SIGN UP TO REPORT E85 PRICES ON NEW WEBSITE

August 29th, 2014  |  Today's News

A new website has been developed that allows motorists to post prices on E85 in Illinois and other Midwestern states. The site, supported by Illinois corn checkoff dollars, has two goals. The...

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EPA RELEASES MAPS SHOWING U.S. STREAMS

August 28th, 2014  |  Today's News

The House Science Committee released Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) maps today that could show the extent of their proposed Waters of the U.S. (WOTUS) regulation.  The Republican chairman...

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EPA RELEASES FINAL RFS RULE TO OMB

August 27th, 2014  |  Today's News

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has sent the 2014 Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) final rule to the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for final review.  OMB has 90 days to...

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FIELD DAY TO HIGHLIGHT FLYING ON COVER CROPS

August 26th, 2014  |  Today's News

A field day scheduled for Monday, September 8, will highlight cover crops. The event will include a live demonstration of the seeds being sown by aerial application into standing corn. Illinois...

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FOR FARMERS CONSIDERING PAYMENT LIMIT IMPLICATIONS TO FARM PROGRAM DECISIONS

August 25th, 2014  |  Today's News

A new article published last week by Carl Zulauf, The Ohio State University, and Nick Paulson, Gary Schnitkey, and Jonathan Coppess, The University of Illinois attempts to analyze farm program...

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URGE EPA TO REVISE PROPOSED WATERS OF THE US RULE

August 22nd, 2014  |  Today's News

  Illinois Corn Growers Association urges all farmers to contact EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy advocating for a revision of the proposed Waters of the U.S. (WOTUS) rulemaking.  Submit your...

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ILLINOIS FARM FAMILIES RAISES PROGRAM AWARENESS

August 21st, 2014  |  Today's News

Illinois Farm Families, the collaborative effort of Illinois Corn Marketing Board, Illinois Beef Association, Illinois Farm Bureau, Illinois Pork Producers Association, Illinois Soybean...

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UPDATE ON CHICAGO'S E15 ORDINANCE

August 20th, 2014  |  Today's News

It looks like you’ll be shelling corn before the Chicago City Council has a chance to vote on a city ordinance that would offer Chicago motorists the chance to choose E15 when they stop to fill up...

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ILLINOIS CORN MARKETING BOARD ELECTS OFFICERS

August 19th, 2014  |  Today's News |  ICMB

Lou Lamoreux, a grain and livestock farmer from Lanark, Illinois, was elected by his peers to serve as Chairman of the Illinois Corn Marketing Board for the 2014-15 term. Lamoreux, a Carroll...

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MORE CORN! MORE CORN!

August 18th, 2014  |  Today's News

  When Illinois Corn Growers President Gary Hudson testified to the City Council of Chicago Committee on Finance about E15, he took several questions based on the so-called food versus fuel...

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MARK YOUR CALENDAR FOR TOUR

August 15th, 2014  |  Today's News

A conservation tour on Tuesday, August 19 around Fairbury, Ill., will explore innovative approaches to reducing nutrient runoff from farm fields.  Fertilizers flowing from fields into rivers and...

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FREE FARM BILL WEBINAR

August 14th, 2014  |  Today's News

Helping farmers and landowners choose the right farm bill risk coverage package in the months ahead will be the topic of a free DTN webinar one week from today on Aug. 21, co-sponsored by the...

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IL CORN PARTICIPATES IN STATE FAIR AG DAY

August 13th, 2014  |  Today's News

Farmers representing IL Corn were present for Ag Day events at the Illinois State Fair.  ICGA President Gary Hudson met with other ag organization leaders and took many media interviews. Hudson...

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TOP TEN PEOPLE WHO BENEFIT FROM A WEAKENED RENEWABLE FUEL STANDARD

August 12th, 2014  |  Today's News

Fuels America, a coalition of organizations committed to protecting America’s Renewable Fuel Standard and promoting the benefits of all types of renewable fuel already growing in America, has...

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COVER CROPS AN IMPORTANT PART OF NUTRIENT MANAGEMENT

August 11th, 2014  |  Today's News

Farmers are being encouraged to consider growing cover crops on their fields through the winter.  Studies show that a living, growing plant in the ground year round improves the soil,...

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FARM BILL TOOLBOX LAUNCHED

August 8th, 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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FORMER ICGA LEADER RECEIVES AWARD

August 7th, 2014  |  Today's News

At a meeting of the U.S. Grains Council, former Illinois Corn Growers Association staffer Larry Groce received the organization’s Lifetime Achievement Award. Groce was with Illinois Corn from...

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HARVEST 2014 CONFERENCE FEATURES PALMER AMARANTH EDUCATION AND DRONES

August 6th, 2014  |  Today's News

ADM will sponsor a Harvest 2014 conference on August 21 in Decatur at Progress City.  Early bird registration ends on August 15 – this Friday – so you definitely need to look into this event...

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ILLINOIS CORN FARMER TO LEAD U.S. GRAINS COUNCIL

August 5th, 2014  |  Today's News

Ron Gray, a farmer from Illinois, was recently elected as U.S. Grains Council chairman during the organization’s 54th Annual Board of Delegates meeting in Omaha, Nebraska. “The Council works...

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ILLINOIS FARMERS ELECT DIRECTORS TO CHECKOFF BOARD

August 4th, 2014  |  Today's News |  ICMB

The Illinois Corn Marketing Board will seat two returning and three new members at an upcoming meeting. The Illinois Department of Agriculture recently announced the results of the farmer...

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