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.

Statement on Illinois Nutrient Loss Reduction Strategy

Megan Dwyer

September 17th, 2021  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  Conservation

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...

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IL Corn Connects with Farmer Members and Elected Officials at Farm Progress Show 21

Lindsay Mitchell

September 3rd, 2021  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  ICMB |  Legislation & Regulation

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,...

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Congratulations Taylor and Hartman, 2021 Master Farmers

Lindsay Mitchell

September 2nd, 2021  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  ICMB

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...

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ICGA Statement on the Next Generation Fuels Act

Lindsay Mitchell

August 26th, 2021  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  Ethanol

ICGA Statement on the Next Generation Fuels Act   Congresswoman Cheri Bustos introduced the Next Generation Fuels Act (H.R. 5089) this week, a piece of legislation that paves the way for...

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ICGA Announces 50th Anniversary Celebration

Lindsay Mitchell

August 19th, 2021  |  Today's News |  ICGA

ICGA Announces 50th Anniversary Celebration   This week, the IL Corn Growers Association (ICGA) announced that they will celebrate 50 years of outstanding service to their farmer members in...

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VISIT THE POWER OF TWO: IL CORN AND ISA AT FARM PROGRESS SHOW 2021!

Lindsay Mitchell

August 11th, 2021  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  ICMB

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,...

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Randy DeSutter Elected to National Corn Growers Association Board of Directors

Lindsay Mitchell

July 14th, 2021  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  Legislation & Regulation

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...

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ICGA Meets with Elected Officials

Luke Miller

July 13th, 2021  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  Legislation & Regulation

ICGA Meets with Elected Officials   Connecting with elected officials is more difficult with Washington, D.C. closed, but your association has worked to build connections while elected...

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Everything You Wanted to Know about Biofuels Policy: Past and Present

Lindsay Mitchell

July 1st, 2021  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  Ethanol

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...

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Water Testing Survey Now Available

Dan Obert

June 23rd, 2021  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  Conservation

Water Testing Survey Now Available   ICGA members who received special water testing strips in the mail this past spring should consider taking a brief moment to give their thoughts on the...

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Precision Conservation Management Releases 2021 Data and Recommendations

Lindsay Mitchell

June 7th, 2021  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  Conservation |  Precision Conservation Management

Precision Conservation Management Releases 2021 Data and Recommendations   Precision Conservation Management (PCM), a farmer service program led by the Illinois Corn Growers Association and...

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ICGA Celebrates Paul Taylor's Service to IL Corn

Lindsay Mitchell

June 3rd, 2021  |  Today's News |  ICGA

ICGA Celebrates Paul Taylor's Service to IL Corn   Paul Taylor of Esmond, IL is the recipient of the Illinois Corn Growers Association’s (ICGA) top award. Though the award is typically presented...

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ICGA Statement on IL House Passage of H.B. 3437

Lindsay Mitchell

April 29th, 2021  |  ICGA |  Legislation & Regulation

ICGA Statement on IL House Passage of H.B. 3437   Following the Illinois House of Representatives passage of H.B. 3437, the Illinois Hazardous Materials Workforce Training Act, Illinois Corn...

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Waterways Included in the American Jobs Plan

Katie Smith

March 31st, 2021  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  Locks and Dams

Waterways Included in The American Jobs Plan   President Biden announced The American Jobs Plan to rebuild the economy and invest in rural communities. One of the aspects of this plan that ICGA...

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New Program Deadlines and Applications

March 19th, 2021  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  Conservation

New Program Deadlines and Applications NRCS Announces '21 Application Cutoff for RCPP's Precision Conservation Management Project   State Conservationist Ivan Dozier announced U. S. Department...

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Farmers Meet Representatives During Virtual Hill Visits

Dan Obert

March 18th, 2021  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  Legislation & Regulation

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...

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Corn Congress a Success and Vilsack to Speak at Commodity Classic

Dan Obert

March 4th, 2021  |  Today's News |  ICGA

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...

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ICGA Supports Farmers Seeking to Continue Using Atrazine

Lindsay Mitchell

February 18th, 2021  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  Legislation & Regulation

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...

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New IL State Delegation Meets Illinois Farmers

Lindsay Mitchell

February 17th, 2021  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  Public Outreach

New IL State Delegation Meets Illinois Farmers All members of the Illinois House and Senate received a copy of an Illinois Farm Families “Innovation Grows Here” brochure this week, detailing the...

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ICGA Announces Legislative Priorities for the Upcoming Year

Dan Obert

February 11th, 2021  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  Farm Policy

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...

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