  |  Today's News

Senator Dick Durbin, Illinois’ senior senator and Assistant Majority Leader of the Senate, worked diligently to maintain commerce on the Mississippi River in late 2012 and early 2013 while low...

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FINAL FARMER SAFETY SESSION TO BE HELD NEXT WEEK

January 25th, 2013  |  Today's News

The final farmer safety session hosted by the Illinois Corn Growers Association will be held on February 1, 2013 in Bloomington, IL at the new ASMARK AgriCenter. The one-day producer education...

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THE BIG GAME GETS CAUGHT UP IN SOME CHICKEN SCRATCH

January 24th, 2013  |  Today's News

The National Chicken Council has thrown a flag on the ethanol industry, saying that Super Bowl fans won’t get their fair share of wings this year because of high corn prices. Yup, you heard that...

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CFC STILL GOING STRONG

January 23rd, 2013  |  Today's News

The nation’s top crop and the farm families who grow it returned to the U.S. capital with tremendous success in 2012 for what was the fourth year in a row as part of the Corn Farmers Coalition...

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USFRA ANNOUNCES FACES OF FARMING AND RANCHING COMPETITION WINNERS

January 22nd, 2013  |  Today's News

Today, the U.S. Farmers & Ranchers Alliance announced that four winners have been selected as the winners of its Faces of Farming & Ranching program, a nationwide search launched in summer 2012...

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WHAT'S IN AN ORGANIC PRODUCT, ANYWAY?

January 21st, 2013  |  Today's News

A quick check of facebook today led me to a post of a high-school classmate of mine. She’s interested in making healthy choices for her growing family of 2 young boys with one on the way. She came...

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IL CORN INTERNSHIP APPLICATIONS AVAILABLE

January 18th, 2013  |  Today's News

The Illinois Corn Marketing Board is seeking applicants for three summer internship positions, and the Illinois Corn Growers Association is seeking applicants for one position. Please pass along...

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CORN EXPORTS TO COLOMBIA UNDER FTA LACKING

January 17th, 2013  |  Today's News

Years of hard work to negotiate and pass a free trade agreement with Colombia have been nearly negated for the short term by the 2012 drought. Exports to Colombia are significantly less than...

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HERE'S WHAT AN ANTI-GMO RALLY LOOKS LIKE

January 16th, 2013  |  Today's News

If you ever wondered what an anti-GMO rally looks like, we have some photos for you. In fact, the protestors themselves made these photos available through an online sharing program called flickr....

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IT'S DEJA VU ALL OVER AGAIN WITH THE FARM BILL

January 15th, 2013  |  Today's News

You might have thought that Congress learned a lesson while cobbling together an extension deal on the 2012 Farm Bill in late December, 2012. But evidently that is not the case. Word is that the...

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ILLINOIS AVERAGES 105 BUSHELS/ACRE in 2012

January 14th, 2013  |  Today's News

On Friday, the United States Department of Agriculture released a series of reports detailing the state of commodity production in the U.S. last year and finalizing the 2012 crop year. Illinois...

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DEADLINES APPROACHES FOR ESSAY CONTEST AND INTERNSHIPS

January 11th, 2013  |  Today's News

IL Corn is accepting applications for four summer internships; Ag in the Classroom, Communications Issue Management & Social Media, Communications Video & Graphic Arts Production, and Legislative....

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MISSISSIPPI RIVER WATCH UPDATE

January 10th, 2013  |  Today's News

As rain showers passed through a good portion of Illinois today, some waterways make be recharged. This is a good situation, but tough at the same time…do you hope that the ground is frozen enough...

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E-15 LEGISLATION DIES END LAME DUCK SESSION

January 9th, 2013  |  Today's News

Many organizations, individuals, and interests had pending legislation on the line with the Illinois General Assembly this year. Illinois Corn Growers Associated was working to extend tax credits...

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IS IT TIME TO RETHINK KEY PROVISIONS OF NEW FARM BILL?

January 8th, 2013  |  Today's News

By: Jim Wiesemeyer, Pro Farmer Washington Consultant via a special arrangement with Informa Economics, Inc. Veteran farm bill observes believe some farm-state lawmakers and definitely some farm...

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IL CONGRESSMEN ENYART, BUSTOS NAMED TO AG COMMITTEE

January 7th, 2013  |  Today's News

Freshmen Congressmen Bill Enyart (D-IL-12) and Cheri Bustos (D-IL-17) were named to the U.S. House Agriculture Committee last week by Ranking Member Collin Peterson. They join freshman Congressman...

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DROUGHT STILL THREATENS NORMAL COMMERCE ON THE MISSISSIPPI

January 4th, 2013  |  Today's News

So far, commerce on the Mississippi continues, albeit at a slower pace than usual. Credit for keeping the channels open at all belongs to the stakeholders for getting Congressional involvement,...

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