ILLINOIS CORN MARKETING BOARD SEEKS INTERNS

March 31st, 2016  |  Today's News

The Illinois Corn Marketing Board is currently accepting applications for fall 2016 internships.  This is part of our effort to provide meaningful agricultural experiences to college students and...

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RED MEAT, IT'S WHAT'S FOR DINNER AGAIN

March 30th, 2016  |  Today's News

Beef is making a comeback. After decades of diners shunning steaks and burgers for alternate protein options such as chicken and turkey, Americans will eat an estimated 54.3 pounds of the red...

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POLLINATORS AND MONARCH BUTTERFLY TAKING CENTER STAGE

March 29th, 2016  |  Today's News

You may not be sure if you have a role to play in the preservation of pollinators and monarchs, but just about everybody else thinks you do. The good news is that most people think there is...

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WEEKLY CROP PROGRESS REPORTS BEGIN

March 28th, 2016  |  Today's News

The Illinois Field Office of the U.S. Department of Agriculture National Agriculture Statistics Services started issuing their weekly crop progress and condition report today. Given the early...

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2015 ARC-CO PAYMENT ESTIMATES FOR CORN

March 25th, 2016  |  Today's News

Agricultural economists at the University of Illinois have prepared information to estimate ARC-CO farm bill payments for corn and soybeans in the 2015 growing season. In Illinois, the ARC-CO...

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PRESIDENTIAL VISIT PUSHES CHANGE IN CUBA RELATIONS; BIG IMPACTS FOR CORN

March 24th, 2016  |  Today's News

U.S. President Barack Obama’s historic visit to Cuba this week continued his efforts to reduce trade barriers with the island nation while back home, the U.S. Grains Council (USGC) and its...

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SENATOR SAYS ACTION TO STOP VERMONT GMO LABELING LAW NOW UNLIKELY

March 23rd, 2016  |  Today's News

In an interview with the Des Moines Register, Iowa Senator Chuck Grassley, a member of the Senate Ag Committee, says that he doesn’t expect the Senate to take action to stop the State of Vermont’s...

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TODAY IS WORLD WATER DAY, TEST YOURS WITH OUR FREE SERVICE

March 22nd, 2016  |  Today's News

March 22 is World Water Day. An international observance that dates back to the 1992 United Nations Conference on Environment and Development, World Water Day is an opportunity to learn more about...

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FINE TUNING CORN GRIND IN HOG DIETS MEANS BETTER EFFICIENCY

March 21st, 2016  |  Today's News

The results of new research at the University of Illinois indicate that it is possible for farmers to reduce feed costs if corn is ground to a finer particle size. The smaller particle size allows...

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IL FARMERS CARRY FARM PROFITABILITY MESSAGE TO IL DELEGATION

March 18th, 2016  |  Today's News

  Your association understands that farm profitability is your number one concern.  That’s exactly the message we shared with every Illinois Congressman and Senator this week. Farm...

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ST PATRICKS DAY AND AGRICULTURE

March 17th, 2016  |  Today's News

St. Patrick’s Day can be about more than just green beer and the luck of the Irish. Ireland’s agriculture industry has an interesting history, and the role of Irish immigrants in Illinois’ history...

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MANDATORY GMO LABELING ON ITS WAY AFTER FAILED SENATE VOTE

March 16th, 2016  |  Today's News

Republicans failed to persuade all within their own party, let alone a handful of Democrats to go along with them, in a vote today that would have preempted a patchwork approach of state laws...

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NATIONAL AG DAY TODAY

March 15th, 2016  |  Today's News

Today marks the 43rd anniversary of National Ag Day which is celebrated in classrooms and communities across the country. The theme for National Ag Day 2016 is "Agriculture: Stewards of a Healthy...

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PRIMARY VOTING TOMORROW

March 14th, 2016  |  Today's News

Tomorrow marks an important day, as many Americans will be voting in their state’s primary. Florida, Illinois, Missouri, North Carolina, and Ohio (along with a Republican caucus in the Northern...

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ILLINOIS CORN GROWERS LAUNCHES ONLINE AD CAMPAIGN

March 11th, 2016  |  Today's News

Ahead of the March 15th Illinois primary vote, the Illinois Corn Growers Association launched an online ad campaign. The campaign directs the target audience to visit a specific page of our...

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HAVE YOU TAKEN A WATER SAMPLE LATELY?

March 10th, 2016  |  Today's News

To meet the voluntary nutrient loss reductions expected by the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency and the Illinois Department of Agriculture, Illinois corn farmers must take action on every...

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CHECK LICENSE PLATE RENEWAL STICKERS

March 9th, 2016  |  Today's News

Before you get too busy with planting, you may want to check the registration stickers on all your vehicles. The State of Illinois has snagged a windfall of $1.2 million – and growing – thanks to...

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

March 8th, 2016  |  Today's News

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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TPP IMPACTS TO U.S. CORN PRODUCTION

March 7th, 2016  |  Today's News

T he Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) stands to do exactly what U.S. agriculture and the U.S. economy as a whole really needs – keep more production in the U.S. and sell a value-added product...

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CORN FARMERS TO LEARN ABOUT WIDE RANGE OF FARMER-FOCUSED TOPICS & ISSUES

March 4th, 2016  |  Today's News

From microbes to honey bees, from unmanned aerial systems to measuring sustainability, from global weather patterns to a more efficient office space—the line-up of Learning Center Sessions at the...

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