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.
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U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue spoke to corn and ethanol industry constituents this week at a rally to support the Renewable Fuel Standard, held at Progress City in...More
Breaking news today, all of which will impact Illinois and American corn farmers, is that U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced the details of the $12 billion trade aid package and...More
The confidential crop survey from the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) will be arriving in the mailboxes of Southern farmers soon, and it is very important that recipients take the...More