CORN PRICES ARE DOWN, WHAT ABOUT FOOD PRICES

February 28th, 2014  |  Today's News

At the 2014 Commodity Classic, there are many topics being discussed. During the Corn Congress, where corn farmers from all over the nation gather to develop grassroots policy, one of those topics...

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NASCAR AMERICAN ETHANOL PARTNERSHIP CHANGES TONE REGARDING ETHANOL

February 27th, 2014  |  Today's News

NASCAR has successfully driven more than 5.5 million miles on E-15, a 15% blend of corn-based ethanol. The media has taken note. Due in some part to this relationship with NASCAR, reports show...

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FIELD TO MARKET NAMES ROD SNYDER PRESIDENT

February 26th, 2014  |  Today's News

Field to Market, The Alliance for Sustainable Agriculture, has announced new leadership. Rod Snyder, current director of public policy with the National Corn Growers Association (NCGA), will take...

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WOMEN CHANGING THE FACE OF AGRICUTURE EVENT PROMOTES WOMEN IN STEM CAREERS

February 25th, 2014  |  Today's News

The Illinois Agri-Women are excited to present the 5th annual Women Changing the Face of Agriculture event at John Wood Community College in Quincy, IL on March 7! The event is an investment in...

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IL CORN SUMMER INTERNSHIP APPLICATION DEADLINE APPROACHING

February 24th, 2014  |  Today's News

Illinois Corn Growers Association is seeking applicants for a summer internship position. Please pass along this information to anyone that you feel would benefit from a summer-long experience at...

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SUBMIT COMMENTS, SHOW YOUR SUPPORT FOR NEW TECHNOLOGIES

February 21st, 2014  |  Today's News

Dow AgroScience’s new 2-4D technology, Enlist, is still moving through the regulatory process, hoping to be available to farmers in the marketplace sooner rather than later.  If you are interested...

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AMERICAN ETHANOL NASCAR SPONSORSHIP CONTINUES

February 20th, 2014  |  Today's News

Illinois Corn is participating in the American Ethanol NASCAR sponsorship for the 2014 racing season. NASCAR has raced over 5 million miles on E-15, proving that the homegrown, corn-based,...

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EMERGING LEADERS IN IL AGRICULTURE

February 19th, 2014  |  Today's News

Illinois corn farmers Chad and Jessica Kleinschmidt of Emden(pictured), and Darrin and Christie Storm of Windsor, are the first participants in a new program, sponsored by the National Corn...

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ANOTHER EPA OVERSTEP

February 18th, 2014  |  Today's News

Illinois Corn has learned of yet another instance where the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is talking from both sides of its mouth regarding energy. This time, it’s probably impacting your...

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WHO'S RIGHT ABOUT CORN PRICES?

February 17th, 2014  |  Today's News

There is considerable difference of opinion about the prospects for corn prices beyond the current marketing year. Although IL Corn doesn’t weigh in on predictions of corn prices or marketing...

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UNDERSTANDING THE PROPANE SHORTAGE

February 14th, 2014  |  Today's News

Propane prices have spiked as domestic demand has increased and domestic supply has been decimated by lingering cold weather and significant infrastructure issues. We are seeing limited media...

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COVER CROP CONFERENCE

February 13th, 2014  |  Today's News

Illinois Central College will host a Cover Crops Conference on Thursday, March 20 in the Tranquility Room (209A) on the East Peoria Campus. The conference will include presentations for area...

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POULTRY EXPORTS SET A NEW RECORD IN 2013

February 12th, 2014  |  Today's News

Exports of U.S. poultry and eggs set a new record in 2013, reaching $5.862 billion, up 2.5 percent from 2012, according to trade data released last week by the Foreign Agricultural Service. Also,...

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AGRICULTURE DELIVERS BIG VALUE TO THE ILLINOIS ECONOMY

February 11th, 2014  |  Today's News

A recent study commissioned by the Illinois Corn Marketing Board clearly illustrates the value of farming to our state’s economy. That’s good information to have in your back pocket when say,...

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IDOA INVITES FARMERS TO ATTEND CONSERVATION CROPPING SEMINARS

February 10th, 2014  |  Today's News

The Illinois Department of Agriculture is sponsoring a series of one-day seminars this winter to provide farmers the latest information about soil conservation practices. Seminars will be held...

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TELL WASHINGTON THAT AMERICAN FARMERS NEED NEW TECHNOLOGY

February 7th, 2014  |  Today's News

American agriculture needs new technology to address the weed control challenges on our farms for the next growing season. You now have the opportunity to advocate for modern agriculture and urge...

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EPA DEFENDS 2013 DECISION TO MAINTAIN CORN ETHANOL NUMBERS

February 6th, 2014  |  Today's News

We here at IL Corn are pleased that EPA considered Congress’ intent when they defended their decision NOT to reduce renewable fuel volumes in 2013. We hope that EPA comes to the same decision as...

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IL CORN SUMMER INTERNSHIP APPLICATIONS DEADLINE APPROACHING

February 5th, 2014  |  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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ICGA STATEMENT REGARDING FARM BILL PASSAGE

February 4th, 2014  |  Today's News

Be sure to thank Senator Durbin (202) 224-2152 and Senator Kirk (202) 224-2854 for voting yes! Illinois Corn Growers Association Vice-President, Kenny Hartman, a family farmer from Waterloo, IL,...

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NEW CROP OF CHICAGO MOMS TO VISIT FARMS THIS YEAR

February 3rd, 2014  |  Today's News

For the third year, Illinois family farmers are welcoming Chicago-area moms to their farms to answer the moms’ questions about how food is grown. The “Field Moms” will tour four Illinois farms and...

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