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.

Trade Teams Utilize Other Resources

Collin Watters

October 14th, 2021  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  ICMB |  Exports

Mark and Cristin Wilson welcomed a video crew to their farm to see corn harvest in action. IL Corn staff and our partners at the US Grains Council and Illinois Pork Producers will use these videos...

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IL Corn Optimistic About New Opportunities Within Budget Reconciliation Bill

Megan Dwyer

October 6th, 2021  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  ICMB |  Legislation & Regulation |  Farm Policy

Unpacking the proposed $3.5 trillion budget reconciliation legislative package reveals optimism. The Illinois Corn Growers Association (IL Corn) is appreciative of the commitment to biofuel...

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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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IL Corn Marketing Board Elects Officers

Lindsay Mitchell

August 17th, 2021  |  Today's News |  ICMB

IL Corn Marketing Board Elects Officers Mark Wilson, a farmer from Toulon, Illinois, was elected by his peers to serve as Chairman of the Illinois Corn Marketing Board (ICMB) for the 2021-22...

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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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Mark Wilson Will Represent Corn Sector on US Grains Council Board of Directors

Lindsay Mitchell

July 29th, 2021  |  Today's News |  ICMB |  Legislation & Regulation

Mark Wilson Will Represent Corn Sector on US Grains Council Board of Directors   Mark Wilson, a corn farmer from Toulon, IL and a director on the Illinois Corn Marketing Board, is named the next...

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Illinois Farmers Lead Campaign to Open Minds, Share Sustainability Story in Washington

Dan Obert

May 26th, 2021  |  Today's News |  ICMB |  Public Outreach

Illinois Farmers Lead in Campaign to Open Minds, Share Sustainability Story in Washington   Krista and Brett Swanson from Oneida are the face of an ongoing push to build relationships in...

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America's Corn Farmers to Sponsor MLB at Field of Dreams presented by Geico

May 20th, 2021  |  Today's News |  ICMB |  Public Outreach

America's Corn Farmers to Sponsor MLB at Field of Dreams presented by Geico   Major League Baseball (MLB) announced today that the National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) has agreed to become an...

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Presidential Notice of Farmers as Climate Change Solution Partners

Nancy Kavazanjian - Global Farmer Network

May 10th, 2021  |  Today's News |  ICMB |  Conservation |  Legislation & Regulation

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...

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What Does My Checkoff Fund: U.S. Grains Council

Lindsay Mitchell

April 27th, 2021  |  Today's News |  ICMB |  Exports

What Does My Checkoff Fund: U.S. Grains Council   The U.S. Grains Council develops export markets for U.S. corn, ethanol and distiller’s dried grains with solubles (DDGS) via their presence in...

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Illinois Pork and Commodity Groups Donate 4,100 pounds of Pork to Eastern Illinois Foodbank

April 21st, 2021  |  Today's News |  ICMB |  Public Outreach

Illinois Pork and Commodity Groups Donate 4,100 pounds of Pork to Eastern Illinois Foodbank   Every day food banks provide access to healthy and nutritious food to keep families across Illinois...

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Checkoff Reaches Consumers in Chicagoland

Dan Obert

April 15th, 2021  |  Today's News |  ICMB |  Public Outreach |  Conservation

Checkoff Reaches Consumers in Chicagoland   Consumer outreach messaging continues to amplify Illinois farmers’ voices to the most densely populated area of the state.     Illinois Farm Families,...

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Cover Crops and Other Conservation Practices Continue to Gain Steam

Dan Obert

April 7th, 2021  |  Today's News |  ICMB |  Conservation |  Precision Conservation Management

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...

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Illinois Pork Power Food Pantry Co-Op Funding Program

Dan Obert

March 30th, 2021  |  Today's News |  ICMB |  Livestock |  Public Outreach

Illinois Pork Power Food Pantry Co-Op Funding Program   The Illinois Pork Producers Association (IPPA) is sponsoring a program that will match up to $250 for the purchase of pork products for...

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Checkoff Grows Export Market for U.S. DDGS

Lindsay Mitchell

February 23rd, 2021  |  Today's News |  ICMB |  Exports

Checkoff Grows Export Market for U.S. DDGS Illinois corn checkoff investment in the U.S. Grains Council has helped build a robust global market for U.S. distiller’s dried grains with solubles...

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Illinois Pork, IL Corn and ISA Donate Pork to IL Foodbanks

Dan Obert

January 12th, 2021  |  Today's News |  ICMB |  Public Outreach

Illinois Pork, IL Corn and ISA Donate Pork to IL Foodbanks   Since its inception, Pork Power: Partnering to Fight Hunger in Illinois campaign has donated over 3 million servings of pork to date....

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IL Corn and Partners Donate Pork to Hungry Illinois Families

November 19th, 2020  |  Today's News |  ICMB |  Public Outreach

IL Corn and Partners Donate Pork to Hungry Illinois Families As part of Pork Power: Partnering to Fight Hunger in Illinois campaign, the Illinois Pork Producers Association (IPPA), the Illinois...

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Teacher Resource Program Fosters Passion for Ag in Youth

Dan Obert

October 15th, 2020  |  Today's News |  ICMB |  Public Outreach

Teacher Resource Program Fosters Passion for Ag in Youth School is in full swing across the state and even though things may look a little different this year, agriculture education continues to...

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New Campaign Showcases Corn's Versatility

Dan Obert

September 15th, 2020  |  Today's News |  ICMB |  Public Outreach

New Campaign Showcases Corn’s Versatility A new marketing campaign highlighting corn’s versatility rolled out this past month. The ads help those living in cities better understand one of...

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