COVER CROP WORKSHOP SCHEDULED FOR NEXT WEEK

October 31st, 2014  |  Today's News

Jennifer Tirey, the executive director of the Illinois Council on Best Management Practices, provides this report on what you can expect to see and learn at the November 4 cover crop event in...

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WHY FARMERS PLANT GMOs? SAME QUESTION, DIFFERENT ANSWER

October 30th, 2014  |  Today's News

Your checkoff dollars continue to empower IL Corn to reach out to non-farmers, explaining to them our farm practices and decision making processes, and helping them identify with and trust...

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THINK ABOUT MARKET BARRIERS WHEN CASTING YOUR VOTE

October 29th, 2014  |  Today's News

The Illinois Corn Growers Association is urging farmers, as they head to the polls, to think about how each candidate might change government policies that restrict market access. These...

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REMEMBER TO SUBMIT HARVEST FORMS FOR NATIONAL CORN YIELD CONTEST TODAY

October 28th, 2014  |  Today's News

 The National Corn Growers Association reminds entrants to submit harvest forms for the 2014 National Corn Yield Contest as less than one month remains until the final deadline. Please note,...

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VOTE FOR ILLINOIS FARMER TO BE A FACE OF AGRICULTURE

October 27th, 2014  |  Today's News

Illinois corn and hog farmer Thomas Titus has made it into the finals as a candidate for the U.S. Farmers and Ranchers Alliance Faces of Agriculture (USFRA). The winners will be chosen in part...

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A LOOK AHEAD TO COMMODITY CONFERENCE (click to play audio)

October 24th, 2014  |  Today's News

In this audio update from IL Corn, Project Coordinator Lindsay Mitchell discusses the upcoming Commodity Conference. **Click here for an election-time message from IL Corn Growers Association.

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WORLD HEADS TO SEATTLE FOR EXPORT EXCHANGE 2014

October 23rd, 2014  |  Today's News

Nearly 180 international coarse grains buyers from 39 countries spent this week in Seattle, Washington, for Export Exchange 2014, ready to meet with U.S. suppliers and service providers across the...

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PILES OF CORN AND LIMITATIONS TO MARKET ACCESS

October 22nd, 2014  |  Today's News

Millions of bushels of corn are already in temporary or emergency storage in Illinois and the corn harvest isn’t even half completed as of yet: where will all the corn go and when will we see at...

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SCHOLARSHIPS FOR COLLEGE AG STUDENTS AVAILABLE

October 21st, 2014  |  Today's News

The National Corn Growers Association and BASF Corporation will again award five $1,000 scholarships to undergraduate and graduate students pursuing a degree in an agriculture-related field during...

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AMERICAN ETHANOL FEATURED IN ROAR! MAGAZINE

October 20th, 2014  |  Today's News

American Ethanol is in the spotlight during an 11 page feature in Roar!, a weekly race magazine.  The article, which features commentary from National Corn Growers Association NASCAR Advisory...

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FARM BILL 2014 CALCULATOR: UNDERSTAND YOUR FARM PROGRAM DECISIONS

October 17th, 2014  |  Today's News

Farm Bill 2014 is reported to be the most complicated Farm Bill in your farming history.  Couple that complication with the fact that there is no default into the same farm program you’re used to...

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RECORD CORN HARVEST AND RAIL AVAILABILITY (audio)

October 16th, 2014  |  Today's News

It’s been rainy and wet and wet and rainy for a good string of days now, keeping many Illinois farmers out of the fields. There is a record harvest of corn out there waiting to be brought in....

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EPA ANNOUNCES FINAL DECISION TO REGISTER ENLIST DUO, HERBICIDE CONTAINING 2, 4-D AND GLYPHOSATE

October 15th, 2014  |  Today's News

The EPA is registering the herbicide, Enlist Duo to manage the problem of resistant weeds. The pesticide is for use in controlling weeds in corn and soybeans genetically-engineered (GE) to...

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SCHOLARSHIPS FOR THOSE PREPARING FOR CAREERS IN ETHANOL

October 14th, 2014  |  Today's News

For the sixth year, the Renewable Fuels Association is partnering with the Renewable Fuels Foundation to provide up to six (6) scholarships to students in higher education to attend the 20th...

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GRAIN HANDLING SAFETY VIDEO

October 13th, 2014  |  Today's News

Take a look at this video regarding grain handling safety. At this time of year you are working long hours in stressful conditions. As you’re in your office, sit and watch this video and remember...

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E85 PRICE GOUGING

October 10th, 2014  |  Today's News

A recent report from the Renewable Fuels Association indicates there’s likely price gouging on E85 in the St. Louis market area. What’s the price of E85 near you? Illinois Corn is rolling out a...

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ARE YOU RAINED OUT? CONSIDER THIS OCT 10 FARM BILL WEBINAR

October 9th, 2014  |  Today's News

Thursday brought rain to many areas and that may have you out of the field. Consider registering for a U of I FARMDOC webinar to help you understand your options in the new 2014 Farm Bill. IL Corn...

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LOW CORN PRICES GIVE ETHANOL BIGGER PRICE BOOST OVER OIL

October 8th, 2014  |  Today's News

While you’re out harvesting your portion of a record corn crop, ethanol continues to become cheaper relative to the price of oil. That’s a good thing IF we can get demand to grow as a result....

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CONGRESSWOMAN DUCKWORTH'S OFFICE SPEAKS AT ETHANOL HEARING

October 7th, 2014  |  Today's News

This daily update is available in an audio format by clicking here. More than 100 people listened to a briefing by the Environmental Energy Study Institute (EESI) earlier this week in Washington,...

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ILLINOIS FARM FAMILIES UPDATE

October 6th, 2014  |  Today's News

On September 13, Illinois Farm Families, the collaborative effort of Illinois Corn Marketing Board, Illinois Beef Association, Illinois Farm Bureau, Illinois Pork Producers Association, Illinois...

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