IL CORN URGES RAUNER TO CONSIDER HARVEST EMERGENCY

October 31st, 2017  |  Today's News |  Farm Policy

Last week, the Illinois Corn Growers Association and the Illinois Corn Marketing Board joined several other Illinois commodity groups in urging Governor Bruce Rauner to declare a Harvest Season...

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GREEN MEANS GO GIVES FALL NITROGEN APPLICATION DIRECTION

October 30th, 2017  |  Today's News |  Best Management Practices

With harvest only 62 percent complete, there are many farmers who don’t have fall nitrogen application in mind just yet, but for those of you that do, the Green Means Go campaign by IL Corn...

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HARVEST PRICE OPTION: VALUABLE OR NOT?

October 27th, 2017  |  Today's News |  Additional Research

In a recent Farm Doc Daily article, University of Illinois and Ohio State University economics reviewed the Harvest Price Option (HPO) historical performance.  Understanding performance is key to...

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U.S. MEAT EXPORT FEDERATION LEVERAGES CORN CHECKOFF TO EXPAND MEAT SALES OVERSEAS

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

In this audio update, you’ll hear about a recent event held in Germany where the U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF) worked to expand relationships with international buyers of U.S. corn-fed meat....

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APPLY TO BE AN ICMB SOCIAL MEDIA INTERN

October 25th, 2017  |  Today's News |  ICMB

The Illinois Corn Marketing Board is currently accepting applications for spring 2018 internships.  This is part of our effort to provide meaningful agricultural experience to college students and...

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IL CORN THANKS SENATOR DUCKWORTH FOR SPONSORING TRADE LEGISLATION

October 24th, 2017  |  Today's News |  Exports |  Legislation & Regulation

Senator Tammy Duckworth signed-on to co-sponsor legislation last week to support American farmers competing in global agricultural markets. IL Corn thanks the Senator for her support, as we have...

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PANAMA CANAL SETS RECORD ANNUAL CARGO TONNAGE IN FISCAL YEAR 2017

October 23rd, 2017  |  Today's News |  Locks and Dams |  Exports |  Legislation & Regulation

While the U.S. continues a decades-long trend of not reinvesting and upgrading our vastly important river infrastructure, the new Panama Canal expansion has contributed to a record 403.8 million...

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ETHANOL EXPORTS CENTER STAGE AT SUMMIT OF THE AMERICAS

October 20th, 2017  |  Today's News |  Ethanol |  Legislation & Regulation

Industry and government officials from more than 15 countries in the Western Hemisphere, including representatives from IL Corn, are meeting this week at the Ethanol Summit of the Americas to...

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TRUMP ADMINISTRATION USDA NOMINEES START AT USDA

October 19th, 2017  |  Today's News |  Legislation & Regulation |  Farm Policy

After what has seemed like an unusually lengthy process, some key positions are beginning to be filled at the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Just last week, Secretary Perdue administered the...

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ILLINOIS CORN MARKETING BOARD SEEKS INTERNS

October 18th, 2017  |  Today's News |  ICMB

The Illinois Corn Marketing Board is currently accepting applications for spring 2018 internships.  This is part of our effort to provide meaningful agricultural experience to college students and...

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GMOs PLAY A ROLE IN MY ROAD OUT OF POVERTY

October 17th, 2017  |  Today's News |  Biotechnology |  Public Outreach

IL Corn is a member of the Global Farmer Network: an advocacy group led by farmers from around the world who support free trade and farmers’ freedom to choose the tools, technologies, and...

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COMMONGROUND VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS FARMER SUSTAINABILITY PRACTICES

October 16th, 2017  |  Today's News |  Public Outreach

  CommonGround launched a new video highlighting how farmers care for the environment and why they take more and more steps to increase sustainability on their farms. The short piece and...

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CELEBRATE WORLD EGG DAY, GET TO KNOW YOUR POULTRY CUSTOMERS

October 13th, 2017  |  Today's News |  Livestock |  Exports

You may be surprised to know that poultry and egg farms are the largest user of corn within the “animal feed” sector at 33 percent, followed by beef and pork.  In total, the animal feed industry...

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DUCKWORTH, DURBIN SUPPORT BIOFUELS; ENCOURAGE USE

October 12th, 2017  |  Today's News |  Ethanol

Thank you to Senators Duckworth and Durbin for signing onto a letter to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt encouraging ethanol use last week. In the letter, the...

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ILLINOIS GAS STATIONS BOOSTING FUEL CHOICE AT THE PUMP

October 11th, 2017  |  Today's News |  Ethanol

Growth Energy announced recently that more than 1,000 fuel stations around the country are offering E15—a fuel with 15 percent ethanol—more than doubling the number of stations from the same time...

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IL CORN’S ROADMAP TO HIGHER ETHANOL BLENDS

October 10th, 2017  |  Today's News |  Ethanol

Building corn demand is a top priority for your IL Corn Checkoff, as it is administered by the IL Corn Marketing Board. One way to build demand is to grind more corn for ethanol. To accomplish...

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CORN CONTRIBUTES TO FEED GRAINS IN ALL FORMS EXPORTS RECORD

October 9th, 2017  |  Today's News |  Exports

Original article via US Grains Council Based on figures provided Thursday by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and analyzed by the U.S. Grains Council (USGC), the United States exported...

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1,500 PEOPLE VIRTUALLY TOUR A PIG FARM

October 6th, 2017  |  Today's News |  Livestock |  Public Outreach

At least 1,500 people participated in a virtual tour of a pig farm courtesy of the Illinois Pork Producers Association and Illinois Farm Families.  The video included a tour of multiple barns, a...

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IL TEACHERS LEARN BENEFITS OF ETHANOL

October 5th, 2017  |  Today's News |  Public Outreach

Illinois Agriculture in the Classroom is helping teachers and students understand the benefits of domestically produced corn-based ethanol. One of their outreach opportunities is to create small...

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CANADA TOP MARKET FOR U.S. FEED GRAINS, CO-PRODUCTS

October 4th, 2017  |  Today's News |  Exports

Canada - the host of the just-concluded third round of talks on the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) - is a top trading partner for U.S. feed grains and co-products like ethanol and...

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