REACTION TO EPA PROPOSAL TO REDUCE CORN ETHANOL RVO

May 29th, 2015  |  Today's News

Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency released its Renewable Volume Obligation numbers for 2014, 2015, 2016.  Retailers will be required to sell 13.25 billion gallons of corn based...

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INDUSTRY STATEMENTS ON WOTUS

May 28th, 2015  |  Today's News

The EPA released their revised Waters of the U.S. ruling yesterday. The proposed rule is lengthy and requires time to review, but many industry leaders made statements reflecting their opinions of...

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SENATOR KIRK UNDERSCORES IMPORTANCE OF TRADE TO IL

May 27th, 2015  |  Today's News

  At a press conference at ADM’s ethanol production facility in Peoria today, Senator Kirk described his support of trade for Illinois farmers and the entire Illinois economy.  “To me, it's...

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TRENDS IN WORLD CORN MARKET EXAMINED

May 26th, 2015  |  Today's News

The following summary of Farm Doc Daily’s May 21 article offers interesting insight into the world corn market as well as supply and demand fluctuations that will impact price. An increase in...

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TRADE PROMOTION AUTHORITY

May 22nd, 2015  |  Today's News

Yesterday the trade bill passed a key senate vote. Today the Senate will make a final vote and then it will go to the House. TPA could be very beneficial for Illinois farmers and farmers alike....

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U.S. GRAINS COUNCIL AND ETHANOL INDUSTRY PARTICIPATE IN EXPLORATORY MARKET DEVELOPMENT MISSION TO JAPAN

May 21st, 2015  |  Today's News

Representatives of Growth Energy, the U.S. Grains Council (USGC) and the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) traveled to Tokyo this week to follow up on an industry market assessment of the...

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ANOTHER EPIC BIG OIL FAIL

May 20th, 2015  |  Today's News

Big Oil would like to squash your local ethanol plant’s chances to gain market share. Frankly, they’d like to squash corn ethanol in general. To do that, they’ve pulled out all the stops to repeal...

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LOCAL WATER QUALITY TESTING ON JUNE 19

May 19th, 2015  |  Today's News

Join the Champaign County Soil and Water Conservation District, the Council on Best Management Practices, and IL Corn for the “Seeds over Central Illinois” event at 8 am on June 19, 2015 at the...

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U.S. NEEDS MORE MARKET ACCESS AS WORLD CORN PRODUCTION ESTIMATES RISE

May 18th, 2015  |  Today's News

The United States has planted 75 percent of its corn acreage for what is currently projected to be its largest corn crop ever, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (UDSA's) Crop...

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CLICK TO LISTEN: THE CORN YOU'RE PLANTING EXPECTED TO BE AT $3.50 ON AVERAGE

May 15th, 2015  |  Today's News

In this audio update, IL Corn Executive Director Rodney Weinzierl explains how we get to $3.50 corn and what the organization is doing to build demand and strengthen prices. Click the link to...

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A CITY MOM'S REQUEST OF FARMERS AND AG PROFESSIONALS

May 14th, 2015  |  Today's News

We often think that so-called consumers are the ones that need to educate themselves. We say that they should just do some research and believe in the technology that we use on our farms. Even...

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WOTUS BACK TO THE DRAWING BOARD

May 13th, 2015  |  Today's News

  Last night, the House passed the Regulatory Protection Integrity Act (HR 1732) by a vote of 247-155.  The bill would require EPA and the Corps withdraw the proposed WOTUS rule and to work...

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CORN QUALITY IMPACTS WORLD MARKET SHARE

May 12th, 2015  |  Today's News

As we’re working to promote the Trans Pacific Partnership and fast-track Presidential Trade Promotion Authority, it’s a good time to remember other things that impact corn export...

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS REGARDING VIPTERA LAWSUITS

May 11th, 2015  |  Today's News

Many farmers have been contacted in one way or another about the Viptera class action lawsuit. In turn, a number of Illinois corn farmers have contacted their district directors or the office in...

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POSITIONS TO BE FILLED ON ICGA BOARD

May 8th, 2015  |  Today's News

Are you interested in serving on a volunteer board to learn more about the Illinois agricultural industry, develop media relations and PR skills, meet other Illinois leaders and network with...

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GRAIN BIN ENTRAPMENTS INCREASED IN 2014

May 7th, 2015  |  Today's News

Injuries and deaths as a result of grain bin entrapments rose last year according to data recently released by Purdue University researchers. According to the data, the 70 noted cases in 2014...

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SECOND ANNUAL FIELDS-OF-CORN PHOTO CONTEST

May 6th, 2015  |  Today's News

National Corn Growers Association is doing their Fields-to-Corn photo contest again this year. This is the second year they have been doing this contest and they hope to collect high-resolution...

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MEXICO'S VALUE AS A TRADE PARTNER

May 5th, 2015  |  Today's News

We’re celebrating Cinco de Mayo here at IL Corn by remembering the importance of Mexico as a buyer of corn nationally, and also specifically as a buyer of Illinois corn. Our river transportation...

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RADIO SPOTS HIGHTLIGHT ETHANOL'S CLEAN AIR BENEFITS

May 4th, 2015  |  Today's News

The American Lung Association in Illinois (ALAIL) has placed a large advertising buy on three Chicago radio stations this week. The point of the ad is to educate listeners on how higher blends of...

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BIG OIL FEELING ETHANOL'S HEAT IN CHICAGO

May 1st, 2015  |  Today's News

If you’re in the listening area of WGN or WLS in Chicago, you’ve probably heard the terrible anti-ethanol and anti-E15 radio ads that Big Oil henchmen are airing. Yes, we’ve heard them, too. Yes,...

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