Livestock is a vital corn customer.

 

IL Corn participates in a variety of livestock programming to try to grow the industry in Illinois.

 

The Illinois Livestock Development Group is an important avenue for programming. Through this coalition, IL Corn has been able to make a difference helping farmers site or expand their livestock farms in Illinois. IL Corn also funds the U.S. Meat Export Federation and the USA Poultry and Egg Export Council.  When international markets for meat grow, U.S. livestock production will grow as well.

 

Of course, partnerships within our state with the IL Pork and IL Beef Associations are valuable too.  We’re able to help them promote pork and beef consumption in various ways.

Water Testing Strips to be Mailed

Dan Obert

February 25th, 2021  |  Today's News |  Conservation

Water Testing Strips to be Mailed Nutrient Manager Megan Dwyer introduced the second annual water testing strip program in honor of National FFA Week. The program sends two water testing strips...

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Cover Crop Program Application Period Ends, Sees Increase of Requested Acres

Dan Obert

January 22nd, 2021  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  Conservation

Cover Crop Program Application Period Ends, Sees Increase of Requested Acres   Many farmers want to implement conservation practices, but they need opportunities to help manage risk. The Fall...

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Eric Snodgrass, Atmospheric Scientist Hosts Climate Change Webinar

Dan Obert

January 14th, 2021  |  Today's News |  Conservation

Eric Snodgrass, Atmospheric Scientist Hosts Climate Change Webinar   An hour-long presentation held virtually showed audience members the climate patterns taking place not only in the Midwest but...

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IL Corn to Host Climate Change Webinar

Dan Obert

December 30th, 2020  |  Today's News |  Conservation

IL Corn to Host Climate Change Webinar   Join climatologist Eric Snodgrass in a webinar as he takes an in depth look at the ways climate change will impact agriculture in Illinois and what it...

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ISA and IL Corn Invest in Conservation via the PCM Program

Lindsay Mitchell

December 15th, 2020  |  Today's News |  Conservation |  Precision Conservation Management

ISA and IL Corn Invest in Conservation via the PCM Program The Illinois Soybean Association (ISA) and Illinois Corn Growers Association (ICGA) have teamed up to research on-farm conservation...

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Mississippi River Watershed Receives a Grade of C-

December 10th, 2020  |  Today's News |  Conservation

Mississippi River Watershed Receives a Grade of C-   America's Watershed Initiative (AWI) has released its second Mississippi River Watershed Report Card, resulting in a grade of C- for the...

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Cover Crop Savings Program

Dan Obert

December 10th, 2020  |  Today's News |  Conservation |  Farm Policy

Cover Crop Savings Program   The Illinois Department of Ag (IDOA) Cover Crop Premium Discount Program gives farmers a $5/acre insurance premium discount on acres that are planted with a cover...

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Audio Update: Field to Market Collaboration of the Year with Clay Bess

Dan Obert

November 13th, 2020  |  Today's News |  Conservation |  Precision Conservation Management

Audio Update Get to know Clay Bess, Lead Precision Conservation Management Specialist and hear about PCM's newest award. Listen Here

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PCM Recognized for National Collaboration of the Year Award

Lindsay Mitchell

November 12th, 2020  |  Today's News |  Conservation |  Precision Conservation Management

PCM Recognized for National Collaboration fo the Year Award   Precision Conservation Management (PCM), a premiere conservation program of the Illinois Corn Growers Association and the Illinois...

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New Docuseries Video: Pig Farming Using the Three R's

October 8th, 2020  |  Today's News |  Livestock |  Conservation

New Docuseries Video: Pig Farming Using the Three R's Through the Illinois Farm Families (IFF) coalition, a new docuseries video has been released in the “Innovation Grows Here” series,...

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Precision Conservation Management Program Receives USDA RCPP Renewal

Lindsay Mitchell

October 7th, 2020  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  Conservation |  Precision Conservation Management

Precision Conservation Management Program Receives USDA RCPP Renewal Precision Conservation Management, the premiere conservation program of the Illinois Corn Growers Association, received a...

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IL Farmers May Qualify for $5/Acre Crop Insurance Discount

Lindsay Mitchell

August 17th, 2020  |  Today's News |  Conservation

IL Farmers May Qualify for $5/Acre Crop Insurance Discount   Illinois farmers that plant cover crops may qualify for a $5 per acre discount on their 2021 crop insurance invoice when accepted...

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IL Corn Partners with WIU in Soil Bucket Program for Third Year

Lindsay Mitchell

July 6th, 2020  |  Today's News |  Public Outreach |  Conservation

IL Corn Partners with WIU in Soil Bucket Program for Third Year For the third year in a row, the Western Illinois University School of Agriculture is partnering with the Illinois Corn Marketing...

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New IFF Video Featuring Farmers Investing in Pollinator Habitat

Lindsay Mitchell

July 1st, 2020  |  Today's News |  Public Outreach |  Conservation

New IFF Video Featuring Farmers Investing in Pollinator Habitat   Today, Illinois Farm Families (IFF) released a third video in their “Innovation Grows Here” series, highlighting how Illinois...

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U of I FarmDoc Team Releases Conservation Lease Addendum

June 29th, 2020  |  Today's News |  Conservation |  Precision Conservation Management

U of I FarmDoc Team Releases Conservation Lease Addendum Many farmers and landowners are interested in incorporating various conservation practices on their farms but find conversations and...

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PCM and Clay Bess Honored for Exceptional Conservation Leadership

Lindsay Mitchell

June 25th, 2020  |  Today's News |  Conservation |  Precision Conservation Management

PCM and Clay Bess Honored for Exceptional Conservation Leadership   IL Corn is proud to announce Clay Bess has been recognized as part of Field to Market’s 2020 Trusted Adviser Spotlight Series!...

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IL Corn Donates over $600 to FFA Thanks to Farmer Water Testing Engagement

Lindsay Mitchell

June 17th, 2020  |  Today's News |  Public Outreach |  Conservation

IL Corn donated $635 to Illinois FFA chapters, a result of Illinois farmers testing water supplies on their farms for nitrates.   The program focused on raising awareness on Illinois farms of...

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Business Case for Conservation Challenges Conventional Thinking on Farm Management Practices

Lindsay Mitchell

June 3rd, 2020  |  Today's News |  Conservation |  Precision Conservation Management

Illinois farmers should soon be receiving a copy of the 2020 Precision Conservation Management research summary, titled The Business Case for Conservation.  The publication attempts to help...

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IL Ag Coalition Submits Statewide Monarch Conservation Efforts

May 28th, 2020  |  Today's News |  Conservation

One year after the Illinois Monarch Project Agriculture Action Plan was unveiled on Earth Day, Illinois agriculture groups continue to highlight voluntary conservation efforts geared toward...

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NCERC, COVER CROPS, AND LIVESTOCK: IL LEGISLATIVE UPDATE

Lindsay Mitchell

May 27th, 2020  |  Today's News |  Ethanol |  Livestock |  Conservation |  Legislation & Regulation

As of May 24, around 1 am, the state of Illinois now has a budget that – although reported as creatively balanced – provides some wins for Illinois agriculture.    “Illinois agriculture showed...

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