2015 CONSERVATION CROPPING SEMINARS

December 31st, 2014  |  Today's News

**NOTE: The IL Corn office will close at noon on 12/31/14 and reopen on 1/2/15. Happy New Year!** If you invest just twenty bucks and one day this coming winter, you can feed your curiosity and...

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ETHANOL: A FAVORITE TARGET FOR JUNK SCIENCE

December 30th, 2014  |  Today's News

It makes absolutely zero sense to us here at IL Corn that people who are apparently quite well educated and smart can somehow believe that gasoline containing ethanol derived from corn is less...

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DATES AND LOCATIONS FOR THE 2015 UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS CORN & SOYBEAN CLASSICS

December 29th, 2014  |  Today's News

The dates and locations for the 2015 University of Illinois Corn & Soybean Classics are set for next January.   The 2015 program, with a format emphasizing crop production, pest management,...

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A LOOK AT ILLINOIS AGRICULTURE

December 26th, 2014  |  Today's News

The Census of Agriculture is the most complete account of U.S. farms and ranches and the people who operate them. Every Thursday USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service will highlight on...

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MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL!

December 24th, 2014  |  Today's News

The Illinois Corn office will be closed from noon on Christmas Eve and through Christmas Day. We wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! 

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IS SANTA BRINGING YOU A DRONE FOR CHRISTMAS?

December 23rd, 2014  |  Today's News

Unmanned Aerial Systems or Vehicles, also known as drones, are at the top of many people’s Christmas list. In fact, some high dollar drone prototypes were stolen from a store in California earlier...

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FOOD ELITES WORKING TO DECIDE YOUR FARM'S FUTURE

December 22nd, 2014  |  Today's News

Food elitists came together recently in the most brazen style, unapologetically putting together a food forum that was sponsored by Porshe and held on the grounds of an estate formerly held by the...

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NCGA ANNOUNCES 2014 YIELD CONTEST WINNERS

December 19th, 2014  |  Today's News

  Advanced production techniques, informed growing practices and improved seed varieties helped corn growers achieve high yields in the National Corn Growers Association 2014...

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NEW TOOL HOPES TO REDUCE GRAIN BIN ENTRAPMENT

December 18th, 2014  |  Today's News

A new app released today on iTunes and Google Play Stores will help rural elevators, fire departments and other emergency personnel to save lives. The Illinois Grain Rescue Tube Locator app uses...

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USER FEE INCREASE PASSES IN HOUSE AND SENATE

December 17th, 2014  |  Today's News

Last night the U.S. Senate passed by a 76-16 vote the increase in the barge user fee that Illinois farmers, laborers, and the conservation community have been supporting for years. The nine cent...

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MARKET OPPORTUNITIES AND CHALLENGES IN LATIN AMERICA

December 16th, 2014  |  Today's News

You’ve harvested a record yield in 2014 and now IL Corn is helping you find markets in South America for all that grain.   Colombia is the second largest corn importer in the Latin American...

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CORN DEMAND PROVIDES PRICE SUPPORT

December 15th, 2014  |  Today's News

The March 2015 corn futures traded to a high of $4.115 on Dec.15, the highest level since July 10 and 80 cents above the low reached on Oct. 1. The average spot cash price at South-Central...

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NEW FARM FAMILIES RESEARCH CONFIRMS PROGRAM STRUCTURE

December 12th, 2014  |  Today's News

New research conducted by Illinois Farm Families indicates that IFF is on the right track when it comes to addressing the concerns that Chicago-area moms have about their food. IFF is a...

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FIFTEEN YEARS OF "PROTESTING THE PROTESTS" AGAINST FREE TRADE

December 11th, 2014  |  Today's News

The public protests over recent grand-jury decisions have brought to mind an event whose 15th anniversary has just passed: the so-called “Battle in Seattle” over global trade. Thankfully, we...

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VOTE FOR YOUR FAVORITE ENTRIES IN FIELDS-OF-CORN PHOTO CONTEST

December 10th, 2014  |  Today's News

With entries now closed for the Fields-of-Corn Photo Contest, the National Corn Growers Association invites everyone to help select the submissions which best tell the story of farming and...

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CHICAGO TO SET STAGE FOR WIDESPREAD ADOPTION OF E15

December 9th, 2014  |  Today's News

Illinois Corn Growers Association members and other supporters of a cleaner, less expensive gasoline alternative on Monday cheered passage by the City Council Finance Committee of the Chicago...

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E15 CLEARS BIG OIL'S HURDLES IN CHICAGO

December 8th, 2014  |  Today's News

Just this afternoon the Chicago City Council Committee on Finance passed the Chicago Clean E15 ordinance. IL Corn has been involved in this ordinance's passage by supporting work with educating...

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BIG OIL RAMPS UP AGAINST CHICAGO CLEAN E15: SIGN PETITION

December 5th, 2014  |  Today's News

Here at IL Corn we’ve been working for several months now to bring an ordinance to the City of Chicago that would make E15 available at more than 200 gas stations in the City. We know we’ll be...

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PORK, CORN AND SOYBEAN GROUPS DONATE 10,000 POUNDS OF PORK TO THE MIDWEST FOOD BANK

December 4th, 2014  |  Today's News

The Illinois Corn Marketing Board is excited to be a part of the more than 1.6 million servings of pork provided by the Pork Power program.  Today’s donation of 10,000 pounds at the Midwest Food...

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YOUR CALL NEEDED: FUNDING FOR UPGRADED LOCKS AND DAMS A POSSIBILITY!

December 3rd, 2014  |  Today's News

The Illinois Corn Growers Association asks for members to call their congressman and ask for a vote in support of the Able Act, H.R. 674. The Able Act includes a provision to increase the user...

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