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 STATEMENT ON FARM BILL SIGNING

December 20th, 2018  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  Farm Policy

BLOOMINGTON, Ill.— Ted Mottaz, President of the Illinois Corn Growers Association, issued the following statement regarding President Trump signing the new farm bill, the Agriculture Improvement...

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ICGA SECURES CROP INSURANCE CHANGE

December 13th, 2018  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  Farm Policy

IL Corn scored a win for our members. Today, the U.S. Department of Agriculture Risk Management Agency announced a new endorsement to the federal crop insurance policies corn farmers can purchase....

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WASHINGTON HAPPENINGS RELATED TO TRADE

December 4th, 2018  |  Today's News |  Exports |  Legislation & Regulation |  Farm Policy

Our IL Corn membership survey told us that trade and export issues are on the top of your mind. That’s not surprising to us, given that over half the Illinois corn crop leaves the state bound for...

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