The development of farm policy that impacts our farmer members, their farms, and their families, is a priority for Illinois Corn Growers Association.
Our overarching goal is to promote policy that drives corn demand, as demand will ultimately help family farmer profitability.
For 2017, the specific priorities that we believe will help are:
Ethanol policies like clearing up the Renewable Volume Obligation issue and maintaining the Renewable Fuel Standard will ensure the health of the ethanol market.
Trade policies like new free trade agreements and new investment in international markets will provide new avenues to sell Illinois corn.
Secure funding for the Navigational Ecosystem Sustainability Program (NESP) which will enable new and upgraded locks and dams along the Illinois and Mississippi Rivers. This relates to our second priority, as adequate infrastructure is needed to ship more corn overseas.
The Trump Administration recently appointed Douglas Wilson as the new State Director for USDA Rural Development in Illinois. Mr. Wilson began his new role on Monday, Nov. 13. Earlier this year,...More
Mark your calendar to spend the day in Bloomington-Normal on Tuesday, November 21. First thing that morning, the Illinois Corn Growers Association will hold its annual meeting. Following that at...More
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IL Corn understands the importance of Farm Bill legislation to your bottom line as a farmer. That's why we hosted listening sessions throughout the state last year to illuminate your concerns and...More
Farmers have just over two weeks left to sign up for a new crop insurance product called Margin Protection (MP). The new product pays when a harvest revenue-cost margin is below a guaranteed...More
Yesterday, the Senate Appropriations Committee passed its FY ’18 agriculture appropriations bill, which provides full funding of $34.5 million for the Foreign Market Development Program...More
Farmers, IL Corn needs you. We want to hear your thoughts concerning the next farm bill. We held in-person sessions across the state, but there’s still a chance for you to contribute. Take this...More