CHICAGO AREA INFLUENTIALS INVITED TO FARMLAND MOVIE SCREENING

April 30th, 2014  |  Today's News

Illinois Corn Growers Association and Illinois Corn Marketing Board are joining Illinois Farm Families in inviting people to attend the May 1 private screening of the new film, "Farmland." The...

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NUTRIENT RESEARCH & EDUCATION COUNCIL ISSUES 2013 PROJECT REPORT

April 29th, 2014  |  Today's News

The Illinois Nutrient Research & Education Council (NREC) has released the 2013 NREC Annual Report, which summarizes the nutrient research and outreach efforts funded by NREC in the calendar year...

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BECK'S HYBRIDS' SONNY BECK AND WYFFELS HYBRIDS' JEFF HARTZ NAMED NAMA 2014 AGRIBUSINESS EXECUTIVES

April 28th, 2014  |  Today's News

Beck’s Hybrids’ President Sonny Beck has been named the 2014 National Agri-Marketing Association’s (NAMA) Agribusiness Leader of the Year and Wyffels Hybrids’ Jeff Hartz has been named the NAMA...

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GENERAL MILLS MAKES SUPPORTIVE STATEMENT ON GMO USE

April 25th, 2014  |  Today's News

General Mills, one of the nation’s largest food companies, recently released its 2014 Global Responsibility report in which it affirmed biotechnology as key to addressing feeding a growing...

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SUPPLEMENTAL COVERAGE OPTION AND OTHER FARM BILL 2014 CHOICES

April 24th, 2014  |  Today's News

It’s hard not to wonder about farm programs for 2014.  You’re planting a crop right now and you have no idea what happens if that crop fails.  You don’t fully understand crop insurance options...

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CORN PRICES DEPEND ON STRONG DEMAND PICTURE

April 23rd, 2014  |  Today's News

We’re aware that prices for your Illinois corn crop have dropped by nearly 40% over this time last year. A return to a nearly trend-line crop in 2013 after the drought of 2012 brought with it an...

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CORN FARMERS CELEBRATE EARTH DAY EVERY DAY

April 22nd, 2014  |  Today's News

Today, April 22, is Earth Day. It’s a day when many different groups celebrate and promote many different issues and initiatives. Here at IL Corn, we’d like to point out that every day is Earth...

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IN A WORLD OF CHANGING CLIMATE, AGRICULTURE WILL CONTINUE TO ADAPT WITH NEW TECHNOLOGIES

April 21st, 2014  |  Today's News

By Dan Kelley:  Normal, Illinois A recently released report on climate change from the United Nations contains the usual warnings about the future, from melting polar caps to chronic heat waves....

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MEDIA GET UP CLOSE AND PERSONAL WITH LOCK AND DAM

April 18th, 2014  |  Today's News

The Illinois Corn Growers Association co-sponsored with ARTCO, the American River Transportation Company, an outing for broadcast media last week. The media toured the Illinois River from Peoria...

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PETITIONS AVAILABLE FOR ELECTION TO ILLINOIS CORN MARKETING BOARD

April 17th, 2014  |  Today's News

Petitions are now available for corn producers who are interested in running for a seat on the Illinois Corn Marketing Board.  Petitions are available from local University of Illinois Extension...

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FORGET TAXES APRIL 15 WAS SUNOCO GREEN E-15 DAY

April 16th, 2014  |  Today's News

Social media followers of Sunoco and American Ethanol were treated to chances to win promotional items that support E-15 earlier this week. Illinois Corn Marketing Board partners in the NASCAR...

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ICGA STATEMENT REGARDING ETHANOL TAX CREDIT

April 15th, 2014  |  Today's News

Illinois Corn Growers Association President Gary Hudson, a family farmer from Hindsboro, IL, released the following statement in response to media reports citing Illinois Petroleum Marketers...

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SAFE AND ACCURATE FOOD LABELING ACT INTRODUCED

April 14th, 2014  |  Today's News

As Illinois debates a Genetically Modified Labeling bill in the General Assembly, a solution that both allows Americans to better understand what is in the food they are buying and is based on the...

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SIGN UP NOW FOR NEW TEXT MESSAGE NOTIFICATION SYSTEM

April 11th, 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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NEW TECHNOLOGIES ARE GREAT, BUT ETHANOL IS HERE NOW!

April 10th, 2014  |  Today's News

The argument for corn-based ethanol has always been a multifaceted one. Ethanol is cleaner burning and better for air quality. Ethanol is renewable and moves the U.S. away from using up...

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ILLINOIS ECONOMY SUFFERS WHEN CORN PRICES DROP

April 9th, 2014  |  Today's News

The difference in corn prices between 2012 and 2013 means a nearly $7.5 billion loss to the Illinois economy. Data resulting from an analysis conducted by Western Illinois University’s (WIU)...

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2013 U.S. CORN QUALITY WAS RELATIVELY HIGH SAYS REPORT

April 8th, 2014  |  Today's News

International buyers will be able to confirm the quality of U.S. corn using the Corn Export Cargo Quality Report released by the U.S. Grains Council this week. The report details the quality of...

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AN OPEN LETTER TO BIG OIL

April 7th, 2014  |  Today's News

Illinois really has become the battleground for national interests that would like nothing better that to remove ethanol from your fuel. Sure, on the surface it looks like they’re just fighting...

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STATE REDISTRICTING PLAN DEADLINE EXTENDED

April 4th, 2014  |  Today's News

Over the years ICGA has received a lot of questions from both members and non-members on how legislative maps are drawn and why they are in the shape that they are.  The process of drawing the...

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STUDY CONFIRMS ILLINOIS INFRASTRUCTURE IN DIRE STRAITS

April 3rd, 2014  |  Today's News

The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) has branded Illinois with a C- average grade on the states infrastructure. Illinois Corn Growers Association President Gary Hudson said that’s no...

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