CONGRATULATIONS TO THE LOU LAMOREUX FAMILY!

September 30th, 2015  |  Today's News

Two weeks ago, the Lamoreux Family was named the 2015 Illinois Farm Family of the Year, presented by Burrus Hybrids and Illinois AgriNews.  IL Corn couldn’t be more proud of Lou’s accomplishments...

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MORE THAN 1 MILLION HAVE VIEWED WCI, IL CORN WATERWAYS & AGRICULTURE VIDEO ON YOUTUBE

September 29th, 2015  |  Today's News

Waterways Council Inc (WCI) and the Illinois Corn Marketing Board have undertaken a campaign with Google and YouTube to raise public awareness about the critical importance of inland waterways...

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ORIGINAL 15-BILLION-GALLON RFS REQUIREMENT ACHIEVABLE IN 2016

September 28th, 2015  |  Today's News

Congress’ original Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) requirement calling for 15 billion gallons of conventional biofuel use in 2016 is achievable with existing infrastructure and a consistent...

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ICGA STATEMENT REGARDING PHILIP NELSON'S RESIGNATION FROM AG DEPARTMENT

September 25th, 2015  |  Today's News

Illinois Corn Growers Association President Ken Hartman, Jr, a family farmer from Waterloo, IL, released the following statement in response to Philip Nelson’s resignation as the Director of the...

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GMOs HAVE IMPORTANT USES OUTSIDE OF AGRICULTURE

September 24th, 2015  |  Today's News

A new story from Fortune magazine tells some Americans what they never wanted to know – genetically modified organisms (GMOs) are in much more than their food. Monsanto’s Rob Fraley says, “I...

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I'M OVER CHIPOTLE: SUPPORTING GMO'S IS THE SOCIALLY RESPONSIBLE POSITION

September 23rd, 2015  |  Today's News

This article came from Tim Burrack of Arlington, Iowa. Tim Burrack raises corn, soybeans and pork on a northeastern Iowa family farm.  He serves as Vice-Chairman and volunteers as a Board Member...

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ILLINOIS CORN MARKETING BOARD ELECTS OFFICERS

September 22nd, 2015  |  Today's News |  ICMB

Jim Raben, a farmer from Ridgway, Illinois, was recently elected by his peers to serve as Chairman of the Illinois Corn Marketing Board for the 2015-16 term. Raben, a Gallatin County farmer, has...

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TAIWANESE DELEGATION COMMITS TO CORN PURCHASES

September 21st, 2015  |  Today's News |  ICMB

In a ceremony on Friday, representatives of Illinois government and the government of Taiwan joined farmers to sign a letter of intent that cements our trading relationship with the Asian...

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AUDIO UPDATE: FARM BILL PAYMENTS REDUCED BY SEQUESTRATION

September 18th, 2015  |  Today's News

***Click to listen to an audio update about farm payment sequestration*** Illinois Corn is keeping an eye on the planned sequestration cuts at the federal level and what it may mean to any farm...

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ILLINOIS CORN MARKETING BOARD SEEKS INTERNS

September 17th, 2015  |  Today's News

The Illinois Corn Marketing Board is currently accepting applications for spring 2016 internships.  This is part of our effort to provide meaningful agricultural experience to college students and...

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WHAT ROLE DOES AG PLAY IN THE NUTRIENT LOSS REDUCTION STRATEGY?

September 16th, 2015  |  Today's News

The IL Nutrient Loss Reduction Strategy outlines a number of practices that farmers may voluntarily adopt in order to maximize nutrients kept for their crops and minimize nutrients leaving their...

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CHICAGO MOM TALKS FARM FACTS AFTER TOURS

September 15th, 2015  |  Today's News

Illinois Corn partners in the Illinois Farm Families program, investing your checkoff dollars in outreach and education to consumers in the Chicago area. You’ve told us time and again that this is...

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USEPA NEEDS TO QUIT KILLING CORN DEMAND WITH RULES, REGULATIONS

September 14th, 2015  |  Today's News

As we’re sitting on a decent corn crop nationwide, some of you are certainly in a less than desirable position here in Illinois. The resulting yield reductions partnered with lower prices makes...

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CALL FSA OFFICE FOR APPOINTMENT TO FINALIZE FARM BILL SIGN UP

September 11th, 2015  |  Today's News

The USDA open enrollment period for Agriculture Risk Coverage and Price Loss Coverage Safety-Net Programs closes at the end of September. County Farm Service Agency offices encourages farmers who...

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ILLINOIS RECEIVES MULTI-MILLION DOLLAR ETHANOL GRANT FROM USDA

September 10th, 2015  |  Today's News

Click to Listen to an audio update about this news. Illinois Corn Marketing Board is looking forward to leveraging corn checkoff dollars with USDA funds to expand ethanol fueling infrastructure...

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IL CORN ON SOCIAL MEDIA

September 9th, 2015  |  Today's News

Your association does a great job reaching out to the online farm community and to non farmers looking for agricultural information via social media! Want to check us out?  Here’s...

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INTERESTED IN LEADERSHIP AND AG ADVOCACY? PROGRAM SEEKS APPLICANTS

September 8th, 2015  |  Today's News

The National Corn Growers Association and DuPont have launched the third year of the NCGA DuPont New Leaders Program, designed for corn growers who are newly active or considering involvement in...

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CUBAN LEADERSHIP VISIT IL CORN AT FARM PROGRESS SHOW

September 4th, 2015  |  Today's News

This week during the Farm Progress Show, IL Corn was excited to host Cuban commercial attache Ruben Romas for a discussion on opening free trade with the country as soon as possible.  Romas was...

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FARM BILL ENROLLMENT DEADLINE SEPTEMBER 30

September 3rd, 2015  |  Today's News

The Illinois Corn Growers Association reminds farmers that they have until Sept. 30 to enroll in Farm Service Agency risk management programs for the 2014 and 2015 crop years. Earlier this year,...

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WE ARE LOVING OUR TIME AT FARM PROGRESS SHOW, LOT 355

September 2nd, 2015  |  Today's News

If you haven't visited us at the Farm Progress Show yet, you may want to plan a trip to Decatur, IL tomorrow! Some great things are happening in the IL Corn tent, lot #355. We've tested more...

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