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.

THE NUTS AND BOLTS OF THE PROPOSED TRADE UPDATE WITH MEXICO

August 31st, 2018  |  Today's News |  Exports |  Legislation & Regulation |  Farm Policy

President Trump announced earlier this week that he had reached agreement with Mexico on updates to the NAFTA agreement, although he then hinted that he might kill the NAFTA deal after all, if...

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PERDUE ON TRUMP: HE WANTS SOMETHING TO GIVE TO THE REFINERIES

August 30th, 2018  |  Today's News |  Legislation & Regulation |  Farm Policy

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...

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TRADE NEWS TODAY: USDA RELEASES TRADE AID PROGRAM DETAILS, DEAL BROKERED WITH MEXICO

August 27th, 2018  |  Today's News |  Exports |  Legislation & Regulation |  Farm Policy

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...

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ANSWER UPCOMING NASS SURVEYS; IT IMPACTS YOUR BOTTOM LINE

August 17th, 2018  |  Today's News |  Farm Policy |  Additional Research

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...

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