ICGA STATEMENT REGARDING EPA's FINAL RULE REGARDING ETHANOL BLEND LEVELS

November 30th, 2015  |  Today's News

  Jeff Jarboe, a farmer from Loda, Ill., and Illinois Corn Growers Association President, released the following statement after learning of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA)...

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ICGA ELECTS NEW OFFICERS, BOARD MEMBERS

November 25th, 2015  |  Today's News

Jeff Jarboe, a farmer from Loda, has been elected president of the Illinois Corn Growers Association (ICGA) for 2015-2016, at their re-organizational meeting Nov. 24, 2 014 at the Marriott Hotel...

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AUDIO UPDATE: HEAR THIS AS YOU'RE THINKING ABOUT COVER CROPS

November 24th, 2015  |  Today's News

Yes, we’re just finishing up harvest for 2015 and cover crops are already in the ground for the winter. But what if you’re considering cover crops for planting in 2016? Do you need to be thinking...

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EARS OF CORN HIGHLIGHT IMPORTANCE OF ETHANOL TO FARMERS AHEAD OF RVO DECISION

November 23rd, 2015  |  Today's News

Corn farmers from across the nation have been sending ears of corn to the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee (DSCC) in November, as part of a final push to remind the Obama Administration...

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IL CORN, FARM BUREAU, RFA STRIKE BACK AT RIDICULOUS ANTI-ETHANOL CAMPAIGN

November 20th, 2015  |  Today's News

In a joint statement released this yesterday, leaders of the Illinois Corn Growers Association, the Illinois Farm Bureau, and the Illinois Renewable Fuels Association addressed an anti-ethanol...

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CORN SEED COSTS FROM 1995 TO 2014

November 19th, 2015  |  Today's News

This article was written by Gary Schnitkey and originally posted on Farmdoc Daily. The original article can be found here. Of the direct costs for corn, per acre seed costs on a percentage basis...

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NCGA COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE

November 18th, 2015  |  Today's News

  The National Corn Growers Association and BASF Corporation will award five, $1,000 scholarships to undergraduate and graduate students pursuing a degree in an agriculture-related...

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THE MYTH OF FALLING GASOLINE DEMAND

November 17th, 2015  |  Today's News

  This article originally posted at www.ethanolrfa.org. One of the oil industry’s favorite talking points in its campaign to repeal the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) is the argument that...

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STATE CLEARS UP CHANGES TO AGE REQUIREMENTS IN JUNIOR SHOW

November 16th, 2015  |  Today's News

In an effort to answer any questions about the new changes made to the Illinois State Fair junior livestock age requirements, the Illinois Department of Agriculture has put together a list of...

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GOVERNOR RAUNER APPOINTS FARMER-LEGISLATOR TO LEAD DEPT OF AG

November 13th, 2015  |  Today's News

  Illinois Corn Growers Association is pleased with Governor Rauner’s choice for the next Director of the Illinois Department of Agriculture. Rauner has appointed life-long farmer Raymond Poe...

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WE JUST NEED TO TALK ABOUT TRADE: SOUND BITE

November 12th, 2015  |  Today's News

  Mary Boote Roth, Truth about Trade and Technology, knows that trade is important to Illinois farmers and she’s explaining why on this audio broadcast by Farm and Food Chat. “With a very short...

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ABUNDANT CROP LEADS TO LOWER ESTIMATED PRICE PAID U.S. CORN FARMERS

November 11th, 2015  |  Today's News

  With the national average yield projection for corn raised to 169.3 bushels per acre, the estimated price paid to farmers decreased by 15 cents this month according to the U.S. Department of...

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TOP 10 GLOBAL CORN IMPORTERS

November 10th, 2015  |  Today's News

  The top 10 global corn importers, which accounted for 72 million metric tons (2.8 billion bushels) of global corn demand in the 2014/2015 marketing year are big contributors to Illinois corn...

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WATER TESTING AVAILABLE AT PEORIA FARM SHOW

November 9th, 2015  |  Today's News

  Free, confidential water testing will be available at the Illinois Council on Best Management Practices booth (#521A) at the Peoria Farm Show on December 1-3. Bring a water sample from your...

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FARM ASSETS CONFERENCE AND ICGA ANNUAL MEETING TEAM UP ON NOV 24

November 6th, 2015  |  Today's News

Please join us for the IL Corn Growers Association Annual Meeting on November 24 at 8 am and stay for the Farm Assets Conference (formerly the Illinois Commodity Conference) beginning at 10 am on...

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TPP TRADE DEAL TEXT RELEASED

November 5th, 2015  |  Today's News

  The text of the Trans-Pacific Partnership, the so-called TPP trade agreement, has been made available on the USDA website. Illinois Corn Growers Association will study the text of the...

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SENATE DISAPPROVES WOTUS RULE

November 4th, 2015  |  Today's News

  Today, the Senate passed S. J. Resolution 22, introduced by Senator Joni Ernst (R-IA) to disapprove the Waters of the U.S. (WOTUS) rule using the authority of the Congressional Review Act...

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PORK PRODUCERS SCHEDULE FALL ROUNDTABLES

November 3rd, 2015  |  Today's News

  During the month of November, IPPA will be holding regional meetings in five locations around the state. In addition to annual updates and request for resolutions, the meeting topics this year...

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ASK SENATORS TO VOTE TO WITHDRAW WOTUS RULE

November 2nd, 2015  |  Today's News

Illinois farmers should consider calling Senators Durbin and Kirk today and tomorrow ahead of a vote to force the EPA to withdraw their controversial Waters of the U.S. rule. S. 1140, the Federal...

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