POSITIONS TO BE FILLED ON ICGA BOARD

May 30th, 2014  |  Today's News

Are you interested in serving on a volunteer board to learn more about the Illinois agricultural industry, develop media relations and PR skills, meet other Illinois leaders and network with...

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NEW CONSERVATION PROGRAM SIGNALS SIGNIFICANT CHANGE FOR FARMERS

May 29th, 2014  |  Today's News

There are many changes in this newly passed farm bill – and some have said that it will be the most complicated farm bill yet!  One of the changes is a significant shift in the way we promote...

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OVERSIGHT OR OMISSION? EPA AND ADMINISTRATION NOT ACKNOWLEDING ETHANOL

May 28th, 2014  |  Today's News

Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released the third edition of a report, Climate Change Indicators in the United States. The report pulls together observed data on key...

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ILLINOIS FARM FAMILIES GAINS EXPOSURE

May 27th, 2014  |  Today's News

The Illinois corn checkoff supported Illinois Farm Families® received positive publicity from the Chicago Tribune following the Field Moms’ tour of the Goulds’ hog farm on March 29, 2014. The...

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WRDA PASSES BOTH HOUSE AND SENATE

May 23rd, 2014  |  Today's News

The Illinois Corn Growers Association (ICGA) celebrates the passage of the Water Resources Reform Development Act (WRRDA) through both the U.S. House and the U.S. Senate.  This is another small...

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SENATE VOTES IN FAVOR OF LOCKS AND DAMS

May 22nd, 2014  |  Today's News

Today, the U.S. Senate voted in favor of the Water Resources Development Act.  This bill, should it become law, makes lock and dam upgrades one small step closer than before. This WRDA bill...

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IL CORN SUPPORTS AMERICAN ETHANOL AT ST LOUIS RACE TRACK

May 21st, 2014  |  Today's News

It’s been since October of 2010 that Illinois corn farmers attended a race to interact with NASCAR fans at Gateway Motorsports Park. That will change on June 14th when Illinois corn farmers...

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US HOUSE PASSES LOCK AND DAM BILL TODAY

May 20th, 2014  |  Today's News

The U.S. House of Representatives voted 412 to 4 to pass the Water Resources Reform Development Act (WRRDA) today, moving us one small step closer to beginning construction on a new lock on the...

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E-15 NOW AVAILABLE IN MISSOURI, WILL ILLINOIS PUT IN MORE PUMPS

May 19th, 2014  |  Today's News

It is official. Missouri retailers can now offer E15 (15 percent ethanol, 85 percent gasoline) at the pump, providing consumers a cleaner-burning, cost-saving option over conventional gasoline....

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POSITIONS TO BE FILLED ON ICGA BOARD

May 16th, 2014  |  Today's News

Are you interested in serving on a volunteer board to learn more about the Illinois agricultural industry, develop media relations and PR skills, meet other Illinois leaders and network with...

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GET UPDATED REGARDING THE WRDA BILL VIA TEXT MESSAGE NEXT WEEK!

May 15th, 2014  |  Today's News

Sometime late next week, we expect that the Water Resources Development Act Conference Committee Report will be voted on in the House and the Senate. This bill includes language that shifts the...

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NCYC ONLINE ENTRY NOW OPEN

May 14th, 2014  |  Today's News

With planting well underway in much of the country, the National Corn Growers Association invites farmers to register early for NCGA's National Corn Yield Contest and save big on entry fees. Until...

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FARMLAND NEWS COVERAGE IS POSITIVE, CREATES CONVERSATIONS

May 13th, 2014  |  Today's News

You may have heard about the documentary “Farmland” in the newspapers or at a farmer meeting.  You may have even been among the leadership to see an advanced screening.  But did you really...

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GRAINS COUNCIL TRACKS ETHANOL, DDGS

May 12th, 2014  |  Today's News

Illinois Corn Marketing Board partners with the U.S. Grains Council to promote corn, ethanol, and DDGS to export markets. This is a key relationship since in Illinois, over half the corn leaves...

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WRDA COMPROMISE REACHED, FINAL BILL AVAILABLE NEXT WEEK

May 9th, 2014  |  Today's News

Following a fly-in in which several corn states lobbied key legislators on the need for upgraded waterways infrastructure, Senators Boxer and Vitter, joined by Congressmen Shuster and Rahall,...

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WHICH FARM PROGRAM WILL WORK BEST FOR YOU?

May 8th, 2014  |  Today's News

The latest FarmDoc Daily, written by Nick Paulsen, is an important read.  When farm bill sign up finally occurs, you will have choices about signing up for farm programs or signing up for...

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#PLANT14: A SOCIAL MEDIA MOVEMENT TO CONNECT PEOPLE TO THEIR FOOD

May 7th, 2014  |  Today's News

The #PLANT14 (and its relatives, #HARVEST14, #PLANT13, #HARVEST13 and so on) have existed for years, but seemed to really make sense to me this year.  Perhaps because of their prevalence on...

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CORN PLANTING REMAINS BEHIND AVERAGE

May 6th, 2014  |  Today's News

U.S. corn farmers have planted 29 percent of the 2014 crop as of Sunday, the U.S. Department of Agriculture reported yesterday. While that is 18 percentage points higher than the same time last...

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ILLINOIS CORN GROWERS SUPPORT TRADE WITH CUBA

May 5th, 2014  |  Today's News

Illinois Corn Growers Association (ICGA) joins other Illinois farm organizations in asking President Barack Obama to continue the expansion of trade opportunities with Cuba. Cuba lies close...

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FALL INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES WITH IL CORN

May 2nd, 2014  |  Today's News

 IL Corn is seeking qualified college students with backgrounds in or interest in agriculture to fill our fall 2014 internships.  Two internship opportunities exist: social media and video...

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