AVIAN INFLUENZA AND ILLINOIS CORN DEMAND

April 30th, 2015  |  Today's News

The Illinois Department of Agriculture (IDOA) continues to work closely with poultry producers, captive bird owners and zoos across the State to reduce the risk of highly pathogenic avian...

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CALL TO ACTION ON TPA

April 29th, 2015  |  Today's News

The Senate will soon hear debate, consider amendments, and vote on the Trade Priorities and Accountability Act of 2015, otherwise known as TPA. Illinois Corn Growers Association President Kenneth...

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NUTRIENT MEETINGS: MARK YOU CALENDARS

April 28th, 2015  |  Today's News

IL Corn encourages you to attend one of the upcoming meetings hosted by the Illinois Council on Best Management Practices (CBMP). These meetings will cover important information regarding the...

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CORPS RECEIVE INCREASED FUNDING FOR CIVIL WORKS PROGRAM

April 27th, 2015  |  Today's News

The House Appropriations Committee, led by Chairman Hal Rogers (R-KY), approved by unanimous voice vote the FY ’16 Energy & Water Development (E&WD) and Related Agencies appropriations bill,...

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LISTEN NOW TO AUDIO UPDATE WHERE DOES ALL THE ILLINOIS CORN GO

April 24th, 2015  |  Today's News

Over time, the usage patterns of corn grown in Illinois has shifted. Exports are still king, but in-state use is growing. Click to listen to Phil Thornton, IL Corn Value Enhanced Projects...

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CLEANER AIR WITH RENEWABLE MOTOR FUEL

April 23rd, 2015  |  Today's News

Improving air quality in Illinois is as easy as making a simple switch at the pump to filling up with E15. In fact, if all Illinois motorists were able to make the switch, we’d remove nearly...

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EVERYDAY IS EARTH DAY FOR CORN FARMERS

April 22nd, 2015  |  Today's News

You’ve probably heard that today is Earth Day. There are many stories flying around the news touting the environmental performance or lack thereof of many things. But here at IL Corn, we know that...

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EWG's DIRTY DOZEN IS A DIRTY LIE

April 21st, 2015  |  Today's News

The Environmental Working Group (EWG) released their “Dirty Dozen” and “Clean 15” lists this week and sweet corn made the “Clean 15.” The lists are designed to “guide” a shopper as they consider...

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BIG OIL TAKES A BIG HIT FROM ETHANOL SUPPORTERS

April 20th, 2015  |  Today's News

Illinois Corn Growers Association has partnered with many organizations in the effort to pass the Chicago E15 ordinance that would make E15 available as a choice for consumers at an estimated 200...

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BUILDING LOCKS PUTS AMERICANS TO WORK

April 17th, 2015  |  Today's News

  According to a new study commissioned by the National Waterways Foundation, investment in our inland waterways could sustain 541,000 jobs and more than $1 billion in new job income...

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IL CORN WEIGHS IN ON CORN ROOTWORM RESISTANCE MANAGEMENT

April 16th, 2015  |  Today's News

This week, your association submitted comments regarding EPA docket number EPA-HQ-OPP-2014-0805, the EPA Proposal to Improve Corn Rootworm (CRW) Resistance Management. This proposal is in...

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CUBA ANOTHER STEP CLOSER TO A FULL TRADE PARTNER

April 15th, 2015  |  Today's News

President Obama and the U.S. Department of State have recommended that Cuba be removed from the list of state sponsors of terrorism. The classification as such has been a hurdle in our countries’...

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INCREASED USER FEE IS RAISING MONEY FOR LOCKS AND DAMS

April 14th, 2015  |  Today's News

  The Inland Waterways User Fee has been in effect for two weeks today. This fee, advocated for by IL Corn, the Waterways Council Inc, and all users of the upper Mississippi River Basin...

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CBMP ANNOUNCES $60,000 IN N-WATCH FUNDS AVAILABLE

April 13th, 2015  |  Today's News

The Illinois Council on Best Management Practices (CBMP) today announced funding support of the N-WATCH Sentinel Site Program which helps farmers become more aware of plant-available nitrogen...

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ILLINOIS FARM FAMILIES TAKES CHICAGO MOMS TO HOG FARM

April 10th, 2015  |  Today's News

Just a few weeks ago, moms from the Chicagoland area visited the Gould Hog Farm. These moms applied and were accepted into the 2015 City Moms program, the signature outreach program of Illinois...

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TPA DRASTICALLY IMPORTANT TO ILLINOIS FARMERS

April 9th, 2015  |  Today's News

Export market is the largest market for Illinois corn. If you missed yesterday’s Corn Scoops, you might want to start there for a reminder on this vitally important industry. Without Trade...

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EXPORTS MATTER TO ILLINOIS FARMERS

April 8th, 2015  |  Today's News

The export market is extremely important to Illinois farmers, with more than 50 percent of the Illinois corn crop leaving the state.  Exports are what keep Illinois corn farmers afloat year after...

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POTENTIAL DDGS DEMAND IN SOUTHERN MEXICO

April 7th, 2015  |  Today's News

Last year, the U.S. Grains Council (USGC) launched a new initiative in Southern Mexico and completed a distiller’s dried grains with soluble (DDGS) feeding trial that determined there is a large...

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ETHANOL PRODUCTION REPORT

April 6th, 2015  |  Today's News

Illinois now has 14 ethanol plants operating. We know that if we could replace a portion of the IL gasoline supply with the ethanol we produce here it would amount to about 1/3 of our state’s...

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ILLINOIS CORN MARKETING BOARD SEEKS INTERNS

April 3rd, 2015  |  Today's News

The Illinois Corn Marketing Board is currently accepting applications for fall 2015 internships.  This is part of our effort to provide meaningful agricultural experience to college students and...

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