NCGA ANNOUNCES NATIONAL CORN YIELD CONTEST WINNERS FOR 2013

December 31st, 2013  |  Today's News

Advanced production techniques, informed growing practices and improved seed varieties helped corn growers achieve high yields in the National Corn Growers Association 2013 National Corn Yield...

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TPP NEGOTIATIONS WILL EXTEND INTO NEXT YEAR

December 30th, 2013  |  Today's News

No one said it would be easy. Trade ministers from Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) countries stated they made substantial progress following four days of meetings in Singapore this month but will...

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FARM FUTURES LAUNCHES AG FINANCE BOOT CAMP

December 24th, 2013  |  Today's News

Farm Futures magazine will hold a one-day seminar on farm financial management on Jan. 6 at the Hilton St. Louis at the Ballpark hotel. The meeting is designed for all farmers who want to boost...

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DATES AND LOCATIONS FOR THE 2014 UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS CORN & SOYBEAN CLASSICS

December 23rd, 2013  |  Today's News

The dates and locations for the 2014 University of Illinois Corn & Soybean Classics are set for next January.  The next series of meetings marks the 17th year of the Classics and will continue the...

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AMERICAN ETHANOL SPONSORS DILLON IN HISTORIC NO. 3

December 20th, 2013  |  Today's News

The Illinois Corn Marketing Board will continue their involvement in NASCAR in 2014, again promoting E15 as a green, renewable, domestic fuel that performs well in race cars and consumer...

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PANAMANIAN GOVERNMENT REMOVES RESTRICTIONS ON US CORN IMPORTS

December 19th, 2013  |  Today's News

Timely action by the U.S. Grains Council, U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative has averted a patently protectionist seasonal market closure in Panama,...

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BIG GOVERNMENT A SIGNIFICANT THREAT TO U.S. FUTURE SAY AMERICANS

December 18th, 2013  |  Today's News

Seventy-two percent of Americans say big government is a greater threat to the U.S. in the future than is big business or big labor.  Since we can assume that big agriculture is lumped into that...

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GROWMARK ANNOUNCES 2014 ESSAY CONTEST THEME

December 17th, 2013  |  Today's News

The theme for the 2014 GROWMARK Essay Contest is: “Promoting Sustainability and Conservation of Natural Resources.” The contest is open to all high school FFA members in Illinois, Iowa, and...

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FUEL ECONOMY OF NEW VEHICLES SETS RECORD HIGH

December 16th, 2013  |  Today's News

Last week, the EPA issued its annual report that tracks the average fuel economy of vehicles sold in the United States. The report shows that model year 2012 vehicles achieved an all-time high...

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FREEDOM TO FARM

December 13th, 2013  |  Today's News

Did you read the Rolling Stones December 10 article by Paul Solotaroff?  The article entitled Animal Cruelty is the Price We Pay for Cheap Meat, sourced by the Humane Society of the U.S. is one...

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ONE FARMER'S STORY: LEAVE THE RFS ALONE!

December 12th, 2013  |  Today's News

For 2014, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has proposed a 1.4 billion gallon reduction in how much corn ethanol will be required under the Renewable Fuel Standard, the federal law that...

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NO FARM BILL in 2013

December 11th, 2013  |  Today's News

U.S. farmers were given the final word yesterday that the Farm Bill conference committee will not reach a final negotiation on the Farm Bill prior to the end of 2013. House Ag Committee Chairman...

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IL CORN SUMMER INTERNSHIP APPLICATIONS AVAILABLE

December 10th, 2013  |  Today's News

The Illinois Corn Marketing Board is seeking applicants for three summer internship positions, and the Illinois Corn Growers Association is seeking applicants for one position. Please pass along...

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DEADLINE APPROACHING! NCGA ACCEPTING SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS FOR COLLEGE AG STUDENTS

December 9th, 2013  |  Today's News

Less than a week remains to apply for the NCGA William C. Berg Academic Excellence in Agriculture Scholarship Program. These five scholarships, offered by the National Corn Growers Association and...

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ICMB INTERN APPLICATION DEADLINE TODAY!

December 6th, 2013  |  Today's News

Today is the final day for college students to submit an application for a spring internship with the Illinois Corn Marketing Board.  Interested college students can expect to gain meaningful...

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IL FARMERS TESTIFY AT EPA HEARING; SUPPORT ETHANOL MARKETS

December 5th, 2013  |  Today's News

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s proposal to cut the amount of corn ethanol required under the 2014 Renewable Fuel Standard by 10 percent will affect corn prices and rural economies....

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DATES AND LOCATIONS FOR THE 2014 UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS CORN & SOYBEAN CLASSICS

December 4th, 2013  |  Today's News

The dates and locations for the 2014 University of Illinois Corn & Soybean Classics are set for next January. Our next series of meetings marks the 17th year of the Classics and will continue the...

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FIELD MOM DEADLINE QUICKLY APPROACHING!

December 3rd, 2013  |  Today's News

We know you care about how your food is raised. We do, too, because we feed our families the same food we grow for you and your family. You probably have questions about Illinois Farm Families –...

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ICGA ELECTS NEW OFFICERS, BOARD MEMBERS

December 2nd, 2013  |  Today's News

Gary Hudson, a farmer from Hindsboro, has been elected president of the Illinois Corn Growers Association (ICGA) for 2013-2014, at their re-organizational meeting Nov. 26, 2013 at the Marriott...

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