IL CORN THANKFUL FOR USMCA SIGNING

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

Today, Illinois corn farmers are thankful for the ceremonial signing of the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) as the two neighbors are some of our largest agricultural trading...

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FIELDS-OF-CORN SUBMISSIONS DUE TOMORROW!

November 29th, 2018  |  Today's News |  Public Outreach

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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YOU’RE PRO TRADE, BUT HOW DO YOU EXPLAIN WHY?

November 28th, 2018  |  Today's News |  Exports |  Legislation & Regulation

  As a farmer, you certainly understand the value of international markets and overseas relationships.  But maybe you’re interested in learning how you might talk about trade and trade...

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DICAMBA TRAINING ON THURSDAY; FEWER OPPORTUNITIES IN THE FUTURE

November 27th, 2018  |  Today's News |  Best Management Practices

Farmers who are certified private applicators and who intend to apply dicamba to soybeans in 2019 must have proof of a dicamba training prior to making a dicamba application.    REGISTER...

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AGRICULTURE SCHOLARSHIP AVAILABLE FROM NCGA AND BASF, DEADLINE DECEMBER 1

November 26th, 2018  |  Today's News |  Public Outreach

The National Corn Growers Association and BASF Corporation will award five $1,000 scholarships to undergraduate and graduate students pursuing a degree in any field.   Scholarship recipients...

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JOIN US!  BE AN ADVOCATE!

November 21st, 2018  |  Today's News |  Legislation & Regulation

The Illinois Corn Growers Association is offering a new service to members and non-members that want to be a part of our advocacy team.   Anyone that wants to help can text ILCORN to 52886 and...

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ICGA ELECTS NEW OFFICERS, BOARD MEMBERS

November 20th, 2018  |  Today's News |  ICGA

NORMAL, Ill.—Ted Mottaz, a farmer from Elmwood, has been elected president of the Illinois Corn Growers Association (ICGA) for 2018-2019 at their re-organizational meeting, which was held today...

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ILLINOIS PORK, CORN, SOYBEAN GROUPS DONATE 6,400 POUNDS OF PORK TO CENTRAL ILLINOIS FOODBANK

November 19th, 2018  |  Today's News |  Livestock |  Public Outreach

SPRINGFIELD, ILL. – As part of the 10th anniversary of Pork Power: Partnering to Fight Hunger in Illinois campaign, the Illinois Pork Producers Association (IPPA), Illinois Corn Marketing Board,...

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ENTER YOUR FAVORITE PHOTO BY NOVEMBER 30!

November 16th, 2018  |  Today's News |  Public Outreach

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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CALL YOUR CONGRESSMAN, FARMERS NEED A FARM BILL IN 2018!

November 15th, 2018  |  Today's News |  Farm Policy

Illinois farmers should contact their congressmen and demand a farm bill before the end of 2018.  Congress only has a few days to act if they hope to complete this legislation for the farmers in...

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VARIED COMMODITY CHECKOFF DOLLARS COLLABORATING ON SUSTAINABILITY EFFORTS

November 14th, 2018  |  Today's News

Three commodity promotion and research boards are joining forces to advance producer sustainability efforts across agriculture. The National Corn Growers Association, the National Pork Board, and...

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MARKET ACCESS PROGRAM FUNDS SELL DDGS IN TAIWAN

November 13th, 2018  |  Today's News |  Exports

The U.S. Grains Council, funded by the Illinois Corn Marketing Board, has been working with a new generation of livestock nutritionists in Taiwan to help them understand how to use U.S....

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ILLINOIS RIVER WILL CLOSE TO TRAFFIC IN 2020

November 12th, 2018  |  Today's News |  Locks and Dams

The Illinois Waterway, which provides a navigable connection between Lake Michigan and the Mississippi River, includes eight lock and dam sites which are long overdue for significant repairs. In...

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GROUND TEMPERATURE WILL ALLOW FALL N APPLICATION, BUT CONSIDER SPRING INSTEAD

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

Given the most recent soil temperatures from the Illinois State Water Survey and the outlook for ongoing colder weather, it appears that farmers now have the “green light” for fall anhydrous...

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JOIN US FOR COMMODITY CLASSIC, FARM ASSETS CONFERENCE

November 8th, 2018  |  Today's News |  ICGA

Registration for America’s largest farmer-led, farmer-focused agricultural and educational experience officially opens at 10:00 a.m. Central on Wednesday, November 14.   The 2019 Commodity...

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AGRICULTURE SCHOLARSHIP AVAILABLE FROM NCGA AND BASF, DEADLINE DECEMBER 1

November 7th, 2018  |  Today's News |  Public Outreach

The National Corn Growers Association and BASF Corporation will award five $1,000 scholarships to undergraduate and graduate students pursuing a degree in any field.   Scholarship recipients...

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MEET A SOIL HEALTH PARTNER: REUSCHEL FARMS IN GOLDEN

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

The best farmers know there’s a lot to be learned from each other.  Take a look at the lessons Andrew and Jeff Reuschel from Golden, IL are learning on their farm as they test and try cover crops...

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THIRTY-ONE ILLINOIS CORN FARMERS STOOD UP FOR CORN

November 5th, 2018  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  Ethanol

Though the comment period fell right in the middle of corn harvest and fall field work, 31 Illinois farmers stood up for corn during the recent SAFE rule comment period.   THANK YOU!   Farmers...

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PERDUE SAYS AMERICAN FARMERS MAY BE TOO DEPENDENT ON CHINA

November 2nd, 2018  |  Today's News |  Ethanol |  Exports

China is an important, growing market for IL Corn and corn in other forms like ethanol, DDGS, and meat. In fact, China is the fifth largest market of global buyers of U.S. coarse grains,...

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EPA EXTENDS DICAMBA REGISTRATION FOR TWO YEARS

November 1st, 2018  |  Today's News |  Legislation & Regulation

EPA has extended the registration for dicamba but you should know these two key points (more below): 1) it prohibits over-the-top application of dicamba on soybeans 45 days after planting, and 2)...

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