Farm policy that 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.
Congresswoman Cheri Bustos, a member of the House Agriculture Committee, made statements during the committee’s farm bill hearing this week that confirm her understanding of and support for IL...More
Traditionally heralded as bipartisan legislation, the next farm bill will likely face some partisan politics that former farm bills didn’t experience to the same degree. That said, work on the...More
In a press gaggle held in conjunction with his cabinet meeting today, President Trump indicated that he understands farmers have a lot to lose when it comes to exports. The president specifically...More
Over the weekend, IL Corn joined with the Illinois Soybean Association, asking you to call the president. You called, and your voices were heard! Still, the threat is not over. The...More
U.S. agriculture is getting over-powered in marketing overseas by about 4 to 1, according to a new analysis of 2016 spending. And, it appears that foreign ag competitors are not backing off,...More
IL Corn delegates joined the 124 corn-farmer delegates to the National Corn Growers Association in unanimous support of a sense of the body resolution regarding the Renewable Fuel Standard...More
Your Illinois Corn Growers Association board and staff are diligently working with the National Corn Growers Association, other state corn organizations and industry leaders to address this...More
Earlier today, the U.S. Senate voted to confirm President Trump’s nomination of Bill Northey, presently serving as Iowa Agriculture Secretary, to be U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Under...More
Grassroots policy efforts brought forth by members of the Illinois Corn Growers Association at their annual policy meeting last November will be considered by the National Corn Growers Association...More
An op-ed by US Department of Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue concerning the recently proposed infrastructure plan by the Trump Administration. Originally published by Des Moines Register...More
Originally published by AgWeek: From new seeds to improved equipment, farming practices have been vastly upgraded over the past two decades. However, while these modern tools have undoubtedly...More
Trade continues to be a major factor in a farmer's bottom line. With the uncertainty that reigns during NAFTA and other trade agreement negotiations, Americans for Farmers & Families (AFF) sought...More
Illinois Corn Growers Association knows that many of you are thinking about applying one of the three commercially available new-formulation dicamba mixes in 2018. But did you know that to legally...More