USDA NEEDS YOUR RESPONSES FOR UPCOMING NASS SURVEYS

November 30th, 2016  |  Today's News

IL Corn supports the work of the USDA and encourage farmers to fill out the surveys that are sent out throughout the year. These surveys have a signficant impact on understanding the state of the...

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LINCOLN LAND COMMUNITY COLLEGE OFFERS NEW WATERSHED COURSES

November 29th, 2016  |  Today's News

Information session planned for Dec. 8 JACKSONVILLE — Lincoln Land Community College-Jacksonville will offer two new courses in agricultural watershed management beginning in January. The public...

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ICMB SOCIAL MEDIA INTERN APPLICATION DEADLINE APPROACHING

November 28th, 2016  |  Today's News

We’re still looking for social media interns for the Spring 2017 semester! The deadline is this THURSDAY, December 1! Make sure you’ve applied! Are you a college student? Whether you are an...

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ICGA STATEMENT REGARDING EPA'S FINAL RULE FOR 2017 ETHANOL BLEND LEVELS

November 23rd, 2016  |  Today's News |  ICGA

 ICGA STATEMENT REGARDING EPA’s FINAL RULE FOR 2017 ETHANOL BLEND LEVELS Illinois Corn Growers Association President Justin Durdan, a farmer from Utica, issued the following statement regarding...

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ICGA ELECTS NEW OFFICERS, BOARD MEMBERS

November 22nd, 2016  |  Today's News |  ICGA

NORMAL, Ill.—Justin Durdan, a farmer from Utica, has been elected president of the Illinois Corn Growers Association (ICGA) for 2016-2017 at their re-organizational meeting, which was held today...

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CORN LEADERS GATHER TO MAKE GRASSROOTS POLICY

November 22nd, 2016  |  Today's News

Corn farmers from around Illinois gathered yesterday in their annual grassroots policy process. The policies considered today in small working groups were then considered by the entire state...

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NRCS TO HOLD CONSERVATION STEWARDSHIP MEETINGS

November 18th, 2016  |  Today's News

Champaign, IL – The USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service recently announced changes for the nation’s biggest conservation program, the Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP). NRCS State...

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FINAL GREEN MEANS GO MAP POSTED TODAY

November 17th, 2016  |  Today's News

All the farmers north of Route 16 in Illinois are “green” this week, indicating that soil temperatures are cool enough to safely apply fall anhydrous with a nitrification inhibitor, per the Green...

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ILLINOIS CORN MARKETING BOARD SEEKS INTERNS

November 16th, 2016  |  Today's News

Are you a college student? Whether you are an aspiring social media influencer or an online agvocate, the Illinois Corn Marketing Board something for you. No ag experience necessary! The Illinois...

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IL CORN SEEKS MEMBER INPUT ON FARM BILL 2018

November 15th, 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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GRAINS COUNCIL ENCOURAGES FOCUS ON EXPANDING AG EXPORTS

November 14th, 2016  |  Today's News

Grain exports are a bright spot in the current farm economy and can grow even further through outreach to the 95 percent of the world's consumers who live outside U.S. borders, leaders of the U.S....

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OPEN HOUSE TOUTS FIRST EVER COW GESTATION DEEP-PIT MONOSLOPE BARN

November 11th, 2016  |  Today's News

The Illinois Livestock Development Group (ILDG) is coordinating an Open House for the first deep-pit monoslope cow gestation barn built in Illinois. JK Ranches, Jack and Jarrod Kirk and their...

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NEW FORECASTING TOOL HELPS GUIDE FALL FERTILIZER DECISIONS

November 10th, 2016  |  Today's News

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. – A soil temperature forecasting tool recently introduced by the Illinois Corn Growers Association on their website is being used to guide fall application of anhydrous ammonia,...

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ANNUAL FARM BILL SIGNUP HAS BEGUN

November 9th, 2016  |  Today's News

Farmers in the Agricultural Risk Coverage or Price Loss Coverage programs can begin their required annual sign-up now. The latest enrollment period for the USDA’s two main Farm Bill Title I...

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FORBES TAKES ON THE ANTI-MONSANTO MENTALITY

November 8th, 2016  |  Today's News

Kavin Senapathy, an author, public speaker and science activist writing about health, medicine, genomics, agriculture and food, recently wrote an editorial piece for Forbes magazine’s online...

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SUBMIT YOUR PHOTOS TO NCGA CONTEST

November 7th, 2016  |  Today's News

The National Corn Growers Association calls on photographers to help tell the story of farming field corn in America through the third annual Fields-of-Corn Photo Contest. Through this contest,...

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REGISTER FOR FARM BILL INPUT SESSIONS

November 4th, 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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IL CORN ENCOURAGES YOU TO VOTE

November 3rd, 2016  |  Today's News

Click here to listen to this daily update. Illinois Corn encourages its members and leaders to vote in the upcoming elections at the local, state, and federal level. We believe in encouraging...

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IT’S TOO DARN HOT FOR NOVEMBER AND FOR NITROGEN

November 2nd, 2016  |  Today's News

 We can’t believe it either…the Cubs are playing in game seven of the World Series, and we’re seeing 80 degree days in November. We’ll see what happens with the first thing, but as for the...

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LOCKS AND DAMS UPGRADES REMAIN A PRIORITY

November 1st, 2016  |  Today's News

Illinois corn farmers need a well-maintained waterways system to continue to meet export demand, and to support new market opportunities like those that would be created with TPP. With about half...

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