Exports are a growing opportunity. 

Making export growth a priority extends to the locks and dams priority (we need adequate infrastructure to move grain) and the ethanol priority (ethanol exports is a growing market). "Exports" is the place where many of our programs overlap.

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6 Unique Father’s Day Gifts with a Farming Twist

Shelby

June 12th, 2024  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  ICMB |  Public Outreach

Dad, Grandad, Papa, Pop—whatever you call your father on the farm, they deserve a day of appreciation. Farm fathers embody the hard work, resilience, and traditions that are the backbone of...

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Chicagoans Learn How Corn is a Solution to Global Challenges At June Event

Lindsay Croke

May 30th, 2024  |  Today's News |  ICMB |  Public Outreach

IL Corn will be helping our neighbors in Chicago understand how the corn growing in Illinois fields can be a solution to global challenges at the White Sox Run Your Sox Off 5K on June 22.   A...

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IL Corn Announces Scholarship Recipients

Tara Desmond

May 2nd, 2024  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  Public Outreach

  IL Corn proudly announces the recipients of its 2024 scholarships, marking another successful year in supporting the next generation of agricultural leaders.     "Entering our second year, we...

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Illinois Farm Families ‘We are the 96%’ Campaign Ad Wins National Award

April 29th, 2024  |  Today's News |  ICMB |  Public Outreach

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. – The Illinois Farm Families (IFF) coalition won a Best of Show award in the consumer category last week at the National Agri-Marketing Association 2024 AgriMarketing Conference...

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IL Corn TV's New Season Launching April 1st: A Must-Watch for Farmers and Ag Enthusiasts

Tara D

March 29th, 2024  |  Today's News |  ICMB |  Public Outreach

IL Corn TV is gearing up for an exciting new season, set to premiere on April 1st on IL Corn's YouTube channel. This season promises a lineup of insightful interviews with experts from the...

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Radicle Growth Launches The Radicle Corn Value Chain Challenge Sponsored by US Corn Farmers

Radicle Growth

February 29th, 2024  |  Today's News |  ICMB |  Public Outreach

The search is on for AgTech, Chemical, or Material Start-ups and Growth Companies worldwide whose innovative technologies and business models create new uses for corn and long-term sustainable...

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Community College Programming Invests in the Future Ag Workforce in Illinois

Lindsay Croke

February 8th, 2024  |  Today's News |  ICMB |  Public Outreach

According to a July FarmDoc article, Agricultural Consumer Economics Professor Mark White shares that connecting young people to a beneficial work opportunity is a critical step in building and...

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ILLINOIS FARM FAMILIES TO BE FEATURED IN SUPER BOWL LVIII COMMERCIAL

February 7th, 2024  |  Today's News |  ICMB |  Public Outreach

Illinois fans tuning into this weekend’s big game may see some familiar faces in a new commercial featuring five Illinois farm families. The commercial, titled “Career Path,” will air during Super...

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IL Corn Celebrates Farm Advocate Megan Dwyer's National Recognition in Young Leaders Competition

Tara Desmond

January 29th, 2024  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  ICMB |  Public Outreach |  Conservation

Megan Dwyer, a valuable member of the IL Corn team, has clinched 4th place nationally in the American Farm Bureau Young Farmers & Ranchers Excellence in Agriculture competition. Megan's...

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Experts Remain Optimistic Despite Hurdles Overseas

Haley Bickelhaupt

January 25th, 2024  |  Today's News |  Exports |  Public Outreach

National Corn Growers Association Lead Economist Krista Swanson remains optimistic despite overseas obstacles for United States corn exports. Drought in Central America and turmoil in the Middle...

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Capturing Generations of Farm Life - Winners Revealed in the 2nd Annual End of the Year Photo Contest

Tara Desmond

January 11th, 2024  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  ICMB |  Public Outreach

The winners of the 2nd annual end-of-the-year photo contest have been unveiled, showcasing the stories behind the camera. From the fields of Red Bud, IL, to the livestock farms of Morrisonville...

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ICMB Efforts in Mexico Magnified by Rail Issues

Haley Bickelhaupt

December 28th, 2023  |  Today's News |  ICMB |  Livestock |  Exports |  Public Outreach |  Additional Research

Eighty-degree December weather is not ideal for grain storage on Steve Fourez’s farm in Fairmont, Illinois. Although hot weather and humidity poses challenges for grain sitting in bins, the IL...

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We Are the 96% Campaign Finishes Strong in 2024

Lindsay Mitchell

December 14th, 2023  |  Today's News |  ICMB |  Public Outreach

  The We Are the 96% campaign brought to you by Illinois Farm Families will resume paid advertising opportunities in January and February 2024, concluding with a SuperBowl commercial for...

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10 Gift Ideas to Support Farmers & Corn

Tara Desmond

December 5th, 2023  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  ICMB |  Public Outreach

Looking for some gift ideas this year that are corny? Check out these 10 and don't forget about the gift ideas from 2022 and 2021.     Shoes Powered By...

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Kay Shipman: Media Award Recipient

Lindsay Mitchell

November 21st, 2023  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  Public Outreach

The IL Corn Growers Association’s 2023 Excellence in Media Award was given to Kay Shipman, formerly a writer for Illinois Farm Bureau’s FarmWeek, at the ICGA Annual Meeting today in Bloomington....

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Paving a Path for Policy 

Haley Bickelhaupt

October 11th, 2023  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  Public Outreach |  Farm Policy

A selfie in front of the White House during her internship with the IL Corn Growers Association solidified a career path in Kylie Bohman’s mind.    Bohman’s trip with the organization in 2017...

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Governor J.B Pritzker Talks with Commodity Groups at Farm Progress Show

Haley Bickelhaupt

September 14th, 2023  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  Ethanol |  Public Outreach

Cameras, carts and security details created quite a buzz at the commodity tent   IL Corn Growers Association members spoke with Governor Pritzker at Farm Progress Show about policy impacting...

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Discovering Illinois Family Farms: Chicago Social Media Creators Learn about Animal Welfare, Sustainability, and Innovation

August 23rd, 2023  |  Today's News |  ICMB |  Public Outreach

This summer, a group of Chicago-based social media creators embarked on an eye-opening journey to three Illinois family farms in Kane County, gaining insights into the practices that make them...

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Corn & Soybean Farmers Can Experience “Fueling Progress” During Farm Progress Show

Lindsay Mitchell

August 14th, 2023  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  ICMB |  Public Outreach

IL Corn and the Illinois Soybean Association are proud to showcase all the ways they are “Fueling Progress” during the Farm Progress Show, August 29-31 in Decatur, IL at Lot 605.   The shared...

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7 IL Farmers Share Best and Worst Decisions Made

Tara Desmond

August 7th, 2023  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  ICMB |  Public Outreach

"Hard to answer because hindsight is 20/20. What might look like a good or bad decision at first might turn out the opposite later. For example, I bought a farm in 1980 that’s value dropped in...

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