2019 FARM INCOME PROJECTIONS ARE PRETTY SCARY THIS HALLOWEEN

October 31st, 2018  |  Today's News

According to the University of Illinois FarmDoc Daily from yesterday, farm incomes might end up higher than originally expected in 2018 but are forecasted to dip to a new low in 2019.   Here’s...

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WHAT’S THE FUTURE HOLD FOR USMCA?

October 30th, 2018  |  Today's News |  Exports |  Legislation & Regulation

Perhaps you aren’t already well acquainted, but there is a pretty strict set of rules and guidelines that President Trump must follow as he and his administration negotiate a new trade agreement. ...

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ANNUAL SOIL HEALTH SUMMIT EVENT OPENS TO PUBLIC FOR FIRST TIME

October 29th, 2018  |  Today's News |  Best Management Practices

 (ST. LOUIS) – As the pursuit of improved soil health as an on-farm business and environmental strategy continues to grow, the Soil Health Partnership is taking a new step to foster that interest....

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ENTER YOUR FAVORITE PHOTO BY NOVEMBER 30!

October 26th, 2018  |  Today's News

Enter your favorite photo in the National Corn Growers Association’s Fields-of-Corn Photo Contest and win $500!   NCGA invites amateur and professional photographers alike to help tell the story...

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SUBMIT COMMENTS TO THE EPA – DEADLINE FRIDAY!

October 25th, 2018  |  Today's News |  Ethanol |  Legislation & Regulation

Farmers can help themselves build market demand by submitting comments to the EPA but they must do it today!  Will you take five minutes to ask for help allowing domestic ethanol markets to grow? ...

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CURIOUS WHAT YOUR ASSOCIATION IS UP TO?

October 24th, 2018  |  Today's News |  Public Outreach

Harvest is done early this year, which means this is the year to find out more about your Illinois Corn Growers Association at our annual meeting on November 20, 2018, in Normal, IL at the...

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IL CORN STATEMENT ON THE PASSAGE OF WRDA 2018

October 23rd, 2018  |  Today's News |  Legislation & Regulation

BLOOMINGTON, Ill.— Aron Carlson, President of the Illinois Corn Growers Association, issued the following statement regarding the signing into law of American’s Water Infrastructure Act, including...

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CELEBRATING 15 YEARS OF BIORENEWABLES RESEARCH

October 22nd, 2018  |  Today's News |  Ethanol

Last week, the National Corn to Ethanol Research Center (NCERC) celebrated 15 years of biorenewables research.  For corn, that means 15 years of corn-based ethanol research with every ethanol...

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IL FARMERS ACKNOWLEDGE WORK OF CONGRESSMAN RODNEY DAVIS

October 19th, 2018  |  Today's News

  Today in Macon County, Illinois, farmers joined together to thank Congressman Rodney Davis for his work to benefit the agriculture industry. Len Corzine, a corn farmer from Assumption,...

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STAND UP FOR CORN: SUBMIT COMMENTS TO THE EPA

October 18th, 2018  |  Today's News |  Ethanol |  Legislation & Regulation

Farmers can help themselves build market demand by submitting comments to the EPA asking for help allowing domestic ethanol markets to grow.  Will you take five minutes to stand up for...

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IL CORN FARMERS HELP GROWING PIG FARMS

October 17th, 2018  |  Today's News |  Livestock

Little by little, new pig farms are popping up all over Illinois, often driven by young farmers that want to bring their families back to the farm to experience the same way of life that they...

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HEALTH BENEFITS OF ETHANOL BLENDS

October 16th, 2018  |  Today's News |  Ethanol

Ethanol, as a component of gasoline, really does help clear the air, and that is good for human health. 87. 88. 89. 91. Those numbers on the yellow stickers you see on the gas pump indicate the...

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BIG OIL INTERESTS REVVING THE ANTI E15 PR ENGINE

October 15th, 2018  |  Today's News |  Ethanol

Big Oil and their supporters are at it again, spreading half-truths and outright lies regarding the safety and feasibility of higher ethanol blends such as E15. The facts speak for themselves –...

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ILLINOIS RESEARCH ACCURATELY PREDICTS U.S. END-OF-SEASON CORN YIELD

October 12th, 2018  |  Today's News

URBANA, Ill. – Crop yield predictions are a key driver of regional economy and financial markets, impacting nearly the entire agricultural supply chain. That’s why economists, agricultural...

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SENATE CLEARS WRDA 2018 BILL, HEADS NEXT TO PRESIDENT

October 11th, 2018  |  Today's News |  Locks and Dams |  Legislation & Regulation

The Senate approved America's Water Infrastructure Act, which includes the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) of 2018 this week by a vote of 99 to 1.  S. 3021 authorizes Corps of Engineers'...

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IL CORN FARMERS SUPPORT IL PIG FARMERS

October 10th, 2018  |  Today's News |  Livestock

Illinois corn farmers certainly bolster pork consumption in our great state by grilling chops and adding bacon to pretty much anything, but there are a lot of great programs supported by Illinois...

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ICGA STATEMENT ON RVP PARITY FOR E15

October 9th, 2018  |  Today's News |  Ethanol |  Legislation & Regulation

BLOOMINGTON, Ill.—Illinois Corn Growers Association President Aron Carlson, a farmer from Winnebago, Ill., issued the following statement after President Donald Trump announced his decision to...

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ENTER YOUR FAVORITE PHOTO BY NOVEMBER 30!

October 8th, 2018  |  Today's News

Enter your favorite photo in the National Corn Growers Association’s Fields-of-Corn Photo Contest and win $500!   NCGA invites amateur and professional photographers alike to help tell the story...

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THINKING ABOUT SIGNING UP FOR THE MARKET FACILITATION PROGRAM?

October 5th, 2018  |  Today's News |  Legislation & Regulation |  Farm Policy

Sign up for the Market Facilitation Program (MFP) began on September 3, but if you haven’t made it to your local Farm Service Agency (FSA) office yet to sign on the dotted line, rest assured that...

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REMEMBER LOCAL PIG FARMERS DURING OCTOBER PORK MONTH

October 4th, 2018  |  Today's News |  Livestock

Harvest is in the air, leaves are starting to turn, and this month is National Pork Month. October was traditionally when hogs were marketed. Today, it serves as a celebration to thank pork...

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