Farm policy impacts our members, their farms, and their families
Our overarching goal is to promote policy that drives corn demand, as demand will ultimately help family farmer profitability.
Our specific priorities 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.
ICGA Announces Legislative Priorities for the Upcoming Year Farmers remain optimistic that we will accomplish our top priorities in 2021. We look forward to seeing a new lock and dam start on...More
Conservation Reserve Program General Signup Begins Farmers interested in the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) can sign up beginning January 4, 2021 through February 12, 2021. The goal of the...More
This week, the Illinois Corn Growers Association prepared and delivered a list of opportunities for the State of Illinois to invest in the agriculture industry as we face turbulent markets and...More
Interested farmers have an opportunity to meet with the Administrator of USDA’s, Risk Management Agency (RMA), Martin Barbre at listening sessions in Illinois the week of August 26th. RMA...More
The Illinois Corn Growers Association, with many other Illinois ag groups, collaborated on the new Illinois Agriculture: Let’s Grow book, which will be provided to all of the members of the...More
Farmers who wish to participate in the Market Facilitation Program and have not yet signed a CCC-910 are urged to visit their local county FSA offices by close of business on Thursday, February...More
According to the U of I report yesterday, Revenue Protection is the predominate crop insurance product used for corn and soybeans in Illinois. Many farmers use high coverage levels. For those...More
Illinois corn farmers can now download the 2019 Crop Insurance Decision Tool, available here in the FAST section of FarmDoc. This tool is a Microsoft Excel spreadsheet containing seven tools....More
Illinois farmers should contact their congressmen and demand a farm bill before the end of 2018. Congress only has a few days to act if they hope to complete this legislation for the farmers in...More
Sign up for the Market Facilitation Program (MFP) began on September 3, but if you haven’t made it to your local Farm Service Agency (FSA) office yet to sign on the dotted line, rest assured that...More