IL CORN SEEKS SUMMER INTERNS

February 28th, 2017  |  Today's News

IL Corn is seeking applicants for four unique Summer 2017 internship experiences. We feel it is important to support the professional developments of college-aged students that are interested in...

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NEW E85 PUMP OPENS IN KNOXVILLE

February 27th, 2017  |  Today's News

Illinois Corn Marketing Board is celebrating the most recently added E85 pump in Illinois. Love’s Travel Stops opened their newest location in Illinois on February 16, and had a ribbon cutting of...

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MARK YOUR CALENDAR: DICAMBA USE DISCUSSION MARCH 9

February 24th, 2017  |  Today's News

Farmers’ increasing interest in the use of dicamba to manage weed pressure as well as improve crop yields for increased revenue both will be addressed at the 2017 Agronomy Day, held March 9 from...

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IL CORN ON INSTAGRAM: CHECK US OUT!

February 23rd, 2017  |  Today's News

Our members and check off contributors have told us that helping non-farmers understand agriculture is a top priority.  Certainly social media MUST be a part of that equation as 62 percent of...

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YOU ASKED FOR IT, HERE IT IS: TRADE STATS WITH MEXICO

February 22nd, 2017  |  Today's News

The news is ripe with talk about agricultural trade. We’re getting calls and emails into this office, and some of you might be getting calls and emails from the media looking for your input for...

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FIFTH CONSECUTIVE RECORD YEAR FOR US PORK EXPORTS TO MEXICO

February 21st, 2017  |  Today's News |  Exports

U.S. pork exports set a new volume record in 2016, reaching 2.31 million metric tons, thanks in part to a fifth consecutive record year for exports to Mexico. Click here for an audio report from...

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LETTER TO EPA CALLS FOR SOLUTION TO COSTLY, BURDENSOME ETHANOL REGULATIONS

February 20th, 2017  |  Today's News

Last week, five Senators sent a letter to EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt, asking him to address the EPA’s volatility regulation, a rule that makes it more difficult to sell ethanol blends above...

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STATEMENT REGARDING SENATE APPROVAL OF SCOTT PRUITT

February 17th, 2017  |  Today's News |  ICGA

BLOOMINGTON, Ill.— Illinois Corn Growers Association President Justin Durdan, a farmer from Utica, issued the following statement regarding the U.S. Senate’s approval of Scott Pruitt’s nomination...

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ICGA DIRECTOR COMMENTS ON SOUTHERN ILLINOIS NUTRIENT LANDSCAPE

February 16th, 2017  |  Today's News |  ICGA

The Illinois Nutrient Research & Education Council and Southern Illinois University-Carbondale's College of Agricultural Sciences will be holding a nutrient management forum on March 15. The forum...

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KEEP SAVING: 2017 FARM INCOMES PROJECTED LOWER THAN 2016

February 15th, 2017  |  Today's News

According to an analysis released yesterday by the University of Illinois, farm incomes will continue their downward trend, with farmers making less in 2017 than in 2016.   Trend yields and...

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NEW HOG BARN DIVERSIFIES FARM AND SUPPORTS LOCAL COMMUNITY

February 14th, 2017  |  Today's News

IL Corn is a proud member of the Illinois Livestock Development Group, a coalition of different organizations that supports livestock production. One way that we achieve this goal is by providing...

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MARK YOUR CALENDAR: DICAMBA USE DISCUSSION MARCH 9

February 13th, 2017  |  Today's News

Farmers’ increasing interest in the use of dicamba to manage weed pressure as well as improve crop yields for increased revenue both will be addressed at the 2017 Agronomy Day, held March 9 from...

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ARE FARMERS RICH?

February 10th, 2017  |  Today's News

If you’re reading this article, you’re most likely to be a farmer or an agribusiness professional.  You already know the answer to “Are farmers rich?”  The answer in 2017 is a resounding...

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CORN FARMERS TRAVEL TO LEARN ABOUT COMPETITOR BRAZIL’S ROLE IN THE GLOBAL AG ECONOMY

February 9th, 2017  |  Today's News

 Understanding the complexities of a global market has become an ever-challenging endeavor, but it is one that four state corn checkoffs have set out to tackle with a three-year competitive study...

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TRADE AGREEMENTS A SUCCESSFUL VENTURE FOR THE UNITED STATES

February 8th, 2017  |  Today's News

IL Corn is among the numerous organizations that depend on exports through trade and that anticipates the future of international trade agreements. The Trump administration recently chose to...

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ETHANOL INDUSTRY ENDS 2016 WITH A BANG

February 7th, 2017  |  Today's News

For the U.S. ethanol production industry, 2016 represented the fourth consecutive year of positive ethanol production profits.  Surging ethanol export demand was largely responsible for the...

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IL CORN CONGRATULATES NEWLY ELECTED IL PORK PRESIDENT, OFFICERS

February 6th, 2017  |  Today's News

IL Corn extends our congratulations to Jason Propst, the newly elected president of the Illinois Pork Producers Association. We value our relationship with swine farmers in Illinois, as they are...

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NAFTA IN REVIEW: THE BEFORE AND AFTER FOR CORN

February 3rd, 2017  |  Today's News

It has been quite some time since the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), a multilateral free trade agreement between the United States, Canada, and Mexico, was signed by then-President...

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ILLINOIS FARMERS JOIN SOIL HEALTH SUMMIT

February 2nd, 2017  |  Today's News

Building long-term data by its very nature takes time, but early indicators are promising on the relationship between soil health and economic, productivity and environmental gains in agriculture....

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ILLINOIS FARMERS FEATURED IN LOCK AND DAM MODERNIZATION VIDEO

February 1st, 2017  |  Today's News

You’ve told us that lock and dam modernization on the Illinois and Mississippi Rivers is one of your top priorities. So, we’ve used checkoff funds to launch several educational video opportunities...

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