SPRINGFIELD FIELD TOUR TO PROMOTE BENEFITS OF IMPROVED SOIL HEALTH, WATER QUALITY

October 30th, 2015  |  Today's News

Cover crops, conservation tillage and water quality testing are some of the latest farming buzzwords—but they are catching on for good reason. These activities can potentially improve yields and...

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WHERE WILL THE 2015 ILLINOIS CORN CROP GO

October 29th, 2015  |  Today's News

Here in Illinois, 93 percent of the corn crop is now harvested and in the bin. You might be wondering, where will that corn go? Here’s a look at the breakdown of markets for the corn grown in...

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EPA WATER CHIEF RETIRES

October 28th, 2015  |  Today's News

  Ken Kopocis, the top official in U.S. EPA’s water office and the employee in charge of finalizing the historic Clean Water Rule, will retire in November. "Ken Kopocis, our current Deputy...

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WASHINGTON SENDS FARM PROGRAM CHECKS, SUGGESTS CUTS TO CROP INSURANCE

October 27th, 2015  |  Today's News

***UPDATE*** Congress Passes Budget/Debt Ceiling Deal after Crop Insurance Fix The full House and Senate this week approved a two-year budget agreement – complete with a federal debt ceiling...

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IL CORN CONGRATULATES AITC TEACHER OF THE YEAR

October 26th, 2015  |  Today's News

The Illinois Agriculture in the Classroom (AITC) program is pleased to announce its 2015 Teacher of the Year, Carole Scannell, of St. Germaine Catholic School, Oak Lawn, Cook County, Illinois....

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INTERNSHIP DEADLINE NOVEMBER 1

October 23rd, 2015  |  Today's News

  Applications for spring 2016 social media internships are due on November 1 and can be found at http://www.ilcorn.org/education/higher-education with interviews being held in Bloomington, IL...

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WHY TPP IS SIGNIFICANT IN AN INCREASINGLY GLOBAL MARKETPLACE

October 22nd, 2015  |  Today's News

***click to listen to IL Corn Executive Director Rodney Weinzierl discuss the TPP*** Audio provided by the Stocks and Jocks program available in an online podcast from 6-8am, M-F at...

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BOST, BUSTOS, DAVIS, AND DUCKWORTH TELL EPA TO STRAIGTEN UP ON ETHANOL

October 21st, 2015  |  Today's News

  Seventeen members of the Congressional Biofuels Caucus, including Mike Bost, Cheri Bustos, Rodney Davis, and Tammy Duckworth, urged EPA this week "to make significant changes" to the final...

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CORN FARMERS COALITION RECOGNIZED FOR EXCELLENCE

October 20th, 2015  |  Today's News

  For the last seven years, the Corn Farmers Coalition has been working in Washington, DC to change the minds of elected officials, thought leaders, and others in the beltway about who farmers...

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FARMERS WILLING TO TAKE LOSSES ON CASH RENT

October 19th, 2015  |  Today's News

  According to a FarmDoc Daily article out last week, farmers are willing to take losses on cash rent in the short term, hoping to preserve ground for longer term gains.  While understandable,...

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FARMERS URGED TO NOTE GROUND TEMPS BEFORE APPLYING ANHYDROUS

October 16th, 2015  |  Today's News

  Illinois farmers are urged to delay their fall anhydrous applications until the maximum daily soil temperature at the 4 inch depth is a stable 50 degrees. View Illinois soil temperatures...

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ILLINOIS FARM FAMILIES' SUMMER SOCIAL MEDIA EFFORTS CONTINUE TO REACH CONSUMERS

October 15th, 2015  |  Today's News

  Social media has become an important tool for farmers in today’s technology-savvy world. Farmers are using platforms like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, Pinterest, Reddit, and more to...

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COUNTY ESTIMATES SURVEY BEGINS IN OCTOBER

October 14th, 2015  |  Today's News

  Corn farmers will soon be receiving a questionnaire designed to collect data that will be used in estimating county level yields for 2015. The National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS)...

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APPLY FOR NATIONAL CORN NEW LEADER PROGRAM

October 13th, 2015  |  Today's News

  The Oct. 30 deadline for applications to the NCGA DuPont New Leaders Program is fast approaching.  The program, designed for corn growers who are newly active or considering involvement in...

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TOP PRODUCER HOSTS FIFTH ANNUAL EXECUTIVE WOMEN IN AGRICULTURE CONFERENCE

October 12th, 2015  |  Today's News

  The risks and opportunities have never been greater in American agriculture. Today’s markets require farmers to implement impeccable farm business practices and stay up to date on the changing...

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WOTUS LEGAL PROCEDINGS HALTED

October 9th, 2015  |  Today's News

Today, the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit halted further legal process in the fight against the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Waters of the U.S. (WOTUS) rule.  The...

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HOUSE BIOFUELS CAUCUS WRITES LETTER TO McCARTHY ON RVOs

October 8th, 2015  |  Today's News

The Illinois Corn Growers Association supports the efforts of the House Biofuels Caucus in writing a letter to Administrator McCarthy asking that the EPA not undermine the biofuels industry with...

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NRCS ANNOUNCES EQIP APPLICATION DEADLINES

October 7th, 2015  |  Today's News

  Illinois agricultural producers who want to improve natural resources and address concerns are encouraged to sign up for the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) through the...

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MIKE QUIGLEY GOES "UNDERCOVER" AS A CORN FARMER

October 6th, 2015  |  Today's News

  Yesterday, U.S. Representative Mike Quigley (IL-05) went “undercover” as a corn farmer on Steve Ruh’s farm in Sugar Grove, Illinois. Mr. Ruh is a member of the Illinois Corn Growers...

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FINAL AGREEMENT REACHED ON TPP

October 5th, 2015  |  Today's News

Twelve countries have officially reached a final deal on the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP). Illinois Corn Growers Association has followed the negotiations closely as the resulting impact of...

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