CROP INSURANCE USE AT 87 PERCENT OF CORN ACRES SINCE 2013

January 31st, 2019  |  Today's News |  Farm Policy

According to the U of I report yesterday, Revenue Protection is the predominate crop insurance product used for corn and soybeans in Illinois.  Many farmers use high coverage levels.  For those...

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SHUTDOWN IMPACTS USMCA RATIFICATION

January 30th, 2019  |  Today's News

Politico is reporting that the U.S. International Trade Commission’s (USITC) investigation into the U.S. Mexico Canada Agreement (USMCA) for trade will be delayed by 35 days, consistent with the...

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RECORD-SETTING SALES TO KOREA SINCE KORUS

January 29th, 2019  |  Today's News |  Ethanol |  Exports

South Korea is buying U.S. grains in all forms at explosive rates, due in large part to the free trade agreement between it and the United States, the U.S.-Korea Free Trade Agreement or KORUS,...

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SENATOR TAMMY DUCKWORTH TO RECEIVE WCI LEADERSHIP SERVICE AWARD

January 28th, 2019  |  Today's News |  Locks and Dams

U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth will receive the Waterway Council Inc’s (WCI) 18th Annual Leadership Service Award on Tuesday evening, February 12, 2019, at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington,...

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FARMERS CAN EVALUATE 2019 CROP INSURANCE DECISIONS

January 25th, 2019  |  Today's News |  Farm Policy

Illinois corn farmers can now download the 2019 Crop Insurance Decision Tool, available here in the FAST section of FarmDoc.    This tool is a Microsoft Excel spreadsheet containing seven...

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IL CORN FARMER DIRK RICE FEATURED AS SUSTAINABILITY LEADER

January 24th, 2019  |  Today's News |  ICMB |  Public Outreach

Dirk Rice, a corn farmer from Philo, IL and an Illinois Corn Marketing Board Director, is currently featured on www.watchusgrow.org as a sustainability leader in the industry.   Watchusgrow.org...

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PCM RELEASES DRAFT DATA: SHOWS THAT MINIMAL TILLAGE AND SPRING NITROGEN APPLICATIONS ARE MORE PROFITABLE

January 23rd, 2019  |  Today's News |  Best Management Practices

IL Corn’s signature water quality and nutrient management program, Precision Conservation Management, has preliminary data to share based on its first three years of operation.  This data will...

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USDA TO REOPEN FSA OFFICES FOR ADDITIONAL SERVICES DURING GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN

January 22nd, 2019  |  Today's News

(Washington, D.C., January 22, 2019) – U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today announced that all Farm Service Agency (FSA) offices nationwide will soon reopen to provide additional...

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UTICA FARMER USES HIGH TECH DATA TO IMPROVE FAMILY FARM

January 21st, 2019  |  Today's News |  Best Management Practices

Justin Durdan is a younger farmer, father of four, and volunteer farmer leader for the Illinois Corn Growers Association.  Numbers, data and analysis get him really excited about the future of his...

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ICGA ANNOUNCES 2019 LEGISLATIVE PRIORITIES

January 18th, 2019  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  Legislation & Regulation

The Illinois Corn Growers Association excitedly looks forward to pursuing the following federal legislative goals in 2019:   Support ratification of the U.S. Mexico Canada Agreement (USMCA)...

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ICGA THANKS SENATOR DUCKWORTH FOR HER COMMENTS AGAINST HARDSHIP WAIVERS

January 17th, 2019  |  Today's News |  Ethanol

The Illinois Corn Growers Association proudly worked with U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth, providing feedback on what the Illinois ethanol industry and Illinois corn farmers needed most from...

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IL CORN BY THE NUMBERS FEATURE ON SOCIAL MEDIA

January 16th, 2019  |  Today's News |  Public Outreach

Get to know more about your association with the January “IL Corn By the Numbers” feature on all IL Corn social media platforms!   Throughout this month, we’re helping you get a better picture...

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ILLINOIS CORN MARKETING BOARD PARTNERS WITH WIU SCHOOL OF AGRICULTURE FOR EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMMING

January 15th, 2019  |  Today's News |  Best Management Practices

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. – For the second year, the Illinois Corn Marketing Board (ICMB) is partnering with the Western Illinois University School of Agriculture on a program to benefit high school...

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TAKE THIS OPPORTUNITY TO GET YOUR DICAMBA TRAINING COMPLETED

January 14th, 2019  |  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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678 LEADERS STAND READY FOR CALLS TO ACTION

January 11th, 2019  |  Today's News |  ICGA

Since the Illinois Corn Growers Association launched their new advocate system, 678 leaders have signed up, ready to engage in calls to action that will impact the future of family farming in...

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BUSTOS TO SERVE ON HOUSE APPROPRIATIONS COMMITTEE IN 116TH CONGRESS

January 10th, 2019  |  Today's News |  Legislation & Regulation

Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) was appointed by the Democratic Steering and Policy Committee to serve as a member of the House Appropriations Committee for the 116th Congress. This appointment...

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CROP INSURANCE IMPROVEMENTS FOR IL FARMERS

January 9th, 2019  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  Farm Policy

  The Illinois Corn Growers Association worked diligently over several years to bring Illinois farmers a new crop insurance endorsement that will allow land from two counties to be combined...

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IL CORN MOURNS THE LOSS OF RECENT DIRECTOR: RICHARD GATES

January 8th, 2019  |  Today's News |  ICGA

Richard W. Gates, former Illinois Corn Growers Association Director of District 15 from Carmi, passed away on January 5 at the age of 75.    Gates was a valued member of the ICGA Board of...

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FANDEL HONORED FOR ENVIRONMENTAL CONTRIBUTIONS

January 7th, 2019  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  Best Management Practices

Bloomington, IL – Pete Fandel, a farmer and teacher at Illinois Central College, was honored at the Illinois Corn Growers Association Annual Meeting on November 20, 2018 for his contributions to...

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GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN IMPACTS TO AGRICULTURE

January 4th, 2019  |  Today's News |  Legislation & Regulation

As you well know, the government shutdown is impacting functionality in several service areas related to agriculture. IL Corn is closely monitoring these impacts and will pass along a topline...

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