ELECT CORN CHECKOFF DIRECTORS JULY 7

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

The Illinois Department of Agriculture today released names of the candidates slated for the July 7, 2015 Illinois Corn Marketing Board director election. All eligible corn farmers and checkoff...

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CROP PROGRESS SHOWS ILLINOIS CORN CONDITION WORSENED

June 29th, 2015  |  Today's News

  Corn condition has decreased slightly according to a USDA crop progress report released today.  Across the U.S., 68 percent of acres are still rated in good or excellent condition, seven...

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ICGA LEADERS LEADERS TESTIFY AT EPA HEARING

June 26th, 2015  |  Today's News

Illinois corn farmers were among hundreds in Kansas City this week reminding the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency of their obligation to support corn-based ethanol in our nation’s fuel supply...

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AVIAN INFLUENZA UPDATE

June 25th, 2015  |  Today's News

Illinois Corn continues to monitor the avian influenza situation, as do many others across the country. To date, no cases have been confirmed in Illinois. Poultry represents the single largest...

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SENATE PASSES TPA BILL

June 24th, 2015  |  Today's News

BLOOMINGTON, Ill—Today, the Senate passed a Bipartisan Congressional Trade Priorities and Accountability Act of 2015 (TPA-2015).  IL Corn Growers Association applauds their swift action to make...

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ARE FARMERS RICH? UPDATED!!

June 23rd, 2015  |  Today's News

We don’t have to tell you that farm profitability isn’t looking that great right now.  We know you’re completely stressed out.  You can’t combine wheat.  You can’t plant your soybeans.  Your corn...

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IL CORN AND IL BEEF: ILLINOIS PARTNERSHIP

June 22nd, 2015  |  Today's News

The 2015 Illinois Beef Association Summer Meeting is concluded last week after a series of meetings and tours in Bloomington, IL.  IL Corn is proud to host beef farmers in McLean County and to...

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ILLINOIS TO PARTICIPATE IN EPA HEARING ON ETHANOL NUMBERS

June 19th, 2015  |  Today's News

Illinois Corn Growers Association President Ken Hartman, and Illinois Corn Growers Association vice-president, Jeff Jarboe, will both be traveling to Kansas City for the U.S. Environmental...

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HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES PASSES TPA

June 18th, 2015  |  Today's News

After a confusing set of votes on Friday that passed a Trade Promotion Authority, but one without the means to conference with the Senate passed version, the House passed a TPA bill again...

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DOES GMO LABELING REALLY MATTER? SURVEY SAYS "NO"

June 17th, 2015  |  Today's News

The House Committee on Energy and Commerce will hold a hearing tomorrow, “A National Framework for the Review and Labeling of Biotechnology in Food,” to discuss GMO labeling.  Their primary focus...

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CLICK TO LISTEN: CONGRESSWOMAN DUCKWORTH SUPPORTS BIOFUELS AT HILL BRIEFING

June 16th, 2015  |  Today's News

In this audio update, U.S. Congresswoman Tammy Duckworth, representing Illinois’ 8th Congressional District, spoke last week at a biofuels briefing in Washington, DC, hosted by the Environmental...

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USDA RELEASES RULES FOR $100 MILLION GRANT PROGRAM

June 15th, 2015  |  Today's News

USDA released the application guidelines for their recently announced ethanol infrastructure program. Illinois is well suited to win a portion of the grant funds as we have a number of programs in...

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AMERICAN ETHANOL CENTER STAGE IN NASCAR RACE AT MADISON IL

June 12th, 2015  |  Today's News

***BREAKING NEWS*** NCGA to Congress: Put Aside Petty Politics on Trade Today, the House of Representatives passed Trade Promotion Authority legislation, but failed to pass the Trade Adjustment...

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EARLY REGISTRATION FOR NCGA YIELD CONTEST OFFERS BIG SAVINGS

June 11th, 2015  |  Today's News

  The National Corn Growers Association reminds farmers to register early for NCGA's National Corn Yield Contest and enjoy big savings on entry fees. Until June 30, fees will be reduced to...

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SUCCESSFUL WASHINGTON DC CORN FARMER ADVERTISING CAMPAIGN BANNED BY METRO

June 10th, 2015  |  Today's News

In a move that hits one of the most successful educational efforts regarding corn right where it hurts, the Washington, DC Metro authority has banned advertising for Corn Farmers Coalition (CFC)....

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TEN THINGS TPA IS AND ISN'T ABOUT

June 9th, 2015  |  Today's News

Word on the street is that the House will vote on TPA (Trade Priorities Act – also known as Trade Promotion Authority) later this week or next.  Farmers understand that a lot of people have a lot...

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ILLINOIS FARM FAMILIES MONSANTO TOUR YIELDED RESULTS

June 8th, 2015  |  Today's News

Illinois Farm Families, with additional support provided by Illinois Corn Marketing Board, recently invited Chicago-area moms that have participated in the IFF farm tour program to visit the...

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DEPT OF AG SAYS OUT-OF-STATE BIRDS ARE A NO-GO AT FAIRS THIS YEAR

June 5th, 2015  |  Today's News

Illinois Department of Agriculture (IDOA) animal health officials announced today that out-of-state birds will not be allowed to compete in Illinois exhibitions until further notice due to the...

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U.S. ETHANOL EXPORTS DOWN, DDGS EXPORTS TO CHINA UP

June 4th, 2015  |  Today's News

This post was originally written by Ann Lewis, on the Renewable Fuels Association website. U.S. exports of denatured and undenatured ethanol in April totaled 74.9 million gallons (mg), down 9 mg...

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NCGA REVIEW SHOWS WATER RULE MUST BE REVOKED

June 3rd, 2015  |  Today's News

This article was originally posted on the National Corn Growers Association's website. An internal review of the new Clean Water Rule released by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the...

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