WHAT IS A GMO EXACTLY?

May 31st, 2016  |  Today's News

An interesting development in the Genetically Modified Organism (GMO) debate has Washington, DC (and those interested in GMOs around the globe) wondering how exactly we will define “GMO” even...

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CLEARING THE AIR OF ETHANOL MYTHS

May 27th, 2016  |  Today's News

The summer driving season is kicking off this coming weekend with the Memorial Day holiday. Unfortunately, the misunderstandings about ethanol are going to start making the rounds, again, as folks...

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WHEN IL CORN GETS BACK OUT TO THE FARM

May 26th, 2016  |  Today's News

For the IL Corn staff, most of whom are farm kids, it’s a great day when we get back out on the farm, connecting with our farmers and doing what we love. Today was a great day to connect with...

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WATCH U.S. SHARE OF WORLD EXPORTS DECLINE OVER 20 YEARS

May 25th, 2016  |  Today's News

Many factors contribute to the ebb and flow of corn leaving the U.S., including weather factors like the drought in 2012 (when the U.S. didn’t have corn to sell overseas!), economic factors like...

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CONSIDER INFRASTRUCTURE DURING WORLD TRADE MONTH

May 24th, 2016  |  Today's News

While we’re celebrating World Trade Month, it just makes sense to also consider the infrastructure that makes growing exports possible. Check out this interview between Jim Tarmann, IL Corn...

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MAY IS WORLD TRADE MONTH

May 23rd, 2016  |  Today's News

Listen to the audiio version of this update here.  IL Corn invites you to join us, the U.S. Grains Council (USGC), other sister farmer organizations and the International Trade Administration, a...

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REACTIONS TO 2017 EPA RVO RULING

May 20th, 2016  |  Today's News

On Wednesday, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released its ruling for renewable volume obligations (RVOs) for 2017. The most controversial aspect of the ruling was the EPA’s decision to...

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ICGA STATEMENT REGARDING EPA's PROPOSED RULE FOR ETHANOL BLEND LEVELS

May 19th, 2016  |  Today's News |  ICGA

BLOOMINGTON, Ill.--Jeff Jarboe, a farmer from Loda, Ill., and Illinois Corn Growers Association President, released the following statement after learning of the U.S. Environmental Protection...

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LOOKING FOR A FLEX FUEL VEHICLE? HERE'S THE LATEST LIST

May 18th, 2016  |  Today's News

If you’re looking for a new FlexFuel vehicle, you may not get much help at your local dealership, unfortunately. Due to changing expectations and regulations from the Obama Administration,...

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SUBMIT YOUR PHOTOS TO NCGA CONTEST

May 17th, 2016  |  Today's News

Listen to the audio update of this story here. The National Corn Growers Association calls on photographers to help tell the story of farming field corn in America through the third annual...

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ILLINOIS CORN APPLAUDS FY17 APPROPRIATIONS BILL PASSAGE

May 16th, 2016  |  Today's News

Illinois Corn commends the work of Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman Thad Cochran (R-MS) and Ranking Member Barbara Mikulski (D-MD), and Senate Energy & Water Development (E&WD)...

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START THINKING COVER CROPS AND HERBICIDES RIGHT NOW

May 13th, 2016  |  Today's News

If you’re planning on a cover crop this fall, you need to be planning your in-season herbicides now. Mike Plumer, a retired University of Illinois Extension agronomist, who now specializes in...

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

May 12th, 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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ILLINOIS PIG FARMS GROWING, EXPANDING - HERE'S WHY!

May 11th, 2016  |  Today's News

If you didn’t see it already last week, take a minute to check out one of your farmer peers being featured in the Springfield State Journal Register. Phil Borgic, a Raymond, IL hog farmer and...

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U.S. GRAINS COUNCIL SUPPORTS YOUR ETHANOL EXPORT MARKETS

May 10th, 2016  |  Today's News

Your Illinois corn checkoff dollars are invested by the Illinois Corn Marketing Board with the U.S. Grains Council to build demand for corn, ethanol, and DDGS exports around the world. Securing...

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ILLINOIS CORN LOOKING GOOD IN CROP PROGRESS REPORT

May 9th, 2016  |  Today's News

Illinois has planted less acreage today than a year ago, according to today’s Crop Progress Report published weekly by the USDA. Illinois farmers have 78 percent of the corn in the ground,...

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CHINA CORN POLICIES COULD MEAN CHANGING WORLD PRICES

May 6th, 2016  |  Today's News

Click to listen to the audio version of this daily news update. Media reports indicate China is planning to move away from its corn stockpiling policies and reduce its surpluses of corn, which...

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WHERE DO THINGS STAND WITH LEGISLATION IMPACTING LOCKS AND DAMS?

May 5th, 2016  |  Today's News

There was action in Congress recently on the Water Resources Development Act. Click to listen to Waterways Council, Inc. Vice President Paul Rohde provide an update.

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UNDERSTAND MORE ABOUT EXPORTS WITH THESE SIMPLE GRAPHS

May 4th, 2016  |  Today's News

U.S. agriculture has an amazing success story to share when it comes to exporting agricultural products.  You can better understand that story by checking out the very interactive website provided...

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RAIN SLOWS CORN PLANTING

May 3rd, 2016  |  Today's News

Rainfall averages of over 1.5” for the state of Illinois slowed planting progress last week, but you still made substantial gains overall. Showing what corn farmers can do with just a few good...

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