SHOOT IT STRAIGHT: A VIDEO CONTEST THAT CELEBRATES AGRICULTURE!

April 30th, 2013  |  Today's News

We are calling on all students to channel their "inner Spielberg" and create a video highlighting agriculture. All high school and college students are eligible to submit a short video (2 minutes...

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CORN PLANTNG PROCEEDING, SOMEWHERE

April 29th, 2013  |  Today's News

Corn planting, nationwide, is expected to be 9% complete this afternoon, the slowest rate since 1993. In Illinois, we're still stuck at 1%. As the weather cooperates more and the ground dries and...

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FARM BILL UPDATE AND IL CORN PRIORITIES

April 26th, 2013  |  Today's News

According to recent news articles, the U.S. Senate intends to work on the Farm Bill in May. That’s a good thing, considering the extension passed late last year expires in just a few short months....

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IL CORN PARTNERS ON EPA'S RECENTLY RELEASED GUIDANCE LETTER

April 25th, 2013  |  Today's News

Earlier this week, Illinois Corn Growers Association joined several other state corn associations and National Corn Growers Association in submitting comments to the U.S. EPA on their RFS2...

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JUDGE DISMISSES PESTICIDE "MEGA SUIT"

April 24th, 2013  |  Today's News

In a sweeping victory for the agriculture industry, a federal judge in California dismissed the Center for Biological Diversity’s lawsuit against Environmental Protection Agency regarding...

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BIG OIL INTERESTS BLOCKING E-15

April 23rd, 2013  |  Today's News

In this audio update, Dave Loos, Illinois Corn Growers Association Business Development and Technology Director, gives us an update on legislation that would incentivize the use of E-15 in our...

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THE TRUTH ABOUT GAS PRICES IN 60 SECONDS

April 22nd, 2013  |  Today's News

Watch the following video by Fuels America and then (don’t forget this important step) share it on your Facebook account, send it via email to your friends, or talk about the content of the video...

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TEXAS FERTILIZER EXPLOSION IMPACTS ILLINOIS

April 19th, 2013  |  Today's News

Although few of us had ever heard of West, Texas, prior to this week, we might all know of the long-term impacts of such an accident. In this audio update with Jean Payne, President of the ...

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REMAIN UP-TO-DATE WITH THE LATEST LEGISLATIVE HAPPENINGS

April 18th, 2013  |  Today's News

If you are a member of the Illinois Corn Growers Association, and let’s hope that you are, you probably expect a certain amount of legislative work and representation in Washington, DC and...

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SAFE GRAIN HANDLING COURSES REGISTRATION IS OPEN

April 17th, 2013  |  Today's News

The Safe Grain Handling Courses being offered at the Agricenter in Bloomington, Illinois are set for the remainder of the year and registration is open. We are now able to provide quality...

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SYNTHETIC FERTILIZER: COST TO BENEFIT RATIO IS POSITIVE.

April 16th, 2013  |  Today's News

The following article, originally published by Truth about Trade and Technology (an Illinois Corn Marketing Board partner) examines the role of fertilizers in feeding the world. Last week was...

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ETHANOL's CRITICS EQUATE IT TO TOXIC CHEMICAL

April 15th, 2013  |  Today's News

By now it shouldn’t really surprise any of us to hear the lies and misinformation about ethanol coming from the oil companies. But an oil industry trade group recently stooped to a new low,...

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ACT NOW ON WATERWAYS LEGISLATION

April 12th, 2013  |  Today's News

Things are looking pretty optimistic for new waterways legislation that would authorize upgrading locks and dams on the Upper Mississippi and Illinois Rivers. This week, Illinois Corn Growers...

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2013 YIELD CONTEST ONLINE ENTRY NOW OPEN

April 11th, 2013  |  Today's News

The National Corn Growers Association has opened online entry for the 2013 National Corn Yield Contest. The online format allows farmers to quickly and easily submit all necessary entry forms...

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BILL INTRODUCED TO END RFS

April 10th, 2013  |  Today's News

It could be a tough year for ethanol and the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) if legislation introduced today is any indication. Illinois Corn Growers Association has identified preserving the RFS as...

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WATCH CORN AND PIGS GROW WITH US: OUTREACH TO URBAN MOMS

April 9th, 2013  |  Today's News

Urban moms who are interested in how their food is grown and who are making a majority of grocery store purchasing decisions will be able to follow along with hog farmer Jen Sturtevant and corn...

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ICMB INTERNSHIPS ANNOUNCED: DEADLINE JUNE 17

April 8th, 2013  |  Today's News

Students seeking meaningful public relations, communications or marketing internships in agriculture should consider the Illinois Corn Marketing Board fall internships recently announced....

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IL CORN SUBMITS ETHANOL COMMENTS TO ENERGY & COMMERCE COMMITTEE

April 5th, 2013  |  Today's News

The number one stated goal in the RFS2 legislation was to reduce our dependence on imported oil to make our country more energy independent and more secure. According to the U.S. Energy...

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JOIN AMERICAN AGRI-WOMEN NOW TO WIN AN IPAD MINI

April 4th, 2013  |  Today's News

American Agri-Women (AAW) kicked off a membership campaign on March 19, National Agriculture Day. The theme:“Join us as We Stand up for Agriculture.” It’s not too late to join, the campaign runs...

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CUTTING THROUGH THE BUNK ON THE 'MONSANTO PROTECTION ACT'

April 3rd, 2013  |  Today's News

By now you may have heard the anti-biotech rhetoric regarding the so-called “Monsanto Protection Act.” It would appear, given the ill-informed arguments on this topic, that no one actually read...

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