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
Farm Progress Show 2021 in Decatur, IL was a great time for the Illinois Corn Growers Association (ICGA) to connect with farmer members and elected officials, says Randy DeSutter,...More
Paul Taylor of Esmond and Kenneth Hartman of Waterloo are former and current IL Corn farmer leaders being named 2021 Master Farmers this week at the Farm Progress Show in Decatur, IL. IL Corn...More
Join IL Corn and the Illinois Soybean Association at the Farm Progress Show to see The Power of Two associations working on your behalf! Whether you are interested in biofuels, trade,...More
Randy DeSutter Elected to National Corn Growers Association Board of Directors Randy DeSutter, farmer from Woodhull, IL and Illinois Corn Growers Association President, was elected to serve...More
Everything You Wanted to Know about Biofuels Policy: Past and Present Agri-Pulse’s latest “Deep Dive” podcast focused on biofuels can be a great primer for anyone wanting to learn more and...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
Farmers Meet Representatives During Virtual Hill Visits Corn farmers met virtually with 17 Illinois congressional representatives over two days in place of their annual Fly-In to D.C. ICGA...More
Corn Congress a Success and Vilsack to Speak at Commodity Classic Delegates across the nation proposed, debated and voted on around 30 proposals brought forth for discussion at this year’s Corn...More
ICGA Supports Farmers Seeking to Continue Using Atrazine This week, the Illinois Corn Growers Association submitted comments in support of the reregistration of atrazine, an important chemical...More
ICGA Announces Legislative Priorities for the Upcoming Year Farmers remain optimistic that we will accomplish our top priorities in 2021. We look forward to seeing a new lock and dam start on...More