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.
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...More
ACSA announced the medalists of the 2021 Heartland Whiskey Competition. Competitors were required to incorporate corn in their list of grains used to make their mash. Submissions were welcome from...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
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
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...More
South Korea’s Largest Feed Miller Visits Illinois Corn Crop IL Corn hosted grain buyers from Nonghyup Feed Inc. (NOFI) on June 3, 2021, primarily to showcase Illinois’s corn crop. NOFI is the...More
Precision Conservation Management Releases 2021 Data and Recommendations Precision Conservation Management (PCM), a farmer service program led by the Illinois Corn Growers Association and...More