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.
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