Ethanol is the fastest growing corn market.
The IL Corn Growers Association tackles legislative barriers to a growing ethanol market, like moving the E10 tax savings to E15 in Illinois to give consumers an additional financial incentive to fuel up with E15. Additionally, ICGA is working diligently for the passage of Next Generation Fuels Ac, which would allow ethanol to be an important part of a new fuel standard, and for expanded ethanol trade.
The IL Corn Marketing Board is updating ethanol infrastructure so that when the legislative barriers are removed, we’re ready to fuel up Illinois! ICMB also promotes your fuel through programs with local retailers.
During the Farm Progress Show, Congresswoman Nikki Budzinski (D-13) stood alongside farmers and biofuels experts to confirm ethanol’s role in lowering carbon and supporting rural economies....More
This spring, Illinois pork producer Chad Leman received a grim announcement from the Supreme Court on his fiftieth birthday. On May 11, 2023, the Supreme Court upheld California’s Proposition...More
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The Illinois Farmers Council joined U.S. Senator Richard Durbin and U.S. Representative Johnathan Jackson (IL-1) to discuss the 2023 Farm Bill, last week in Bloomington, Illinois. Senator...More
IL Corn Growers Association and National Corn Growers Association Express Concerns to the President, Build New Coalition
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Senators Tammy Duckworth (D-IL), Deb Fischer (R-NE), Joni Ernst (R-IA) Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) and Chuck Grassley (R-IA) introduced a bipartisan bill this Tuesday, that would require Sustainable...More
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The IL Corn Growers Association worked closely with Illinois lawmakers to approve language in this year’s legislative session to create and renew retail sales tax incentives for ethanol blends....More
Spring is proving to be a busy time between corn planting and grower leaders taking full advantage of every opportunity to talk about our priorities for the farm bill. The farm bill, which...More
IL Corn Director of Public Policy Brad Stotler testified last week in Springfield before the Senate Revenue Committee on SB 1869, legislation sponsored by Sen. Pat Joyce to incentivize fuels with...More