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.

Checkoff Grows Export Market for U.S. DDGS

Lindsay Mitchell

February 23rd, 2021  |  Today's News |  ICMB |  Exports

Checkoff Grows Export Market for U.S. DDGS Illinois corn checkoff investment in the U.S. Grains Council has helped build a robust global market for U.S. distiller’s dried grains with solubles...

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Illinois Pork, IL Corn and ISA Donate Pork to IL Foodbanks

Dan Obert

January 12th, 2021  |  Today's News |  ICMB |  Public Outreach

Illinois Pork, IL Corn and ISA Donate Pork to IL Foodbanks   Since its inception, Pork Power: Partnering to Fight Hunger in Illinois campaign has donated over 3 million servings of pork to date....

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IL Corn and Partners Donate Pork to Hungry Illinois Families

November 19th, 2020  |  Today's News |  ICMB |  Public Outreach

IL Corn and Partners Donate Pork to Hungry Illinois Families As part of Pork Power: Partnering to Fight Hunger in Illinois campaign, the Illinois Pork Producers Association (IPPA), the Illinois...

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Teacher Resource Program Fosters Passion for Ag in Youth

Dan Obert

October 15th, 2020  |  Today's News |  ICMB |  Public Outreach

Teacher Resource Program Fosters Passion for Ag in Youth School is in full swing across the state and even though things may look a little different this year, agriculture education continues to...

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New Campaign Showcases Corn's Versatility

Dan Obert

September 15th, 2020  |  Today's News |  ICMB |  Public Outreach

New Campaign Showcases Corn’s Versatility A new marketing campaign highlighting corn’s versatility rolled out this past month. The ads help those living in cities better understand one of...

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Raben Elected U.S. Grains Council Chairman During Virtual Summer Meeting

Lindsay Mitchell

July 28th, 2020  |  Today's News |  ICMB |  Exports

Raben Elected U.S. Grains Council Chairman During Virtual Summer Meeting   The delegates of the U.S. Grains Council (USGC) elected Jim Raben, a farmer from Ridgway, IL representing the Illinois...

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ICMB Director Elections via Mail Due to COVID-19

Lindsay Mitchell

June 24th, 2020  |  Today's News |  ICMB

ICMB Director Elections via Mail Due to COVID-19   Illinois Corn Marketing Board (ICMB) district director elections will take place by mail this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.   In...

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Illinois Farm Families Facilitates Farmer-Nonfarmer Conversations During COVID-19

Lindsay Mitchell

April 29th, 2020  |  Today's News |  ICMB |  Public Outreach

Farmers have an important role to play helping non-farmers understand food and food systems during the current global pandemic. Illinois Farm Families is helping.   Through Illinois Farm...

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Illinois corn farmers go on offense during the big game

January 29th, 2020  |  Today's News |  ICMB |  Public Outreach

BLOOMINGTON, ILL., January 28, 2020 – During the biggest game in football, IL Corn is going on offense to remind consumers around the state that Illinois runs on homegrown corn.   Viewers in...

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ILLINOIS FARM FAMILIES BIOPLASTIC VIDEO

January 7th, 2020  |  Today's News |  ICMB |  Public Outreach

 Across the globe a million water bottles are bought every minute with 91% never being recycled. We have come to realize we use too much plastic. Now is the time to switch to renewable resources....

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IL PORK AND IL CORN DONATED MORE THAN 100,000 POUNDS OF PORK

January 2nd, 2020  |  Today's News |  ICMB |  Livestock

Illinois Pork Producers Association (IPPA) and the Illinois Corn Marketing Board (ICMB) donated 100,263 pounds of ground pork to foodbanks throughout the state in 2019 on behalf of the Pork Power...

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ILLINOIS CORN MARKETING BOARD ELECTS OFFICERS

Tricia Braid

August 20th, 2019  |  Today's News |  ICMB

Roger Sy, a farmer from Newman, Illinois, was elected by his peers to serve as Chairman of the Illinois Corn Marketing Board (ICMB) for the 2019-20 term.   Sy, a Douglas County farmer, has...

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IL CORN CHECKOFF SUPPORTS DDGS IN FISH FEEDING TRIALS

Tricia Braid

July 31st, 2019  |  Today's News |  ICMB |  Ethanol |  Livestock |  Additional Research

Throughout the past decade, the National Corn-to-Ethanol Research Center at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (NCERC at SIUE) has spearheaded the establishment of the nutritional profile...

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SAUDI CORN BUYERS TOUR ILLINOIS

Tricia Braid

July 23rd, 2019  |  Today's News |  ICMB |  Ethanol |  Exports

The Illinois Corn Marketing Board (ICMB) partnered with the U.S. Grains Council (USGC) and the Kansas Corn Commission, the Kansas Grain Sorghum Commission to bring to the United States a Saudi...

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PETITIONS AVAILABLE FOR CORN CHECKOFF BOARD POSITIONS

Lindsay Mitchell

March 19th, 2019  |  Today's News |  ICMB

Farmers who would like to run for a three-year term on the Illinois Corn Marketing Board can now start circulating nominating petitions.   Petitions are available at the ICMB office in...

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ILLINOIS CORN MARKETING BOARD CELEBRATES 2018 ACCOMPLISHMENTS

Lindsay Mitchell

February 28th, 2019  |  Today's News |  ICMB

    The Illinois Corn Marketing Board is a proud steward of the checkoff funds Illinois farmers contribute.  With those funds, we do some pretty amazing things to build market demand, help...

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IL CORN FARMER DIRK RICE FEATURED AS SUSTAINABILITY LEADER

Lindsay Mitchell

January 24th, 2019  |  Today's News |  ICMB |  Public Outreach

Dirk Rice, a corn farmer from Philo, IL and an Illinois Corn Marketing Board Director, is currently featured on www.watchusgrow.org as a sustainability leader in the industry.   Watchusgrow.org...

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RODNEY WEINZIERL RECOGNIZED FOR 30 YEARS OF SERVICE

January 3rd, 2019  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  ICMB

Exports are driven not just by supply and demand, but by relationships and communications, according to Rodney Weinzierl, executive director of Illinois Corn. The U.S. Grains Council (USGC)...

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WURMNEST NAMED FIELD TO MARKET SPOTLIGHT FARMER OF THE YEAR

Lindsay Mitchell

August 29th, 2018  |  Today's News |  ICMB |  Public Outreach

Mike Wurmnest of Deer Creek, Illinois was named the Field to Market Spotlight Farmer of the Year for 2018.  Mike is joined by four other farmers from across the nation to join in this...

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ILLINOIS CORN MARKETING BOARD ELECTS OFFICERS

Tricia Braid

August 23rd, 2018  |  Today's News |  ICMB

BLOOMINGTON, Ill.—Don Duvall, a farmer from Carmi, Illinois, was elected by his peers to serve as Chairman of the Illinois Corn Marketing Board for the 2018-19 term.   Duvall, a White County...

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