THE NUTS AND BOLTS OF THE PROPOSED TRADE UPDATE WITH MEXICO

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

President Trump announced earlier this week that he had reached agreement with Mexico on updates to the NAFTA agreement, although he then hinted that he might kill the NAFTA deal after all, if...

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PERDUE ON TRUMP: HE WANTS SOMETHING TO GIVE TO THE REFINERIES

August 30th, 2018  |  Today's News |  Legislation & Regulation |  Farm Policy

U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue spoke to corn and ethanol industry constituents this week at a rally to support the Renewable Fuel Standard, held at Progress City in...

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WURMNEST NAMED FIELD TO MARKET SPOTLIGHT FARMER OF THE YEAR

August 29th, 2018  |  Today's News |  ICMB |  Public Outreach

Mike Wurmnest of Deer Creek, Illinois was named the Field to Market Spotlight Farmer of the Year for 2018.  Mike is joined by four other farmers from across the nation to join in this...

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POULTRY EXPORTS ALLOWED INTO MOROCCO FOR FIRST TIME

August 28th, 2018  |  Today's News |  Livestock |  Exports

Earlier this month, the U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced that the government of Morocco has agreed to allow commercial imports...

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TRADE NEWS TODAY: USDA RELEASES TRADE AID PROGRAM DETAILS, DEAL BROKERED WITH MEXICO

August 27th, 2018  |  Today's News |  Exports |  Legislation & Regulation |  Farm Policy

Breaking news today, all of which will impact Illinois and American corn farmers, is that U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced the details of the $12 billion trade aid package and...

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REMINDER: ICGA INVITES MEMBERS TO PARTICIPATE IN NUTRIENT LOSS SURVEY

August 24th, 2018  |  Today's News |  Best Management Practices |  Additional Research

IL Corn supports the efforts of the Illinois Nutrient Loss Reduction Strategy and those who seek to strengthen best management practices through research.   George Hoselton, who is a graduate...

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ILLINOIS CORN MARKETING BOARD ELECTS OFFICERS

August 23rd, 2018  |  Today's News |  ICMB

BLOOMINGTON, Ill.—Don Duvall, a farmer from Carmi, Illinois, was elected by his peers to serve as Chairman of the Illinois Corn Marketing Board for the 2018-19 term.   Duvall, a White County...

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LOCKS AND DAMS ARE STILL CRUMBLING AND WE’RE STILL TRYING TO GET THEM FIXED

August 22nd, 2018  |  Today's News |  Locks and Dams

Last week, leadership from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and leadership from IL Corn and American Commercial Barge visited LaGrange Lock and Dam.  The dam was built in the 1930s for 50 years of...

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GRAINS IN ALL FORMS EXPORTS ON TRACK TO SET NEW RECORD

August 21st, 2018  |  Today's News |  Exports

U.S. exports of grain in all forms (GIAF) are on track to set a new record in 2017/2018, with two months of sales left to report, according to data from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)...

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OPEN HOUSE PLANNED FOR NEW STATE-OF-THE-ART HORACE FEED MILL

August 20th, 2018  |  Today's News |  ICMB |  Livestock |  Public Outreach

The Equity is hosting an Open House for their new state-of-the-art Horace feed mill on Wednesday, August 22 from 12:00 – 3:00 PM. A free pork sandwich, chips, and drink will be served starting at...

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ANSWER UPCOMING NASS SURVEYS; IT IMPACTS YOUR BOTTOM LINE

August 17th, 2018  |  Today's News |  Farm Policy |  Additional Research

The confidential crop survey from the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) will be arriving in the mailboxes of Southern farmers soon, and it is very important that recipients take the...

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THE RENEWABLE FUEL STANDARD: A QUICK REVIEW

August 16th, 2018  |  Today's News |  Ethanol |  Legislation & Regulation

Don’t forget! Comments are due to the EPA docket on their proposed rule for the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) RVO proposal. Re-read this member update for the details. Looking for a quick review...

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USDA FORECASTS LARGER YIELD, HIGHER ENDING STOCKS

August 15th, 2018  |  Today's News

The USDA’s prediction for larger corn yields and larger ending stocks last week did not help Illinois farmers a bit, as futures prices dropped considerably.   The corn production forecast is up...

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WATERWAYS BUILD AMERICA

August 14th, 2018  |  Today's News |  Public Outreach

  Want to get in on the fun helping to bring attention to how important our river systems are to you and your family?  Get out your camera and submit a photo for the Waterways Build America...

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SUBMIT COMMENTS TO EPA BY FRIDAY TO SUPPORT ETHANOL BLENDS

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

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is responsible for issuing annual regulations to ensure fuel sold in the U.S. contains the correct volume of renewable fuel by November 30. EPA is taking...

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US ETHANOL EXPORTS UP 33 PERCENT FROM LAST YEAR

August 10th, 2018  |  Today's News |  Ethanol |  Exports

Government data released last week show that U.S. ethanol exports through June stood at 927.7 million gallons (mg), up 33 percent from the first half of 2017 and on pace to shatter last year’s...

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MORE RESTRUCTURING AT USDA

August 9th, 2018  |  Today's News

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today announced the further reorganization of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), intended to improve customer service, strengthen offices and...

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JIM RABEN ELECTED U.S. GRAINS COUNCIL SECRETARY/TREASURER

August 8th, 2018  |  Today's News |  ICMB

Jim Raben, farmer from Ridgway, IL and Illinois Corn Marketing Board Director, became Secretary/Treasurer of the U.S. Grains Council last week during its 58th Annual Board of Delegates meeting in...

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ICGA AT-LARGE DIRECTORS UP FOR ELECTION

August 7th, 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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MORE TARIFFS ON AMERICAN GOODS – SOYBEANS PARTICULARLY IMPACTED

August 6th, 2018  |  Today's News |  Exports |  Legislation & Regulation

On Friday, China announced another round of retaliatory tariffs, equaling about $60 billion in U.S. goods.   Politico reported that China proposed that nearly half of the targeted U.S. goods be...

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