EXPORT MARKET DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS AT RISK

July 31st, 2018  |  Today's News |  Exports |  Legislation & Regulation |  Farm Policy

Trade is becoming increasingly important to corn farmers, since nationally, we export upwards of 20% of our crop if you consider corn in all forms (corn, feed, DDGS, ethanol and livestock) and...

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MEAT EXPORTS BOOST CORN DEMAND

July 30th, 2018  |  Today's News |  Livestock |  Exports

U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue is in Argentina today celebrating that market’s reopening to American pork products with a ceremonial ham slicing. The new opening, which was...

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COVER CROPS AND NUTRIENT MANAGEMENT

July 27th, 2018  |  Today's News |  Best Management Practices |  Additional Research

Illinois Corn Growers Association remains involved in the work of the Illinois Nutrient Loss Reduction Strategy (NLRS) from policy, research, and communications standpoints. New on the scene is an...

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PRESIDENT TRUMP SAYS YEAR-ROUND E15 COMING SOON

July 26th, 2018  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  Ethanol |  Legislation & Regulation

Illinois Corn Growers Association believes that the marketplace is where farmers prefer to derive their income, and as such, have encouraged President Trump today through a membership call to...

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SONNY PERDUE TO CHINA: YOU CANNOT BULLY OUR AGRICULTURAL PRODUCERS

July 25th, 2018  |  Today's News |  Exports |  Legislation & Regulation |  Farm Policy

U.S. Department of Agricultural officials held a press call on Tuesday to provide comment on President Trump’s recently announced $12 billion trade aid package, as it’s come to be known. In his...

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ICGA STATEMENT ON TRUMP ADMINISTRATION TRADE AID PLAN

July 24th, 2018  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  Farm Policy

BLOOMINGTON, Ill.— Illinois Corn Growers Association President Aron Carlson, a farmer from Winnebago, Ill., released the following statement regarding the Trump Administration’s announcement of...

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USGC EXPLORES POTENTIAL ETHANOL DEMAND IN CHILE AND ARGENTINA

July 23rd, 2018  |  Today's News |  Ethanol |  Exports

Originally published by U.S. Grains Council:   Increased global bioethanol use is only a well-constructed policy decision away in markets like Argentina and Chile. The U.S. Grains Council (USGC)...

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EPA PROPOSED RULE HIDES AN INEVITABLE DROP IN ETHANOL INCLUSION RATES

July 20th, 2018  |  Today's News |  Ethanol |  Legislation & Regulation |  Farm Policy

Jonathan Coppess and Scott Irwin from the University of Illinois Department of Agricultural and Consumer Economics said it best in the title of their July 12, 2018, farmdoc daily article, so we...

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SANGAMON COUNTY HOSTS SOIL HEALTH FIELD DAY NEXT THURSDAY

July 19th, 2018  |  Today's News |  Best Management Practices

Throughout July and September, farmers all over Illinois can understand soil health practices that benefit their family farms at Soil Health Partnership field days.   Next Thursday, July 26,...

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CORNBELTERS CELEBRATE BEEF NIGHT!

July 18th, 2018  |  Today's News |  Livestock |  Public Outreach

Last night was Beef Night at the Corn Crib in Normal, IL!   Thanks to the partnership between IL Corn and the CornBelters baseball team in Normal, many of our Illinois commodities get to put...

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US MEAT EXPORT FEDERATION ASKS, WHAT GOES BETTER WITH A GOOD BREW THAN U.S. SAUSAGE?

July 17th, 2018  |  Today's News |  Livestock |  Exports

The craft beer industry is booming in South Korea, and what goes better with a good brew than U.S. sausage?   We can’t think of anything!   Check out this video from the U.S. Meat Export...

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JOURNALISTS LEARN ABOUT NEED FOR LOCKS AND DAMS

July 16th, 2018  |  Today's News |  Locks and Dams

At the end of June, the Institute for Journalism & Natural Resources took a group of journalists on a tour of the Mississippi River.  They wanted to understand the issues impacting climate and...

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STILL WAITING FOR A YEAR-ROUND RVP

July 13th, 2018  |  Today's News |  Ethanol |  Legislation & Regulation

American drivers logged 5 billion miles on E15 last week, despite restrictions on the sale of E15 fuel across most of the country.  During summer months, consumers only have access to E15 if they...

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CHECK OUT OUR TRADE WITH COLOMBIA POST-FTA

July 12th, 2018  |  Today's News |  Exports

Free trade agreements work. How do we know? Check out these amazing results since the free trade agreement was finalized with Colombia.       Colombia set a new record for U.S. corn...

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U OF I AGRONOMY DAY 2018 FIELD TOUR TOPICS ANNOUNCED

July 11th, 2018  |  Today's News |  Best Management Practices

Farmers continually face challenges like managing resources efficiently, fighting crop diseases, and implementing best management practices. IL Corn encourages farmers to explore these topics and...

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AG ECONOMIST REMARKS ON EPA ETHANOL VOLUMES RULE: AUDIO

July 10th, 2018  |  Today's News |  Ethanol

In this audio update from IL Corn, University of Illinois agricultural economist Scott Irwin gives his take on the recently proposed rule regarding the Renewable Fuel Standard Renewable Volume...

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MACON COUNTY STRIP TILL FIELD DAY SET FOR THURSDAY

July 9th, 2018  |  Today's News |  Best Management Practices

Throughout July and September, farmers all over Illinois can understand soil health practices that benefit their family farms at Soil Health Partnership field days.   This Thursday, July 12,...

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PERDUE SAYS FARMERS ARE PATRIOTS BUT PATRIOTISM DOESN’T PAY BILLS

July 6th, 2018  |  Today's News |  Exports |  Legislation & Regulation |  Farm Policy

In a recent interview on CNBC’s SquawkBox, U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue indicated that his Agency is studying the complex situation regarding how the Trump...

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IL FARMERS SURVEYED ABOUT NUTRIENT LOSS

July 5th, 2018  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  Best Management Practices

Interested farmers can help the Illinois Corn Growers Association determine the farming community’s perspective on nutrient loss and the Illinois Nutrient Loss Reduction Strategy by participating...

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OFFICIAL INFORMATION REGARDING SYNGENTA SETTLEMENT

July 3rd, 2018  |  Today's News

Illinois Corn Growers Association has been contacted by the official, court-appointed administrator of the settlement known as the “Corn Seed Settlement Program.” A $1.51 billion settlement has...

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