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.
Water quality and nutrient loss reduction continue to be priority issues for the Illinois Corn Growers Association (IL Corn). The recent release of Illinois Nutrient Loss Reduction Strategy...More
Precision Conservation Management Releases 2021 Data and Recommendations Precision Conservation Management (PCM), a farmer service program led by the Illinois Corn Growers Association and...More
Presidential Notice of Farmers as Climate Change Solution Partners By Nancy Kavazanjian: Beaver Dam, Wisconsin When President Biden addressed Congress and the country last week, he did...More
Cover Crops and Other Conservation Practices Continue to Gain Steam Warmer weather is finally here and many farmers begin to get their planter ready to kick off another growing season. While...More
Cover Crop Program Application Period Ends, Sees Increase of Requested Acres Many farmers want to implement conservation practices, but they need opportunities to help manage risk. The Fall...More
Eric Snodgrass, Atmospheric Scientist Hosts Climate Change Webinar An hour-long presentation held virtually showed audience members the climate patterns taking place not only in the Midwest but...More
ISA and IL Corn Invest in Conservation via the PCM Program The Illinois Soybean Association (ISA) and Illinois Corn Growers Association (ICGA) have teamed up to research on-farm conservation...More
Mississippi River Watershed Receives a Grade of C- America's Watershed Initiative (AWI) has released its second Mississippi River Watershed Report Card, resulting in a grade of C- for the...More
Audio Update Get to know Clay Bess, Lead Precision Conservation Management Specialist and hear about PCM's newest award. Listen HereMore