NATIONAL GMO LABELING BILL AND AN IMPORTANT POLL

March 31st, 2015  |  Today's News

Last week, Representative Pompeo (R-KS) and Representative Butterfield (D-NC) re-introduced the Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act.  This bill addresses the state by state GMO labeling...

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PETITIONS AVAILABLE FOR CORN CHECKOFF BOARD POSITIONS

March 30th, 2015  |  Today's News |  ICMB

Bloomington, Ill.—Farmers who would like to run for a three-year term on the Illinois Corn Marketing Board can now start circulating nominating petitions. Petitions are available at county...

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FARM PROGRAM ELECTION DEADLINE EXTENDED TO APRIL 7

March 27th, 2015  |  Today's News

The Farm Bill deadline has been extended again. The new deadline date is Tuesday, April 7. A decision to extend the deadline yet again is likely due to reports that farmers have not yet been...

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STATUS CHECK ON HIGHER ETHANOL BLENDS WORK WITH AUTO COMPANIES: AUDIO UPDATE

March 26th, 2015  |  Today's News

In this audio update from IL Corn, Business and Technology Development Director Dave Loos gives us an update on the research work underway in three national laboratories to demonstrate the role...

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WEINZIERL RECEIVES DISTINGUISHED SERVICE AWARD

March 25th, 2015  |  Today's News

Yesterday, at the Annual Meeting of the Livingston County Corn Growers Association, Rodney Weinzierl received the Distinguished Service Award. The award is given annually to someone in the...

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WHERE DOES ALL THE ILLINOIS CORN GO?

March 24th, 2015  |  Today's News

Here’s an updated look at the projections for the 2014-15 corn crop supply and demand in Illinois. We also have an image of the projected corn crop for the 2015-16 marketing year. Click the link...

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ICGA STATEMENT REGARDING PHILIP NELSON'S CONFIRMATION AS AG DIRECTOR

March 23rd, 2015  |  Today's News

Illinois Corn Growers Association President Ken Hartman, Jr, a family farmer from Waterloo, IL, released the following statement in response to the Illinois Senate’s confirmation of Philip Nelson...

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ICGA PRESIDENT KEN HARTMAN GIVES A RUNDOWN ON DC LEGISLATIVE PRIORITIES: AUDIO REPORT

March 20th, 2015  |  Today's News

Members of the board of directors of the Illinois Corn Growers Association lobbied in Washington, DC, this week to be sure that your Illinois Congressional delegation is aware of your priorities....

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IL CORN BOARD MEMBER ELECTED TO CBMP LEADERSHIP

March 19th, 2015  |  Today's News

The Illinois Council on Best Management Practices (CBMP) held its annual meeting on Friday, March 6 and elected new officers for 2015. The offices of president, vice-president, treasurer and...

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ICGA LEADER PARTICIPATES IN NATIONAL AG DAY EVENT

March 18th, 2015  |  Today's News

  Today in Springfield, Marty Marr, Illinois Corn Growers Association District 10 Board member, represented ICGA at a National Agriculture Day event held in Springfield at the BRANDT headquarters...

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RURAL ENERGY PROGRAM FUNDING SEMINAR THIS THURSDAY

March 17th, 2015  |  Today's News

Do you have any equipment or energy system upgrades that have been delayed due to high capital costs? The US Department of Agriculture’s Rural Energy for America Program (REAP) can help fund...

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NASCAR TOPS 7 MILLION MILES OF RACING ON AMERICAN ETHANOL BLEND

March 16th, 2015  |  Today's News

Odometers are not standard equipment on the race cars competing in NASCAR but if they were, collectively they would have surpassed a momentous milestone last weekend at Phoenix International...

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FARM BILL EXTENDED DEADLINE LOOMS

March 13th, 2015  |  Today's News

You’ve got two and a half weeks to make your final Farm Bill 2014 decisions.  Do you have your appointment with the local Farm Service Agency office yet? March 31 is the new extended deadline for...

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A FIGHTING CHANCE AT TRADE

March 12th, 2015  |  Today's News

As corn farmers look to increase demand in the face of abundant supply, the importance of Trade Promotion Authority to U.S. farmers has gained particular importance. By passing TPA, the President...

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EXPOSING 5 COMMON MYTHS ABOUT ETHANOL

March 11th, 2015  |  Today's News

Here’s some good information for you to keep in your back pocket, as they say. As ethanol detractors continue to make their false claims, you’re probably asked a lot of questions. Here at IL Corn...

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LENO'S STANCE ON ETHANOL IS NO JOKE

March 10th, 2015  |  Today's News

Ethanol enthusiasts were stunned recently when comedian and car enthusiast Jay Leno stepped out as an anti-ethanol windbag. Unfortunately, it wasn’t a joke. Autoweek magazine published a column...

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FARMLAND DOCUMENTARY DEBUTING ON DVD

March 9th, 2015  |  Today's News

Academy Award-winning filmmaker James Moll’s feature-length documentary, FARMLAND, is now available on DVD at Walmart and Walmart.com. The availability of the documentary at retail locations...

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NUTRIENT MANAGEMENT AND WATER QUALITY POLICY AT CORN CONGRESS

March 6th, 2015  |  Today's News

Ted Mottaz, a delegate from Illinois to the Corn Congress last week, explains in this audio update the grassroots policy work supported by Illinois corn farmers with regard to nutrient management...

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IL CORN UPDATES WATERWAYS TRANSPORTATION POLICY, AUDIO UPDATE

March 5th, 2015  |  Today's News

In this audio update from IL Corn, Don Duvall, a farmer from Carmi, explains the grassroots policy updates that Illinois delegates brought to Corn Congress last week. Duvall explains that some...

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UL CERTIFICATION, EXPORTS NECESSARY FOR ETHANOL EXPANSION: IL CORN AUDIO UPDATE

March 4th, 2015  |  Today's News

At last week’s Corn Congress, Paul Jeschke, a corn farmer from Mazon in Grundy County, joined his peers in representing IL corn farmers in developing grassroots policy. Jeschke spoke to policies...

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