NEW VIDEOS PROMOTING CORN

June 30th, 2014  |  Today's News

Each summer the Illinois Corn Marketing Board funds two communications internships. A primary goal of the internship is to create short videos that promote corn. You may find this helpful in your...

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ENERGY TITLE IN FARM BILL DELIVERS EFFICIENCIES, NEW DEVELOPMENT

June 27th, 2014  |  Today's News

Farm Doc Daily continues to be an excellent source of information about Farm Bill 2014.  You will have many new, complex options to understand and it isn’t always wise to rely only on your FSA...

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WHOLESALE ETHANOL 98 CENTS CHEAPER THAN GASOLINE

June 26th, 2014  |  Today's News

Today at the CME, July ethanol contracts are running 98 cents a gallon cheaper than RBOB gasoline, the base fuel used during summer months. That’s keeping gas cheaper at the pump, despite the...

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ILLINOIS CORN CHECKOFF WORKS TO OVERCOME BLEND WALL

June 25th, 2014  |  Today's News

As the Administration and USEPA continue their deliberations on a proposed rule that would roll back the amount of corn-based ethanol that is blended in our nation’s fuel supply. This is related...

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WATERS OF THE US PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD

June 24th, 2014  |  Today's News

The EPA extended its deadline for public comments concerning the notice of a proposed rule on the Waters of the U.S. issue.  The new deadline is October 20. This particular rulemaking would...

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MARK YOUR CALENDARS FOR PRECISION AERIAL AG SHOW

June 23rd, 2014  |  Today's News

In just a few short weeks, the Farm Progress Show site in Decatur, IL, will be home to numerous unmanned aerial vehicles, also known as drones. Check www.PAAS2014.com for more information. The...

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HOUSE APPROPS COMMITTEE APPROVES RECORD FUNDING FOR CORPS

June 20th, 2014  |  Today's News

This week, the House Appropriations Committee approved, by unanimous voice vote, the FY ’15 Energy and Water Development and Related Agencies appropriations bill that funds the U.S. Army Corps of...

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FIVE REASONS TO LOVE THE RFS

June 19th, 2014  |  Today's News

The Renewable Fuel Standard is being threatened.  When passed, the legislation seemed like a huge success for the nation – an end to imported oil and the wars that it causes, a benefit to the...

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ILLINOIS FARM SHARES CORN STORY WITH INTERNATIONAL BUYERS

June 18th, 2014  |  Today's News

Illinois corn checkoff dollars are partnered each year with the U.S. Grains Council (USGC). USGC works with current and potential international customers of U.S. corn. To sum it up, they provide...

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CHINA HALTS DDGS IMPORTS...AGAIN

June 17th, 2014  |  Today's News

In a move that shouldn’t surprise anyone, China has halted import of U.S. DDGS, driving the market price of the ethanol co-product down to levels not seen since 2010. Despite their rhetoric, the...

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A BROAD COALTION AGREES ON A WAY FORWARD

June 16th, 2014  |  Today's News

This article is noteworthy. In fact, this one simple paragraph makes it something you should click on and read through. “Think about that for a second: A Monsanto executive, an organic farmer,...

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BACK POCKET INFO ON GMO

June 13th, 2014  |  Today's News

The onslaught of bad information regarding biotechnology and GMOs never seems to slow down. Are you prepared to have a discussion with your friends and neighbors about why you choose to use...

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FARMDOC AND IL CORN HELP FARMERS UNDERSTAND THEIR FARM PROGRAM OPTIONS

June 12th, 2014  |  Today's News

For farmers interested in learning more about their 2014 farm program options, FarmDoc Daily continues to be an excellent resource. Since Illinois farmers started making serious progress in the...

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ILLINOIS CORN FARMER IN LINE TO LEAD NCGA

June 11th, 2014  |  Today's News

The National Corn Growers Association's Corn Board has elected Rob Elliott of Cameron, Illinois, to become the organization's first vice president for the next fiscal year, which begins Oct. 1....

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OBAMA SIGNS LOCK & DAM BILL INTO LAW

June 10th, 2014  |  Today's News

Today, President Obama signed the Water Resources Reform and Development Act into law, signaling agreement that updating locks and dams, not just maintaining them, needs to be a priority for...

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ILLINOIS DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE TO OFFER FREE RECYCLING PROGRAM FOR AGRICHEMICAL CONTAINERS

June 9th, 2014  |  Today's News

The Illinois Department of Agriculture is encouraging farmers to save their empty agrichemical containers.  The department announced today it has arranged to recycle them.     Beginning in late...

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LEARNING HOW FOOD IS GROWN FROM THE FARMER WHO GROWS IT

June 6th, 2014  |  Today's News

A group of ladies visited our family farm a few days ago. The suburban “Field Moms” from the Chicago, Illinois area didn’t know much about agriculture and had sensible questions about where their...

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NCGA LAUNCHES FIELDS-OF-CORN PHOTO CONTEST

June 5th, 2014  |  Today's News

The National Corn Growers Association calls on photographers to help tell the story of farming field corn in America through the first annual Fields-of-Corn Photo Contest. Through this contest,...

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ICGA STATEMENT REGARDING U.S. EPA'S CLIMATE CHANGE PLAN

June 4th, 2014  |  Today's News

Illinois Corn Growers Association President Gary Hudson, a family farmer from Hindsboro, IL, released the following statement in response to U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina...

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DESPITE THE RHETORIC CORN ETHANOL DOESN'T CAUSE LAND USE CHANGE

June 3rd, 2014  |  Today's News

A study funded with Illinois corn checkoff dollars proves that increased corn yields and more efficient use of corn ethanol co-products will greatly decrease land needed for ethanol production....

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