AG INFORMATION SHARED THROUGH SOCIAL MEDIA

April 29th, 2016  |  Today's News

Are you plugged in to every informational outlet that IL Corn offers? We’re using social media to reach out to the non-farming public in many fun and interesting ways.  We have a Pinterest...

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BASEBALL STADIUM IS AN IMPORTANT PLACE TO TALK TO NON-FARMERS ABOUT AGRICULTURE

April 28th, 2016  |  Today's News

The Normal CornBelters, presented by Illinois Corn Farmers, have announced their weekly promotional nights happening at The Corn Crib!  Each of these promotions – designed to make a family fun...

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SYNGENTA ROOTED IN AG CONTEST OPEN

April 27th, 2016  |  Today's News

The application period for the Syngenta #RootedinAg contest is now open. The contest asks growers and other industry professionals to describe how their agricultural roots help their families and...

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WEEKLY OUTLOOK: ARE LARGE CORN AND SOYBEAN PRICE SWINGS FINISHED OR JUST STARTED?

April 26th, 2016  |  Today's News

The original link to this article can be found here. Corn and soybean prices have traded in a wide range since last summer. July 2016 corn futures traded to near $4.70 in early July 2015,...

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EPA RELEASES PROPOSED RULE FOR 2017 ETHANOL NUMBERS

April 25th, 2016  |  Today's News

The U.S. EPA delivered the proposed rule for the 2017 renewable fuel standard (RFS) to the White House Office of Management and Budget earlier this month. OMB review marks a final step before the...

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ILLINOIS SENATE PASSES ETHANOL GRANT LEGISLATION

April 22nd, 2016  |  Today's News

To listen to this story, click here. Just this week, the Illinois Senate passed so-called enabling legislation that allows the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity to receive...

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HAVE YOU TAKEN A WATER SAMPLE LATELY?

April 21st, 2016  |  Today's News

To listen to this story, click here. To meet the voluntary nutrient loss reductions expected by the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency and the Illinois Department of Agriculture, Illinois...

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ILLINOIS CORN LEADERS PARTICIPATE IN CONSERVATION STORY MAP

April 20th, 2016  |  Today's News

To listen to this story, click here. Illinois corn farmers join other environmental advocates in our state, nation, and around the world in celebrating Earth Day, the one day each year that...

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SIX REAL CONSEQUENCES OF GMO LABELING

April 19th, 2016  |  Today's News

Illinois Corn Growers Association continues to work with the U.S. Senate through our Senators Kirk and Durbin to pass a common sense GMO labeling law that overrides state by state initiatives and...

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CORN PLANTING PROGRESS AUDIO UPDATE

April 18th, 2016  |  Today's News

Click here to listen Oh what a difference a couple of warm, windy, dry days can make it getting corn in the ground here in Illinois. You made a 10 percent jump in corn planting progress this week...

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PLANTING SEASON OFFICIALLY BEGINS WITH FAVORABLE WEATHER THIS WEEKEND

April 15th, 2016  |  Today's News

Monday’s Crop Progress will likely look a lot different after favorable weather this weekend. According to the April 11 report, significantly cooler temperatures, with temperatures dipping below...

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WHAT IS ILLINOIS FARM FAMILIES DOING

April 14th, 2016  |  Today's News

The Illinois Corn Marketing Board, through a corn checkoff investment, supports Illinois Farm Families, the coalition effort of ICMB, ISA, IPPA, IBA, MDA, and ILFB. Coming in April and May you’ll...

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IL CORN SUPPORTS VIRTUAL FIELD TRIP FOR 37,000 STUDENTS

April 13th, 2016  |  Today's News

On Tuesday, April 5, 2016, U.S. Farmers and Ranchers Alliance (USFRA) in conjunction with Discovery Education, provided high school students nationwide a firsthand glimpse into contemporary...

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NEW SERVICE PROVIDES WEATHER, FIELD WORK RECOMMENDATIONS

April 12th, 2016  |  Today's News

With 2 percent of Illinois’ corn crop in the ground as of this last weekend, folks are wondering how fast things will progress. A Champaign, IL, based company has some great information available...

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FREE TRADE BUILDS MARKETS: PERU IS A GREAT EXAMPLE!

April 11th, 2016  |  Today's News

Peru purchased enough U.S. corn to fill its entire duty-free quota this year by March 26.  The quota was negotiated under the U.S. Peru trade promotion agreement (PTPA), which has been...

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U.S. CHICKEN SEES NEW MARKET OPPORTUNITY

April 8th, 2016  |  Today's News

U.S. chicken is on grocery shelves in South Africa for the first time in nearly 17 years. Five containers of U.S. bone-in chicken leg quarters and drumsticks from Tyson Foods and House of Raeford...

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NEW METHOD DEVELOPED FOR TESTING HERBICIDE RESISTANCE IN WEEDS

April 7th, 2016  |  Today's News

Ask any farmer, and you’ll hear that weeds are a major headache. Even worse are weeds that have developed resistance to the herbicides designed to kill them. This is the case for waterhemp, a...

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HALF THE NATION'S CCAs AVAILABLE TO YOU IN ILLINOIS

April 6th, 2016  |  Today's News

As Illinois agriculture works to educate farmers about minimizing environmental impact and optimizing the use of ag nutrients, Illinois now leads the nation in the number of Certified Crop...

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SMALL ENGINE MANUFACTURERS HARPOON ETHANOL AGAIN

April 5th, 2016  |  Today's News

 National Corn Growers Association CEO took the Outdoor Power Equipment Institute to task today for their continuing effort to sink ethanol in our nation’s fuel supply. Funny that some of these...

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FREE WATER TESTING PROGRAM

April 4th, 2016  |  Today's News

The Illinois Corn Growers Association and Illinois Corn Marketing Board are partnership with the Illinois Council on Best Management Practices and individual Soil and Water Conservation Districts...

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