FIND OUR COMMON GROUND: CONNECTING URBAN AND RURAL

December 29th, 2017  |  Today's News |  Public Outreach

Interested in some of the ways IL Corn and the National Corn Growers Association continue to reach out to non-farmers, telling the story of agriculture?   Look no further.  One important...

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GET READY FOR THE SPRING SEMESTER WITH AG MAGS!

December 28th, 2017  |  Today's News |  Public Outreach

Illinois Ag in the Classroom provides teachers important, interesting and even fun classroom curriculum on agriculture for free!  Make sure the teachers in your life have incorporated an Ag Mag...

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RFS ANALYSIS FINDS ‘TREMENDOUS PROGRESS’ MADE TOWARD MEETING ENERGY, ENVIRONMENTAL, ECONOMIC GOALS OF RFS2

December 27th, 2017  |  Today's News |  Ethanol |  Legislation & Regulation

Ten years ago this month, President George W. Bush signed into law the Energy Independence and Security Act, greatly expanding the scope and impact of the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). In the...

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WE MUST NOT TAKE NAFTA’S BLESSINGS FOR GRANTED

December 26th, 2017  |  Today's News |  Legislation & Regulation

The day after Christmas is a good day to consider all the blessings we enjoy – in our country, in our homes, on our farms.  Is the North American Free Trade Agreement one of those blessings?  Tim...

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A CHRISTMAS TREE STORY

December 22nd, 2017  |  Today's News

Merry Christmas to you from IL Corn. Our office will be closed on Monday, December 25th, so that our employees may enjoy the day as they choose. Have you ever wondered about the farmers that grow...

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IL CORN APPLAUDS WIU AG STUDENTS FOR SUCCESS IN COMPETITION

December 21st, 2017  |  Today's News

The ag students at Western Illinois University are to be congratulated because, for the third year in a row, WIU agriculture students have won the College Aggies Online (CAO) competition and...

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#NEXTFARMBILL PRIORITIES FROM HOUSE AG COMMITTEE

December 20th, 2017  |  Today's News |  Legislation & Regulation |  Farm Policy

Following a series of listening sessions held all over the nation – one of which was held in Illinois at the Farm Progress Show in August – the House Ag Committee is now working to bring awareness...

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PLANNING TO USE NEW-FORMULATION DICAMBA NEXT YEAR? TRAINING IS NOW REQUIRED

December 19th, 2017  |  Today's News |  Best Management Practices |  Farm Policy

Illinois Corn Growers Association knows that many of you are thinking about applying one of the three commercially available new-formulation dicamba mixes in 2018. But did you know that to legally...

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TEACHERS SHARING AG EDUCATION RECEIVE HONORS

December 18th, 2017  |  Today's News |  Public Outreach

IL Corn believes that agricultural education is an important component of every student’s experience. That’s why we invest your corn checkoff dollars with teachers around Illinois who are bringing...

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IL CORN ENCOURAGES FARMERS TO COMPLETE AG CENSUS

December 15th, 2017  |  Today's News |  Farm Policy |  Additional Research

It only happens every five years, and much can change during that time. The data is used in many ways, including in shaping policies that impact rural America and your local community. We’re...

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NAFTA NEIGHBOR PROPOSES DOUBLING OF ETHANOL MANDATE

December 14th, 2017  |  Today's News |  Ethanol |  Exports |  Legislation & Regulation

During the current uncertainty about the future of NAFTA, it's important to remember the many layers of impact that United States agriculture has on our North American trade neighbors. A Canadian...

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IL CONGRESSMEN SUPPORT THE ROLE ETHANOL CAN PLAY IN THE HIGH-OCTANE FUEL FUTURE

December 13th, 2017  |  Today's News |  Ethanol |  Legislation & Regulation

Congressman John Shimkus (R-IL) and Congressman Adam Kinzinger (R-IL) spoke on behalf of high octane low carbon fuels at a Congressional hearing earlier this week. IL Corn appreciates the...

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GOOD NEWS AND BAD NEWS: UNIVERSITY OF IL RESEARCHERS UPDATE NITRATE LOADING IN THE ILLINOIS RIVER

December 12th, 2017  |  Today's News |  Best Management Practices |  Additional Research

In case you missed the headlines in the national papers, the Gulf of Mexico Hypoxic Zone was the largest in recorded history this summer.  Yes, that’s the bad news. The good news is, despite high...

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ICGA COMMENDS SENATOR DUCKWORTH FOR CHAMPIONING WATERWAYS IMPROVEMENTS

December 11th, 2017  |  Today's News |  Locks and Dams |  Legislation & Regulation

At a recent hearing conducted by the U.S. Senate Committee on the Environment and Public Works (EPW), Senator Tammy Duckworth (IL-D) exhibited leadership in advancing the case for long-overdue...

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TRADE UNCERTAINTY TOP-OF-MIND FOR AG LEADERS

December 8th, 2017  |  Today's News |  Exports

As the year comes to an end, will trade opportunities for U.S. agricultural products come to an end with it? That’s a big question with an unclear answer. The uncertainty surrounding trade...

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CORN CELEBRATES IL LIVESTOCK GROWTH WITH PORK FARMER FAMILIES

December 7th, 2017  |  Today's News |  Livestock

  Late in November, Illinois agriculture welcomed a new livestock farm family to its ranks as brand new farmers Chad and Julia Krogman (right) and their three young sons, opened their first...

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TRENDS IN RURAL AMERICA FROM USDA

December 6th, 2017  |  Today's News |  Legislation & Regulation

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is undertaking a new agricultural census this month. IL Corn encourages you to complete the census fully and accurately as the data is used in many ways. There...

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7,500 POUNDS OF PORK DONATED TO FOOD BANK

December 5th, 2017  |  Today's News |  Livestock

IL Corn was pleased to participate in the delivery of 7,500 pounds of ground pork to the Midwest Foodbank in Normal, IL today.   Together with the Illinois Pork Producers Association (IPPA), the...

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IL CORN CONGRATULATES AG ED SUPPORTERS

December 4th, 2017  |  Today's News

The Illinois Corn Marketing Board agrees that agricultural education is important. That’s why we support the Illinois Agriculture in the Classroom (IAITC) program each year with an investment in...

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UNDERSTANDING FOOD INSECURITY AND THE FARM BILL

December 1st, 2017  |  Today's News |  Farm Policy

Did you know that poverty rates are higher in rural areas than in urban areas? Did you know the rate of rural Americans relying on SNAP (food stamps) is higher than urban American rates? The...

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