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:

  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.

IL CORN CONGRATULATES DOUG WILSON AS NEW IL RURAL DEVELOPMENT HEAD

November 30th, 2017  |  Today's News |  Legislation & Regulation |  Farm Policy

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,...

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PLAN TO ATTEND FARM ASSETS CONFERENCE, ICGA ANNUAL MTG

November 8th, 2017  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  Farm Policy

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...

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GOVERNOR RAUNER SIGNS IL CORN SUPPORTED HARVEST EMERGENCY DECLARATION

November 6th, 2017  |  Today's News |  Legislation & Regulation |  Farm Policy

In an on-farm ceremony yesterday, Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner announced the signing of the so-called Harvest Emergency Declaration, which effectively allows farmers to load 10% extra weight...

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