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.

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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New IL State Delegation Meets Illinois Farmers

Lindsay Mitchell

February 17th, 2021  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  Public Outreach

New IL State Delegation Meets Illinois Farmers All members of the Illinois House and Senate received a copy of an Illinois Farm Families “Innovation Grows Here” brochure this week, detailing the...

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ICGA Announces Legislative Priorities for the Upcoming Year

Dan Obert

February 11th, 2021  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  Farm Policy

ICGA Announces Legislative Priorities for the Upcoming Year   Farmers remain optimistic that we will accomplish our top priorities in 2021.  We look forward to seeing a new lock and dam start on...

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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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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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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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WRDA 2020 Alive in Lame Duck Session

Dan Obert

December 3rd, 2020  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  Locks and Dams

WRDA 2020 Alive in Lame Duck Session   The Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) 2020 remains in play as debate continues in Congress during the lame duck session. The latest is WRDA 2020 may...

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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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Randy Stauffer: Environmental Award Recipient

Katie Smith

December 1st, 2020  |  Today's News |  ICGA

Randy Stauffer: Environmental Award Recipient   Randy Stauffer of Morton, IL, was honored by the Illinois Corn Growers Association (ICGA) at their virtual annual meeting on November 24, 2020 for...

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Representative John Shimkus: World of Corn Recipient

Katie Smith

December 1st, 2020  |  Today's News |  ICGA

Representative John Shimkus: World of Corn Recipient John Shimkus, Illinois 15th District Congressperson, was honored for his service to Illinois corn farmers by the Illinois Corn Growers...

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Brian West: Ethanol Award Recipient

Katie Smith

December 1st, 2020  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  Ethanol

Brian West: Ethanol Award Recipient Brian West received the ethanol award from the Illinois Corn Growers Association (ICGA) at the group’s virtual annual meeting on November 24, 2020.   West...

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DeLoss Jahnke: Media Award Recipient

Katie Smith

November 30th, 2020  |  Today's News |  ICGA

DeLoss Jahnke: Media Award Recipient The Illinois Corn Growers Association’s 2020 Excellence in Media Award was given to DeLoss Jahnke, Network & Audio Services Anchor/Editor at RFD Illinois, at...

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ICGA Elects New Officers, Board Members

Lindsay Mitchell

November 24th, 2020  |  Today's News |  ICGA

ICGA Elects New Officers, Board Members    Randy DeSutter, a farmer from Woodhull, IL, has been elected president of the Illinois Corn Growers Association (ICGA) for 2020-2021 at their...

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Annual Meeting to be Held Virtually

Dan Obert

November 11th, 2020  |  Today's News |  ICGA

Annual Meeting to be Held Virtually Members planning to travel to Bloomington for the upcoming annual meeting November 24th should plan on firing up their laptops and joining virtually...

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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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Audio Update: Importance of the Lock and Dam System with Marty Marr

Dan Obert

October 20th, 2020  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  Locks and Dams

Audio Update: Importance of the Lock and Dam System with Marty Marr   Illinois grain and livestock farmer Marty Marr explains the importance of the lock and dam system, the need for an efficient...

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LaGrange Lock on the Illinois River Reopens; Other Newly Maintained Locks Follow

Lindsay Mitchell

October 19th, 2020  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  Locks and Dams

LaGrange Lock on the Illinois River Reopens; Other Newly Maintained Locks Follow The LaGrange Lock and Dam at Versailles, IL on the Illinois River reopened last week after a major maintenance...

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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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