ILLINOIS NUTRIENT LOSS REDUCTION STRATEGY DRAFT RELEASED

November 26th, 2014  |  Today's News

On November 25 the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency released its draft Illinois Nutrient Loss Reduction Strategy. The Strategy, as it is called, aims to reduce the annual loading of...

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ICGA ELECTS NEW OFFICERS, BOARD MEMBERS

November 25th, 2014  |  Today's News

Ken Hartman, a farmer from Waterloo, has been elected president of the Illinois Corn Growers Association (ICGA) for 2014-2015, at their re-organizational meeting Nov. 25, 2014 at the Marriott...

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ICGA STATEMENT REGARDING EPA's RVO RULE ANNOUNCEMENT

November 21st, 2014  |  Today's News

The following is a statement from Gary Hudson, Hindsboro, IL, farmer and president of the Illinois Corn Growers Association, in response to today's U.S. EPA announcement related to the Renewable...

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GOVERNOR ELECT RAUNER ANNOUNCES TRANSITION TEAM FOR AG, ENERGY

November 20th, 2014  |  Today's News

Governor elect Rauner’s office has made public the names of his transition team. A former president of ICGA and NCGA is on the list. Agriculture Len Corzine: Past President, Illinois Corn...

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L.A. TIMES GETS IT RIGHT ON GMOS

November 19th, 2014  |  Today's News

Who knew that it would be the L.A. Times that stands up for GMO crops? That seems to be the case after the paper published an editorial calling attention to the absurdity of a proposed city...

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COMMODITY CLASSIC REGISTRATION AND HOUSING OPENS TODAY

November 18th, 2014  |  Today's News

Commodity Classic registration and housing reservations opened online at 9 a.m. this morning, November 18, 2014. Rooms are expected to book quickly, so those interested should register as soon as...

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SCHOLARSHIPS FOR COLLEGE AG STUDENTS AVAILABLE

November 17th, 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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ILLINOIS FARMER CHOSEN FOR USFRA FACES OF FARMING AND RANCHING PROGRAM

November 14th, 2014  |  Today's News

Thomas Titus, a grain and hog farmer from Central Illinois, joins several other farmers from across the country as part of the second class of Faces of Farming and Ranching, a program of the U.S....

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DON'T FORGET TO FILL OUT ONLINE HARVEST FORMS FOR NATIONAL CORN YIELD CONTEST

November 13th, 2014  |  Today's News

With harvest currently underway in most areas, the National Corn Growers Association reminds entrants to submit harvest forms for the 2014 National Corn Yield Contest. While the harvest...

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NEW SMARTPHONE APP KEEPS ETHANOL ANSWERS HANDY

November 12th, 2014  |  Today's News

The Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) designed and released a new mobile app titled “RFA Advocacy.” The app is free of charge and available to download on all iPhones and Android-powered...

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ILLINOIS COMMODITY CONFERENCE TEAMS WITH WILLAG.ORG FARM ASSETS CONFERENCE

November 11th, 2014  |  Today's News

The 2014 Illinois Commodity Conference is teaming with the WILLAg.org Farm Assets Conference to offer a two-day event that will take place Monday, November 24th and Tuesday, November 25th, at the...

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IL CORN WELCOMES NEW CBMP EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

November 10th, 2014  |  Today's News

Illinois Corn Growers Association is a member of the Illinois Council on Best Management Practices (CBMP). The work of this organization is becoming increasingly important as nutrient management...

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FIELD DAYS TEACH ILLINOIS FARMERS ABOUT CONSERVATION AND SOIL HEALTH

November 7th, 2014  |  Today's News

The Soil Health Partnership will hold three free field days during November, showcasing how healthy soils sustain higher yields. Topics of discussion will include Illinois Corn Growers Association...

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VOLUNTARY ADOPTION OF BEST MANAGEMENT PRACTICES TO AVOID REGULATION (audio)

November 6th, 2014  |  Today's News

Pete Fandel is a cover crops expert and professor at Illinois Central College. He spoke earlier this week at a Cover Crops Field Day sponsored by the Illinois Council on Best Management Practices....

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ILLINOIS NRCS ANNOUNCES EQIP APPLICATION DEADLINES

November 5th, 2014  |  Today's News

Illinois State Conservationist for USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) Ivan Dozier announced that November 21, 2014 and January 16, 2015 will be the two Environmental Quality...

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HISTORY OF ETHANOL WRITTEN BY SIUE PROFESSOR

November 4th, 2014  |  Today's News

Both Illinois Corn Growers Association and Illinois Corn Marketing Board have played roles in the establishment and support of the National Corn to Ethanol Research Center at Southern Illinois...

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PROTECT THE POLLINATORS AND COMMENT TO THE EPA

November 3rd, 2014  |  Today's News

Pollinators are a vital part of U.S. agriculture and it is estimated that they directly impact 35% of the world’s agriculture.  Bees are responsible for more that just honey; they pollinate...

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