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.

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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Bipartisan Senate Infrastructure Bill Includes Funding for Upgraded Locks and Dams

Lindsay Mitchell

August 10th, 2021  |  Today's News |  Locks and Dams |  Legislation & Regulation

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...

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Review of Illinois Lame Duck Session

Jacqueline Muhammad

January 22nd, 2021  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  Legislation & Regulation |  Farm Policy

Review of the Illinois Lame Duck Session By: Jacqueline Muhammad Contributions By: Rich Clemmons and Liz Brown-Reeves Emanuel “Chris” Welch was elected Speaker of the Illinois House, making him...

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ICGA Welcomes President Biden to Office, Shares Priorities

Lindsay Mitchell and Dan Obert

January 20th, 2021  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  Legislation & Regulation

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...

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ICGA 2021 Federal Synopsis

Jacqueline Muhammad

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

Illinois Corn Growers Association 2021 Federal Synopsis   In a historic move following the insurrection of the U.S. Capitol the U.S. House of Representatives impeached President Donald Trump...

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ICGA Urges the Importance of NESP

Dan Obert

January 13th, 2021  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  Locks and Dams |  Legislation & Regulation

ICGA Urges the Start of NESP   New construction on locks and dams on the inland waterways system is critical to agriculture and other industries throughout the state, Midwest and...

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Online Anhydrous Ammonia Safety Training Program Launched

Krista Lisser (Press Release)

January 4th, 2021  |  Today's News |  Biotechnology |  Legislation & Regulation

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...

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Ag Groups Seek Help from State

Dan Obert

December 2nd, 2020  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  Livestock |  Legislation & Regulation

Ag Groups Seek Help from State   Illinois agriculture asks Governor JB Pritzker to please continue to consider employees of livestock processing plants as essential workers to gain earlier access...

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Dicamba Ruling with IL Corn Board Director Randy DeSutter

Dan Obert

October 30th, 2020  |  Today's News |  Legislation & Regulation

Audio Update:   Randy DeSutter, farmer from Woodhull and IL Corn Director, speaks about the latest Dicamba ruling and the confirmation from the EPA. Listen Here

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EPA Approved Dicamba Products For Use Through 2025

Lindsay Mitchell

October 27th, 2020  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  Legislation & Regulation

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...

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ICGA Submits Comments on JCAR Ruling

Dan Obert

October 14th, 2020  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  Legislation & Regulation

ICGA Submits Comments on JCAR Ruling The Joint Committee on Administrative Rules (JCAR) took comments on the anhydrous ammonia certification. ICGA submitted comments on behalf of Illinois’ corn...

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Illinois Corn Growers Association Welcomes Bustos’ Next Generation Fuels Act

Lindsay Mitchell

September 24th, 2020  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  Ethanol |  Legislation & Regulation

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...

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EPA Announces Interim Decision on Crucial Crop Protection Tools

Lindsay Mitchell

September 21st, 2020  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  Legislation & Regulation

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...

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