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 However, in the last 50 years, these locks and dams have become dilapidated and outdated.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.

Steve Fourez Elected to District 6

Tara Desmond

August 11th, 2022  |  Today's News |  ICMB

Three of our Illinois Corn Marketing Board (ICMB) members ended their term on July 31st.  We said thank you and not goodbye to them and are now starting to welcome three new board...

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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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Not Goodbye but Thank you to some Illinois Corn Marketing Board Members

Tara Desmond

July 27th, 2022  |  Today's News |  ICMB |  Public Outreach

July 31st is bittersweet for the Illinois Corn Marketing Board (ICMB) as we transition some amazing ag leaders off the board.  The board terms for ICMB are 9 years but most board members give more...

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HOUSE PASSES FISCAL YEAR 2023 MINIBUS APPROPRIATIONS BILL ENERGY & WATER DEVELOPMENT BILL INCLUDED

Waterways Council, Inc.

July 21st, 2022  |  Today's News |  ICMB |  Locks and Dams

Today, the House passed a Fiscal Year (FY) 2023 minibus appropriations package by a vote of 220 yeas to 207 nays. The package included six appropriations bills: Agriculture,...

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Recipes from IL Corn for a Week

Shae Ruppert

July 13th, 2022  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  ICMB |  Public Outreach

Although planting may be over, and harvest isn’t upon us, it’s always a good idea to get prepared for these times of complete chaos and constant rushing before they are actually happening. One...

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EPA RESURRECTS RADICAL ATRAZINE PROPOSAL, THREATENS KEY SUSTAINABILITY EFFORTS

Triazine Network News Release

July 11th, 2022  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  ICMB |  Public Outreach |  Conservation |  Legislation & Regulation |  Farm Policy

In an unprecedented move, EPA today announced it is reopening the finalized reregistration of atrazine, putting this key crop protection tool and today’s carbon-smart farming practices at risk....

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Why I Chose Ag

Breanne Gullidge

June 28th, 2022  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  ICMB |  Public Outreach

This is a question I have received countless times while embarking on my college journey. Agriculture is one of the largest, most diverse industries in the United States and what makes me think...

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10 Facts You May Not Know About the Dairy Industry

Shae Ruppert

June 23rd, 2022  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  ICMB |  Livestock |  Public Outreach

Dairy farmers are some of the hardest working people in our country. Tirelessly dedicating each long day to their cattle and to producing milk for consumers. Now is an even more important time...

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ICGA Looks Forward to Celebrating 50 Years of Service to Farmers in August

Lindsay Mitchell

June 16th, 2022  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  ICMB |  Public Outreach

Save the date: the IL Corn Growers Association will celebrate 50 years of service to farmers on August 8, 2022 in Bloomington at the DoubleTree Hotel.   The IL Corn Growers Association was...

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Precision Conservation Management Releases 2022 Conservation and Financial Data

Lindsay Mitchell

June 8th, 2022  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  ICMB |  Conservation |  Precision Conservation Management

Precision Conservation Management (PCM), a program of IL Corn and the Illinois Soybean Association, released their annual “Business Case for Conservation” this month in the Prairie Farmer...

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Using Corn Starch on the Farm (or anywhere!)

Breanne Gullidge

June 6th, 2022  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  ICMB |  Public Outreach

When walking out of the house it is hard to grab everything we may need throughout the day. It would be much simpler if there was a product that simple did it all. Corn starch can be the answer to...

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How to Make Corn Plastic at Home

Shae Ruppert

June 3rd, 2022  |  ICGA |  ICMB |  Biotechnology |  Public Outreach |  Additional Research

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Welcome New Summer Interns

Tara Desmond

June 2nd, 2022  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  ICMB |  Public Outreach

Great news at IL Corn, we have two new interns that have swung into action. This duo has already started pitching in to some priorities at IL Corn.  Here's a little bit about Breanne Gullidge and...

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Illinois Farm Families Invites Families to Connect at Chicago’s Taste of Randolph

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

Illinois Farm Families® (IFF), a group of farmer volunteers committed to providing accurate information about what happens on today’s farms, are inviting Chicago families to stop by and visit with...

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Illinois Farm Families® farmer trust-building program wins national award

MorganMyers

May 25th, 2022  |  Today's News |  ICMB |  Public Outreach

The Illinois Farm Families (IFF) Coalition’s consumer engagement campaign to build trust in Illinois farmers and their farming practices was the recipient of the Public Relations Society of...

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Corn Growers Weigh-In on Redefining WOTUS

Bryan Goodman

May 25th, 2022  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  ICMB |  Conservation |  Legislation & Regulation

EPA and the Army Corps of Engineers are holding ten regional roundtables to gauge the implications of recently proposed changes to the definition of Waters of the U.S.   Megan Dwyer, Director of...

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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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Motlatsi Musi: Pimville, South Africa

May 5th, 2022  |  Today's News |  ICMB |  Exports

Farmers are the foot soldiers in the war on hunger, and that never has been more apparent than it is in today in Ukraine.   As fighter jets soar overhead, bombs drop on cities, and tanks battle...

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Illinois Senators Champion Cost-Share Change Enabling Lock Modernization

Lindsay Mitchell

May 5th, 2022  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  ICMB |  Locks and Dams |  Legislation & Regulation

Yesterday, the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee unanimously passed its Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) of 2022. The bill includes a cost-share shift offered by Senators Tammy...

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Inland Waterways, Critical to Illinois and the Nation, Get Their Due

Rodney Weinzierl

May 3rd, 2022  |  Today's News |  ICMB |  Locks and Dams |  Exports

If you drive over LaSalle’s Abraham Lincoln Memorial Bridge that spans the Illinois Waterway, you may look down to see barges being pushed by towboats, but probably don’t know exactly what is...

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