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