MIKE ADAMS: MEDIA AWARD RECIPIENT

December 28th, 2018  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  Public Outreach

Bloomington, IL – The Illinois Corn Growers Association’s 2018 Excellence in Media Award was given to Mike Adams, a radio broadcaster of the syndicated program Adams on Agriculture, at the ICGA...

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REFLECTIONS ON 2018: TRADE POLICY WHIRLWIND BRINGS NEW ERA IN GRAINS MARKET DEVELOPMENT

December 26th, 2018  |  Today's News |  Exports |  Legislation & Regulation

ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED BY TOM SLEIGHT, US GRAINS COUNCIL PRESIDENT AND CEO   Every other week, much of the U.S. Grains Council’s global staff gathers on a conference call. The 7 a.m. meeting in...

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SIGN UP FOR THE NATIONAL CORN GROWERS ASSOCIATION RATING STUDY

December 21st, 2018  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  Additional Research

National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) and Illinois Corn Growers Association (ICGA) are working with university professors and Ag-Analytics to develop a Conservation Endorsement for the Federal...

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IL CORN STATEMENT ON FARM BILL SIGNING

December 20th, 2018  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  Farm Policy

BLOOMINGTON, Ill.— Ted Mottaz, President of the Illinois Corn Growers Association, issued the following statement regarding President Trump signing the new farm bill, the Agriculture Improvement...

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REGISTER FOR SOIL HEALTH SUMMIT

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

As the pursuit of improved soil health as an on-farm business and environmental strategy continues to grow, the Soil Health Partnership is hosting the annual Soil Health Summit, January 15 – 16 in...

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STUDENTS LEARN ABOUT SOIL HEALTH THROUGH AITC

December 18th, 2018  |  Today's News |  Public Outreach |  Best Management Practices

Students in Monroe Center, IL, a village in Ogle County, learned about soil health, soil erosion, and nutrient runoff earlier this month through programming provided by Illinois Ag in the...

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CORN USE FOR ETHANOL FORECAST DECREASED BY 50 MILLION

December 17th, 2018  |  Today's News |  Ethanol |  Additional Research

The University of Illinois analyzed the WASDE forecast of corn use for ethanol production today and determined that to exceed the decreasing forecast, an expansion in gasoline consumption or...

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WHAT HAPPENS TO AG IN A GOV’T SHUTDOWN?

December 14th, 2018  |  Today's News |  Legislation & Regulation

The following federal government closings are based on experience from the October, 2013 federal government shutdown, which lasted 16 days.  While the Administration has some discretion in...

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ICGA SECURES CROP INSURANCE CHANGE

December 13th, 2018  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  Farm Policy

IL Corn scored a win for our members. Today, the U.S. Department of Agriculture Risk Management Agency announced a new endorsement to the federal crop insurance policies corn farmers can purchase....

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IL CORN STATEMENT ON THE NEW WATERS OF U.S. RULE

December 12th, 2018  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  Legislation & Regulation

BLOOMINGTON, Ill.— Ted Mottaz, President of the Illinois Corn Growers Association, issued the following statement regarding the release of the new Waters of the U.S. (WOTUS) rule:   “Illinois...

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ICGA AT THE TABLE FOR DEVELOPING NEW ETHANOL-POWERED FUEL LEGISLATION

December 11th, 2018  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  Ethanol |  Legislation & Regulation

BLOOMINGTON, Ill.—In a letter to Congressman John Shimkus (R-IL) regarding his discussion draft of the 21st Century Transportation Fuels Act, Illinois Corn Growers Association (ICGA) stated its...

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CAN YOUR VEHICLE FLEX?

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

Whether you have a new model year vehicle, or you have a new-to-you vehicle, you should know if it can flex. The Renewable Fuels Association has released their updated chart of passenger vehicles...

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CHECKOFF DOLLARS AND USMEF ADDING VALUE TO U.S. CORN

December 7th, 2018  |  Today's News |  Livestock |  Exports

The Illinois Corn Marketing Board is a proud funder of the U.S. Meat Export Federation – because corn farmers understand the value of their livestock farmer peers and the need to move meat...

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CORN FARMERS FEEDING THE HUNGRY, DONATE PORK TO MIDWEST FOODBANK

December 6th, 2018  |  Today's News |  Livestock |  Public Outreach

Illinois corn farmers, together with farmer leaders from the Illinois Pork Producers Association and Illinois Soybean Association donated 10,000 pounds of pork to the Midwest Foodbank last...

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EVERY DAY IS SOIL DAY AT IL CORN

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

December 5th is World Soil Day. World Soil Day was established by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations to celebrate one of our most vital resources. Soil is essential for...

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WASHINGTON HAPPENINGS RELATED TO TRADE

December 4th, 2018  |  Today's News |  Exports |  Legislation & Regulation |  Farm Policy

Our IL Corn membership survey told us that trade and export issues are on the top of your mind. That’s not surprising to us, given that over half the Illinois corn crop leaves the state bound for...

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JOIN THE ICGA ADVOCACY TEAM

December 3rd, 2018  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  Public Outreach

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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