FEDERAL JUDGE BLOCKS WOTUS RULE IN 13 STATES

August 28th, 2015  |  Today's News

In a decision that is a major roadblock for the EPA, a North Dakota federal judge ruled late on Thursday that the 13 states suing to block the rule met the conditions for a preliminary...

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FREE, CONFIDENTIAL WATER TESTING AVAILABLE AT FARM PROGRESS SHOW

August 27th, 2015  |  Today's News

Illinois Corn Growers Association is offering farmers free water testing at the Farm Progress Show. The testing identifies a nitrate level in the water sample provided. The process is free of...

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COOL WEATHER DELAYS CORN PROGRESS

August 26th, 2015  |  Today's News

  While the percent of corn acres having reached the dented stage appears to be near the five-year average, actual crop progress has already been and may be further delayed due to unseasonably...

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CORN GROWERS GIVE AWAY LAWN MOWER

August 25th, 2015  |  Today's News |  ICGA

Illinois Corn Growers Association is giving away a new, John Deere Z925M Flex Fuel Zero-Turn lawn mower at the Farm Progress Show, the value of which illustrates the lost nutrient investment in an...

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IL CORN HOSTS SOIL HEALTH EVENT AUGUST 26

August 24th, 2015  |  Today's News

An August 26 Soil Health Field Day to be held at the Illinois Corn Growers Association office will promote budding agricultural practices.  Providing food, fuel and fiber for a growing population...

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BULLET POINTS TO HELP YOU CONNECT WITH YOUR CONGRESSMAN

August 21st, 2015  |  Today's News

The House of Representatives is back in session on September 8, giving you a little more than two weeks to connect with your Congressman while he or she is in Illinois for the August district work...

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GAS PRICE SPIKE COULD HAVE BEEN NEGATED BY ETHANOL

August 20th, 2015  |  Today's News

Data released this week by the Energy Information Administration (EIA) confirm that the unplanned outage of a 240,000-barrels-per-day unit at a refinery in Whiting, Indiana, caused gas prices to...

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UNDERSTAND THE IMPACT OF THE RFS IN YOUR AREA!

August 19th, 2015  |  Today's News

The Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) is driving billions of dollars of economic activity across America.  This is the result of years of investment by the biofuel sector to bring clean, low carbon...

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FARMERS SHOW STRONG INTEREST IN SOIL HEALTH FIELD DAYS

August 18th, 2015  |  Today's News

Field days to promote practices that improve soil health are underway in Iowa, Illinois and Indiana, with at least a dozen more events planned in those states as well as Ohio and Nebraska. Hosted...

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CASH RENTS MUST DECREASE FOR FARMERS TO STAY AFLOAT

August 17th, 2015  |  Today's News

A new article from FarmDoc Daily suggests that Illinois cash rents must decrease by around $50 on average if farmers want to stay in business. Based on an average corn price of $4.00 and an...

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SOIL HEALTH FIELD DAYS ON AUGUST 17 PROMOTE AGRICULTURAL EVOLUTION

August 14th, 2015  |  Today's News

The Soil Health Partnership hopes to share innovative agricultural practices fueling the evolution of farming, and invites local farmers to soil health field days in Decatur and Dunkel, Ill. on...

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NEW WATERWAYS VIDEO FOCUSES ON AGRICULTURE

August 13th, 2015  |  Today's News

Highlighting the importance of an efficient, modern waterway infrastructure, the latest video by Waterways Council, Inc seeks to build awareness of the need for funding to improve our locks and...

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SECOND ANNUAL FIELDS-OF-CORN PHOTO CONTEST

August 12th, 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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SENATOR DURBIN TALKS CUBA TRADE WITH FARM LEADERS

August 11th, 2015  |  Today's News

U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL), joined by Ben Barron with the State Department’s Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs and Alexis Taylor with Foreign Agricultural Services at the U.S....

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YOUNG WORKERS IN AG-FREE SAFETY WEBINARS

August 10th, 2015  |  Today's News

The Grain Handling Safety Coalition is about more than just grain safety. The coalition has filled an educational need by developing “Stand T.A.L.L.” – instructional materials to empower youth...

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ILLINOIS CONGRESSIONAL DELEGATION SUPPORTS STATE'S GRANT APP

August 7th, 2015  |  Today's News

Members of our Illinois Congressional delegation have chimed in this week in support of the State of Illinois’ application for grant funds available from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The...

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POSITIONS TO BE FILLED ON ICGA BOARD

August 6th, 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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AG IN THE CLASSROOM GRANTS IN TIME FOR SCHOOL!

August 5th, 2015  |  Today's News

  Displays in all your local grocery and office stores have probably given you an indication – if you hadn’t figured it out already – that it’s time to start thinking about school.  Which also...

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GOOD NEWS ON THE GMO DEBATE

August 4th, 2015  |  Today's News

Every time you pick up the newspaper or tune into your Facebook feed, you read negative news about farmers, farming, and food.  The articles are largely anti-crop insurance, anti-“corporate...

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EXPORTS DRIVE ON FARM INCOME

August 3rd, 2015  |  Today's News

If you’re nervous about your farm’s profitability this year – and we know you are – you’ll want to remember that exports drive on farm income and IL Corn is continuously working on new export...

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