EVERYONE IS CONCERNED ABOUT FARM PROFITABILITY

August 31st, 2016  |  Today's News

A sharp decline in commodity prices has reduced farm income and tightened farm cash flows.  But that’s no surprise for those of you living it. Still, a new report from CoBank indicates accounts...

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ILLINOIS CORN MARKETING BOARD ELECTS OFFICERS

August 30th, 2016  |  Today's News |  ICMB

BLOOMINGTON, Ill.—Jim Raben, a farmer from Ridgway, Illinois, was recently elected by his peers to serve as Chairman of the Illinois Corn Marketing Board for the 2016-17 term. Raben, a Gallatin...

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MEXICO ENACTS ETHANOL BLEND LIMIT IN NATION'S FUEL

August 29th, 2016  |  Today's News

Mexico, one of our most important trading partners for corn and other products, has now opened its fuel market to include up to 5.8 percent ethanol in certain areas. This is a huge win for Mexican...

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INDEPENDENT REDISTRICTING PROPOSAL RULED UNCONSTITUTIONAL

August 26th, 2016  |  Today's News

Yesterday, the Illinois Supreme Court blocked a November ballot proposal that would have given voters the chance establish a new way to draw legislative voting districts. On a 4-3 decision starkly...

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US DDGS EXPORTS UP 6 PERCENT

August 25th, 2016  |  Today's News

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) latest report on trade data showed exports of U.S. distiller's dried grains with solubles (DDGS), a by-product of ethanol production, to all countries...

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CANDIDATE FORUM FOCUSES ON AGRICULTURE LEGISLATION

August 24th, 2016  |  Today's News

Corn farmers serving on the Illinois Corn Growers Association and Illinois Corn Marketing Board joined other farmers today at the U.S. Senate Candidate Forum, a program of the Illinois...

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IMPROVEMENTS TO MISSISSIPPI RIVER SYSTEM NEEDED

August 23rd, 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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EPA FAILING TO STUDY ETHANOL'S IMPACT

August 22nd, 2016  |  Today's News

Recent investigations have highlighted the lack of effort put forth by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to fulfill the RFS mandate. The investigation by the EPA Inspector General found...

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RESEARCH CALLS FOR REDUCTION IN 2017 CASH RENTS

August 19th, 2016  |  Today's News

University of Illinois research Gary Schnitkey recently published research that creates a dismal outlook for the future of the farming economy in the 2017.  Below are the findings from...

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ILLINOIS FARMER FEATURED IN CONSUMER OUTREACH

August 18th, 2016  |  Today's News

Grant Noland, a farmer from Decatur, IL and At Large Director on the Illinois Corn Growers Association, is featured in two new “Let’s Talk” videos featured on the Illinois Farm Families website...

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ILLINOIS AGRICULTURE IN THE CLASSROOM RECEIVES $90,000 DONATION FROM ILLINOIS CORN CHECKOFF

August 17th, 2016  |  Today's News

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. — The Illinois Agriculture in the Classroom (IAITC) program will continue its strong legacy of providing free education resources to teachers thanks in part to a $90,000 donation...

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CORN LEADERS TALK SHOP AT IL STATE FAIR

August 16th, 2016  |  Today's News

Today is Ag Day at the State Fair, and despite the rainy weather and soggy parking lots, leaders from across the State joined together for the Ag Day Brunch hosted by Illinois Department of...

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SEND COMMENTS TO EPA RE: ATRAZINE

August 15th, 2016  |  Today's News

The EPA has an open comment period on atrazine right now – and we need farmers like you to provide comments! When doing the ecological risk assessment for atrazine, the EPA based their review on...

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COVER CROP SURVEY RESULTS TOUT BENEFITS

August 12th, 2016  |  Today's News

IL Corn began its discount cover crop program in 2015 for ICGA members to create incentives for trying out this useful, conservational method, because we truly believe in its potential to reduce...

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VERTICAL TILLAGE PROMOTION IN SANGAMON COUNTY

August 11th, 2016  |  Today's News

Farmers in Illinois will soon have low cost access to conservation tillage equipment as part of the Lake Springfield Watershed Management Plan (LSWMP). Reducing surface water runoff from farm...

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IS FARMLAND IN YOUR SCHOOL'S CLASSROOMS?

August 10th, 2016  |  Today's News

With support from your IL Corn checkoff dollars, the award winning film, FARMLAND, is now part of an educational curriculum geared toward high school students. The film, a documentary, was...

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ILLINOIS CHAMBER OF COMMERCE WATERWAYS STUDY IDENTIFIES $102.5 BILLION IMPACT

August 9th, 2016  |  Today's News

Illinois waterways support more than 1.7 million jobs and $102.5 billion in wages. That’s the core finding from an Illinois Chamber of Commerce Foundation report highlighting the importance of...

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CORN FARMERS CAN CELEBRATE THE 11TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE RFS

August 8th, 2016  |  Today's News

Today marks the 11th anniversary of the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) being signed into law, ushering in a new era of rising energy security, cleaner air, and more affordable options at the pump....

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WHEN TRUMP AND CLINTON TALK BAD ABOUT TRADE, SILENCE IS NOT GOLDEN

August 5th, 2016  |  Today's News

By Tim Burrack, Global Farmer Network I’ve never seen American politicians as hostile to free trade as they are right now. We’ve witnessed spats of protectionism before, but it seems like...

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EPA'S LATEST ATRAZINE REPORT IGNORES SCIENCE

August 4th, 2016  |  Today's News

A recent Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) draft report on atrazine ignores a large body of scientific evidence affirming the herbicide’s safety, setting a dangerous precedent for all crop...

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