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.

Illinois Pork Power Food Pantry Co-Op Funding Program

Dan Obert

March 30th, 2021  |  Today's News |  ICMB |  Livestock |  Public Outreach

Illinois Pork Power Food Pantry Co-Op Funding Program   The Illinois Pork Producers Association (IPPA) is sponsoring a program that will match up to $250 for the purchase of pork products for...

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Ag Groups Seek Help from State

Dan Obert

December 2nd, 2020  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  Livestock |  Legislation & Regulation

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...

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New Docuseries Video: Pig Farming Using the Three R's

October 8th, 2020  |  Today's News |  Livestock |  Conservation

New Docuseries Video: Pig Farming Using the Three R's Through the Illinois Farm Families (IFF) coalition, a new docuseries video has been released in the “Innovation Grows Here” series,...

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Virtual Opportunities Increase Interest in International DDGS Purchases

Lindsay Mitchell

September 17th, 2020  |  Today's News |  Livestock |  Exports

Virtual Opportunities Increase Interest in International DDGS Purchases   Beef and dairy cattle, swine and poultry can all benefit from U.S. distiller’s dried grains with solubles (DDGS) in...

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Global Demand for Meat Increases Corn Demand

Dan Obert

September 3rd, 2020  |  Today's News |  Livestock |  Exports

Global Demand for Meat Increases Corn Demand Pork exports are expected to rival poultry exports by 2021, providing Illinois corn farmers with an opportunity for increased demand.   In fact, U.S....

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Study Quantifies Value of Red Meat Exports to U.S. Corn

Lindsay Mitchell

July 23rd, 2020  |  Today's News |  Livestock |  Exports

Study Quantifies Value of Red Meat Exports to U.S. Corn Since 2015, pork and beef exports have been the fastest-growing category of corn use, delivering critical returns for corn farmers. The...

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NCERC, COVER CROPS, AND LIVESTOCK: IL LEGISLATIVE UPDATE

Lindsay Mitchell

May 27th, 2020  |  Today's News |  Ethanol |  Livestock |  Conservation |  Legislation & Regulation

As of May 24, around 1 am, the state of Illinois now has a budget that – although reported as creatively balanced – provides some wins for Illinois agriculture.    “Illinois agriculture showed...

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Pork Power Feeds the Hungry, Prevents Food Waste

Lindsay Mitchell

May 7th, 2020  |  Today's News |  Livestock

 Together, we can prevent excess hogs from going to waste due to supply chain disruptions caused by COVID-19. Together, we can direct that protein to needy families all over Illinois.   IL Corn...

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IL PORK AND IL CORN DONATED MORE THAN 100,000 POUNDS OF PORK

January 2nd, 2020  |  Today's News |  ICMB |  Livestock

Illinois Pork Producers Association (IPPA) and the Illinois Corn Marketing Board (ICMB) donated 100,263 pounds of ground pork to foodbanks throughout the state in 2019 on behalf of the Pork Power...

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CLARK CO FARM FAMILY HOSTS COMMUNITY TO NEW BARN

Lindsay Mitchell

November 8th, 2019  |  Today's News |  Livestock

Congratulations to Jacob Miller and his sister Drucilla Miller Shotts on the opening of their new 3,800 head pig barn opening in Clark Co this year!   Last night, Don Guinnip, Illinois Corn...

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BEEF AND PORK EXPORTS ADDED 39 CENTS TO PRICE OF CORN IN 2018

Lindsay MItchell

August 13th, 2019  |  Today's News |  Livestock

A new study by World Perspectives, Inc, estimates that beef and pork exports added 39 cents per bushel to the price of corn and 85 cents per bushel to the price of soybeans in 2018.    Red meat...

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IL CORN CHECKOFF SUPPORTS DDGS IN FISH FEEDING TRIALS

Tricia Braid

July 31st, 2019  |  Today's News |  ICMB |  Ethanol |  Livestock |  Additional Research

Throughout the past decade, the National Corn-to-Ethanol Research Center at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (NCERC at SIUE) has spearheaded the establishment of the nutritional profile...

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USMEF PANEL DISCUSSES TRADE IMPLICATIONS OF AFRICAN SWINE FEVER

Lindsay Mitchell

May 30th, 2019  |  Today's News |  Livestock |  Exports

Prevention of African swine fever (ASF) in North America is critical, but so is preparation for a response and recovery if the disease does make it here. That was the precaution offered by Dr....

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PLANNING AN OVERSEAS TRIP? TAKE CARE TO PREVENT THE SPREAD OF ASFV

Tricia Braid

May 1st, 2019  |  Today's News |  Livestock

Along with other members of the U.S. agriculture industry, the Illinois Corn Growers Association encourages you to keep in mind the importance of biosafety protocol to take specific precautions...

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2018 POULTRY EXPORTS AT A GLANCE

Lindsay Mitchell

March 25th, 2019  |  Today's News |  Livestock |  Exports

Though there is little poultry raised in Illinois, poultry is the number one user of corn within the livestock sector.  Poultry exports then are also very important, as more poultry and egg...

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ONE IN FOUR BUSHELS ADDED CORN DEMAND DUE TO RED MEAT EXPORTS

Lindsay Mitchell

February 26th, 2019  |  Today's News |  Livestock |  Exports

Since 2015, indirect exports – or the feed utilized by U.S. meat exports - represent the fastest growing category of corn use, says a study by World Perspectives, commissioned by the U.S. Meat...

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

Lindsay Mitchell

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

Lindsay Mitchell

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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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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IL CORN FARMERS HELP GROWING PIG FARMS

Lindsay Mitchell

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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