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.
ACSA announced the medalists of the 2021 Heartland Whiskey Competition. Competitors were required to incorporate corn in their list of grains used to make their mash. Submissions were welcome from...More
Throughout the past decade, the National Corn-to-Ethanol Research Center at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (NCERC at SIUE) has spearheaded the establishment of the nutritional profile...More
Every five years, NASS conducts a program review following the completion of the Census of Agriculture. The review considers the latest information from the census, estimates from the current...More
National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) and Illinois Corn Growers Association (ICGA) are working with university professors and Ag-Analytics to develop a Conservation Endorsement for the Federal...More
The University of Illinois analyzed the WASDE forecast of corn use for ethanol production today and determined that to exceed the decreasing forecast, an expansion in gasoline consumption or...More
Following a California jury’s decision to award $289 million in damages to a man dying of cancer because he claims the disease was caused by exposure to herbicides, you might be hearing more about...More
IL Corn supports the efforts of the Illinois Nutrient Loss Reduction Strategy and those who seek to strengthen best management practices through research. George Hoselton, who is a graduate...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
In case you missed the headlines in the national papers, the Gulf of Mexico Hypoxic Zone was the largest in recorded history this summer. Yes, that’s the bad news. The good news is, despite high...More
According to the University of Illinois, farmers planning for 2018 cash rents and acreage allocations can safely plan on corn prices of $3.80 and soybean prices of $9.50. These are based on trend...More