ILLINOIS CORN FARMER SHARES EXPERIENCES AT SMITHSONIAN EVENT

July 31st, 2015  |  Today's News

In this audio update, Illinois Corn Growers Association at-large Director Grant Noland talks about his experiences in Washington, DC, earlier this month. Noland and his family are one of those...

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IL CORN FARMER ELECTED TO U.S. GRAINS COUNCIL BOARD

July 30th, 2015  |  Today's News

  Illinois corn farmer Jim Raben (Ridgway) has been elected as an at-large director of the U.S. Grains Council by a vote of his peers. Jim currently serves as your Illinois Corn Marketing Board...

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AUDIO UPDATE: IL CORN TELLS EPA THEY ARE ACTING AGAINST CONGRESSIONAL INTENT

July 29th, 2015  |  Today's News

In this audio update, Dave Loos, IL Corn Director of Technology and Business Development, explains the tone of comments submitted by Illinois Corn Growers Association to the U.S. Environmental...

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2015 NET INCOME PROJECTED AT $15,000

July 28th, 2015  |  Today's News

In this article published last week, University of Illinois expert Dr. Gary Schnitkey predicts significantly lower net incomes for Illinois grain farms than in 2010-2014. Average 2015 net income...

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ILLINOIS CORN FARMER ELECTED TO NCGA CORN BOARD

July 27th, 2015  |  Today's News

Delegates attending the National Corn Growers Association’s Corn Congress in Washington this morning elected five farmers to serve on the organization’s Corn Board.  From Illinois, taking office...

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CALL TO ACTION AND AUDIO REPORT: SUBMIT COMMENTS TO EPA BY MONDAY NIGHT

July 24th, 2015  |  Today's News

  Time is running out to submit comments to the U.S. EPA regarding their plan to cut nearly 4 billion gallons of corn-based ethanol from our nation’s fuel supply.  EPA’s plan would cut the...

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ILLINOIS FARMERS ELECT DIRECTORS TO CHECKOFF BOARD

July 23rd, 2015  |  Today's News |  ICMB

The Illinois Corn Marketing Board will seat three returning and two new members at their August meeting.    The Illinois Department of Agriculture Director Philip Nelson announced the results of...

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CORN FARMERS SUPPORT STATE'S VOLUNTARY NUTRIENT MANAGEMENT STRATEGY

July 22nd, 2015  |  Today's News

Illinois Corn Growers Association supports the State of Illinois’ Nutrient Loss Reduction Strategy and appreciates the voluntary nature of the program. As one of the nutrient stakeholders at the...

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GRAIN HANDLING TRAINING SCHEDULED FOR JULY 28

July 21st, 2015  |  Today's News

Illinois Corn Growers Association is a member of the Grain Handling Safety Coalition. The Coalition is offering a safety training session in Mount Carroll this coming Tuesday, July 28. The FREE...

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GMO LABELING BILL EXPECTS PLAY IN CONGRESS THIS WEEK

July 20th, 2015  |  Today's News

Last week, Illinois corn farmers spoke to every member of the Illinois delegation about GMO labeling.  Most seem to understand how confusing state by state labeling would be and are in favor of a...

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EPA ADMINISTRATOR ADDRESSES CORN CONGRESS

July 17th, 2015  |  Today's News

  U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy today spoke to the National Corn Growers Association about recent agency actions, including the Renewable Fuel Standard and...

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WEATHER CONTINUES TO IMPACT CORN CROP MATURITY

July 16th, 2015  |  Today's News

While corn crop condition remained about the same, crop maturity continued to trail the five-year average last week, according to a report released Monday by the U.S. Department of Agriculture....

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AUDIO UPDATE: ILLINOIS CORN FARMERS RALLY ON CAPITOL HILL FOR ETHANOL

July 15th, 2015  |  Today's News

  Listen to the audio update regarding the Capitol Hill rally by clicking here. Corn farmers from Illinois, U.S. Senator Mark Kirk, and U.S. Congresswoman Tammy Duckworth joined hundreds of...

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COMMODITY CLASSIC TRADE SHOW FLOOR OPENS TO NEW EXHIBITORS

July 14th, 2015  |  Today's News

Companies with products, services, technology and innovation targeting the nation's leading farmers now have the opportunity to get in front of that coveted audience.   Commodity Classic, the...

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IL DEPT OF AG TAKES EPA TO TASK ON ETHANOL RULES

July 13th, 2015  |  Today's News

Illinois Department of Agriculture Director Philip Nelson is calling on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) to reconsider the proposed Renewable Fuel Standards (RFS) volume...

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CLICK TO LISTEN: IL CORN ENCOURAGES COMMENTS TO EPA DOCKET ON ETHANOL

July 10th, 2015  |  Today's News

By July 27th, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency needs to hear from you regarding their newly proposed rules regarding their intention to reduce the amount of ethanol blended into our...

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CONG DUCKWORTH'S COMMITMENT TO DOMESTIC ENERGY

July 9th, 2015  |  Today's News

  The July/August issue of Politico Magazine published this great piece by Congresswoman Tammy Duckworth.  In it, she describes her childhood in Southeast Asia, her service in the military, and...

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NUTRIENT LOSS REDUCTION STRATEGY ON THE WAY

July 8th, 2015  |  Today's News

It is expected that the Illinois Nutrient Loss Reduction Strategy will be released by the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency and the Illinois Department of Agriculture in the coming weeks....

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JERRY COSTELLO II PETITIONS FOR AG EDUCATION

July 7th, 2015  |  Today's News

  Due to IL state budget woes, many ag education programs – like 4-H for example – will go unfunded in the coming year.  State Rep Jerry Costello wants to do something about that. He is heading...

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OLD MAN RIVER NEEDS REPAIR

July 6th, 2015  |  Today's News

IL Corn’s favorite issue was featured in Bloomberg Business recently – and the take home message was “Many of the river locks in the U.S. date from the Depression and may not be able to handle...

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