ILLINOIS CORN MARKETING BOARD SEEKS INTERNS

October 31st, 2016  |  Today's News

The Illinois Corn Marketing Board is currently accepting applications for spring 2017 internships.  This is part of our effort to provide meaningful agricultural experience to college students and...

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MT. VERNON, MORTON, JACKSONVILLE, TUSCOLA HOST UPCOMING FARM BILL SESSIONS

October 28th, 2016  |  Today's News

If you are farming near Mt. Vernon, Morton, Jacksonville, or Tuscola, you’ll want to mark your calendar for the upcoming Farm Bill Member Input Sessions being held in your area the week of...

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ILLINOIS CORN MARKETING BOARD CELEBRATES 20 YEARS OF PARTNERSHIP WITH USAPEEC

October 27th, 2016  |  Today's News

The Illinois Corn Marketing Board celebrates a 20-year partnership with the U.S.A. Poultry and Egg Export Council (USAPEEC) in 2016.  ICMB was one of the first commodity groups to recognize the...

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GREEN MEANS GO: WAIT FOR GREEN TO APPLY NITROGEN

October 26th, 2016  |  Today's News

Combines are beginning to slow and farmers will start considering fall fertilizer application. Remember, nitrogen should not be applied on soils that are not a sustained 50 degrees or below at...

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DISCOVER COVER CROP RESEARCH AT FIELD DAY

October 25th, 2016  |  Today's News

IL Corn supports farmers that use best management practices to improve the sustainibility of the farmland. Beyond the direct benefitsf for the farmer, these conservation practices can decrease...

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AG BUYERS, SUPPLIERS HEAD TO DETROIT FOR EXPORT EXCHANGE

October 24th, 2016  |  Today's News

More than 200 international buyers and end-users of coarse grains and co-products from more than 35 countries are arriving in Detroit for Export Exchange 2016, ready to meet with U.S. suppliers...

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CORN GRIND GROWING THROUGH NEW LIVESTOCK DEMAND

October 21st, 2016  |  Today's News

With a potential record corn harvest comes the potential for an unfavorable supply and demand outlook. Here at IL Corn, corn farmer profitability is our bottom line. That’s why we are on the...

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GRAIN EXPORTS, TRADE TIED TOGETHER

October 20th, 2016  |  Today's News

Illinois farmers already understand the effect that low commodity prices have on their bottom line. With another blockbuster year of corn yields, there will be an excess supply that will continue...

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USEPA APPARENTLY ON TRACK TO HIT ETHANOL DEADLINE

October 19th, 2016  |  Today's News

According to ethanol industry insiders, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has forwarded the 2017 Renewable Fuel Standard RVO number (the total gallons of ethanol to be blended into our...

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FARMERS: FILL OUT YOUR NASS CROP YIELD SURVEY

October 18th, 2016  |  Today's News

Illinois farmers are encouraged to promptly complete and return the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) survey arriving in their mailboxes this week. The survey will be used to...

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IL CORN SEEKS MEMBER INPUT ON FARM BILL 2018

October 17th, 2016  |  Today's News

Illinois Corn Growers Association is excited to invite you to our Farm Bill 2018 Member Input sessions.  Mark your calendar for the location nearest your farm and stay tuned for additional...

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WHAT ARE YOU THINKING ABOUT FALL N APPLICATION?

October 14th, 2016  |  Today's News

The Illinois Nutrient Loss Reduction Strategy demands nitrogen loss reduction from farm ground in Illinois. Now’s the time to think about what strategy to implement on your farms this year as...

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ILLINOIS TRADE OPPORTUNITIES IMPACTED BY TARIFFS

October 13th, 2016  |  Today's News

Listen to this update here. Newly enacted tariffs put in place against ethanol plants in Illinois could be negatively impacting your bottom line. As it can every five years, the Chinese...

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GRAIN ENTRAPMENT RESCUE TRAINING IMPROVES, SAVES LIVES

October 12th, 2016  |  Today's News

IL Corn is hoping a checkoff investment will help first responders to save lives this fall. Together with the Grain and Feed Association of Illinois and the Illinois Fire Institute, changes to...

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PARTNERSHIP PROMOTES FARMLAND CONSERVATION PRACTICES

October 11th, 2016  |  Today's News

Supporting best management practices remain vital staples to the work that IL Corn does. These conservation methods can have beneficial impacts on farmland in the immediate and distant future,...

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BE SAFE DURING CORN HARVEST

October 10th, 2016  |  Today's News

Statistics show agriculture has been the deadliest U.S. industry every year for the last decade, beating mining and construction in deaths per 100,000 workers.  With harvest season upon us, please...

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AUDIO REPORT: USDA NASS SURVEY RESPONSES ARE CRITICAL

October 7th, 2016  |  Today's News

What do you think of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s surveys when you receive one? Well, if you blow it off, you’re among a growing number of farmers failing to respond to the USDA’s...

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CHINA WILL BEGIN EXPORTING CORN

October 6th, 2016  |  Today's News

Last week, China gave approval to at least two companies to export corn. China is the number two corn producer in the world.  This move will add even more corn to a saturated world supply and...

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AUDIO REPORT: CORN YIELDS COMING IN

October 5th, 2016  |  Today's News

We’re getting some yield reports coming into the offices of the Illinois Corn Growers Association and Illinois Corn Marketing Board in answer to our completely un-scientific survey of our leaders....

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IL CORN WORKING TO EXPORT EXPECTED RECORD CORN CROP

October 4th, 2016  |  Today's News

The latest report from the Illinois Agricultural Statistics Service puts Illinois’ corn crop at 43% harvested. Anecdotal evidence supports the notion that you’re doing your part to put yet another...

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