CORN CROP ISN’T AS FAR BEHIND AS YOU MIGHT THINK

May 31st, 2017  |  Today's News |  Additional Research

Farmers might be a little “down in the mouth” about this year’s corn crop after a very wet spring and a lot of corn had to be replanted.  According to yesterday’s USDA report though, nationwide,...

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U.S. DDGS MARKETS DIVERSIFY, KEEP EXPORTS STEADY

May 30th, 2017  |  Today's News |  Ethanol |  Exports

Originally published by U.S. Grains Council  Despite market challenges, the latest U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) trade data show exports of U.S. distiller’s dried grains with solubles...

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USMEF ANNOUNCES LEADERSHIP TRANSITION

May 26th, 2017  |  Today's News |  Livestock |  Exports

Originally published by Rite Jane Gabbett on Meatingplace The U.S. Meat Export Federation announced that  Phil Seng, who has led the organization for the past 27 years, will step down as CEO at...

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YOUR PLANTING PHOTOS MAY BE WORTH CASH!

May 25th, 2017  |  Today's News

Enjoy photography?  Have some great planting season photos you love?  Consider getting out in the fields this growing season with your camera and help us tell the story of growing field corn in...

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SUMMER DRIVING SEASON = USE MORE ETHANOL

May 24th, 2017  |  Today's News |  Ethanol |  Legislation & Regulation

Memorial Day weekend kicks off summer and vacation season for most Americans.  Vacation season equals more miles in the car, more fuel use, and more ethanol in every tank. But some Americans are...

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IL CORN, IL PORK GIVE CHICAGO FOURTH GRADERS A FARM EXPERIENCE

May 23rd, 2017  |  Today's News |  Livestock |  Public Outreach

Your corn checkoff dollars are helping fourth graders in the Chicagoland area learn more about corn and livestock farming.  Here’s how! The Illinois Pork Producers Association, with funding from...

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WHY SOIL HEALTH?

May 22nd, 2017  |  Today's News |  Best Management Practices

This year, 35 more farms will join a revolutionary research effort that will show U.S. farmers how sustainability through soil health can also lead to increased profitably. This is the largest...

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ICGA AT LARGE DIRECTORS UP FOR ELECTION

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

Two at-large positions on the Illinois Corn Growers Association Board of Directors are elected each year at their annual meeting.  In order to run as an at-large director, the bylaws require that...

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CHINA TO BEGIN IMPORTING U.S. BEEF

May 18th, 2017  |  Today's News |  Livestock |  Exports

Following one more round of consultations between the United States and China, China will allow imports of U.S. beef by July 16, 2017. This, following a meeting of President Trump and China’s...

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AUDIO UPDATE: IL CORN JOINS 138 AG GROUPS IN SUPPORT OF USTR ROBERT LIGHTHIZER

May 17th, 2017  |  Today's News |  Legislation & Regulation

IL Corn joins 138 food and agriculture trade associations and companies in congratulating Robert Lighthizer on his Senate confirmation as the U.S. trade representative (USTR). The coalition of...

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TOP MARKETS FOR U.S. CORN AND MEAT

May 16th, 2017  |  Today's News |  Exports

In honor of World Trade Month, consider the following statistics about the top customers for your corn and livestock. CORN Mexico is the number one purchaser of U.S. corn, buying 13,321,435...

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PROTECT YOUR YIELDS BY DEFENDING BIFENTHRIN DURING EPA COMMENT PERIOD

May 15th, 2017  |  Today's News |  Legislation & Regulation

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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CRAPPIE MASTERS SPOKESMAN IN SPRINGFIELD TOUTING ETHANOL

May 12th, 2017  |  Today's News |  Ethanol |  Legislation & Regulation

  IL Corn has been working to expand market access for higher ethanol blends in Illinois. Unfortunately, some longstanding myths about ethanol are entrenched in the minds of many people. To get...

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USDA SECRETARY PERDUE ANNOUNCES AGENCY REORG AND NEW EMPHASIS ON TRADE

May 11th, 2017  |  Today's News |  Exports |  Legislation & Regulation

On the banks of the Ohio River today in Cincinnati, U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue announced that he will reorganize his Department, adding a new Undersecretary of Trade...

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HOW FAR BEHIND IS 2017 CORN PLANTING?

May 10th, 2017  |  Today's News

How far behind are corn farmers due to the excessive rains this spring?  Not very, says recent data from the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS). In fact, planting progress on May 7...

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AUDIO UPDATE: CLEARING UP MYTHS ABOUT GMOS JUST TAKES A CONVERSATION

May 9th, 2017  |  Today's News |  Biotechnology

Oh, what a difference a conversation can make. A few weeks ago, Illinois Farm Families took about two dozen consumers, professionals, and government officials to St. Louis to tour the Monsanto...

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U.S. BEEF GAINING MARKET ACCESS IN THAILAND

May 8th, 2017  |  Today's News |  Livestock |  Exports

IL Corn is joining other organizations in bringing attention to the value of our export markets this month, as May is designated World Trade Month. In Illinois, 38% of our corn leaves the state...

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PETITIONS AVAILABLE FOR CORN CHECKOFF BOARD POSITIONS

May 5th, 2017  |  Today's News |  ICMB

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 office in Bloomington...

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MAY IS WORLD TRADE MONTH – EXPORTS MATTER!

May 4th, 2017  |  Today's News |  Exports |  Legislation & Regulation

The export market is hugely important to Illinois corn farmers, with nearly 40 percent of their grain leaving the state.  Our competitive advantage – the Illinois and Mississippi Rivers – makes us...

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AUDIO REPORT: MANAGE NITROGEN APPLICATION TO MANAGE WATER QUALITY AND COSTS

May 3rd, 2017  |  Today's News |  Best Management Practices

The growing season has started and most corn farmers have already applied nitrogen. It is a very expensive plant food and, as is explained in  this audio report,  getting the rate right may mean...

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