AUDIO UPDATE WITH RENEWABLE FUELS ASSOCIATION PRESIDENT

January 29th, 2016  |  Today's News

With the Iowa caucuses coming up February 1, ethanol and the Renewable Fuel Standard are getting more attention in the media as political candidates state their views on the topics. In this IL...

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CORN FARMING PHOTO CONTEST WINNERS ANNOUNCED

January 28th, 2016  |  Today's News

The National Corn Growers Association announced the 16 winners of the 2015 Fields of Corn Photo Contest, a contest that provided aspiring shutterbugs of all types the opportunity to share in - and...

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WIN FREE GAS LIKE 'ETHANOLKICKSGAS' DID

January 27th, 2016  |  Today's News |  Ethanol

  Just this week, Illinois’ newest E85 pump is opening up at Hy-Vee Gas in Galesburg. Where is the nearest E85 or other higher ethanol blend near you? What’s the price at the pump? We hope you’ll...

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RFA CLEARS UP THE PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATES' MISTAKES ON ETHANOL

January 26th, 2016  |  Today's News |  Ethanol

  In response to the anti-ethanol rhetoric that has been dominating the presidential campaign in the run-up to the Iowa caucuses, the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) sent a one-pager to media...

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REGISTRATION FOR DRONE EXPO DUE ON SUNDAY JAN 24

January 22nd, 2016  |  Today's News

Major manufacturers of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs or drones) will bring their technology to Decatur, IL, January 26 and 27 for the Midwest Drone Conference and Expo, where they will exhibit in...

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AUDIO UPDATE REGARDING CHINESE DDGS DUMPING ALLEGATION

January 21st, 2016  |  Today's News

In this audio update, Raymond Defenbaugh, CEO of Big River Resources, LCC, explains what’s going on with the recently announced Chinese suit against the U.S. ethanol industry. As Defenbaugh...

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PRESIDENT OBAMA VETOES DISAPPROVAL OF WOTUS

January 20th, 2016  |  Today's News

In the evening hours of January 19, President Obama vetoed S.J. Res. 22, a Congressional Review Act resolution of disapproval for the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Army Corps of...

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QUESTIONING THE FINAL RFS RULE, PART 2: THE MEANING OF THE WORD 'SUPPLY'

January 18th, 2016  |  Today's News

The following is a continuation of this article and examines the EPA’s definition of “supply” as it relates to the RFS. Read the original version of the article with sources here.   When it...

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SAVE THE DATE: CONSERVATION SEMINARS JAN 26-28

January 14th, 2016  |  Today's News |  Best Management Practices

The Illinois Council on Best Management Practices (ICGA is a member of the Council) is partnering in a series of one-day seminars to provide farmers with the latest information about soil and...

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HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES DISAPPROVES WOTUS

January 13th, 2016  |  Today's News

Today, the House passed a joint resolution to disapprove the Waters of the United States rule under a Congressional Review Act. This resolution would nullify the rule submitted by the...

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ADD WATER TESTING TO YOUR SPRING PLANS

January 11th, 2016  |  Today's News

  Things are finally cold enough that for most of us, the water is frozen by now. When you’re tiles are running again, you may want to take a sample in for nitrate testing. The water quality...

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KEEP THE POLLINATOR AND MONARCH BUTTERFLY ISSUE ON YOUR RADAR

January 8th, 2016  |  Today's News

  Have you heard anyone talking about pollinator habitat or butterfly gardens? If you haven’t already, you no doubt will be, soon, as a Presidential task force is rolling out programs geared to...

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QUESTIONING THE FINAL RFS RULE, PART 1: THE RULE AND A REVIEW

January 7th, 2016  |  Today's News

This article was originally posted on FarmdocDAILY. For the full article, complete references and citations, please click here.   Background The RFS was first created by Congress in 2005 as...

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MARK YOUR CALENDAR: LAKE SPRINGFIELD EVENT ON NUTRIENT MANAGEMENT

January 6th, 2016  |  Today's News

With the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency’s Illinois Nutrient Loss Reduction Strategy now in place, IL Corn is encouraging all Illinois farmers to consider that best management practice(s)...

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LAST CALL! APPLY FOR THE 2017 CORN BOARD TODAY

January 5th, 2016  |  Today's News

The National Corn Growers Association Nominating Committee will be accepting applications from members for the 2017 Corn Board until 5 p.m. CST this Friday, January 8.  Through the Corn Board,...

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REPORT E85 AND FLEXFUEL PRICES TO WIN $100 GIFT CARD

January 4th, 2016  |  Today's News

  Illinois Corn is working with the Renewable Fuels Association on the E85prices.com website. The website is a nationwide reporting system for motorists like you to report gas prices on regular...

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