You make your living from the land.
You have been raised in the country, you’ve worked with Mother Nature all your life, and you understand that if you want the same sort of life for your children, you must preserve and conserve what is in your care.
Best management practices are the techniques and methods farmers use to take the best care of the soil, water, air, plants, and animals around them. IL Corn wants to partner with you to help you understand the best science, the best techniques, the best opportunities to care for your natural resources.
We have programming that will help you test your water for nutrient levels, try out cover crops for the first time, and apply nitrogen in the most responsible way. Our programming in this area continues to grow! Please stay plugged in with us to keep learning and growing as a conservationist.
ICGA Statement on IL House Passage of H.B. 3437
Following the Illinois House of Representatives passage of H.B. 3437, the Illinois Hazardous Materials Workforce Training Act, Illinois Corn...
Waterways Included in The American Jobs Plan
President Biden announced The American Jobs Plan to rebuild the economy and invest in rural communities. One of the aspects of this plan that ICGA...
New Program Deadlines and Applications
NRCS Announces '21 Application Cutoff for RCPP's Precision Conservation Management Project
State Conservationist Ivan Dozier announced U. S. Department...
Farmers Meet Representatives During Virtual Hill Visits
Corn farmers met virtually with 17 Illinois congressional representatives over two days in place of their annual Fly-In to D.C.
Corn Congress a Success and Vilsack to Speak at Commodity Classic
Delegates across the nation proposed, debated and voted on around 30 proposals brought forth for discussion at this year’s Corn...
ICGA Supports Farmers Seeking to Continue Using Atrazine
This week, the Illinois Corn Growers Association submitted comments in support of the reregistration of atrazine, an important chemical...
New IL State Delegation Meets Illinois Farmers
All members of the Illinois House and Senate received a copy of an Illinois Farm Families “Innovation Grows Here” brochure this week, detailing the...
ICGA Announces Legislative Priorities for the Upcoming Year
Farmers remain optimistic that we will accomplish our top priorities in 2021. We look forward to seeing a new lock and dam start on...
Review of the Illinois Lame Duck Session
By: Jacqueline Muhammad
Contributions By: Rich Clemmons and Liz Brown-Reeves
Emanuel “Chris” Welch was elected Speaker of the Illinois House, making him...
Cover Crop Program Application Period Ends, Sees Increase of Requested Acres
Many farmers want to implement conservation practices, but they need opportunities to help manage risk. The Fall...
ICGA Welcomes President Biden to Office, Shares Priorities
In line with Inauguration Day festivities, ceremony and traditions, IL Corn Growers Association President Randy DeSutter sent a letter...
Illinois Corn Growers Association 2021 Federal Synopsis
In a historic move following the insurrection of the U.S. Capitol the U.S. House of Representatives impeached President Donald Trump...
ICGA Urges the Start of NESP
New construction on locks and dams on the inland waterways system is critical to agriculture and other industries throughout the state, Midwest and...
WRDA 2020 Alive in Lame Duck Session
The Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) 2020 remains in play as debate continues in Congress during the lame duck session. The latest is WRDA 2020 may...
Ag Groups Seek Help from State
Illinois agriculture asks Governor JB Pritzker to please continue to consider employees of livestock processing plants as essential workers to gain earlier access...
Randy Stauffer: Environmental Award Recipient
Randy Stauffer of Morton, IL, was honored by the Illinois Corn Growers Association (ICGA) at their virtual annual meeting on November 24, 2020 for...
Representative John Shimkus: World of Corn Recipient
John Shimkus, Illinois 15th District Congressperson, was honored for his service to Illinois corn farmers by the Illinois Corn Growers...
Brian West: Ethanol Award Recipient
Brian West received the ethanol award from the Illinois Corn Growers Association (ICGA) at the group’s virtual annual meeting on November 24, 2020.
DeLoss Jahnke: Media Award Recipient
The Illinois Corn Growers Association’s 2020 Excellence in Media Award was given to DeLoss Jahnke, Network & Audio Services Anchor/Editor at RFD Illinois, at...
ICGA Elects New Officers, Board Members
Randy DeSutter, a farmer from Woodhull, IL, has been elected president of the Illinois Corn Growers Association (ICGA) for 2020-2021 at their...