FARMDOC DAILY HAS GOOD INFORMATION ON 2014 FARM BILL DECISIONS

March 31st, 2014  |  Today's News

Implementation decisions on the 2014 Farm Bill have barely begun, but you’re trying to get a crop in the ground.  It’s difficult to farm when you don’t understand the safety net you’re operating...

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MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN LOCK AND DAM LEGISLATION

March 28th, 2014  |  Today's News

A Water Resources Development Act has passed both the House and the Senate. Differences are now being debated in conference committee and your Illinois Corn Growers Association advocated for final...

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ACTION ALERTS VIA TEXT MESSAGE - SIGN UP TODAY!

March 27th, 2014  |  Today's News

The Illinois Corn Growers Association is excited to announce that we are now able to communicate with our members via text message! As a member, you can sign up to receive text message from us...

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IMPORTANT NITROGEN MANAGEMENT WEBINAR TOMORROW

March 26th, 2014  |  Today's News

While dry weather is allowing nitrogen (N) application to start in some places in Illinois, the ongoing cool temperatures continue to raise questions about N management this spring. Illinois Corn...

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ACRE VS. ARC: A FARM PROGRAM ANALYSIS

March 25th, 2014  |  Today's News

Many Illinois farmers are concerned about farm program election – with good reason.  Rulemaking has started, farm program sign up is delayed, and you are being asked to purchase inputs and plant a...

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TELL YOUR STORY AND END UP A SUCCESS STORY

March 24th, 2014  |  Today's News

I’m certain you get as tired hearing as I get tired saying it, but here we go again. Telling your story – the story of your farm, your family, your community service, and your passion – is...

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KNOWING MORE IS BETTER

March 21st, 2014  |  Today's News

Every Friday, for the last two months, we have been releasing a series of videos on the IL Corn YouTube channel titled “Knowing More is Better”.  We created these videos in hopes of reaching out...

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STAY IN THE FIGHT AGAINST BIG OIL

March 20th, 2014  |  Today's News

Illinois Corn appreciates all of you that made phone calls to Congress and the White House, and the more than 1,000 of you that sent comments to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency back in...

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SNAPSHOT OF U.S. ETHANOL PRODUCTION

March 19th, 2014  |  Today's News

We hear a lot about ethanol, but rarely do we sit down and take a look at the numbers regarding the U.S. ethanol industry at the most basic level. Here’s a look at last week’s U.S. ethanol...

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CHICAGO MOMS LEARN ABOUT FACTS VS FADS

March 18th, 2014  |  Today's News

Through the Illinois Farm Families program, a partnership with IL Corn, IL Beef, IL Pork, IL Soybeans, IL Farm Bureau and Midwest Dairy Association, moms from the Chicagoland area are learning...

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TOLMAN TO RETIRE AS NCGA CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

March 17th, 2014  |  Today's News

The following is a statement from National Corn Growers Association President Martin Barbre. “Last week, Rick Tolman shared with the NCGA Corn Board his desire to step down as chief executive...

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LISTEN TO THIS REPORT REGS COMING YOUR WAY

March 14th, 2014  |  Today's News

In this audio update from Illinois Corn, Mike Plumer, a consultant that works with Illinois Corn Marketing Board, gives us a rundown on the potential for Chesapeake Bay style regulations coming to...

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POSITIVE MOVEMENT FOR LOCK AND DAM UPGRADES

March 13th, 2014  |  Today's News

Positive movement on lock and dam legislation is expected sometime this summer, said several elected officials in Washington, DC this week. The Water Resources Development Act currently sits in...

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ATRAZINE COMES UNDER ATTACK AGAIN

March 12th, 2014  |  Today's News

Just when we all thought that everyone finally accepted that it was “safe to go back in the water,” the infamous (non)scientist Tyrone Hayes and his anti-atrazine claims bubbled back to the...

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FORMER IL CORN BOARD MEMBER IS MASTER FARMER

March 11th, 2014  |  Today's News

Four Illinois farmers have been selected as 2014 Master Farmers by Prairie Farmer magazine. The four will be honored for their exceptional community service and farming abilities at a ceremony in...

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SAVE THE DATE COVER CROPS CONFERENCE

March 10th, 2014  |  Today's News

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

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EPA'S TIER 3 RULE COMES UP SHORT

March 7th, 2014  |  Today's News

Illinois Corn Growers Association is disappointed to hear the EPA again missed an opportunity to support renewable fuels in this country. In issuance of its final rule for its Tier 3 regulations...

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2013 WORLD OF CORN OFFERS ONLINE FACTS AND FIGURES

March 6th, 2014  |  Today's News

U.S. corn farmers soared to new heights in 2013, growing the largest crop on record, at 13.9 billion bushels. To celebrate these heroics, the National Corn Growers Association delves into the...

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WHERE DOES ALL THE ILLINOIS CORN GO

March 5th, 2014  |  Today's News

Sooner or later you’ll get a new crop in the ground this spring. In the meantime, how about taking a look at where your 2013 Illinois corn crop went. Illinois is a net exporter of corn. In fact,...

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WEDNESDAY MORNING WEBINAR ON NEW FARM BILL

March 4th, 2014  |  Today's News

University of Illinois is holding a webinar tomorrow morning, Wednesday, March 5, to cover safety net programs in the new Farm Bill. Understanding the Price Loss Coverage and Agriculture Risk...

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