Ethanol is the fastest growing market for your corn.

 

And since corn farmers need to increase demand for their ever-increasing amounts of corn they grow, ethanol becomes a very important part of the programming at IL Corn.

The Illinois Corn Growers Association tackles barriers to a growing ethanol market legislatively: things like moving the E10 tax savings to E15 in Illinois, so consumers have an additional financial incentive to fuel up with E15.  ICGA also gets engaged trying to acquire a Reid Vapor Pressure waiver for E15 and promoting ethanol trade.

All the while, the Illinois Corn Marketing Board is helping to bring the ethanol infrastructure up to par so that when the legislative barriers are removed, we’re ready to fuel up Illinois!  ICMB also promotes your fuel through programs with NASCAR and local retailers.

WIN FREE FUEL THROUGH LABOR DAY WEEKEND

June 13th, 2018  |  Today's News |  Ethanol |  Public Outreach

Each day from now through September 3, you could win $50 in free fuel simply for reporting the price you see for E85 and other ethanol blends in your local area.   The Renewable Fuels...

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SUMMER GASOLINE HITS PUMPS TOMORROW

May 31st, 2018  |  Today's News |  Ethanol

June 1 marks the beginning of the official summer driving season and the changeover to summer-blended gasoline. This happens behind the scenes and with it comes the anticipated higher gas prices....

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U.S. EXPORTS ONE BILLION GALLONS OF ETHANOL

May 21st, 2018  |  Today's News |  Ethanol |  Exports

Seven months into the 2017/2018 marketing year, the United States has exported nearly one billion gallons of ethanol, up 15 percent year-over-year and an indication of ethanol exports’ support for...

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ICYMI: LEARN MORE ABOUT THE WHITE HOUSE MEETING ON RFS/RINs

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

On Tuesday, May 8, 2018, President Trump, EPA Administrator Pruitt, USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue, Iowa Senators Grassley and Ernst, Texas Senator Cruz, and Pennsylvania Senator Toomey met to...

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RFS AND RINS WHITE HOUSE MEETING UPDATE

May 9th, 2018  |  Today's News |  Ethanol |  Legislation & Regulation

University of Illinois agricultural economist Scott Irwin has been engaging online and in social media on the White House level discussions and deal-making that’s been underway now for many weeks....

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TRUMP BACKS E15 WAIVER; STILL QUESTIONS ON RINS

May 8th, 2018  |  Today's News |  Ethanol |  Legislation & Regulation

Following today’s meeting with President Trump, Senators and Cabinet officials (reported yesterday), the President has sent a signal to the Environmental Protection Agency to allow the year-round...

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PRESIDENT TRUMP TO HOLD MAY 8 RFS AND RINS MEETING

May 7th, 2018  |  Today's News |  Ethanol |  Legislation & Regulation

President Trump has called a meeting with Senators and Cabinet officials for 11 a.m. Eastern Time on Tuesday, May 8, to discuss, yet again, the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) Renewable...

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HOW THE US GRAINS COUNCIL IS DEVELOPING THE GLOBAL ETHANOL MARKET

May 2nd, 2018  |  Today's News |  Ethanol |  Legislation & Regulation

Developing markets have been the centerpiece of the U.S. Grains Council’s work since the organization was founded in 1960. Over the decades, the scope of these efforts has expanded from a focus...

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EPA ADMINISTRATOR PRUITT QUESTIONED BY CONGRESS REGARDING RFS WAIVERS, CRUZ HOLDS RALLY IN OPPOSITION TO RFS

April 27th, 2018  |  Today's News |  Ethanol |  Legislation & Regulation

Members of the Illinois congressional delegation questioned EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt on April 26th in two hearings regarding mismanagement of the Agency and specifically, handing out waivers...

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CORN-BASED ETHANOL IN MEXICO, AN UPDATE

April 26th, 2018  |  Today's News |  Ethanol |  Exports

As you’re getting to work on planting Illinois’ 2018 corn crop, we’re still hard at work building demand for your 2018 corn harvest. Last year we told you that due to work funded by your IL Corn...

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TOP ILLINOIS CORN BUYER TURNS EYE TO ETHANOL IMPORTS

April 17th, 2018  |  Today's News |  ICMB |  Ethanol |  Legislation & Regulation

Bloomington, Ill.—Japanese authorities have good news for Illinois corn farmers: the government's new biofuel policy will allow imports of ETBE made from U.S. corn-based ethanol, a decision that...

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IL CORN FARMER TESTIFIES AT CONGRESSIONAL HEARING FOR HIGH OCTANE FUELS

April 13th, 2018  |  Today's News |  Ethanol |  Legislation & Regulation

“Farmers are growing more corn—or octane - per acre than ever before,” said Paul Jeschke, a farmer from Mazon, Illinois, who testified before Congress today at the House Committee on Energy and...

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PRESIDENT TRUMP COMES THROUGH ON E15

April 12th, 2018  |  Today's News |  Ethanol |  Legislation & Regulation

IL Corn has been working for years to achieve what’s called parity for E15, a high-octane fuel that is a fifteen percent blend of ethanol and 85% regular unleaded gasoline. Current regulations...

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CALL TO ACTION: FARMERS NEED THE RFS

April 6th, 2018  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  Ethanol |  Legislation & Regulation

President Trump and Members of Congress have been hearing a lot about how important the Renewable Fuels Standard (RFS) is to Illinois farmers and rural America.   Regardless, the White House is...

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OPEN HOUSE PLANNED FOR NEW PIG FARM IN MONTGOMERY COUNTY

March 26th, 2018  |  Today's News |  Ethanol

The IL Livestock Development Group (ILDG) and the IL Pork Producers Association (IPPA) are coordinating an Open House for a new 4,800 head wean to finish pig barn for the Dereke and Chelsea...

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NCGA TO PRESIDENT TRUMP: WE CANNOT ACCEPT CHANGES TO THE RENEWABLE FUEL STANDARD

February 28th, 2018  |  Today's News |  Ethanol |  Legislation & Regulation

(WASHINGTON) February 26, 2018 -- The National Corn Growers Association, along with other agricultural organizations, sent a letter to President Trump on Monday, calling on the President to...

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CORN CHECKOFF AGGRESSIVELY BUILDING DEMAND FOR ILLINOIS’ TOP CROP

February 16th, 2018  |  Today's News |  Ethanol

U.S. Department of Agriculture analysts are out with their crop price predictions, and the numbers aren’t too favorable. From now until 2027, they’re looking for, “…crop prices to be pretty much...

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DECEMBER SEES NEAR-RECORD ETHANOL EXPORTS

February 9th, 2018  |  Today's News |  Ethanol

Originally published by the Renewable Fuels Association: The official government numbers are in and they confirm that 2017 was an unprecedented year for ethanol exports. According to government...

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CASEY’S PUTS FOCUS ON AGRICULTURE

February 5th, 2018  |  Today's News |  Ethanol

Originally published by the Daily Review Atlas in Monmouth, IL. MONMOUTH — The ribbon-cutting for Casey’s third Monmouth location, and first Monmouth “super-store,” was underscored by talk of the...

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AMERICAN DRIVERS TOP 3 BILLION MILES DRIVEN ON E15

February 2nd, 2018  |  Today's News |  Ethanol

Last week, Growth Energy announced that E15 use across the country has hit another significant milestone. Read the original press release below: Growth Energy announces that American drivers have...

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