IT'S HALLOWEEN! BUT DON'T BE SCARED OF THIS!

October 31st, 2013  |  Today's News

Halloween seems to be the perfect time to discuss fears, scary stories, and inventions like “frankenfood.”  But of all the things you might have to fear, genetically modified organisms (GMOs)...

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PRIORITIES FOR THE FARM BILL CONFERENCE COMMITTEE

October 30th, 2013  |  Today's News

This afternoon, the first meeting of the 2013 Farm Bill conference committee commences.  The committee will be forced to reconcile the many differences between the House passed Farm Bill and SNAP...

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ILLINOIS COMMODITY CONFERENCE ENCOURAGES PRODUCERS TO CONNECT WITH YOUR CUSTOMER

October 29th, 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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FARMLAND MARKETS: PROFITABILITY AND FUTURE PERSPECTIVES CONFERENCE SET FOR NOV. 13

October 28th, 2013  |  Today's News

Lower commodity values may have softened prices being paid for farmland, but the demand remains strong, according to the recently-released Beige Book of the Federal Reserve Bank.  Many farmland...

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YOU MEAN, YOU GET YOUR FOOD IN A GROCERY STORE TOO?

October 25th, 2013  |  Today's News

Donna Jeschke, a Mazon farmer and former Chair of the Illinois Corn Marketing Board, participated in a “mom meet up” with some urban moms this week, sharing information about her farm, the...

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WATER RESOURCES & REFORM DEVELOPMENT ACT (WRRDA) PASSES IN HOUSE

October 24th, 2013  |  Today's News

As long time proponents of the need to upgrade our river infrastructure on the Mississippi and Illinois Rivers, the Illinois Corn Growers Association (ICGA) celebrates today the passage of the...

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DO YOU ENJOY SAVING MONEY? READ ON ...

October 23rd, 2013  |  Today's News

It’s almost as if the Illinois General Assembly has extra time on their hands with nothing valuable to do. Instead of fixing some pressing issues in Illinois like the budget, the pension system,...

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HOW IS THE MEDIA IS MISREPRESENTING YOUR PRODUCTS?

October 22nd, 2013  |  Today's News

Today, the Illinois Corn Growers Association alerted your Illinois General Assembly about misinformation being printed in the Chicago Tribune.  We remain concerned about the amount of...

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CORN FARMERS COALITION SUCCESSFUL

October 21st, 2013  |  Today's News

Now completing its fifth year, the Corn Farmers Coalition continues to educate Washington, DC elected officials, agency staff, and think tanks about the value of corn farmers and corn production...

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NEW SURVEY SHOWS THE BENEFITS OF COVER CROPS

October 18th, 2013  |  Today's News

During the 2012 drought, corn and soybean yields improved following cover crops, according to a recently released report with detailed results from a farmer survey on cover crops. This...

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GOVERNMENT REOPENED, ACTION ON LOCKS AND DAMS EXPECTED

October 17th, 2013  |  Today's News

With the Federal government now reopened, the Water Resources Reform Development Act (WRRDA) – H.R. 3080. – will head to the House floor next week, likely October 23 or 24, to be voted on.  The...

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NCERC CELEBRATES 10 YEARS

October 16th, 2013  |  Today's News

Today, the Illinois Corn Growers Association (ICGA) congratulates the National Corn to Ethanol Research Center (NCERC) for ten years of exemplary service to the agricultural and ethanol...

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ETHANOL CONTRIBUTES TO LOWER FUEL PRICE TRENDS

October 15th, 2013  |  Today's News

Interestingly, a few news media outlets are starting to cover what we already knew – ethanol saves consumers money and can provide them a choice for cheaper fuel at the pump. The New Jersey Star...

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NCGA NCYC SETS NEW PARTICIPATION RECORD

October 14th, 2013  |  Today's News

The National Corn Growers Association’s National Corn Yield Contest set a new entry record in 2013 with 8,827. This surpasses the previous record of 8,431 entries, set in 2011, and far outstrips...

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SUPPORT FOR CONSUMER CHOICE AND ETHANOL

October 11th, 2013  |  Today's News

It’s nice to see some Midwestern governors standing up for agriculture and the businesses that support their local economies. Yesterday, Iowa Governor Terry Branstad was published in the Wall...

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FINALLY - SOME GOOD NEWS ABOUT HSUS

October 10th, 2013  |  Today's News

The Humane Society of the U.S., known for their backhanded way of pretending to fund local humane societies while instead, funding large scale attacks against modern livestock production, is...

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CREATING A SHARED VISION FOR THE FUTURE OF FOOD AND AGRICULTURE

October 9th, 2013  |  Today's News

The Illinois Corn Growers Association (ICGA) will soon participate in a forum to forward the cause of agriculture in Illinois. The Vision for Illinois Agriculture, a coalition of Illinois...

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EPA'S RFS RULING LIKELY DELAYED

October 8th, 2013  |  Today's News

One more thing to add to the list; the government shut down will most definitely delay the EPA’s latest ruling on the Renewable Fuel Standard. The final RFS rule is due on November 30, and though...

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FARM FRESH PIZZA CONNECTS FOOD AND FARMS FOR NON-FARMERS

October 7th, 2013  |  Today's News

The Magic House in St. Louis, MO celebrated its new Farm Fresh Pizza Parlor exhibit recently with over 100 volunteers from three counties in Missouri and nine counties in Illinois present to talk...

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GOVT FURLOUGH EXAGERATES TRADE DISRUPTION

October 4th, 2013  |  Today's News

A trade disruption between the U.S. and Panama will impact sales of U.S. corn, says the U.S. Grains Council.  How much of an impact remains to be seen, depending on when the U.S. government opens...

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