ICGA HONORS DAVE MOOSE FOR COMMITMENT TO ENVIRONMENT

December 31st, 2015  |  Today's News

The Illinois Corn Growers Association has awarded Dave Moose, a farmer from Auburn, Ill., with the Association’s Environment Award. The award recognizes individuals who exhibit commitment to...

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IN DEFENSE OF FOOD HITS PBS, LOOK FOR FARMLAND ONLINE

December 30th, 2015  |  Today's News

PBS will begin airing today at 9pm a documentary titled, “In Defense of Food,” which is based on Michael Pollan’s book of the same name. You’ll remember Pollan as the guy that really kicked off...

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ICGA AWARDS BROADCASTER FOR EXCELLENCE IN MEDIA

December 29th, 2015  |  Today's News

  The Illinois Corn Growers Association’s 2015 Excellence in Media Award was given to Steve Bridge, Agribusiness Director at WFMB AM/FM, at the 2015 ICGA Annual Meeting. The award is given each...

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MARK YOUR CALENDAR: DRONE EXPO IN DECATUR

December 28th, 2015  |  Today's News

As the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) finalizes its rules for using small unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), agricultural and non-agricultural users of this emerging technology are invited to...

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REGISTER YOUR DRONE OR FACE FINES FROM FAA

December 24th, 2015  |  Today's News

IL Corn wants to make farmers aware that the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has announced mandatory drone registration for small unmanned aircraft (UAS)...

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SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE TO AG STUDENTS

December 23rd, 2015  |  Today's News

Agriculture students are encouraged to apply for 66 college scholarships offered by the IAA Foundation. The scholarships, ranging from $1,000 to $7,500 per year, will be awarded in total of...

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IL CORN ENCOURAGES PARTICIPATION IN NASS CONSERVATION SURVEY

December 22nd, 2015  |  Today's News

  The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) is contacting farmers and ranchers from now through February as part of a national survey of conservation...

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REMEMBER MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS WHEN MAKING HOLIDAY TRAVEL PLANS

December 21st, 2015  |  Today's News

As a member of the Illinois Corn Growers Association you receive special benefits, including a seed coupon to use against purchases for your farm. Your ICGA membership also entitles you to...

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CORN YIELD CONTEST WINNERS ANNOUNCED

December 18th, 2015  |  Today's News

The top Illinois entrant in the National Corn Growers Association’s Corn Yield Contest grew 325 bushels per acre this year. James Cecil of Rock Island brings home that honor with his Pioneer...

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IL CORN STANDS WITH SENATE, AGAINST WOTUS RULE

December 17th, 2015  |  Today's News

  IL Corn and Illinois farmers remain as staunchly opposed to the WOTUS rule as ever and are certainly disappointed to see that it was included in the negotiated language of the omnibus package...

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ICGA PRESIDENT JEFF JARBOE ON OMNIBUS AND TAX BILLS

December 16th, 2015  |  Today's News

Illinois Corn Growers Association President Jeff Jarboe made the following statement after taking a look at the details of the agreements made on the omnibus and tax extender bills by...

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ICGA RECOGNIZES BORGMAN WITH ETHANOL AWARD

December 15th, 2015  |  Today's News

Don Borgman, farmer and former Director of Industry Relations for North America AT John Deere, was recognized by the Illinois Corn Growers Association for his work in support of the ethanol...

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CORN LEADER HONORED BY FARM BUREAU

December 14th, 2015  |  Today's News

  Wendell Shauman, a former Illinois Corn Marketing Board Chairman, was honored recently by the Illinois Farm Bureau as a recipient of the Eagle Award in recognition of his excellence on issue...

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CORN CHECKOFF BUILDING ETHANOL FUELING INFRASTRUCTURE

December 11th, 2015  |  Today's News

While the Illinois Corn Growers Association works in Springfield and Washington, DC, to enhance opportunities for corn based ethanol in our nation’s fuel supply, the Illinois Corn Marketing Board,...

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VOTE FOR YOUR FAVORITE ENTRIES IN FIELDS-OF-CORN PHOTO CONTEST

December 10th, 2015  |  Today's News

With entries now closed for the Fields-of-Corn Photo Contest, the National Corn Growers Association invites everyone to help select the submissions which best tell the story of farming and...

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CONSERVATION RESERVE PROGRAM: YEARS OF SUCCESSFUL ENVIRONMENTAL PRESERVATION

December 9th, 2015  |  Today's News

  This month, farmers are able to enroll or re-enroll in the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP), one of the nation’s largest voluntary conservation programs.  “Over the past 30 years, farmers,...

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CORN GROWERS MEMBER, FARM HATS FOUNDER RECEIVES AWARD

December 8th, 2015  |  Today's News

  Illinois Corn Growers Association member and Farm Hats facebook group founder, Kent Blunier, was honored recently for his involvement in the Livingston County Ag in the Classroom program....

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10 THINGS I DIDN'T KNOW BEFORE I TOURED ILLINOIS FARMS

December 7th, 2015  |  Today's News

Using Illinois Corn checkoff funds, women from the Chicagoland area are touring Illinois livestock and grain farms through the Illinois Farm Families program – and those tours are making a...

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TAKE STEPS TO PROTECT YOUR FARM'S SOIL

December 4th, 2015  |  Today's News

  The Soil Health Partnership is commemorating World Soil Day by encouraging farmers to consider new ways to make their land healthier. World Soil Day, Dec. 5, celebrates the importance of soil...

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CORN CHECKOFF SUPPORTS PORK DONATION TO THE HUNGRY

December 3rd, 2015  |  Today's News

As part of the Pork Power: Partnering to Fight Hunger in Illinois campaign, the Illinois Pork Producers Association (IPPA), along with the Illinois Corn Marketing Board (ICMB) and the Illinois...

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