LOCK AND DAM MODERNIZATION MAY HAVE A FIGHTING CHANCE IN 2017

January 31st, 2017  |  Today's News |  Locks and Dams

Farmers need upgraded locks and dams on the Illinois and Mississippi Rivers and your Illinois Corn Growers Association (ICGA) has continually fought to elevate the visibility and awareness of that...

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IOWA FARMERS GET GOOD NEWS IN WATER LAWSUIT

January 30th, 2017  |  Today's News |  Farm Policy

The Iowa Supreme Court sent down answers to the certified questions it was asked regarding Drainage District law in Iowa last Friday, a move that is widely considered as favorable for the...

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WANT TO KNOW MORE ABOUT YOUR LARGEST LIVESTOCK CUSTOMER?

January 27th, 2017  |  Today's News

Of all the corn that stays in Illinois to feed livestock, the bulk of it goes to the swine industry. In fact, 94 million bushels, or 76 percent, of that corn is fed to hogs in here in the Land of...

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IL CORN SUPPORTS NAFTA MESSAGE TO PRESIDENT TRUMP

January 26th, 2017  |  Today's News |  Exports

Illinois Corn supports the message of a letter sent to President Donald Trump earlier this week regarding the importance of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). The organizations...

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BIOFUELS CHAMP RICHARD CHILDRESS MAKES NASCAR HALL OF FAME

January 25th, 2017  |  Today's News |  Ethanol

As reported by Growth Energy, biofuels advocates will join racing fans across the country to celebrate the induction of NASCAR’s 2017 Hall of Fame honorees, including racing legend Richard...

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WHEN IS CORN IN SEASON? RIGHT NOW WITH THIS 360-DEGREE VIDEO SERIES

January 24th, 2017  |  Today's News

Consumers are more interested than ever in what really happens on today's farms, so Illinois corn farmer Justin Durdan decided to "show and tell." In a series of pioneering 360-degree videos,...

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NOW’S THE TIME TO CONSIDER GRAIN ENTRAPMENT TRAINING

January 23rd, 2017  |  Today's News

Many of our rural first responders are farmers as well.  That makes winter a good down time to be thinking about additional training to help save lives in the future. IL Corn, together with the...

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CONSTRUCTED WETLANDS, NATURE’S KIDNEYS

January 20th, 2017  |  Today's News

Constructed wetlands can be an important part of a farmer’s nutrient management plan.  The Illinois Corn Growers Association is helping to build constructed wetlands in certain watersheds around...

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STATEMENT REGARDING THE NOMINATION OF SONNY PERDUE TO USDA SECRETARY

January 19th, 2017  |  Today's News |  ICGA

BLOOMINGTON, Ill.— Illinois Corn Growers Association President Justin Durdan, a farmer from Utica, issued the following statement regarding President-Elect Donald Trump’s nomination of Sonny...

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FARMERS: VOICE YOUR FARM BILL CONCERNS WITH ONLINE SURVEY

January 18th, 2017  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  Farm Policy

Farmers, IL Corn needs you. We want to hear your thoughts concerning the next farm bill. We held in-person sessions across the state, but there’s still a chance for you to contribute. Take this...

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THREE ILLINOIS CONGRESSMEN KEEP HOUSE AG COMMITTEE SEATS

January 17th, 2017  |  Today's News

Illinois boasts three veteran House Ag Committee members that are retaining their seats for the 115th Congress. Congressman Rodney Davis, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos and Congressman Mike Bost...

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REMINDERS: SIGN PETITIONS, ATTEND A YIELD SEMINAR, AND MORE

January 16th, 2017  |  Today's News

It’s winter, your time is more available, and you’re considering your planting plans for next year.  It’s the perfect time to engage and make 2017 the best year yet! Do your part to protect the...

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STATEMENT REGARDING CROP PRODUCTION REPORT

January 13th, 2017  |  Today's News |  Legislation & Regulation

BLOOMINGTON, Ill.— Illinois Corn Growers Association President Justin Durdan, a farmer from Utica, issued the following statement regarding the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Crop...

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ETHANOL GHG EMISSIONS 43 PERCENT LOWER THAN GASOLINE

January 12th, 2017  |  Today's News

BLOOMINGTON, Ill.— Corn-based ethanol emits 43 percent fewer greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions than gasoline when measured on an energy equivalent basis, according to a new USDA report, “A Life-Cycle...

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CONGRATS TO SHIMKUS ON CHAIRING SUBCOMMITTEE ON ENVIRONMENT

January 11th, 2017  |  Today's News

Congressman John Shimkus, representing many corn farmers in central and southern Illinois, has been named the Chairman of a new Subcommittee on Environment, part of the Energy and Commerce...

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FARMERS: SUBMIT COMMENTS NOW TO RETAIN ACCESS TO CHLORPYRIFOS

January 10th, 2017  |  Today's News

Chlorpyrifos is one of the most widely used active ingredients in insecticides in the world.  It was first registered in the United States in 1965 and has played a key role in pest management for...

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FARMERS INVITED TO TAKE ONLINE FARM BILL SURVEY

January 9th, 2017  |  Today's News

The Illinois Corn Growers Association held Farm Bill Member Input Sessions throughout the state at the end of 2016 and they were a success! Thank you to those who were able to come in person and...

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SPOTS FILLING UP FOR FREE JANUARY 20 YIELD SEMINAR

January 6th, 2017  |  Today's News

Register now for your opportunity to attend the free, “Maximizing Yield while Optimizing ROI: Randy Dowdy Shows How,” seminar. Randy Dowdy, U.S. record yield breaker for corn and soybeans, is...

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THE HILL NAMES CONG BUSTOS A RISING DEMOCRATIC STAR

January 5th, 2017  |  Today's News

Congratulations to Congresswoman Cheri Bustos, mentioned in this article by The Hill as one of the ambitious Democrats in the House of Representatives, proving themselves leaders within the...

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NUTRIENT MANAGEMENT WORKSHOP: LEARN MORE ABOUT NUTRIENT RESEARCH

January 4th, 2017  |  Today's News

Join other farmers and retailers to hear the latest updates on farmer-funded nutrient research.  A broad range of topics will be covered that include P & K Content in Grain, Management N and P...

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