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.
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
Today’s Senate passage of a bipartisan infrastructure package included $2.5 billion of full federal funding to upgrade and modernize the inland waterways system, with specific projects to be...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
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
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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
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 Welcomes President Biden to Office, Shares Priorities In line with Inauguration Day festivities, ceremony and traditions, IL Corn Growers Association President Randy DeSutter sent a letter...More
Online Anhydrous Ammonia Safety Training Program Launched Certified Grower Training is now available on the Illinois Department of Agriculture (IDOA) website. Under a new state regulation...More
Audio Update: Randy DeSutter, farmer from Woodhull and IL Corn Director, speaks about the latest Dicamba ruling and the confirmation from the EPA. Listen HereMore
EPA Approves Dicamba Products For Use Through 2025 Today, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Andrew Wheeler announced that EPA is approving registrations of three dicamba...More
Illinois Corn Growers Association Welcomes Bustos’ Next Generation Fuels Act The Illinois Corn Growers Association (ICGA) welcomes legislation introduced by Rep. Cheri Bustos in the U.S. House...More
EPA Announces Interim Decision on Crucial Crop Protection Tools Today, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced a long-awaited interim decision regarding the reregistration of the...More