SAFE GRAIN HANDLING COURSES SCHEDULED FOR REMAINDER OF THE YEAR

September 30th, 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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E-85 FUELS NATIONAL MALL RESTORATION

September 27th, 2013  |  Today's News

An announcement from John Deere today will soon have E-85, a fuel made from Midwestern grown corn, fueling the landscaping and lawn care needs for the United States’ “front yard.” Today, John...

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ILLINOIS COMMODITY CONFERENCE ENCOURAGES PRODUCERS TO CONNECT WITH YOUR CUSTOMER

September 26th, 2013  |  Today's News

The 2013 Illinois Commodity Conference will take place Tuesday, Nov. 26th, at the Marriott Hotel & Conference Center in Normal, IL.  The annual one-day event brings together crop growers and...

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IL CORN SENDS LETTER ON WATERWAYS INFRASTRUCTURE

September 25th, 2013  |  Today's News

As the newest version of waterways improvement legislation (lock and dam upgrade authorization) makes its way through the House, IL Corn continues working on your behalf. With over half the corn...

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RECORD NUMBER OF NONFARMERS EXPERIENCE AGRICULTURE AT CORNCRIB

September 24th, 2013  |  Today's News

A record number of non-farmers learned about agriculture and corn production this year at the CornCrib, the Normal, IL Frontier League baseball team with which the Illinois Corn Marketing Board...

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FOOD STAMP ONLY BILL PASSES IN HOUSE

September 23rd, 2013  |  Today's News

Three days ago, a food stamp only bill passed in the House without a single democratic vote.  The bill contained provisions to subject those receiving food stamps to drug testing, mandatory work...

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CORN FARMERS URGE ADDITION TO WRRDA PROPOSAL

September 20th, 2013  |  Today's News

Waterways infrastructure legislation will soon come to the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives, but it’s missing a vital piece, according to Illinois corn farmers. WRRDA, the Water...

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CHIPOTLE'S SCARE TACTICS ASIDE, MOMS WILL SEE WHAT A REAL FARM LOOKS LIKE!

September 19th, 2013  |  Today's News

A group of moms from Chicago, IL will get a chance to see if Chipotle’s modern farming scare tactics are really true during their behind-the-scenes look at a modern grain and beef farm in Maple...

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ARE YOU TELLING CONGRESS WHY YOU NEED A FARM BILL?

September 18th, 2013  |  Today's News

Just two weeks ago, more than 1100 visitors to the Farm Progress Show faxed their Congressman directly from the IL Corn exhibit urging them to pass a “farm bill now!” The USDA hopes you’re...

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10 YEARS FOR ETHANOL RESEARCH CENTER

September 17th, 2013  |  Today's News

Ten years ago, the National Corn-to-Ethanol Research Center was established through federal and state initiatives to advance the biofuels industry and create new energy opportunities for...

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VIDEO CONTEST WINNERS ANNOUNCED

September 16th, 2013  |  Today's News

The votes have been tallied and the winners of the “Shoot It Straight” video contest have been determined after the finalists’ videos were displayed in the IL Corn exhibit at the 2013 Farm...

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FOX BUSINESS NETWORK AIRS ETHANOL'S GOOD NEWS FROM NASCAR RACE

September 13th, 2013  |  Today's News

Leveraging the investment in the NASCAR American Ethanol program, IL Corn was able to bring the story of ethanol’s high-performance characteristics to the Fox Business News Network. In a series of...

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E85 PROMOTION DRAWS HEAVY TRAFFIC

September 12th, 2013  |  Today's News

This week at a Thornton’s gas station in Crest Hill, IL Corn held a promotional event to bring attention to the price advantages of E-85 right now, as compared to regular gasoline. The cornerstone...

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WRRDA SCHEDULED FOR MARK UP IN THE HOUSE

September 11th, 2013  |  Today's News

The latest news reports advise that the Water Resources Reform Development Act (WRRDA) has been scheduled for mark up in the House Transportation and Infrastructure (T & I) Committee in one week...

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GMO DEBATE, PUBLIC HEARINGS, AND A TIDE OF PUBLIC OPINION

September 10th, 2013  |  Today's News

Whether or not you’ve noticed it, all around you, the Genetically Modified Organism (GMO) debate is heating up.  Of course, those seeking a GMO Labeling bill are talking about it because they want...

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NASCAR DRIVER TO SUPPORT CORN FARMERS, ETHANOL

September 9th, 2013  |  Today's News

RAB Racing with Brack Maggard, driver Kenny Wallace, ToyotaCare and American Ethanol are proud to announce a milestone in NASCAR racing, as Wallace will be making his 900th NASCAR start at...

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KENNY WALLACE AND THE QUEST FOR 900

September 6th, 2013  |  Today's News

American Ethanol and Family Farmers spokesman Kenny Wallace will be making his 898th career NASCAR ®start tonight from the Richmond International Raceway. He will be racing in the No. 29 American...

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KENNY WALLACE DRIVING FOR FARMERS AGAIN

September 5th, 2013  |  Today's News

At next week’s start of NASCAR’s “Chase,” veteran driver Kenny Wallace will be representing corn farmers again. This time, Kenny will be driving the American Ethanol truck in the NASCAR Camping...

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ILLINOIS LIVESTOCK INDUSTRY SUPPORTED BY ILDG

September 4th, 2013  |  Today's News

During their August board meeting, the Illinois Corn Marketing Board voted once again to support the Illinois Livestock Development Group (ILDG).  The partnership, a joint effort of the Illinois...

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U OF I SALUTE TO AG DAY SCHEDULED

September 3rd, 2013  |  Today's News

The College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences (ACES) invites you to attend the annual Salute to Agriculture Day event at the University of Illinois on Saturday, Sept. 7. The...

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