IS EPA’S DECISION ON CHLORPYRIFOS AN INDICATOR OF CHANGE?

March 31st, 2017  |  Today's News

IL Corn is joining other farm organizations in sending a shout-out to USEPA Administrator Scott Pruitt and the Trump Administration for the Agency’s decision earlier this week to deny a petition...

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ILLINOIS FARM FAMILIES BRINGS CHICAGO GROUP TO MONSANTO FOR TOUR

March 30th, 2017  |  Today's News

Photo by Cyndi Wiggs, Illinois Farm Bureau Photographer Last week, a team of nearly two dozen people from Chicago boarded a plane and flew to St. Louis for a day of learning at Monsanto’s...

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PROTECT YOUR YIELDS BY DEFENDING BIFENTHRIN DURING EPA COMMENT PERIOD

March 28th, 2017  |  Today's News

The EPA needs to hear from you to ensure you continue to have the best choices available for your crop protection toolbox. Bifenthrin – the active ingredient in Capture® LFR® insecticide, Ethos®...

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PETITIONS AVAILABLE FOR CORN CHECKOFF BOARD POSITIONS

March 28th, 2017  |  Today's News |  ICMB

Bloomington, Ill.—Farmers who would like to run for a three-year term on the Illinois Corn Marketing Board can now start circulating nominating petitions. Petitions are available at the ICMB...

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UNLOCK OUR JOBS COALITION CALLS FOR GLRI FUNDING

March 27th, 2017  |  Today's News |  Locks and Dams

The Illinois Corn Growers Association, through its partnership and coalition work with UnLock Our Jobs, sent a letter to key Members of Congress urging funding for the Great Lakes Restoration...

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U OF I CROP SCIENCES TO HOST NITROGEN MANAGEMENT WEBINAR

March 24th, 2017  |  Today's News

On Thursday, March 30 beginning at 9:00 AM, Emerson Nafziger will present a webinar summarizing our recent N management research, which is funded by the Illinois Nutrient Research and Education...

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AG SECRETARY NOMINEE PERDUE FACES SENATE AG HEARING

March 23rd, 2017  |  Today's News

Maybe it was just a coincidence, but we’ll call it good planning! President Trump’s nominee for Secretary of Agriculture, Sonny Perdue, took questions from the Senate Ag Committee today during...

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ELECTED OFFICIALS HEAR ABOUT IMPORTANCE OF LOCKS

March 22nd, 2017  |  Today's News

The month of March has been full of opportunities for IL Corn Growers Association leaders and farmer members to connect with their elected officials.  The issue that always makes the priority...

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FIRST RESCUE COURSE A SUCCESS

March 21st, 2017  |  Today's News

The first grain bin rescue course to train first responders how to rescue victims from grain engulfments was held in Mt. Carroll, IL on February 24-26 and March 3-5.  Participants enjoyed the...

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MEXICO CONTINUES TO SHINE FOR U.S. PORK

March 20th, 2017  |  Today's News |  Livestock |  Exports

Coming off the fifth consecutive record year for pork export volume to Mexico, the Mexican market shows no signs of letting up. January volume climbed nearly one-third higher than a year ago to...

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IL FARMERS GO GREEN FOR ST. PADDY’S DAY

March 17th, 2017  |  Today's News

On St. Patrick’s Day, Americans everywhere – Irish and non-Irish alike – will think green to celebrate the Catholic feast day of St. Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland.  But for farmers in...

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U.S. TOP ETHANOL EXPORTER THREE YEARS IN A ROW

March 16th, 2017  |  Today's News

In 2016, the United States was again the world’s largest net exporter of ethanol, according to U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) trade data. Net exports are calculated as the difference...

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RUNNING FOR OFFICE: ADVICE FOR FARMERS

March 15th, 2017  |  Today's News

As a grassroots organization, Illinois Corn Growers Association believes that every farmer's voice counts. We continue to work tirelessly to support our local, state, and national legislators on...

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ONE WEEK LEFT TO APPLY FOR SUMMER INTERNSHIPS

March 14th, 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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LIVESTOCK GROUP SUPPORTS DEVELOPMENT OF IN-STATE OPERATIONS

March 13th, 2017  |  Today's News

IL Corn is a proud contributor to the Illinois Livestock Development Group (ILDG), a coalition of several Illinois associations (Illinois Corn, Illinois Beef, Illinois Pork, Illinois Soybeans,...

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IL CORN SEEKS SUMMER INTERNS

March 10th, 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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WHAT IS THIS THING CALLED THE POINT OF OBLIGATION?

March 9th, 2017  |  Today's News |  Ethanol

If you’ve been paying attention to ag news this week and last, you’ve undoubtedly heard about something called the Point of Obligation. You probably picked up on the fact that it has to do with...

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IL CORN TIPS HAT TO WOMEN LEADERS ON INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY

March 8th, 2017  |  Today's News

March 8 has been celebrated as International Women’s Day since 1909. Originally called International Working Women's Day, it commemorates the movement for women's rights. Over the years, the day...

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ILLINOIS FARM FAMILIES FACEBOOK POST GOES VIRAL

March 7th, 2017  |  Today's News

You know that your IL Corn checkoff is invested in the collaborative effort called Illinois Farm Families. Our goal is to improve consumer trust in Illinois corn farmers and corn farming...

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PORK POWER IS DROPPING THE PUCK ON HUNGER

March 6th, 2017  |  Today's News

The Pork Power program, initiated by IL Pork, has been diligent in its support of hungry people in Illinois since 2008. To date, they have provided more than 565,000 pounds of pork amounting to...

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