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.

#NEXTFARMBILL PRIORITIES FROM HOUSE AG COMMITTEE

December 20th, 2017  |  Today's News |  Legislation & Regulation |  Farm Policy

Following a series of listening sessions held all over the nation – one of which was held in Illinois at the Farm Progress Show in August – the House Ag Committee is now working to bring awareness...

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PLANNING TO USE NEW-FORMULATION DICAMBA NEXT YEAR? TRAINING IS NOW REQUIRED

December 19th, 2017  |  Today's News |  Best Management Practices |  Farm Policy

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...

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IL CORN ENCOURAGES FARMERS TO COMPLETE AG CENSUS

December 15th, 2017  |  Today's News |  Farm Policy |  Additional Research

It only happens every five years, and much can change during that time. The data is used in many ways, including in shaping policies that impact rural America and your local community. We’re...

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UNDERSTANDING FOOD INSECURITY AND THE FARM BILL

December 1st, 2017  |  Today's News |  Farm Policy

Did you know that poverty rates are higher in rural areas than in urban areas? Did you know the rate of rural Americans relying on SNAP (food stamps) is higher than urban American rates? The...

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