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.
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...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
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...More
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...More
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...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
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...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
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...More
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....More
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...More
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...More