Who are Illinois corn farmers?
One of our priorities is to help non-farmers understand who you are and what you do. We’ve focused quite a few our efforts in Chicago, knowing from research that consumers in Chicago are particularly disengaged from the agriculture going on downstate and that their votes impact your farms and families.
For a general overview of the outreach that we’re involved in, check out the following programs:
Illinois Farm Families: IL Corn provides this program in coalition with IL Beef, IL Milk, IL Pork, IL Soybean Associations, and the IL Farm Bureau to talk with Chicago moms and give them on-farm experiences.
Illinois Runs on HomeGrown Corn: This program gives non-farmers the opportunity to “visit” a farm using the newest technology! We’re using virtual reality viewers and 360-degree filming technology to produce on-farm videos throughout the growing season.
CornBelters: IL Corn tests messages locally and attempts to change opinions in our own college town of Normal, IL by working with the Normal CornBelters.
U.S. Farmers and Ranchers Association: Through the National Corn Growers Association, IL Corn participates in this national collaborative, bringing factual information about agriculture to anyone who wants to know more. This partnership also brought you the documentary, Farmland.
Illinois State Senator Patrick Joyce received the ethanol award from the IL Corn Growers Association (ICGA) at the group’s annual meeting on November 21, 2023, in Bloomington. Senator Joyce...More
National Corn-to-Ethanol Research Center (NCERC) hosted a team of 10 executives from India’s automotive, biofuels and automotive sectors. The team, brought here through a U.S. Grains Council Trade...More
Cameras, carts and security details created quite a buzz at the commodity tent IL Corn Growers Association members spoke with Governor Pritzker at Farm Progress Show about policy impacting...More
Corn Grower Leaders Call on Biden Administration to Tie U.S. Tax Decisions on Aviation Biofuels to Government’s Emissions Model
Asserting that U.S. tax policy should be tied to the best standards the government has to offer, 16 of the nation’s top corn grower leaders sent a letter to U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen...More
During the Farm Progress Show, Congresswoman Nikki Budzinski (D-13) stood alongside farmers and biofuels experts to confirm ethanol’s role in lowering carbon and supporting rural economies....More
The U.S. Trade Representative today requested a panel formation under the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement over Mexico’s decision to ban imports of biotech corn used for human consumption. “Trade...More
Last week, the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) released a proposal that would require an industry fleet-wide average of approximately 58 miles per gallon for cars and...More
Yesterday, the IL Corn Growers Association teamed up with agricultural organizations throughout the state to discuss emerging markets and legislation impacting the industry. The 2023...More
What is Octane? A gasoline octane rating measures the fuel’s ability to resist auto-ignition (combustion of the air: fuel mixture before desired). Auto ignition can cause noise in the engine and,...More
IL Corn Growers Association and National Corn Growers Association Express Concerns to the President, Build New Coalition
In a letter to President Biden, 90 trade groups outlined significant concerns with the EPA’s proposed recent rules and the need to preserve consumers’ access to affordable, reliable and efficient...More