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 However, in the last 50 years, these locks and dams have become dilapidated and outdated.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

IL Corn Farmers Recognize Senator Duckworth

Lindsay Mitchell

November 22nd, 2022  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  Ethanol

Senator Tammy Duckworth received the ethanol award from the IL Corn Growers Association (ICGA) at the group’s annual meeting on November 22, 2022, in Bloomington.   Senator Duckworth...

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ICGA Elects New Officers, Board Members

Lindsay Mitchell

November 22nd, 2022  |  Today's News |  ICGA

Matt Rush, a farmer from Fairfield, IL, has been elected president of the IL Corn Growers Association (ICGA) for 2022-2023 at their re-organizational meeting, which was held today immediately...

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ICGA Recognizes Lyons for Environmental Work

Lindsay Mitchell

November 22nd, 2022  |  Today's News |  ICGA

The IL Corn Growers Association (ICGA) recognized Richard “Dick” Lyons for his commitment to on-farm conservation during their annual meeting on November 22 at the Asmark AgriCenter in...

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Dozier Recognized for Environmental Work by ICGA

Lindsay Mitchell

November 22nd, 2022  |  Today's News |  ICGA

Ivan Dozier, USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service’s State Conservationist for Illinois, was honored by the Illinois Corn Growers Association (ICGA) at their annual meeting on November 22...

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ICGA Celebrates Mark Lambert’s Service to Illinois Corn Farmers

Lindsay Mitchell

November 22nd, 2022  |  Today's News |  ICGA

Mark Lambert of St. Louis, MO is the recipient of the IL Corn Growers Association’s (ICGA) top award. ICGA leaders honored Mark for his service to Illinois corn farmers at the ICGA Annual Meeting...

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David Brown: Media Award Recipient

Lindsay Mitchell

November 22nd, 2022  |  Today's News |  ICGA

The IL Corn Growers Association’s 2022 Excellence in Media Award was given to David Brown formerly of WAND-TV in Decatur, IL, at the ICGA Annual Meeting today in Bloomington.  The award is given...

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The 2022 Mid-Term Elections Promises More of the Same in Washington – and That’s Not All Bad.

Brooke Appleton

November 15th, 2022  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  ICMB |  Legislation & Regulation |  Farm Policy

This year’s election results are still trickling in as of this writing, but there is one thing that is certain: while there will be some changes in Washington, for the most part, we’re going to...

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IL Corn Growers Association Announces New Scholarship Program

Tara Desmond

November 15th, 2022  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  Public Outreach

IL Corn Growers Association (ICGA) is excited to announce a new scholarship program for students choosing to pursue a degree in the agriculture field.  The submission period for the scholarship...

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Spring Applied Fertilizers are the Most Profitable Option for Illinois Farmers

Peter Metivier

November 11th, 2022  |  Today's News |  ICMB |  Conservation |  Precision Conservation Management

Fall-applied nitrogen is not the most profitable nitrogen timing for Illinois farmers according to Precision Conservation Management (PCM) data published in June 2021. Compared to other nitrogen...

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New Counties in Illinois Eligible for PACE

Tara Desmond

November 10th, 2022  |  Today's News |  Conservation

IL Corn · 2022 Pace - New Counties in Illinois   What is PACE? The Post-Application Coverage Endorsement (PACE) Crop Insurance Policy has been expanded for the 2023 crop season for...

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NCGA Sounding Alarms on WSJ

NCGA

November 10th, 2022  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  Exports |  Legislation & Regulation

NCGA is continuing efforts to raise the possible Mexico trade war issue with decision-makers and The Office of the United States Trade Representative.  Here is a story that was just published in...

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Preliminary Election Results

DC Legislative and Regulatory Services

November 10th, 2022  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  Legislation & Regulation

Illinois Corn Growers Association is staying on top of electrion results from Tuesday.  Here is a report of the results:  

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Corn Farmers: Feeding and Fueling a Cleaner America

Tom Haag - Real Clean Energy

November 7th, 2022  |  Today's News |  ICMB |  Ethanol

You’ve almost certainly driven by one. Maybe visited one as a student on a school field trip or tackled the challenge of their mazes in the fall. You might have even grown up on one, like I...

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Mexico President Issues Decree, ICGA & NCGA Sound Alarms

NCGA

November 2nd, 2022  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  Exports |  Legislation & Regulation

A pending decree out of Mexico that would disrupt U.S. shipments of corn into the country has Illinois Corn Growers Association (ICGA) and the National Corn Growers Association sounding the alarms...

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Illinois Corn and Soybean Farmers Fuel IHSA Football Championships

Lindsay Mitchell

November 1st, 2022  |  Today's News |  ICMB |  Public Outreach

Illinois corn and soybean farmers are fueling the Illinois High School Association (IHSA) football championships this fall – literally. This week, after pairings were announced and brackets were...

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Farmer First Voting Doesn’t Align with Right or Left Platforms

Lindsay Mitchell

October 27th, 2022  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  Legislation & Regulation

What makes up your identity?   I might introduce myself as a wife or a mother. I might call myself a Christian in some circles or identify as a farm kid in others. I probably include my county...

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9 Games to Play on the Farm With Children

Tara Desmond

October 25th, 2022  |  Today's News |  Public Outreach

While there are plenty of ways for your kids, grandkids or visiting relatives to join in on harvest with ride-alongs and chores, here are some random activities for fun they can play on the farm -...

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ICGA Submits Public Comments Supporting Continued Access to Atrazine

Lindsay Mitchell

October 13th, 2022  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  Conservation |  Legislation & Regulation |  Farm Policy

IL Corn is focused on helping farmers use conservation practices to improve soil health, reduce erosion, sequester carbon, and build a sustainable future for generations of future farmers. "Each...

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Foreign Officials Visit Illinois Farms in Conjunction with US Grains Council Export Exchange

Lindsay Mitchell

October 13th, 2022  |  Today's News |  ICMB |  Exports

More than 50 countries are being represented in the United States this week during the U.S. Grains Council’s (USGC) marquee event, Export Exchange, held October 12-14. Before and after the event,...

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Fire Safety Month

Peter Metivier

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

In 2021, 681,825 farm animals were killed nationwide due to fires. October is fire safety month and while we know you are practicing safe practices on your farm.  Here are some friendly reminders...

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