Locks and dams matter.

Improving the Illinois, Mississippi, and Ohio River system has been an Illinois Corn Growers Association priority for almost 30 years. Waterways infrastructure gives Illinois farmers and other Illinois industries a competitive advantage over other states in transportation of grain and other agricultural products. However, in the last 50 years, these locks and dams have become dilapidated and outdated. The crumbling lock and dam system costs Illinois corn farmers every day in lost efficiency getting their product to global marketplaces. 

 

Improving our lock and dam system NOW is critical not only for Illinois farmers but also for all Illinois citizens, for our country, and for our world.

Reaching & Teaching Consumers in IL

Tara Desmond

August 2nd, 2022  |  Today's News |  ICMB |  Ethanol |  Public Outreach

What is Unleaded 88? 87? What's all this about E15?  Many people are still confused about what's in their gas and myths still run wild throughout the world on ethanol.  IL Corn works hard to...

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Senate Introduces Transformational Bill to Improve the Environment while Reducing Fuel Costs: Next Generation Fuels Act (NGFA)

Tara Desmond

July 26th, 2022  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  Ethanol |  Legislation & Regulation |  Farm Policy

In a step forward for energy security, the environment and the nation’s consumers, Senator Charles Grassley (R-Iowa), with the support of Senators Tammy Duckworth (D-IL), Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), and...

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Farmers Help Lower Gas Prices

NCGA

May 23rd, 2022  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  ICMB |  Ethanol |  Legislation & Regulation

As Illinoisans begin their summer vacation travel, one thing is on everyone’s mind: gas prices. A recent decision by the Biden administration allowing for the continued use of higher blends of...

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Biden Administration Lifts Restrictions on E15 For Year-Round Sales

Lindsay Mitchell

April 12th, 2022  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  Ethanol

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. – After considering the burden of high gas prices on every American, President Biden announced today in Iowa that he will approve an emergency E15 waiver effective June 1....

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Smacking Down Gas Prices

Tara Desmond

April 6th, 2022  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  Ethanol

We aren’t trying to pull a Will Smith on you.  Farmers have a solution to high gas prices that’s here and no laughing matter, ethanol.  The fact is that the use of higher ethanol blends will cut...

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Ethanol Myths

Tara Desmond

April 4th, 2022  |  Ethanol

Myths vs Real Story   Myth: Ethanol clogs my carburetor. The real story: Ethanol is an effective solvent and can help remove gum and deposits left by years of gasoline use. This is one of the...

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IL Corn Signs Petition to Challenge EPA Rulemaking Re: Electric Vehicles

Lindsay Mitchell

March 8th, 2022  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  Ethanol |  Legislation & Regulation

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. – IL Corn Growers Association joined five other state corn associations and other ethanol interest groups in a petition challenging the EPA’s recent greenhouse gas (GHG) tailpipe...

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Senator Duckworth Sets the Senate Record Straight on Ethanol

Lindsay Mitchell

February 17th, 2022  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  Ethanol |  Legislation & Regulation

During yesterday’s U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works hearing, Senator Tammy Duckworth coordinated with Senators Ernst and Stabenow to set the record straight on the benefits of...

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What in the husk are corn plastics?

Tara Desmond

January 25th, 2022  |  Today's News |  ICMB |  Biotechnology |  Ethanol

You already know that corn can be a solution to so many of our world’s climate challenges, but do you know enough about each renewable opportunity to explain it to your off-the-farm peers? In this...

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Reading about Corn

Tara Desmond

December 16th, 2021  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  ICMB |  Biotechnology |  Ethanol |  Public Outreach

Illinois Ag in the Classroom offers an abundance of resources for teachers to help aid them with activities and lessons on agriculture designed to enhance the K-12 experience.  They have an...

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ICGA Responds to the U.S. EPA Proposed Blending Volumes

Lindsay Mitchell

December 9th, 2021  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  Ethanol |  Conservation |  Legislation & Regulation

On December 7, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released a biofuel blending volumes proposal, calling for an increase in the  biofuel blending requirement for 2022 of 22.77 billion...

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RSVP for next week listening sessions

Tara Desmond

December 8th, 2021  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  Locks and Dams |  Ethanol |  Exports |  Public Outreach |  Conservation |  Legislation & Regulation |  Farm Policy |  Precision Conservation Management

  The Illinois Corn Growers Association will hold in-person listening sessions throughout the state to help prepare for the 2023 Farm Bill.  As a grassroots organization, we value farmer input...

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Turkish Feed Grain Importers Enjoy a Visit to Illinois

Tara Desmond

October 27th, 2021  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  ICMB |  Ethanol |  Exports

This past week, the Illinois Corn Marketing Board (IL Corn) partnered with the U.S. Grains Council and Marquis Energy to host a trade team of distiller dried grain (DDGS) buyers from Turkey for a...

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ICGA Statement on the Next Generation Fuels Act

Lindsay Mitchell

August 26th, 2021  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  Ethanol

ICGA Statement on the Next Generation Fuels Act   Congresswoman Cheri Bustos introduced the Next Generation Fuels Act (H.R. 5089) this week, a piece of legislation that paves the way for...

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Everything You Wanted to Know about Biofuels Policy: Past and Present

Lindsay Mitchell

July 1st, 2021  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  Ethanol

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...

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IL Corn Farmers and IL Ethanol Producers Disheartened by Brazilian TRQ Expiration

Lindsay Mitchell

December 16th, 2020  |  Today's News |  Ethanol |  Exports

IL Corn Farmers and IL Ethanol Producers Disheartened by Brazilian TRQ Expiration   Upon the expiration of the current Brazilian tariff rate quota (TRQ) yesterday and its replacement with a 20...

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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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Internal Combustion Engine Ban Could Devastate Agriculture

Lindsay Mitchell

October 28th, 2020  |  Today's News |  Ethanol

Internal Combustion Engine Ban Could Devastate Agriculture   A new study released by the Agricultural Retailers Association (ARA) finds that U.S. light-duty and freight vehicle consumption of...

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Audio Update: ICGA President Bill Leigh on the Next Gen Fuels Act

Dan Obert

October 9th, 2020  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  Ethanol

Audio Update: ICGA President Bill Leigh on the Next Gen Fuels Act   ICGA President, Bill Leigh hosted Communication Manager, Dan Obert on his Minonk farm to talk more about the Next Generation...

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Illinois Corn Growers Association Welcomes Bustos’ Next Generation Fuels Act

Lindsay Mitchell

September 24th, 2020  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  Ethanol |  Legislation & Regulation

Illinois Corn Growers Association Welcomes Bustos’ Next Generation Fuels Act   The Illinois Corn Growers Association (ICGA) welcomes legislation introduced by Rep. Cheri Bustos in the U.S. House...

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