STU ELLIS: MEDIA AWARD RECIPIENT

December 30th, 2016  |  Today's News

Bloomington, IL – The Illinois Corn Growers Association’s 2016 Excellence in Media Award was given to Stu Ellis, S2LS Ag Communications, at the ICGA Annual Meeting today at the Marriott Hotel and...

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ADAMS HONORED FOR ENVIRONMENTAL CONTRIBUTIONS

December 29th, 2016  |  Today's News

Bloomington, IL – Susan Adams, Atlanta, IL family farmer, is the recipient of the ICGA 2016 Environmental Award. The award recognizes individuals who exhibit a commitment to conservation and...

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ETHANOL PROMOTER RECOGNIZED BY CORN GROWERS

December 28th, 2016  |  Today's News

Bloomington, IL – John Sullivan, retiring State Senator (D-Rushville), was recognized by the Illinois Corn Growers Association for his work in support of the ethanol industry during their Annual...

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ICGA CELEBRATES ART BUNTING’S SERVICE TO IL CORN FARMERS

December 27th, 2016  |  Today's News

Bloomington, IL – Art Bunting of Dwight is the recipient of the Illinois Corn Growers Association’s (ICGA) top award presented at the organization’s annual meeting Nov. 22, 2016 at the Marriott...

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EVER THOUGHT OF ADDING A CHRISTMAS TREE TO YOUR CROPS?

December 23rd, 2016  |  Today's News

We’re just a couple days away from Christmas and given that, everyone here at IL Corn would like to wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas! As a farmer, have you ever wondered what it...

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ARE PINK PINEAPPLES THE TICKET TO BROAD GMO ACCEPTANCE?

December 22nd, 2016  |  Today's News

The latest GMO consumer food product to receive FDA approval for production is a Del-Monte pink pineapple. The pineapple has been genetically altered by diminishing the degree to which the fruit...

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OCTOBER PORK EXPORTS LARGEST SINCE 2014

December 21st, 2016  |  Today's News

U.S. pork and beef exports continued to build momentum in October, with both achieving double-digit increases from a year ago, according to statistics released by USDA and compiled by the U.S....

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PRAIRIE FARMER CELEBRATES STORIED FOCUS ON FARMERS

December 20th, 2016  |  Today's News

Congratulations to Prairie Farmer on celebrating its 175th year as a news organization! We at IL Corn are fans of the work this publication does, especially regarding integrity. Prairie Farmer,...

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DAVID MOOSE, IL FARMER, COMMITTED TO COVER CROPS

December 19th, 2016  |  Today's News

Dave Moose can already see the benefits of no-till and cover crops on his Illinois farm—more worms, more organic matter and better soil retention. But he wants to see quantifiable research that...

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ILLINOIS JOINS TWO DOZEN OTHER STATES IN BREAKING E10 BLEND WALL

December 16th, 2016  |  Today's News

U.S. Department of Energy data indicate that the average inclusion rate of ethanol in gasoline in the state of Illinois is 10.1%. That means that we have successfully breached the 10% blend wall,...

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2017 CROP INSURANCE PREMIUMS FORECASTED LOWER THAN 2016

December 15th, 2016  |  Today's News

Are you a farmer who participates in the federal crop insurance program?  Interested in how Revenue Protection premiums looked this year and the forecast for next year? FarmDoc Daily has a...

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FREE TRADE AGREEMENTS DO WORK!

December 14th, 2016  |  Today's News

  After the Colombia Free Trade Agreement came into effect in 2012, exports to the country have continuously increased, with Colombia ranking the third largest customer for U.S. corn for the...

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FIELD TO MARKET RELEASES SUSTAINABILITY REPORT

December 13th, 2016  |  Today's News

The Field to Market organization, an alliance of various stakeholders in the food supply chain, has released its National Indicators Report. The interactive report, available here, is an analysis...

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WATERWAY ADVOCATES OPTIMISTIC ABOUT TRUMP INFRASTRUCTURE PLAN

December 12th, 2016  |  Today's News

A new President and administration bring challenges and opportunities in equal amounts.  But IL Corn, other farm organizations, and other users of the Upper Mississippi River transportation system...

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HOUSE PASSES WRDA BILL

December 9th, 2016  |  Today's News

The House passed the WRDA bill, S. 612 with a strong vote of 360-61 earlier this week. The Water Resource Development Act would authorize funding for a number of U.S. Army Corps of Engineers...

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OCTOBER ETHANOL EXPORTS LARGEST SINCE 2011

December 8th, 2016  |  Today's News

The latest data shows that the U.S. exported the largest monthly volume of ethanol since December 2011, according to government trade data released this week.  Shipments totaled 131.6 million...

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SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE FROM IAA FOUNDATION

December 7th, 2016  |  Today's News

You’re probably most aware of the IAA Foundation in its role as the primary funder of the IL Ag-in-the-Classroom program. In fact, your Illinois corn checkoff, through the IL Corn Marketing Board,...

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US RED MEAT EXPORTS EQUAL $1.3 BILLION IN VALUE TO CORN INDUSTRY

December 6th, 2016  |  Today's News

The export market is an extremely important market for Illinois corn, but also for U.S. red meat.  The very best opportunity for Illinois and the U.S. is to grow corn domestically, feed livestock...

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SHP OFFERS NEW VIDEO ON CONSERVATION PRACTICES

December 5th, 2016  |  Today's News

The Soil Health Partnership commemorates World Soil Day on Dec. 5 by encouraging farmers to consider ways they can improve soil health. Not sure where to start? Take a few minutes to watch this...

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USDA TO HOLD MEETINGS ABOUT EXPANSION OF CONSERVATION PROGRAM

December 2nd, 2016  |  Today's News

IL Corn supports and encourages farmers that take proactive steps toward conservation on their land. One avenue to learn about and implement conservation practices is through the USDA's...

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