RAIN DAY? YOU MIGHT CONSIDER EARLY VOTING

September 30th, 2016  |  Today's News

Much of Illinois has seen some rain in the past 24-36 hours, so that may mean you have a break from harvest. You might consider taking advantage of early voting that is available in many counties...

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HOUSE PASSES WRDA BILL

September 29th, 2016  |  Today's News

Last night, the House passed H.R. 5303, the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) by a vote of 399-25. The bill included provisions for Flint, MI that were tying up the Senate’s passage of a...

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MORE #360CORN VIDEOS AVAILABLE FEATURING LASALLE COUNTY FARMER

September 28th, 2016  |  Today's News

Three #360corn videos are now available at www.watchusgrow.org/corn to help non-farmers understand planting, caring for, and harvesting a corn crop in Illinois. The videos utilize the latest...

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SUMMER SOIL HEALTH FIELD DAYS A SUCCESS

September 27th, 2016  |  Today's News

This summer IL Corn was proud to support and promote the Soil Health Partnership and their field day initiative. These events gave curious farmers and other members of the ag industry the chance...

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WHERE IS THAT RECORD CORN CROP GOING TO GO?

September 26th, 2016  |  Today's News

Here at IL Corn we know that building demand must be our top priority when you’ve done your job well. Many in the industry expect corn yields here in Illinois to be near the 200 bushel per acre...

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ONE WEEK LEFT TO SUBMIT ATRAZINE COMMENTS

September 23rd, 2016  |  Today's News

The comment period for the EPA’s draft ecological risk assessment of atrazine ends on October 4th. You’ve got about a week to weigh in and influence your ability to use atrazine to protect your...

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ARE YOU REGISTERED TO VOTE?

September 22nd, 2016  |  Today's News

National Voter Registration Day is September 27, 2016 and all across the country, dedicated citizens will be conducting events, door-to-door campaigns, and other measures to increase voter...

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A ROSE BY ANY OTHER NAME

September 21st, 2016  |  Today's News

Early word in the planned acquisition of Monsanto by Bayer is that the Monsanto name might be dropped. Long reviled by anti-ag groups, losing the name might be a PR boost. Or, might the haters...

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ILLINOIS RUNS ON HOMEGROWN CORN SERIES TOPS 100,000 VIEWS

September 20th, 2016  |  Today's News

The Illinois Runs on Homegrown Corn videos are a hit with our viewers on Facebook, on the Watch Us Grow website, and on YouTube. The combined viewing numbers now are over 100,000! This video...

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E15 CAN ONCE AGAIN MORE EASILY ENTER THE MARKETPLACE

September 19th, 2016  |  Today's News

As of last week, the restriction on summertime E15 sales has finally expired for 2016, making consumer choice once again a priority for fuel retailers. The end of EPA’s “volatility control...

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VOTE YES TO SAVE TRANSPORTATION FUNDING

September 16th, 2016  |  Today's News

On November 8, 2016, Illinois has a chance to protect transportation funding once and for all. There will be a Constitutional Amendment on the ballot that would require all transportation-related...

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SENATE PASSES WRDA BILL, 95-3

September 15th, 2016  |  Today's News

Consensus might be hard to find in Washington, DC, but it seems that the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) just might have found it in the Senate.  The Senate passed the bill today with a...

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CLEARING ETHANOL MISINFORMATION FROM THE AIR REQUIRES EDUCATION

September 14th, 2016  |  Today's News

Almost a month has passed since the Inspector General’s Office of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that the EPA has failed in its responsibility to produce research on the...

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TRADE WITH BRAZIL IS A NET POSITIVE FOR AG

September 13th, 2016  |  Today's News

In another highlight of the benefits of free trade, the USDA announced in early August that the US would be re-opening trade with Brazil. While the release focuses on the opening of U.S. markets...

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TELL YOUR COMMUNITY THE IMPORTANCE OF TRADE

September 12th, 2016  |  Today's News

With the largest corn crop on record about to be harvested, the need for trade policies that open export markets even further has never been stronger.  The 2014/2015 marketing year saw U.S. corn...

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FILL OUT YOUR NASS SURVEY

September 9th, 2016  |  Today's News

The confidential crop survey from the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) will be arriving in your mailbox soon—and it’s very important that you take the time to complete it. The...

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EARLY START TO HARVEST NOW HALTED BY RAIN

September 8th, 2016  |  Today's News

Some of you are already out in the fields for this year’s harvest, or #Harvest16 as it is labeled in social media discussions. But you may not have gotten too far with the rains that pushed...

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U OF I WONDERS, DID CORN USE FALL SHORT OF PREDICTION?

September 7th, 2016  |  Today's News

Yesterday, the University of Illinois’ Darrel Good released a quick update on his predictions for 2015-16 corn and soybean use.  According to his summary, it seems likely that corn use will not...

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SUBMIT YOUR PHOTOS TO NCGA CONTEST

September 6th, 2016  |  Today's News

The combines have started running in Illinois, and that means that there is another stage of the corn crop that is ripe for the snapping…snapping photos, that is! Illinois Corn reminds you to...

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SUBMIT YOUR COMMENTS ON ATRAZINE TODAY

September 2nd, 2016  |  Today's News

For many farmers, this long, holiday weekend might be the last chance to submit atrazine comments or risk losing access to the important tool forever. Are you getting ready for harvest?  Are your...

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