THOUSANDS PARTICIPATED IN FARM BILL OPPORTUNITIES

January 30th, 2015  |  Today's News

Over 9,000 farmers answered the call from Illinois Corn Growers Association President Kenny Hartman earlier this week and then stayed on the line to participate in our Farm Bill telephone town...

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PORK EXPO FEATURES SESSIONS FOR GRAIN FARMERS

January 29th, 2015  |  Today's News

Illinois corn farmers are invited to attend the 2015 IL Pork Expo, Feb. 3-4, at the Peoria Civic Center.  This year's Pork Expo has several events that may be of interest. A special breakout...

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FARMDOC OFFERS FARM BILL SEMINAR SERIES

January 28th, 2015  |  Today's News

Were you one of the more than 9,000 farmers that joined us at 7 pm on Tuesday for the Tele Town Hall?  If you missed it, you can listen to a recording of that meeting here! Don’t forget, our...

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FARM BILL WEBINARS THIS WEEK

January 27th, 2015  |  Today's News

On January 28 and 29, IL Corn will host a series of Farm Bill webinars, presented by Dr. Gary Schnitkey, University of Illinois, to help you navigate what is probably the most complicated Farm...

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PLAN FOR 7PM TELEPHONE CALL TUESDAY JANUARY 27

January 26th, 2015  |  Today's News

Tomorrow evening, IL Corn will be dialing up as many of you as possible and invite you to stay on the line for a telephone town hall meeting at 7pm on January 27th. You can find out more by...

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SENATE TELLS PRESIDENT TO FUND LOCKS AND DAMS

January 23rd, 2015  |  Today's News

Following a similar effort in the House last month, the Senate is sending a letter to President Obama, asking for funding in his FY2016 budget to upgrade locks and dams on the Upper Mississippi...

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EPA OFFICIAL: 2014 RFS IN SPRING

January 22nd, 2015  |  Today's News

The Environmental Protection Agency will release, at a minimum, the 2014 Renewable Fuel Standard mandate sometime this spring, according to an agency official. The statement was reportedly made...

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MAKE COMMENTS ON ILLINOIS NUTRIENT PLAN

January 21st, 2015  |  Today's News

We need you to take the time to submit a positive comment regarding a draft document released by the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (IEPA) called the Illinois Nutrient Loss Reduction...

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FARM BILL TOOLBOX UPDATED AND RELAUNCHED

January 20th, 2015  |  Today's News

Now that the calendar has turned to 2015, the decisions of the 2014 Farm Bill loom large. The Farm Bill Toolbox, designed to be a one-stop resource for educational tools for all program decisions,...

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ICGA TO HOST FARM BILL TELEPHONE TOWN-HALL, WEBINARS

January 19th, 2015  |  Today's News

BLOOMINGTON, Ill.-Illinois Corn Growers Association is hosting a telephone town hall call and a series of three webinars the last week of January to assist Illinois corn farmers in the process of...

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THE STATE OF THE UNION SHOULD INCLUDE A COMMITMENT TO LIFT U.S. EXPORTS WITH TRADE

January 16th, 2015  |  Today's News

When President Obama gives his State of the Union address next week, he’ll talk about community colleges, immigration, and global trade.   Here’s one thing he probably won’t bring up: his...

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YIELD EXCLUSION OPTION: WILL IT HELP YOUR FARM?

January 15th, 2015  |  Today's News

The time is now. Farmers are starting to think through their farm program decisions and one of those decisions will be the Yield Exclusion (YE) option which allows specific years to be dropped...

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IL CORN SUMMER INTERNSHIP APPLICATIONS AVAILABLE

January 14th, 2015  |  Today's News

The Illinois Corn Marketing Board is seeking applicants for three summer internship positions to promote and educate non-farmers about farming, Illinois agriculture, and corn...

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EUREKA! THOUGHTFUL GMO ARGUMENTS FOUND ON FACEBOOK!

January 13th, 2015  |  Today's News

It’s true, you can’t believe everything you hear on Facebook.  But recently, IL Corn has found a network of thoughtful, scientific pages that are sharing valid (and sometimes humorous)...

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CULTIVATING MASTER FARMERS SEEKS APPLICANTS FOR CLASS OF 2017

January 12th, 2015  |  Today's News

Sometimes the best learning method is a conversation with someone who’s been there, done that. Now in its tenth year, the Cultivating Master Farmer program has provided just that, expert farm and...

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MAKE COMMENTS ON ILLINOIS NUTRIENT PLAN

January 9th, 2015  |  Today's News

We need you to take the time to submit a positive comment regarding a draft document released by the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (IEPA) called the Illinois Nutrient Loss Reduction...

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HOW LONG WILL TPP REALLY TAKE?

January 8th, 2015  |  Today's News

The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is an ambitious, 21st century trade agreement that the United States is negotiating with 11 other countries throughout the Asia-Pacific region (Australia,...

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REGISTRATION OPEN FOR WOMEN CHANGING THE FACE OF AGRICULTURE CONFERENCE

January 7th, 2015  |  Today's News

Want to meet women who are making a difference in the agriculture industry? Come to the 5th annual Women Changing the Face of Agriculture Conference on March 6, 2015 at Illinois State University...

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GOVERNMENT AGENCY CREDITS AG TECHNOLOGY FOR WATER CONSERVATION

January 6th, 2015  |  Today's News

Water use across the country reached its lowest recorded level in nearly 45 years. According to a new U.S. Geological Survey report, about 355 billion gallons of water per day (Bgal/d) were...

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PESTICIDE INFO: KEEP IT IN YOUR BACK POCKET

January 5th, 2015  |  Today's News

As we head into 2015, it’s a good time to reflect. Family farmers can feel good about the safety record of the crops and foods you produce. No doubt that safety is questioned by some of your...

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