YOU CAN INCREASE FARM PROFITABILITY THROUGH STEWARDSHIP PRACTICES

January 31st, 2014  |  Today's News

Studies have shown that cover crops can be an effective tool for nutrient management, soil health and water quality, while also improving farm profitability.  In fact, during the fall of 2012,...

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IL PORK EXPO OFFERS ITEMS OF INTEREST TO GRAIN FARMERS

January 30th, 2014  |  Today's News

Raising hogs in Illinois can be a good way to add profitability options to your farm.  If you are considering bringing a son or daughter back into your business or are simply interested in...

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CONTACT YOUR SENATORS TODAY REGARDING THE FARM BILL!

January 29th, 2014  |  Today's News

The farm bill passed in the House today! Many thanks to the members of the Illinois delegation who voted for the bill: Cheri Bustos, Rodney Davis, Tammy Duckworth, Bill Enyart, Bill Foster, Randy...

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MEMBER ACTION NEEDED ON ETHANOL, FARM BILL ISSUES

January 28th, 2014  |  Today's News

The EPA is accepting comments on the RFS Renewable Volume Obligation issue through 10:59 pm CST tonight.  Please click here for more information on how you can help! And once you’ve finished...

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FARM FUTURES RE-LAUNCHING AG FINANCE BOOT CAMP

January 27th, 2014  |  Today's News

Farm Futures magazine will hold a one-day seminar on farm financial management on Feb. 20, 2014 at the Hilton St. Louis at the Ballpark hotel. The meeting was first scheduled to take place Jan. 6...

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YOU'VE DONE YOUR JOB, TELL EPA TO DO THEIRS

January 24th, 2014  |  Today's News

You’ve done your job. You contributed to the largest corn crop EVER on record. Are you ready to lose another 20 to 40 cents off each bushel of corn? That’s the likely outcome if the U.S....

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JOIN OUR TELEPHONE TOWN HALL MEETING TONIGHT

January 23rd, 2014  |  Today's News

The Illinois Corn Growers Association is hosting a telephone town hall meeting this evening to bring awareness to the threat to your corn market. U.S. EPA has proposed a rule to limit ethanol....

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PLAN FOR A TELEPHONE BASED TOWN HALL MEETING THURSDAY

January 22nd, 2014  |  Today's News

Illinois Corn Growers Association is holding a telephone town hall meeting on Thursday, January 23 at 5:15pm that is open to all. The town hall meeting will discuss the threat to the Renewable...

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LOWERING ETHANOL USE WILL IMPACT NON-FARMERS TOO!

January 21st, 2014  |  Today's News

Lowering the amount of ethanol used in 2014 as the EPA is currently proposing we do will effect more than the farmers supplying the ethanol industry.  Non-farmers who rely on ethanol to bring down...

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BIG OIL CALLING FARMERS AT SUPPER TIME

January 20th, 2014  |  Today's News

Are you one of the tens of thousands of people who’ve received a so-called ‘robo-call’ from Big Oil’s American Petroleum Institute (API)? Apparently, the folks over at API don’t lose sleep over...

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ICGA APPLAUDS CONG ENYART'S SUPPORT OF RENEWABLE FUELS

January 17th, 2014  |  Today's News

Congressman Bill Enyart (D-IL) expressed concern to EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy about their proposal to reduce the amount of renewable fuels currently blended into gasoline this week, after...

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BUSTOS MEETS WITH EPA ADMINISTRATOR MCCARTHY TO PROTEST NEW RENEWABLE FUELS STANDARD PROPOSAL

January 16th, 2014  |  Today's News

At the request of many of her farmer constituents, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) met with the Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy yesterday to express concern over the...

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MANAGING FARM MARKETING, REVENUE, AND OPERATIONS CONFERENCE SET

January 15th, 2014  |  Today's News

Fading commodity prices, higher cash rents, marketing enigmas, and problems with superweeds and superbugs are all creating havoc for Cornbelt farmers.  Answers, solutions, and recommendations for...

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GOOGLE TARGETS YOU AT HOME WITH ANTI-ETHANOL MESSAGES

January 14th, 2014  |  Today's News

Have you seen an anti-ethanol message pop up on your computer or smartphone screen recently when checking your email? It’s very likely you have, as you (more specifically your demographic) is the...

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THE TRUTH IS: YOU CANNOT GO CHEMICAL FREE

January 13th, 2014  |  Today's News

For an ag communicator, work in 2014 focuses quite a bit on new ways to share information, using technology to our benefit, reaching a non-traditional audience with your messages, and thoroughly...

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EPA's Proposed Rule Ignores Bin-Busting Corn Crop

January 10th, 2014  |  Today's News

Farmers knew it and now the U.S. Department of Agriculture has confirmed that the 2013 corn crop is large enough to handle world demand, including the originally slotted U.S. ethanol blend...

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AUSTIN DILLON SPEAKS UP AGAINST ANTI-ETHANOL PRODUCTS

January 9th, 2014  |  Today's News

Have you just about had it with all the products out there that claim ethanol is ruining engines? NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver of the legendary black No. 3 car, Austin Dillon, speaks up for...

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CHICAGO AREA MOM EDUCATES PEERS ABOUT FARMING

January 8th, 2014  |  Today's News

You need look no further than the “Super Suburbs” blog to see the success of the Illinois Farm Families (IFF) effort. Illinois corn checkoff dollars, invested by the Illinois Corn Marketing Board,...

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CONTRACT DISPUTE COULD POSTPONE PANAMA CANAL EXPANSION

January 7th, 2014  |  Today's News

Illinois Corn is keeping tabs on the Panama Canal expansion to three shipping lanes, scheduled for completing this year. The third lane would allow the world’s largest cargo ships to cut thousands...

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EPA PROPOSED RULE WOULD KILL $10 BILLION IN FARM INCOME

January 6th, 2014  |  Today's News

In this Illinois Corn Audio Update, former Illinois Corn Growers Association Past President Rob Elliott, who now serves on the National Corn Growers Association Corn Board, explains why you should...

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