FARM PROGRESS SHOW 2017 A HUGE SUCCESS

August 31st, 2017  |  Today's News |  Public Outreach

IL Corn is finishing out the week at Farm Progress Show and is very happy with the conversations with members and corn farmers we’ve seen.  New this year was a collaborative booth where IL Corn...

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FREE, CONFIDENTIAL WATER TESTING AVAILABLE AT FARM PROGRESS SHOW

August 30th, 2017  |  Today's News |  Public Outreach |  Best Management Practices

Illinois Corn Growers Association is offering farmers free water testing at the Farm Progress Show. The testing identifies a nitrate level in the water sample provided. The process is free of...

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RFS OFFERS SUBSTANTIAL BENEFITS TO U.S. ECONOMY

August 29th, 2017  |  Today's News |  Ethanol |  Legislation & Regulation

A new economic modeling study that will soon be published in the American Journal of Agricultural Economics finds that the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) has substantially benefited the U.S....

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EXPORTS OF U.S. FEED GRAINS COULD SET NEW RECORD HIGH

August 28th, 2017  |  Today's News |  Ethanol |  Exports

 Exports of U.S. feed grains in all forms (GIAF) are up 20 percent year-over-year from September-June to 96.9 million metric tons, according to data from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)...

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FREE, CONFIDENTIAL WATER TESTING AVAILABLE AT FARM PROGRESS SHOW

August 25th, 2017  |  Today's News |  Best Management Practices

Illinois Corn Growers Association is offering farmers free water testing at the Farm Progress Show. The testing identifies a nitrate level in the water sample provided. The process is free of...

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ILLINOIS CORN CROP 54% GOOD TO EXCELLENT

August 24th, 2017  |  Today's News

Just over half of the Illinois corn crop was rated good or excellent according to this week’s USDA crop progress report. Illinois’ good and excellent crops were below the national good and...

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ILLINOIS CORN MARKETING BOARD ELECTS OFFICERS

August 23rd, 2017  |  Today's News |  ICMB

BLOOMINGTON, Ill.—Paul Jeschke, a farmer from Mazon, Illinois, was elected by his peers to serve as Chairman of the Illinois Corn Marketing Board for the 2017-18 term. Jeschke, a Grundy County...

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FEW SOIL HEALTH FIELD DAYS REMAIN

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

What will improve soil health to make farmland more productive, efficient and sustainable for the next generation, and how does it impact the business side? Get the scoop from area farmers and...

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LET’S TALK ABOUT CONSUMER CONVERSATIONS

August 21st, 2017  |  Today's News |  Public Outreach

Stop for a moment and think about the number of acronyms or technical jargon you used all before your midday coffee. Now imagine that you grew up amidst skyscrapers and sidewalks and think about...

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TALK TO YOUR CONGRESSMAN

August 18th, 2017  |  Today's News |  Public Outreach |  Legislation & Regulation

Have you made an appointment with your Congressman yet? It’s the middle of the August in-district work session for all elected officials.  This is the time when they come back to their district,...

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#SEEDTOSPIRIT EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM REACHES 1.6 MILLION ON TWITTER

August 17th, 2017  |  Today's News |  Public Outreach

What do you get when you mix foodies, corn, Illinois Farm Families, and whiskey? You get millions of impressions on social media, that’s what. And those impressions were all positive for the...

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NET FARM INCOMES EVEN LOWER IN 2017

August 16th, 2017  |  Today's News |  Farm Policy |  Additional Research

According to University of Illinois economist Gary Schnitkey, net farm incomes in 2017 will be down from 2016 incomes unless grain prices respond to lower yields. Of course, there will be...

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USGC SEEKS CROP PROGRESS PHOTOS

August 15th, 2017  |  Today's News

The United States Grain Council uses a Facebook account, Growing the 2017 U.S. Corn Crop, to update the world about the process of the corn crop in the United States. The USGC is asking photos,...

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NEW BEEF HOOP BARN PROVIDES MANY BENEFITS TO FIRST GENERATION FARMER

August 14th, 2017  |  Today's News |  ICMB |  Livestock

  (Camp Point, IL) – Jacob Schmidt did not grow up on a farm, but that did not stop him from pursuing and realizing his dream of being a farmer. With the help of family and neighbors, Jacob...

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COVER CROP COUPON AVAILABLE TO ICGA MEMBERS

August 11th, 2017  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  Best Management Practices

IL Corn, along with the Zea Mays Foundation, is encouraging farmers to use best management practices on their farms that will reduce nitrate loss by 15% by 2025 and reduce phosphate loss by 25% by...

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ADDITIONAL FIELD DAYS AND SOIL HEALTH MEETINGS SCHEDULED ACROSS ILLINOIS

August 10th, 2017  |  Today's News |  Best Management Practices

(ST. LOUIS) – What will improve soil health to make farmland more productive, efficient and sustainable for the next generation, and how does it impact the business side? Get the scoop from area...

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SOIL HEALTH PARTNERSHIP, NCGA ENDORSE NEW LIST OF SOIL HEALTH MEASUREMENTS

August 9th, 2017  |  Today's News |  Best Management Practices

(ST. LOUIS) – The Soil Health Partnership has endorsed a set of 19 soil health measurements, encouraging the agriculture industry to quickly adopt them. Once widely adopted, the indicators are...

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12TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE RENEWABLE FUEL STANDARD

August 8th, 2017  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  Ethanol |  Legislation & Regulation

Illinois Corn Growers Association joins others in celebrating 12 years of the Renewable Fuel Standard. Our leaders were engaged in the process and excited when the President of the United States,...

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IL CORN LEADERS SPEAK WITH USDA SECRETARY PERDUE

August 7th, 2017  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  Legislation & Regulation |  Farm Policy

Four Illinois Corn Growers Association leaders met with U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue today as he made visits as part of his RV Tour of the Midwest. The five-state RV tour...

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SENATOR DUCKWORTH LOCKS THROUGH ROCK ISLAND #15

August 4th, 2017  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  Locks and Dams |  Exports |  Legislation & Regulation

Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) studied the condition of Locks and Dam #15 at Rock Island on the Mississippi River while aboard an educational barge tour sponsored by the Illinois Corn Growers...

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