LIVESTOCK INDUSTRY GROWS DESPITE HIGH GRAIN PRICES

June 28th, 2013  |  Today's News

Carl Zulauf and Nick Reddig, professors of Agricultural, Environmental and Development Economics at The Ohio State University, have completed a series of articles comparing the current period of...

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EPA ADMITS NO INTEREST IN UPDATING OUTDATED SCIENCE MODELS

June 27th, 2013  |  Today's News

Under an intense line of questioning from U.S. Representative Bobby Rush, an EPA expert ‘witness’ indicated his agency has no plans to update their scientific modeling with regard to the...

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SAFE GRAIN HANDLING COURSES SCHEDULED FOR REMAINDER OF THE YEAR

June 26th, 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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SUPREME COURT WON'T BLOCK SALES OF 15% ETHANOL

June 25th, 2013  |  Today's News

Illinois Corn Growers Association is pleased to share that the U.S. Supreme Court had rejected the interests of Big Oil by refusing to hear a lawsuit regarding E-15. IL Corn has worked steadily,...

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FARM BILL: A SUMMARY OF THE TRAIN WRECK

June 24th, 2013  |  Today's News

Maybe you were following the farm bill news last week, maybe you weren’t.  No matter what, hopefully you’ve heard by now that the farm bill did NOT pass in the House, leaving you with absolutely...

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WE CAN HANDLE E15

June 21st, 2013  |  Today's News

Criticism from ABATE and other motorcycle interests indicates that E15 is a bad idea because motorcyclists are in danger of accidental misfueling.  Here at IL Corn, we believe that motorcyclists...

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ICGA STATEMENT REGARDING FARM BILL FAILURE IN HOUSE

June 20th, 2013  |  Today's News

Illinois Corn Growers Association President Paul Taylor, a family farmer from Esmond, IL, issued the following statement today after hearing the U.S. House failed to pass the Federal Agriculture...

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CANDIDATES FOR IL CORN BOARD ANNOUNCED

June 19th, 2013  |  Today's News

The Illinois Department of Agriculture has announced the candidates for the Illinois Corn Marketing Board in those districts that are due for elections. The ICMB administers the Illinois corn...

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FARMERS ATTEND COMMUNICATIONS TRAINING

June 18th, 2013  |  Today's News

Earlier this week, the Illinois Corn Marketing Board sponsored communications training for farmers. The training followed the Illinois Farm Families program and communications model. IL Corn...

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SHOOT IT STRAIGHT: A VIDEO CONTEST THAT CELEBRATES AGRICULTURE

June 17th, 2013  |  Today's News

 Lights, Camera, Action! 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...

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PORK NIGHT AT THE CORN CRIB

June 14th, 2013  |  Today's News

Last night, June 13, Illinois farmers and CornBelters fans celebrated Pork Night at the Corn Crib. It turned out to be a great night for non-farmers to learn more about pork production, meet a...

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INTERNSHIP APPLICATION DEADLINE NEXT WEEK

June 13th, 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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CALL YOUR CONGRESSMAN REGARDING HOUSE FARM BILL!

June 12th, 2013  |  Today's News

Your future is at stake. Please call your Congressman today and urge them to support the farm bill and your future. On Monday, Senate Republicans and Democrats bridged their partisan divide and...

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ICGA STATEMENT ON SENATE FARM BILL PASSAGE

June 11th, 2013  |  Today's News

After-hours yesterday evening, the U.S. Senate passed their version of the 2013 Farm Bill. It’s another step toward completion of the process, with the House hopefully moving on their version of...

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LANDVIEWER PROVIDES IMPORTANT FARMER INFORMATION

June 10th, 2013  |  Today's News

Many of you have some of your crop in the ground, if not all of it and you’re probably interested in growing degree days and plant vigor.The rest of you that are waiting to continue planting might...

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FARM BILL STILL IN FLUX

June 7th, 2013  |  Today's News

Your job, your income and your land will be affected by the Farm Bills in both the House and Senate. Find out how by clicking on the link above! The Senate Farm Bill: S. 954 Agriculture Reform,...

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CELEBRATE DAIRY MONTH

June 6th, 2013  |  Today's News

It’s the sixth day of June, and I doubt you’ve made it this far without reading that June is Dairy Month. It’s a time to celebrate dairy farmers, appreciate the nutritional benefits of milk and...

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E-85 OVER $1 CHEAPER AT SOME LOCATIONS

June 5th, 2013  |  Today's News

Are gas prices getting you down? If you have a flex-fuel vehicle, there’s no better time than the present to be fueling up with E-85 or another higher blend of ethanol. With pump prices soaring...

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FARM BILL UPDATE: SENATE VOTE POSSIBLE THIS WEEK OR NEXT

June 4th, 2013  |  Today's News

In news out of Washington, DC, this afternoon, debate in the Senate on the 2013 Farm Bill may be ending by the end of the week. This opens the door for a vote either later this week or on Monday...

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CORN FARMERS HIGHLIGHTED AT CORNBELTERS STADIUM

June 3rd, 2013  |  Today's News

The Normal CornBelters have two weeks under their “belts” and Illinois corn farmers have two weeks of corn farmer promotion behind them as well. Now in the third year of our partnership, the ...

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