ILLINOIS LIVESTOCK NUMBERS ARE INCREASING!

March 29th, 2013  |  Today's News

Nationally, livestock is nearly tied for the largest market for corn, sharing the stage with recent (comparatively) newcomer, ethanol. Together, the two markets make up 76 percent of corn demand...

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STATEMENT REGARDING USDA MARCH PROSPECTIVE PLANTINGS REPORT

March 28th, 2013  |  Today's News

Illinois Corn Growers Association President Paul Taylor, a family farmer from Esmond, IL, issued the following statement today regarding the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s March Prospective...

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ANTI-ETHANOL GROUPS FILE APPEAL REGARDING E-15 AT SUPREME COURT

March 27th, 2013  |  Today's News

Saying that the lower court was incorrect in dismissing a former case, a group called the “Engine Products Group” (EPG) has filed an appeal with the U.S. Supreme Court that if successful would...

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BIO CONVENTION COMING SOON TO ILLINOIS

March 26th, 2013  |  Today's News

The BIO Convention is just a few weeks away (April 22-25). Are you aware of all the ways biotechnology plays into your life? This convention was brought to Illinois after former Illinois...

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FARM MOM OF THE YEAR

March 25th, 2013  |  Today's News

Once again, Monsanto is recognizing America's Farm Moms with the 2013 Farm Mom of the Year program. Do you know a farm mom who amazes you every day with her contributions to her family, farm,...

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IL CORN SUPPORTS TWO NEW WATERWAYS BILLS

March 22nd, 2013  |  Today's News

Illinois Corn Growers Association President Paul Taylor, a family farmer from Esmond, IL, issued two statements on Monday regarding Waterways Bills. They are as follows: ICGA Statement Regarding...

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REGISTER FOR 2013 LIVINGSTON, MCLEAN AND WOODFORD COUNTIES AGRONOMY DAY

March 21st, 2013  |  Today's News

University of Illinois Extension serving the Livingston, McLean and Woodford Counties will be hosting a three-county Agronomy Day. The 2013 Livingston, McLean and Woodford Counties Agronomy Day is...

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NASCAR DRIVER TALKS ETHANOL WITH ILLINOIS GENERAL ASSEMBLY

March 20th, 2013  |  Today's News

NASCAR driver Kenny Wallace visited with members of the Illinois General Assembly during Ag Week, sharing his experiences with ethanol as a racing fuel. Wallace joins NASCAR’s other drivers as...

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SENATOR DICK DURBIN RECEIVES 2013 WCI LEADERSHIP SERVICE AWARD

March 19th, 2013  |  Today's News

Today, U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) received Waterways Council Inc’s 12 th Annual WCI Leadership Service Award during their Washington Seminar. Senator Durbin is being honored for his...

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WAVE 4 INTRODUCED THURSDAY; CONGRESSMAN LIPINSKI CO-SPONSORS

March 18th, 2013  |  Today's News

Today as Illinois corn farmers hit Capitol Hill with their message about needed locks and dam upgrades, they are able to lobby for a specific bill introduced Thursday and co-sponsored by Illinois...

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ICGA LOBBIES CAPITOL HILL

March 15th, 2013  |  Today's News

This weekend, directors and county leaders for the Illinois Corn Growers Association (ICGA) will travel to Washington, DC to discuss key issues with their legislators like preserving the Renewable...

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CORN FARMERS PARTICIPATE IN IL AGRICULTURAL LEGISLATIVE DAY

March 14th, 2013  |  Today's News

Illinois corn farmers, joined by other agricultural professionals and farmers from all over the state, stormed Springfield, IL today to bring their priority issues in front of the General...

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FILM FEATURING FARMERS TO DEBUT SOON

March 13th, 2013  |  Today's News

An academy award-winning filmmaker, James Moll, has announced his plans to direct a feature length documentary about the next generation of American Farmers and Ranchers. The film is made in...

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IDOA AND AG INDUSTRY PARTNER TO PROVIDE WEB-BASED ANHYDROUS AMMONIA SAFETY TRAINING

March 12th, 2013  |  Today's News

Preventing accidental releases of anhydrous ammonia is a high priority for the Illinois Department of Agriculture (IDOA) and Illinois agricultural organizations. These accidents can not only...

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PETITIONS AVAILABLE FOR ELECTION TO ILLINOIS CORN MARKETING BOARD

March 11th, 2013  |  Today's News

Petitions are now available for corn producers who are interested in running for a seat on the Illinois Corn Marketing Board. Petitions are available from local University of Illinois Extension...

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ILLINOIS CORN SUPPORTING AG CAREER EVENT

March 8th, 2013  |  Today's News

Today, the Illinois Corn Marketing Board joined other Illinois agribusinesses and associations in supporting an event titled, " Women Changing the Face of Agriculture," a program presented by the ...

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CHECK OFF BOARD EVALUATES GOALS

March 7th, 2013  |  Today's News

Today, the Illinois Corn Marketing Board, a group of farmers that manages Illinois corn checkoff funds, finalized a goal evaluation process. The ICMB funds projects based on a set of twelve goals...

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40 FACTS ABOUT ETHANOL

March 6th, 2013  |  Today's News

The Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) today released a new video entitled “40 Facts About Ethanol.” It is a fast-paced, up-tempo, animated data-based review of ethanol past, present and future....

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LIFETIME MEMBERSHIP: GREAT VALUE FOR YOUR BUSINESS

March 5th, 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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SEQUESTRATION AND THE AG BUDGET

March 4th, 2013  |  Today's News

U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack addressed farmers at last week’s Commodity Classic meeting between the two sessions of the National Corn Growers Association’s Corn Congress....

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