FARM BILL PASSES SENATE – AND YOUR INPUT REQUESTED!

June 29th, 2018  |  Today's News |  Legislation & Regulation |  Farm Policy

Yesterday, the Senate passed a farm bill with a significantly smaller ordeal than the previous debate in the House.  The bill passed as a bipartisan bill, and our number one priority – crop...

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IL CORN TAKING HIGH OCTANE, LOW CARBON TO IL DELEGATION IN DC

June 28th, 2018  |  Today's News |  Ethanol |  Legislation & Regulation

IL Corn volunteer directors will host members of the Illinois Association FFA in Washington, DC next month for National Corn Growers Association’s Corn Congress and a day on the hill.  We will be...

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URGENT: ILLINOIS FARMERS NEED YOUR CALLS TODAY!

June 27th, 2018  |  Today's News |  ICGA

As the Senate prepares to debate amendments to their farm bill and the final bill itself, Illinois Corn Growers Association is asking farmers to call both Senator Duckworth and Senator Durbin in...

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U.S. ETHANOL EXPORTS STILL A BRIGHT SPOT

June 26th, 2018  |  Today's News |  Ethanol |  Exports

U.S. ethanol exports totaled 162.3 million gallons (mg) in April, according to government data released this month and analyzed by the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA). This represents a 25% drop...

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FRESH BEEF CAMPAIGN IS SIZZINGLY SUCCESSFUL

June 25th, 2018  |  Today's News |  Livestock

The Illinois Beef Association held their summer conference last week in Galena, Illinois. IL Corn’s own Lou Lamoreaux and his family were named the Illinois Beef Association Environmental Steward...

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HOUSE PASSES 2018 FARM BILL

June 22nd, 2018  |  Today's News |  Legislation & Regulation |  Farm Policy

We may just get a farm bill in 2018.   Yesterday, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a very partisan farm bill that makes minor updates to farm programs, creates a vaccine bank for...

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THE POWER OF PEOPLE: USGC RECOGNIZES PAUL JESCHKE FOR FIVE YEARS OF SERVICE

June 21st, 2018  |  Today's News |  ICMB |  Exports

Illinois corn farmer Paul Jeschke attended his first U.S. Grains Council (USGC) meeting in the late 1970s but did not become more involved in the organization until his wife, Donna, was elected to...

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CONGRATS LOU LAMOREUX, ENVIRONMENTAL STEWARD OF THE YEAR

June 20th, 2018  |  Today's News |  ICMB |  Livestock |  Best Management Practices

Last week, the Lamoreux family was named the Illinois Beef Association Environmental Steward of the Year!  The Illinois Corn Marketing Board is so proud of our Director for his commitment to...

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WHAT EXACTLY DOES THE SENATE’S FARM BILL DRAFT SAY?

June 19th, 2018  |  Today's News |  Legislation & Regulation |  Farm Policy

If you’re a farmer who is interested in farm policy and the changes to the farm bill represented in the version passed out of the Senate Ag Committee last week, here’s an article that you won’t...

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IL CORN EXPERTS, PROJECTS FEATURED AT JUNE 26 MEETING

June 18th, 2018  |  Today's News |  Best Management Practices

The Illinois Nutrient Loss Reduction Strategy calls for a 45% reduction in nitrogen loss from our fields by 2045, with an interim goal of 25% reduced loss in nitrogen by 2025. If it makes sense on...

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LISTEN TO THIS UPDATE ON THE ILLINOIS NUTRIENT LOSS REDUCTION STRATEGY

June 15th, 2018  |  Today's News |  Best Management Practices

Looking for the latest on the Illinois Nutrient Loss Reduction Strategy? Take a listen to this podcast produced by University of Illinois Extension Media Communications Specialist Todd Gleason...

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ICGA AT-LARGE DIRECTORS UP FOR ELECTION

June 14th, 2018  |  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...

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WIN FREE FUEL THROUGH LABOR DAY WEEKEND

June 13th, 2018  |  Today's News |  Ethanol |  Public Outreach

Each day from now through September 3, you could win $50 in free fuel simply for reporting the price you see for E85 and other ethanol blends in your local area.   The Renewable Fuels...

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USDA PREDICTS LOWER ENDING STOCKS, HIGHER CORN PRICE

June 12th, 2018  |  Today's News

Exports during the month of April hit a record high, beating the previous high set in November 1989.  Ethanol and by-product production was also higher than expected.  These two markets using more...

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ICGA MEMBERSHIPS MAKE GREAT FATHER’S DAY GIFTS

June 11th, 2018  |  Today's News |  ICGA

It’s the week before Father’s Day and you have no ideas for the special man in your life.  How about an Illinois Corn Growers Association membership?   Your father, grandfather, son or uncle...

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REPS. DAVIS, LAHOOD ANNOUNCE FUNDING FOR LAGRANGE LOCK

June 8th, 2018  |  Today's News |  Locks and Dams |  Legislation & Regulation

This week, the House of Representatives approved the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) of 2018 that authorizes Corps of Engineer’s work on locks and dams, dredging and other water resources...

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THE FARMER IN THE BLUE HAT: USGC RECOGNIZES BILL LONG FOR FIVE YEARS OF SERVICE

June 7th, 2018  |  Today's News |  ICMB |  Exports

Never underestimate a good ball cap. Illinois corn farmer Bill Long calls his official blue U.S. Grains Council (USGC) hat his conversation starter, opening opportunities to share his insights on...

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LEARN ABOUT BETTER SOIL HEALTH DURING SUMMER FIELD DAYS

June 6th, 2018  |  Today's News |  Best Management Practices

Farmers all over Illinois have the opportunity to understand the practices that improve soil health and benefit their family farms at Soil Health Partnership field days that will be held all over...

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VALUE ADDED EXPORTS TO JAPAN AND CHINA

June 5th, 2018  |  Today's News |  Exports

The best situation for corn farmers and all U.S. citizens?  Sell more “value-added” corn to other countries hungry for more protein, better cuts of protein, and environmentally friendly fuels. ...

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TRUMP ADMINISTRATION TARIFFS NOW IN FORCE

June 1st, 2018  |  Today's News |  Exports

With the turning of the calendar from May to June came the enactment of tariffs on steel and aluminum imports that are hitting nations with which we’ve had long-standing trade relationships. The...

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