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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:

  1. Ethanol policies like clearing up the Renewable Volume Obligation issue and maintaining the Renewable Fuel Standard will ensure the health of the ethanol market.

  2. Trade policies like new free trade agreements and new investment in international markets will provide new avenues to sell Illinois corn.

  3. 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.

  4. Preserve a robust and sustainable crop insurance for U.S. farmers to help them manage weather risk.  Our members tell us that crop insurance is working to keep them in business.

REVIEW OF PRESIDENT’S BUDGET AND CROP INSURANCE

June 2nd, 2017  |  Today's News |  Legislation & Regulation |  Farm Policy

As you know, the Trump Administration released its Fiscal Year 2018 Budget last week. It calls for major reductions in federal spending to help secure the goal of substantial debt...

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CROP INSURANCE ISN’T JUST FOR CORN AND BEANS

April 3rd, 2017  |  Today's News |  Farm Policy

The negotiations regarding the next farm bill are right around the corner. Talk about policy for the 2018 Farm Bill is already underway on the Hill, with special interest groups chiming in from...

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IOWA FARMERS GET GOOD NEWS IN WATER LAWSUIT

January 30th, 2017  |  Today's News |  Farm Policy

The Iowa Supreme Court sent down answers to the certified questions it was asked regarding Drainage District law in Iowa last Friday, a move that is widely considered as favorable for the...

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FARMERS: VOICE YOUR FARM BILL CONCERNS WITH ONLINE SURVEY

January 18th, 2017  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  Farm Policy

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...

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