ACRE PAYMENTS IN ILLINOIS IN 2012 AND 2013

July 30th, 2013  |  Today's News

Reprinted from FarmDoc Daily – click here to see original article. ACRE, or the Average Crop Revenue Election, is a revenue based program contained in the 2008 Farm Bill. The 2008 Farm Bill made...

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CONGRESSIONAL FARM BILL SCHEDULE UNCLEAR

July 30th, 2013  |  Today's News

Here at IL Corn, we keep a close-eye on what’s happening in Washington, DC. In fact, the majority of farmers we survey say that the representation we provide in our nation’s capital is the number...

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BEEF NIGHT AT THE CORN CRIB!

July 29th, 2013  |  Today's News

The Normal CornBelters, presented by Illinois corn farmers, and their stadium which is completely open to agricultural messaging due to a partnership with IL Corn, represent a unique opportunity...

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YOU GROW IT YOU USE IT AS E-85 BECOMES A BARGAIN

July 26th, 2013  |  Today's News

In this audio update from IL Corn, Dave Loos, Director of Technology and Business Development reflects on a Congressional hearing regarding the Renewable Fuel Standard, the good work of...

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CORN FARMERS TAKE ISSUES TO ILLINOIS CONGRESSIONAL DELEGATION

July 25th, 2013  |  Today's News

Last week members of the Illinois Corn Growers Association ICGA met with your Illinois representatives in the House and Senate. These corn farmers pressed representatives about the Farm Bill, the...

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SAFE GRAIN HANDLING COURSES SCHEDULED FOR REMAINDER OF THE YEAR

July 24th, 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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SHOOT IT STRAIGHT: A VIDEO CONTEST THAT CELEBRATES AGRICULTURE

July 23rd, 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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ETHANOL MESSAGES SHARED WITH RACE FANS

July 22nd, 2013  |  Today's News

As part of the third year of the American Ethanol sponsorship with NASCAR, IL Corn shared positive messages about ethanol and corn farming with thousands of race fans at Sunday’s NASCAR Nationwide...

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ICMB INVESTS IN ILLINOIS LIVESTOCK FARMS

July 19th, 2013  |  Today's News

Each year, the Illinois Corn Marketing Board commits a significant amount of funding to livestock promotions, including more than $300,000 to livestock exports through the U.S. Meat Export...

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MUDDLING THROUGH THE GMO CONTROVERSY

July 18th, 2013  |  Today's News

Are you finding yourself more and more often answering questions about GMOs? Are you able to answer the questions effectively? There are common themes to the complaints and criticisms of GMO...

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ILLINOIS FARMERS ELECTED TO NATIONAL CORN BOARD

July 17th, 2013  |  Today's News

Delegates attending the National Corn Growers Association's Corn Congress elected five farmers this morning to serve on the organization's Corn Board, including two from Illinois. Taking office...

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GAS PRICES ON THE RISE, E-85 MAKES GOOD CHOICE

July 16th, 2013  |  Today's News

It’s all over the news…gas prices are on the rise again. As the spread widens between the price of oil and the price of ethanol, E-85 makes more sense than ever. Are you driving a flex-fuel...

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PERFECT STORM FOR CORN

July 15th, 2013  |  Today's News

Illinois is expecting a heat wave this week, with a cooling trend starting next week and forecasted rain.  This weather looks to be the perfect recipe for the late pollinating corn within our...

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A FARM ONLY FARM BILL

July 12th, 2013  |  Today's News

Some farmers might be applauding the U.S. House of Representatives today after their late afternoon passage of a farm program only farm bill yesterday.  Here are a few reasons why you might...

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ICGA HOPES FARM BILL PASSAGE WILL ULTIMATELY DELIVER DESIRABLE RESULTS

July 11th, 2013  |  Today's News

Illinois Corn Growers Association President Paul Taylor released the following statement in response to the House of Representatives voting on the split version of the Federal Agriculture Reform...

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PEORIA DIRT TRACK RACE RESCHEDULED

July 10th, 2013  |  Today's News

The dirt-track race featuring ethanol advocate and NASCAR driver Kenny Wallace has been rescheduled for this coming Monday, July 15, at Peoria Speedway! To redeem your ICGA benefit, read...

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HOUSE MOVES TO SPLIT FARM BILL

July 9th, 2013  |  Today's News

After the House’s failure to pass the farm bill, many have anxiously awaited what next steps the House would take. Today, the Republican leadership in the House announced they are splitting the...

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MUCH ADO ABOUT GMOs AND LABELING

July 8th, 2013  |  Today's News

If you do a Google search of the term “genetically modified,” your screen will soon explode with links to articles outlining the evils of GMO crops, the companies that provide them, and the...

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WHY COMBINE FOOD STAMPS AND FARM POLICY?

July 5th, 2013  |  Today's News

You’ve seen the news.  Efforts to decouple food stamps and farm policy will ensure only the failure of both, devastating millions of Americans.  But non-farmers are still innocently asking the...

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IL CORN LEADERS FEATURED ON WATCHUSGROW WEBSITE

July 3rd, 2013  |  Today's News

Past Chairwoman of the Illinois Corn Marketing Board and current ICMB Director, Donna and Paul Jeschke, are featured in a new video that is available on the WatchUsGrow website. Watch Us Grow is...

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