CORN CHECKOFF SUPPORTS COUNTY FARM BUREAU PROGRAMMING

June 30th, 2016  |  Today's News

Through a grant program administered by the IL Farm Bureau, the Illinois Corn Marketing Board, using corn checkoff dollars, supports County Farm Bureau education programs. A good portion of County...

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SENATORS DURBIN, KIRK STAND UP FOR RFS

June 29th, 2016  |  Today's News

Thank you to Senator Dick Durbin and Senator Mark Kirk for their support of the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) and the original Congressional intent of the bill passed in 2007. In a recent letter...

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ILLINOIS LAWMAKERS VISIT FUELING STATION FEATURING ETHANOL BLENDS

June 28th, 2016  |  Today's News

Oak Lawn, Ill.--Thanks to the business leadership of Thorntons, Inc., and the availability of an innovative public-private partnership, another retail location is available for motorists to choose...

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IL CORN BEGINS WEBINAR SERIES TOMORROW

June 27th, 2016  |  Today's News

Illinois Corn starts a brand new webinar series this Tuesday. Field Services Director Jim Tarmann will be giving a presentation on updates of water transportation projects. This presentation will...

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IL CORN BEGINS WEBINAR SERIES TUESDAY

June 24th, 2016  |  Today's News

Illinois Corn starts a brand new webinar series this Tuesday. Field Services Director Jim Tarmann will be giving a presentation on updates of water transportation projects. This presentation will...

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PROTECTING OUR POLLINATORS

June 23rd, 2016  |  Today's News

Illinois Corn, along with the National Corn Growers Association, partners with approximately 40 organizations to form the Honey Bee Health Coalition. This coalition enacts programs that supports a...

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COMMON SENSE DRONE REGULATIONS FINALIZED

June 22nd, 2016  |  Today's News

Yesterday, the Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration finalized regulations for unmanned aircraft systems (UAS or “drones”) under 55 pounds that will take effect late this...

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CONGRESSMAN KINZINGER VISITS IL CORN

June 21st, 2016  |  Today's News

On Monday, June 20, Congressman Adam Kinzinger visited with Illinois Corn Executive Director, Rodney Weinzierl and Legislative Intern, Kaity Spangler on a variety of issues concerning not only his...

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DID YOU KNOW THAT 95% OF ALL GASOLINE SOLD CONTAINS 10% ETHANOL?

June 20th, 2016  |  Today's News

Yes, that’s right, whether motorists realize it, or believe it, 95% of all gasoline used in the U.S. today is E10. The next time someone tells you they fill up with ethanol-free gas, you can call...

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ICGA AT-LARGE DIRECTORS UP FOR ELECTION

June 17th, 2016  |  Today's News

Two at-large positions on the Illinois Corn Growers Association Board of Directors are elected each year at their annual meeting.  This year, there will be one open seat and one incumbent running....

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SUMMER SOIL HEALTH FIELD DAYS ANNOUNCED FOR ILLINOIS

June 16th, 2016  |  Today's News

Illinois Corn supports and encourages farmers to adopt best management practices when it comes to taking care of their farms, including soil health. Illinois farmers interested in practices to...

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BROAD COALITIONS ARE NEEDED TO IMPROVE THE UPPER MISSISSIPPI RIVER

June 15th, 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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FROM THERE TO HERE: 22,500 PAGES WAS JUST THE START OF TARIFF REDUCTION

June 14th, 2016  |  Today's News

[Original post can be found here.] It took seven long years, but in April 1994, more than 120 governments spanning the globe finally had a deal. The largest trade negotiation in history, known as...

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NREC HOSTS COVER CROP WEBINAR

June 13th, 2016  |  Today's News

The Illinois Nutrient Research & Education Council (NREC) is hosting a cover crop webinar TOMORROW June 14th from 9-10 a.m. CT.  The webinar will present NREC-funded research that focuses on “the...

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ICGA AT-LARGE DIRECTORS UP FOR ELECTION

June 10th, 2016  |  Today's News

Two at-large positions on the Illinois Corn Growers Association Board of Directors are elected each year at their annual meeting.  This year, there will be one open seat and one incumbent running....

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IL CORN TESTIFIES AT RFS HEARING IN KANSAS CITY

June 9th, 2016  |  Today's News

Today, two of your IL Corn leaders took the time to present oral and written testimony during an EPA public hearing on the renewable volume obligation numbers for 2017 recently release. Renewable...

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PARTNERSHIPS ACCOMPLISH WATER QUALITY GOALS

June 8th, 2016  |  Today's News

Nutrient cycling and water quality are topics that have been recently thrust to the forefront of agricultural research with the creation of state and federal Nutrient Loss Reduction Strategies....

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NREC HOSTS COVER CROP WEBINAR

June 7th, 2016  |  Today's News

The Illinois Nutrient Research & Education Council (NREC) is hosting a cover crop webinar June 14th from 9-10 a.m. CT.  The webinar will present NREC-funded research that focuses on “the...

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IL CORN CONGRATULATES GROWMARK ESSAY WINNERS IN ILLINOIS

June 6th, 2016  |  Today's News

IL Corn believes that integrating youth into not just agriculture as a career, but as advocates, is an important part of our industry’s future success. With that in mind, we congratulate Austin...

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EPA REJECTS SCIENCE IN LATEST ATRAZINE REPORT

June 3rd, 2016  |  Today's News

(JEFFERSON CITY, Mo.)-An Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) draft report on the herbicide atrazine is cause for alarm says the Triazine Network, a national coalition of farm organizations...

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