OFFICIALS TAKING NOTE OF ETHANOL ADVANCES

July 31st, 2014  |  Today's News

As it's been reported in national print media, officials in Washington, DC, including some at the White House, are becoming more aware of the latest research regarding corn based ethanol. For too...

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E15 COMING TO CHICAGO?

July 30th, 2014  |  Today's News

Earlier this week, the Chicago City Council Committee on Finance heard a proposal that would offer Chicagoans enhanced choice at the pump...access to E15. Action to finalize the ordinance could...

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COVER CROP FIELD DAY AUGUST 6

July 29th, 2014  |  Today's News

The Lake Springfield Watershed Project Committee invites farmers to attend a cover crop field day on Wednesday, August 6. The Lake Springfield Project is a program of several organizations...

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REALLOCATE OR NOT? THAT IS THE QUESTION.

July 28th, 2014  |  Today's News

The 2014 Farm Bill is full of big and complicated decisions.  One of them is whether to reallocate your base acres based on a 4-year average for the 2009-2012 crop years or leave them at September...

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WILL CHICAGO GAIN GROUND ON ETHANOL BEFORE WASHINGTON DC?

July 25th, 2014  |  Today's News

Corn-based ethanol is battling for every gallon of use it can get. It’s no easy task given the entrenched misconceptions about this homegrown, renewable fuel. In Washington, DC, a Congressional...

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NUTRIENT MANAGEMENT PROJECT YIELDS RESULTS

July 24th, 2014  |  Today's News

An innovative partnership in the Lake Springfield watershed has demonstrated in its first year that reducing nutrient losses yields positive results for agriculture and the environment. Illinois...

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ILLINOIS FARMERS FEATURED IN EDUCATIONAL CAMPAIGN ON THE HILL

July 23rd, 2014  |  Today's News

For the sixth summer in a row, corn and corn farmers have taken to Washington, DC, hoping to help legislators and their influencers on the Hill understand our nation’s largest crop. Illinois...

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SALUTE TO PORK NIGHT AT NORMAL CORNBELTERS

July 22nd, 2014  |  Today's News

‘A crack of the bat, a bite of DaBurger’ will be the most common motto used on July 23rd when the Illinois Pork Producer Association (IPPA) partners up with the Illinois Corn Marketing Board at...

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SOCIAL MEDIA BRINGS ABOUT NEW ERA OF FOOD REVOLT

July 21st, 2014  |  Today's News

Food policy and reform isn’t as slow as it used to be.  In fact, for many who are engaged in the debate, going around the government and straight to the manufacturer is a much more direct way to...

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CORN CHECKOFF PROMOTES ETHANOL IN CHICAGO

July 18th, 2014  |  Today's News

With corn prices down and an expected record breaking crop in the ground, IL Corn knows that supporting corn demand is key to maintaining profits. One way to do that is to increase demand for...

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HSUS CONTINUES THEIR MISLEADING FUNDRAISING PRACTICES

July 17th, 2014  |  Today's News

It’s been quite a while since we’ve checked in with our friends at HumaneWatch.org.  These are the folks who are holding the Humane Society of the U.S. accountable for their actions – and their...

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IL CORN PRIORITIES CHAMPIONED AT WHITE HOUSE MEETING

July 16th, 2014  |  Today's News

Earlier this week, Rep. Bill Foster (D-IL) organized and led a meeting at the White House to discuss proposed changes to the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS).  Foster was joined by Democratic...

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CORN CHECKOFF HELPS BUILD DEMAND

July 15th, 2014  |  Today's News

Where will the anticipated record-breaking crop of corn go this year? That's the important question. Basic economics tells us that with an increased supply, to maintain or improve price, the...

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ENJOYING THE OTHER CORN CROP

July 14th, 2014  |  Today's News

Many people are understandably unaware that field corn isn’t the corn they treat as a vegetable on their dinner plate. In fact, sweet corn (veggie corn) makes up less than 1 percent of our state’s...

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FARM BILL TOOLBOX LAUNCHED

July 11th, 2014  |  Today's News

You may recall from early in June, that the University of Illinois was among the recipients for Farm Bill education monies set aside in the Farm Bill 2014 legislation.  These funds were reserved...

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OIL MONOPOLY LIMITS CONSUMER CHOICE, SAVINGS

July 10th, 2014  |  Today's News

Illinois is the perfect example of how oil companies control the gasoline marketplace, limit choice, and make sure lower-priced fuels don’t make it to the pump. Mirroring the national gasoline...

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CHECKOFF FUNDED INTERN TEACHES TEACHERS ABOUT CORN

July 9th, 2014  |  Today's News

Abby Marten, a student in the University of Illinois Champaign, is serving this year as the Illinois Corn Marketing Board Ag-in-the-Classroom Summer Ag Institute intern. In her role, she creates...

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FAA STRUGGLING TO DEAL WITH DRONES

July 8th, 2014  |  Today's News

At their last meeting, the board of directors of both Illinois Corn Growers Association and Illinois Corn Marketing Board discussed the use of drones on farms.  The technology is appealing and...

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CANDIDATES FOR ILLINOIS CORN MARKETING BOARD ELECTIONS ANNOUNCED, VOTE JULY 8

July 7th, 2014  |  Today's News

The Illinois Department of Agriculture announced the candidates for three state commodity boards. Plan to vote tomorrow, July 8. Producers will vote July 8 to determine members of the Illinois...

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ETHANOL SAVES MONEY

July 3rd, 2014  |  Today's News

The Fuels America coalition is launching a new wave of ads to highlight highlighting renewable fuels’ savings for consumers as gas prices climb to their highest levels since 2008. The National...

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