ASSOCIATION OF EQUIPMENT MANUFACTURERS LOOKING FORWARD TO FIRST COMMODITY CLASSIC

February 29th, 2016  |  Today's News

The 2016 Commodity Classic is being billed as the biggest and best ever, thanks in part to the addition of the Association of Equipment Manufacturers.  AEM joins the commodity membership...

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CALL TO ACTION ON GMO LABELING BILL

February 26th, 2016  |  Today's News

We need your action before 9am on March 1 to prevent a new GMO labeling law from taking effect on July 1, 2016. Please call Senator Durbin and Senator Kirk by 9am on March 1 and ask them to...

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TRANS-PACIFIC PARTNERSHIP COULD SIGNIFICANTLY BOOST FARM ECONOMY

February 25th, 2016  |  Today's News

Congressional passage of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) could boost net farm income by $4.4 billion over the farm income levels expected without Congressional passage says a new report by the...

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NOMINATE A FARM MOM OF THE YEAR

February 24th, 2016  |  Today's News

They are warm and caring, yet tough as nails. They’re dedicated, nurturing, gritty, loving, hard-working and fun go-getters who go above and beyond to care for and protect their farms, families,...

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GMO LABELING LAW EQUALS MORE EXPENSIVE FOOD FOR AMERICANS

February 23rd, 2016  |  Today's News

American families could spend approximately $1,050 more per year on groceries due to Vermont’s new law requiring on package labels for foods with genetically modified organisms (GMOs), according...

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ILLINOIS DELEGATES RECOGNIZED FOR SERVICE TO USGC

February 22nd, 2016  |  Today's News

This article was originally posted on the U.S. Grains Council website. To read the original article, click here. The year 2011 brought an exceptional roster of new grower delegates to the U.S....

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MEXICAN ETHANOL IMPORTS INCREASED 1,756% SINCE 2007

February 19th, 2016  |  Today's News

Mexican buyers are interested in U.S. ethanol – even when U.S. buyers aren’t!  Mexican purchases of U.S. ethanol have increased an astounding 1,756 percent from the 2006/2007 marketing year...

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BROAD COALITIONS ARE NEEDED TO IMPROVE THE UPPER MISSISSIPPI RIVER

February 18th, 2016  |  Today's News

The December release of the AWI Report Card and Assessment confirmed what other government and independent agencies have been saying for years in regard to the state of our natural and man-made...

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CONGRESSMAN RODNEY DAVIS PRESSURES EPA ON SCIENCE ADVISORY BOARD

February 17th, 2016  |  Today's News

During a House Agriculture Committee Hearing with U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy last week, U.S. Congressman Rodney Davis (R-IL) pushed the Administrator on why...

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IL CORN PRECISION CONSERVATION PROGRAM RECEIVES NATIONAL GRANT

February 16th, 2016  |  Today's News

BLOOMINGTON, Ill.—A precision conservation program geared to get more farmers engaged in best management practices that protect water quality and prevent nutrient loss has been awarded a...

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CONGRESS NEEDS TO ACT ON GMO LABELING

February 16th, 2016  |  Today's News

Last week, the Grocery Manufacturers Association sent a letter laying out the many consumer-friendly benefits of the SmartLabel™ initiative – a program that will provide consumers with more...

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NCGA DUPONT NEW LEADER PROGRAM THIRD CLASS NOW UNDERWAY

February 15th, 2016  |  Today's News

  The 2016 class of the NCGA DuPont New Leaders Program, now entering its third year of helping farming couples and individuals become better communicators, leaders and advocates for agriculture,...

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NRCS ANNOUNCES EQIP SIGN-UP IN ILLINOIS TO IMPROVE SOIL HEALTH

February 11th, 2016  |  Today's News |  Best Management Practices

The U. S. Department of Agriculture-Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) will be offering funding for a special soil health project through the Regional Conservation Partnership Program...

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QUICK ACTION ON TRADE PARTNERSHIP UNLIKELY

February 10th, 2016  |  Today's News

Ministers from the 12 countries including the United States that have agreed to the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) pact signed it this week at a ceremony in New Zealand, formally marking the...

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PORK EXPO COMING UP FEB 16-17

February 9th, 2016  |  Today's News

Registration is open for the 2016 Illinois Pork Producers Association Pork Expo. As you know, the swine industry is our number one livestock customer of corn in Illinois. The Expo is February 16...

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SOIL HEALTH PARTNERSHIP GAINING INTEREST

February 8th, 2016  |  Today's News

In this audio update from IL Corn, you’ll hear about a collaborative effort of the National Corn Growers Association. The Soil Health Partnership aims to improve soil health through researching...

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TOM MUELLER ELECTED TO SERVE AS CORN CHECKOFF CHAIRMAN

February 5th, 2016  |  Today's News |  ICMB

  Tom Mueller has been elected by the Illinois Corn Marketing Board to serve the unfulfilled term of Jim Raben who resigned his seat as Chairman due to health reasons. Raben, of Ridgway, was...

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FARM GROUPS ASK EPA ALLOW NEW TECHNOLOGIES TO BE SOLD

February 4th, 2016  |  Today's News |  Legislation & Regulation

Illinois Corn Growers Association joined seventy-seven other farm organizations from thirty states asking the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for the registration of Enlist Duo...

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IL HOG INVENTORY INCREASE, IL LIVESTOCK IS GROWING

February 3rd, 2016  |  Today's News |  Livestock

According to the CME Group’s Daily Livestock Report dated January 26, Illinois has increased its breeding herd by 20,000 head and its market hogs by 830,000 from 2006-2015. This huge positive can...

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CORN CROP CONSISTENT DESPITE EL NINO, LA NINA FACTORS

February 2nd, 2016  |  Today's News

  Better genetics and more efficient and precise crop management techniques are enabling farmers to offset fluctuations in yields due to weather concerns in many years to remain the most...

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