SAVE THE DATE FOR WOMEN CHANGING THE FACE OF AGRICULTURE CONFERENCE

November 27th, 2013  |  Today's News

Want to meet women who are making a difference in the agriculture industry? Come to the 4th annual Women Changing the Face of Agriculture Conference on March 7, 2014 at John Wood Community College...

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ICGA HONORS AWARD WINNERS AT ANNUAL MEETING

November 26th, 2013  |  Today's News

The Illinois Corn Growers Association held its annual meeting today, during which it honored several people for their work to support corn farmers. The ICGA annual meeting was held just ahead of...

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IS THE EPA'S PROPOSED RULE OVERSTEPPING THEIR AUTHORITY?

November 25th, 2013  |  Today's News

Earlier this month, the EPA announced their proposed rule which would decrease the ethanol volume obligation from 14.4 billion gallons to around 13 billion gallons. Farmers and stakeholders will...

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LIVING LANDS & WATERS' CHAD PREGRACKE NAMED CNN HERO OF THE YEAR

November 22nd, 2013  |  Today's News

Chad Pregracke, founder of the non-profit organization Living Lands & Waters that cleans up the Mississippi River and other U.S. waterways, was named the 2013 CNN Hero of the Year.  Over the past...

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USGS UPDATES RIVER NITRATE LEVELS

November 21st, 2013  |  Today's News

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) released a new study on October 30 showing a decrease in nitrate levels in the Illinois River between 2000 and 2010, marking the first significant decline...

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REGISTRATION, HOUSING OPEN FOR 2014 COMMODITY CLASSIC

November 20th, 2013  |  Today's News

Online registration and housing reservations for the 2014 Commodity Classic, taking place in San Antonio, Tex., opened yesterday morning. Hotel space is limited and rooms will book fast, so don't...

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E15 AVAILABLE TO ROCHELLE AREA CUSTOMERS

November 19th, 2013  |  Today's News

The seventh fueling station to offer E15 opens new pumps and announces E15 for sale tomorrow during a ribbon cutting event in Rochelle, IL.  The Petro Travel Plaza, 900 Petro Road, Rochelle will...

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FARM BILL CONFERENCE COMMITTEE HUNG UP ON TARGET PRICES

November 18th, 2013  |  Today's News

The 1996 “Freedom to Farm” bill changed the face of farm programs when it “decoupled” farm payments from what farmers actually plant.  This was a huge benefit in the eyes of Illinois corn farmers,...

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EPA REDUCES CORN BASED ETHANOL VOLUME OBLIGATIONS FOR 2014

November 15th, 2013  |  Today's News

In the wake of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s announcement to reduce the amount of corn-based ethanol gasoline manufacturers and retailers must sell in 2014, Illinois family farmers...

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NASCAR REACHES FIVE MILLION MILES ON SUNOCO GREEN E15

November 14th, 2013  |  Today's News

NASCAR announced this week that during the NASCAR Nationwide Series™ race in Phoenix it surpassed more than five million competition miles across its three national series on Sunoco Green E15, a...

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ICC - EARLY REGISTRATION ENDS FRIDAY!

November 13th, 2013  |  Today's News

Have you registered for the 2013 Illinois Commodity Conference? If you plan on attending you won't want to miss out on the reduced early registration fee of $60 that ends on the 15th. The 2013...

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BIASED MEDIA REPORTING ATTACKS ETHANOL, OBAMA

November 12th, 2013  |  Today's News

A story released today bashes ethanol and blames the renewable fuel for a negative effect on the environment.  To read the Associated Press story as published in the Huffington Post, click...

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COMMODITY CLASSIC AND AG CONNECT LAUNCH COLLABORATION

November 11th, 2013  |  Today's News

The National Corn Growers Association, the Association of Equipment Manufacturers and the American Soybean Association announce a new collaborative venture that joins two leading industry trade...

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WASDE REPORT PREDICTS RECORD CORN YIELD

November 8th, 2013  |  Today's News

Today’s World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE) report released by the U.S. Department of Agriculture predicts a record 13,989 million bushel corn yield in 2013. A significant...

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NEW PARTNERSHIP FOCUSED ON WATER QUALITY IN LAKE SPRINGFIELD

November 7th, 2013  |  Today's News

An innovative partnership between the Illinois Council on Best Management Practices, National Fish and Wildlife Foundation-Conservation Partners and the City of Springfield's City Water, Power and...

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CORN PRICES BELOW BREAK-EVEN PRICES SAYS U OF I

November 6th, 2013  |  Today's News

Current corn prices are lower than break-even prices and could be expected to remain that way for a while, says Dr. Gary Schnitkey of the University of Illinois.   Schnitkey released an excellent...

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THREE GRAPHS THAT END THE FOOD VS. FUEL DEBATE

November 5th, 2013  |  Today's News

Critics of renewable fuel (chiefly the oil industry) love to claim that growing our own fuel means higher food prices for American consumers. They’re dead wrong, and there’s still a lot of...

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NCGA WILLIAM C. BERG ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE IN AGRICULTURE SCHOLARSHIP

November 4th, 2013  |  Today's News

The National Corn Growers Association and BASF Corporation will again award five $1,000 scholarships to undergraduate and graduate students pursuing a degree in an agriculture-related...

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MANY VEHICLES ON THE ROAD ARE APPROVED FOR E15 - MORE THAN YOU MIGHT GUESS

November 1st, 2013  |  Today's News

More than 70 percent of the Top 20 bestselling cars as identified by Edmunds/AOL Auto have been explicitly approved by automakers to use E15 in 2014 models. This includes all Ford, GM and...

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