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.

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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RFA CO-TITLE SPONSORSHIP OF 2018 CRAPPIE MASTERS TOURNAMENT TRAIL BEGINS FRIDAY

January 24th, 2018  |  Today's News |  Ethanol |  Public Outreach

Originally released from Renewable Fuels Association: WASHINGTON - The 2018 season of the Crappie Masters Tournament Trail kicks off later this week, with the Renewable Fuels Association signed...

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RISING BRAZILIAN ETHANOL PRICES OPEN WINDOW FOR US IMPORTS

January 19th, 2018  |  Today's News |  Ethanol |  Legislation & Regulation

Although the U.S. continues trade negotiations with multiple countries across the globe, we are seeing a continued demand for ethanol. One such instance is Brazil where the country is struggling...

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RFA ANALYSIS FINDS TREMENDOUS PROGRESS MADE TOWARD MEETING ENERGY, ENVIRONMENTAL, ECONOMIC GOALS OF RFS2

January 18th, 2018  |  Today's News |  Ethanol |  Legislation & Regulation

Just over ten years ago, then-President George W. Bush signed into law the Energy Independence and Security Act, greatly expanding the scope and impact of the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). In the...

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ETHANOL PROMOTER RECOGNIZED BY CORN GROWERS

January 4th, 2018  |  Today's News |  Ethanol

Bloomington, IL – Chuck Studer, former Director of Industry Relations for John Deere’s Agriculture and Turf Division and ethanol advocate, received the Ethanol Award from the Illinois Corn Growers...

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RFS ANALYSIS FINDS ‘TREMENDOUS PROGRESS’ MADE TOWARD MEETING ENERGY, ENVIRONMENTAL, ECONOMIC GOALS OF RFS2

December 27th, 2017  |  Today's News |  Ethanol |  Legislation & Regulation

Ten years ago this month, President George W. Bush signed into law the Energy Independence and Security Act, greatly expanding the scope and impact of the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). In the...

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NAFTA NEIGHBOR PROPOSES DOUBLING OF ETHANOL MANDATE

December 14th, 2017  |  Today's News |  Ethanol |  Exports |  Legislation & Regulation

During the current uncertainty about the future of NAFTA, it's important to remember the many layers of impact that United States agriculture has on our North American trade neighbors. A Canadian...

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IL CONGRESSMEN SUPPORT THE ROLE ETHANOL CAN PLAY IN THE HIGH-OCTANE FUEL FUTURE

December 13th, 2017  |  Today's News |  Ethanol |  Legislation & Regulation

Congressman John Shimkus (R-IL) and Congressman Adam Kinzinger (R-IL) spoke on behalf of high octane low carbon fuels at a Congressional hearing earlier this week. IL Corn appreciates the...

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INTERACTIVE MAP SHOWS IMPACT OF TRADE

November 20th, 2017  |  Today's News |  Ethanol |  Exports |  Legislation & Regulation

Looking for something to do over the holiday weekend?  Or maybe you need something interesting to talk with the in-laws about?  Look no further than a new interactive map, showing the impact of...

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ETHANOL EXPORTS CENTER STAGE AT SUMMIT OF THE AMERICAS

October 20th, 2017  |  Today's News |  Ethanol |  Legislation & Regulation

Industry and government officials from more than 15 countries in the Western Hemisphere, including representatives from IL Corn, are meeting this week at the Ethanol Summit of the Americas to...

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DUCKWORTH, DURBIN SUPPORT BIOFUELS; ENCOURAGE USE

October 12th, 2017  |  Today's News |  Ethanol

Thank you to Senators Duckworth and Durbin for signing onto a letter to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt encouraging ethanol use last week. In the letter, the...

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ILLINOIS GAS STATIONS BOOSTING FUEL CHOICE AT THE PUMP

October 11th, 2017  |  Today's News |  Ethanol

Growth Energy announced recently that more than 1,000 fuel stations around the country are offering E15—a fuel with 15 percent ethanol—more than doubling the number of stations from the same time...

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IL CORN’S ROADMAP TO HIGHER ETHANOL BLENDS

October 10th, 2017  |  Today's News |  Ethanol

Building corn demand is a top priority for your IL Corn Checkoff, as it is administered by the IL Corn Marketing Board. One way to build demand is to grind more corn for ethanol. To accomplish...

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AUDIO UPDATE: EPA HATCHES ANOTHER PLAN TO REDUCE RENEWABLE FUELS VOLUME

September 28th, 2017  |  Today's News |  Ethanol |  Legislation & Regulation

IL Corn is tracking a newly issued notice from the U.S. EPA that would change their interpretation of how they set the renewable fuels volume in our nation’s fuel supply. Listen to this audio...

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HOW ETHANOL HELPS IN WAYS YOU HAVEN’T EVEN THOUGHT OF

September 27th, 2017  |  Today's News |  Ethanol

An emergency fuel waiver issued by the EPA ended the summer restriction on E15 two weeks early in 38 states, and offset gasoline supply shortfalls caused by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma. Maybe you...

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AMERICAN & BRAZILIAN ETHANOL CROSS PATHS

September 12th, 2017  |  Today's News |  Ethanol |  Exports

Credit: Renewable Fuels Association U.S. ethanol exports are up 26 percent in July from June shipments, even while the U.S. records the third month of meaningful fuel ethanol import...

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RFS OFFERS SUBSTANTIAL BENEFITS TO U.S. ECONOMY

August 29th, 2017  |  Today's News |  Ethanol |  Legislation & Regulation

A new economic modeling study that will soon be published in the American Journal of Agricultural Economics finds that the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) has substantially benefited the U.S....

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