LIFETIME MEMBERSHIP: GREAT VALUE FOR YOUR BUSINESS

February 28th, 2013  |  Today's News

The Illinois Corn Growers Association is now offering a lifetime membership. Through April 1, the cost for this upgraded opportunity is only $750. After April 1, the cost will increase to $1000...

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AMERICAN ETHANOL BACK FOR THIRD NASCAR SEASON

February 27th, 2013  |  Today's News

American Ethanol is back this year as an official partner of NASCAR, sponsoring all three series of exciting races from the opening weekend in Daytona to the season’s conclusion in Miami. Through...

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GRASSROOTS POLICY FROM ILLINOIS

February 26th, 2013  |  Today's News

Illinois corn farmers serving as delegates to the National Corn Growers Association’s ‘Corn Congress’ are preparing their positions on grassroots policies brought not only by Illinois, but farmers...

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A NEW TRADE PARTNERSHIP AGREEMENT WITH THE EU

February 25th, 2013  |  Today's News

The President announced his intentions to begin negotiations on a Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership with the European Union (EU) during this State of the Union address. What exactly...

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USDA OUTLOOKS MEANS MORE CORN DEMAND NEEDED

February 22nd, 2013  |  Today's News

In an agricultural outlook meeting held yesterday, U.S. Department of Agriculture Chief Economist Joe Glauber reported he expects to see a record corn crop in 2013. And with it, Glauber said, is...

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ILLINOIS FARM FAMILIES 2013 CHICAGO MOMS ANNOUNCED

February 21st, 2013  |  Today's News

Educating the public and improving their trust in corn farmers and corn farming is important to the Illinois Corn Marketing Board. One of the ways we’re working toward this goal is our partnership...

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MARK YOUR CALENDAR GLOBAL AGRIBUSINESS SUMMIT

February 20th, 2013  |  Today's News

On March 13, industry leaders in agriculture will host a public discussion on what the next decade hold for U.S. and global agribusiness. The Global Agribusiness Summit be held at Millikin...

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DURDAN USES SUSTAINABILITY CERTIFICATION TO REMAIN COMPETITIVE

February 19th, 2013  |  Today's News

Research conducted in 2010 by the Illinois commodity associations and Illinois Farm Bureau showed that being green has become truly mainstream over the last decade. A green mindset is taking root...

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E-15 INCENTIVE OPPOSED IN SPRINGFIELD

February 18th, 2013  |  Today's News

On Thursday, several Illinois groups joined forces to lobby the General Assembly in support of a bill to help move E-15 into the marketplace.The Illinois Corn Growers Association together with the...

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CORN MOVEMENT CHANGING ON EAST COAST

February 15th, 2013  |  Today's News

CORN MOVEMENT CHANGING ON EAST COAST- Phil ThorntonHere’s an audio corn scoops report from Illinois. Click the link above to hear Illinois Corn’s Value Enhanced Projects Director, Phil Thornton,...

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AN HFCS VALENTINES DAY TREAT FOR YOU

February 14th, 2013  |  Today's News

What better day to attack corn farmers than Valentine’s Day! That’s right! Your GMO corn syrup is polluting all the Valentine’s Day candies out there, according to an online publication called...

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WATER QUALITY PROJECTS FUNDED

February 13th, 2013  |  Today's News

 The Illinois Corn Growers Association and the Illinois Corn Marketing Board remain committed to supporting voluntary opportunities for corn farmers to invest in and put into use best management...

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OBAMAS STATE OF THE UNION TONIGHT

February 12th, 2013  |  Today's News

In the first State of the Union Address since President Barack Obama’s reelection, will the American people reaffirm their choice three months ago or feel slighted at the work the President hopes...

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DIRECT PAYMENTS ON THE CHOPPING BLOCK

February 11th, 2013  |  Today's News

With the sequestration deadline looming on March 1, members of Congress are searching for cuts that make sense to get them to their spending reduction goal. How will agriculture be...

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POTENTIAL MEANS TO REDUCE FARM PREMIUM SUBSIDIES IN CROP INSURANCE

February 8th, 2013  |  Today's News

See the entire article as originally published at Farm Doc Daily.Cost of crop insurance programs may be an issue this year, either via the farm bill or other legislation. Regardless, discussion...

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NATURAL GAS INCENTIVE FOR GRAIN DRYERS

February 7th, 2013  |  Today's News

Occasionally the Illinois Corn office is approached to provide information that may benefit our members. This is one such opportunity for NICOR gas customers. Working to improve Illinois corn...

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ANTIQUATED LOCKS AND DAMS MAKE HEADLINES

February 6th, 2013  |  Today's News

The Economist ran an article over the weekend that highlights much of what we already know about the American waterway transportation system. It was built nearly 100 years ago, has long been...

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QUICK REFERENCE GUIDE TO 113 TH CONGRESS

February 5th, 2013  |  Today's News

You have to be fast to keep up with all the changes in Washington, DC. Representing corn farmers’ interest in Springfield and in DC remains one of the top reasons that corn farmers join the...

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THE REST OF THE STORY TO RAM TRUCKS SO GOD MADE A FARMER

February 4th, 2013  |  Today's News

If you watched the Super Bowl last night or checked your facebook page this morning, you know that Ram Trucks ran a 2 minute ad to kick off their “Year of the Farmer.” If you haven’t seen it, it’s...

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ILLINOIS CORN WELCOMES BECK'S HYBRIDS

February 1st, 2013  |  Today's News

Today, Beck’s Hybrids celebrated the opening of their new Illinois production facility at El Paso with an open house, luncheon, and winter agronomic meeting for farmers. Hundreds of farmers were...

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