ICGA VICE PRESIDENT PROVIDES GRASSROOTS POLICY UPDATE

February 27th, 2015  |  Today's News

Illinois corn farmers are representing their peers this week at Corn Congress, the grassroots policy session of the National Corn Growers Association. Corn Congress is held in conjunction with the...

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STUDY CONFIRMS AG CONTRIBUTIONS TO IL ECONOMY

February 26th, 2015  |  Today's News

Corn is Illinois' #1 crop. The value of the crop doesn't just support your families, but also your communities and beyond. IL Corn, through our involvement with the Illinois Livestock Development...

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FARM BILL DEADLINE: T MINUS TWO DAYS

February 25th, 2015  |  Today's News

Time is running out for farmers to make base acres and allocations decisions that will impact their 2014 farm program options.  The deadline is February 27. Making no decision and going with...

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AG MAKES THE TOP FIVE HIGHEST PAYING DEGREES

February 24th, 2015  |  Today's News

Did you happen to see this article last month that places a degree in Agriculture and Natural Resources among the top five paying degrees for college graduates? Not that we’re...

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NATIONAL FFA WEEK, FEB 23-27

February 23rd, 2015  |  Today's News

More than a half-million students in all 50 states will share the importance of agriculture in our daily lives, spread their passion for agriculture and host communitywide events to help others in...

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FARM BILL REMINDERS IN THIS AUDIO UPDATE

February 20th, 2015  |  Today's News

Congresswoman Cheri Bustos, Congressman Rodney Davis, and University of Illinois ag economist Gary Schnitkey all spoke with corn farmers recently encouraging you to take a look at the new 2014...

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DDGS EXPORTS NEAR RECORD IN 2014

February 19th, 2015  |  Today's News

Ron Gray, former IL Corn Marketing Board Chairman from Graymont and current U.S. Grains Council Chairman, said that DDGS exports were a very positive spot for U.S. farmers.   During the U.S....

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FERTILIZER CHECKOFF FUNDS NUTRIENT MANAGEMENT WORK

February 18th, 2015  |  Today's News

The Illinois Council on Best Management Practices (CBMP) will receive a grant from the Nutrient Research Education Council (NREC) to fund the Keep it for the Crop (KIC) Education and Outreach...

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FARM BILL DEADLINE IS LESS THAN TWO WEEKS AWAY

February 17th, 2015  |  Today's News

You’ve got less than two weeks to make your first Farm Bill 2014 decisions.  Do you have your appointment with the local Farm Service Agency office yet? February 27 is the deadline for yield and...

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A GMO APPLE APPROVED FOR MARKET, ANTI-INTELLECTUALISM ENSUES

February 16th, 2015  |  Today's News

We’re often told that if biotech traits provided some benefit to consumers that those consumers would be more likely to accept the technology without complaint. That theory will be put to the test...

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THE LATEST WEAPON AGAINST GMO TECHNOLOGY IS THE FOIA

February 13th, 2015  |  Today's News

A group of bottom feeders operating as the U.S. Right to Know has gone fishin’. They’re filing Freedom of Information Act requests with universities around the country looking for anything they...

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ILLINOIS FARM FAMILIES WELCOMES NEW CITY MOMS

February 12th, 2015  |  Today's News

Illinois family farmers are again welcoming Chicago-area moms to their farms to answer their questions about how food is grown. The “City Moms” will tour Illinois pig, corn and soybean, dairy and...

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DURBIN CALLS ON EPA TO MOVE QUICKLY ON RFS PROPOSAL

February 11th, 2015  |  Today's News

Our senior senator from Illinois is standing up for corn ethanol. Senator Durbin has long been a supporter of renewable fuels and in particular, the Renewable Fuel Standard. IL Corn appreciates...

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AUDIO UPDATE FARM BILL DEADLINES

February 10th, 2015  |  Today's News

In this IL Corn audio update, University of Illinois’ Jonathan Coppess, Ag Law & Policy Specialist, explains the February deadlines to update base acres and yields. Farm Service Agency offices...

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BALANCE SHEET PROJECTIONS FOR THE 2015-16 CORN MARKETING YEAR

February 9th, 2015  |  Today's News

This news release from the University of Illinois provides some observations about the coming crop year and corn specifically. Don’t forget that you’re also creeping up on deadlines for the 2014...

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RAIL INVESTMENT SETS RECORD IN 2015

February 6th, 2015  |  Today's News

American’s freight railroads announced this week that they plan to spend $29 billion to build, maintain, and upgrade the nation’s rail network.  They will also hire 15,000 people for jobs all...

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ETHANOL EXPANDS GLOBAL REACH

February 5th, 2015  |  Today's News

According to the Renewable Fuels Association in a newsletter today, U.S. ethanol exports reached near-record levels in 2014, sending 836 million gallons of ethanol worth $2.1 billion to...

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MARK YOUR CALENDAR NUTRIENT MEETING

February 4th, 2015  |  Today's News

You’re invited to attend the Lake Springfield Watershed Project Committee for an informational meeting on Wednesday, February 11. The Lake Springfield Project is a project of the Illinois Council...

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ANOTHER SAD DAY FOR LOCKS AND DAMS

February 3rd, 2015  |  Today's News

We’ve had a lot of recent successes that could lead to upgraded locks and dams sooner rather than later.  We passed the Water Resources and Reform Development Act.  We secured an increase the User...

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IL COUNCIL ON BEST MANAGEMENT PRACTICES ANNOUNCES YEAR TWO OF COVER CROP SPECIALIST TRAINING PROGRAM

February 2nd, 2015  |  Today's News

Illinois Council on Best Management Practices (CBMP) announced the continuation of its cover crop training program for 2015. The program, funded by the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF)...

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