ARE FARMERS RICH?

September 30th, 2014  |  Today's News

We already know what your answer is.  NO!  Not this year anyway. But since this three word phrase is one of the highest ranked search terms for our blog, Corn Corps, we decided to write about...

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ILLINOIS COMMODITY CONFERENCE ANNOUNCES THEME FOR 2014: STRIVING TO SUSTAINABLY FEED THE WORLD

September 29th, 2014  |  Today's News

The 2014 Illinois Commodity Conference will take place Tuesday, November 25th, at the Marriott Hotel & Conference Center in Normal, IL.  The annual one-day event brings together crop growers and...

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ACKNOWLEDGE THAT DR OZ IS A CAPITALISTIC OPPORTUNIST AND MOVE ON

September 26th, 2014  |  Today's News

The anti-GMO front got a short term boost from Dr. Oz this week. Oz, a television personality and MD, ran a segment about what he mistakenly called a ‘GMO pesticide’ that you’ll know as Dow’s new...

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USDA ANNOUNCES FARM BILL DECISION MAKING TOOLS

September 25th, 2014  |  Today's News

Today, U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Tom Vilsack announced a new tool to help farmers determine what farm program options will work best to manage risk on their family...

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VETERANS GROUP JOINS E15 EFFORT IN CHICAGO

September 24th, 2014  |  Today's News

Citing the need to reduce America’s reliance on Middle East oil, VoteVets.org, the largest group of progressive veterans in America, is joining numerous Chicago veterans in asking Mayor Emmanuel...

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THE FUTURE IS BRIGHT FOR AGRICULTURAL SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS

September 23rd, 2014  |  Today's News

Adkins Energy LLC has named their 2014 scholarship winners – and IL Corn couldn’t be prouder of the understanding these young students have about ethanol and its impact on the marketplace. Let’s...

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INCREASE THE INLAND WATERWAYS BARGE DIESEL USER FEE: SEND YOUR LETTER TO CONGRESS TODAY!

September 22nd, 2014  |  Today's News

With the successful enactment of WRRDA 2014, along with higher FY ’15 appropriations levels for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Civil Works mission, there remains a critical need for higher...

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TRADE CREATES A WORLD PRIMED FOR PEACE

September 19th, 2014  |  Today's News

  By Bill Horan: Rockwell City, Iowa War dominates the news these days, from the conflict between Russia and Ukraine to the battles splitting the Israelis and Palestinians. Last weekend, as Pope...

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SLOW DECISIONS PUT U.S. AT A DISADVANTAGE

September 18th, 2014  |  Today's News

Posted from CornCorps Yesterday, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) issued its decision deregulating (or approving) the Enlist corn, Enlist soybeans, and Enlist E3 soybean traits in the...

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REQUEST FOR HARVEST PICTURES, UPDATES

September 17th, 2014  |  Today's News

There’s a lot going on in state and national level politics that is related to your corn harvest. To make the point that Illinois corn farmers are doing their part and growing a record crop, we’d...

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SENATOR DURBIN CHASTISES AMINISTRATION, EPA ON ETHANOL NUMBERS

September 16th, 2014  |  Today's News

Last week, our senior U.S. Senator, Mr. Dick Durbin, sent a letter to the White House Office of Management and Budget chiding them for their handling of the RFS RVO numbers on ethanol. IL Corn...

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ILLINOIS CORN MARKETING BOARD PARTNERS WITH GILBARCO VEEDER-ROOT TO BRING ETHANOL TO RETAILERS

September 15th, 2014  |  Today's News

The Illinois Corn Marketing Board (ICMB) and the American Lung Association (ALA) recently chose Gilbarco Veeder-Root as their partner to help drive the adoption of higher ethanol blend fuel in...

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SOIL HEALTH PARTNERSHIP FIELD DAYS MOVE TO ILLINOIS

September 12th, 2014  |  Today's News

Soil Health Partnership field days resume their schedule of presentations and demonstrations on Tuesday, Sept. 16. Corn farmers David, Joe and Chase Brown will host area farmers, soil health...

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A NEW CROP INSURANCE PROVISION EXCLUDES QUALIFYING DATA FROM CALCULATIONS

September 11th, 2014  |  Today's News

An important change to crop insurance was included in the 2014 Farm Bill.  The amendment permits farmers to elect to exclude yields from their APH if they are in a county (or contiguous to a...

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REMINDERS FOR FALL MANURE APPLICATION

September 10th, 2014  |  Today's News

Harvest is just around the corner, and that means pork producers and grain farmers will soon prep for fall field nutrient applications.  The Illinois Pork Producers Association (IPPA) reminds pork...

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LIVESTOCK GROWTH SETTING RECORDS IN ILLINOIS

September 9th, 2014  |  Today's News

The Illinois livestock industry is poised to set a record in 2014 with 110 notices of intent to construct filed with the Illinois Department of Agriculture as of August.  A notice of intent to...

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SEPT. 1 CORN STOCKS ESTIMATE - DOES IT MATTER?

September 8th, 2014  |  Today's News

Corn prices continue to be dominated by expectations of a very large U.S. harvest. The USDA will release a new forecast of the size of the crop on Sept. 11. According to a University of Illinois...

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UPDATE ON CHICAGO E15 ORDINANCE

September 5th, 2014  |  Today's News

Parties involved in a proposed ordinance that would make E15 available at every gas station in the City of Chicago are still working the issue. The proposed ordinance, put forth by Alderman Ed...

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JAPANESE LEADERSHIP NO ACCIDENT: BIOTECH REGULATORS STAY AHEAD OF THE CURVE

September 4th, 2014  |  Today's News

Marty Marr, a corn farmer from New Berlin and a Director on the Illinois Corn Marketing Board, had the privilege of hosting a Japanese trade team last week to discuss biotechnology and recent...

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MCCARTHY INDICATES RFS NUMBERS WILL INCREASE IN FINAL RULE

September 3rd, 2014  |  Today's News

Yesterday during a Barclays CEO Energy-Power Conference luncheon in New York City, EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy alluded that final 2014 Renewable Fuel Standard volume requirements for ethanol...

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