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Win for Corn Growers: Illinois Approves State Ethanol Tax Incentive

June 1st, 2023  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  Ethanol |  Legislation & Regulation

The IL Corn Growers Association worked closely with Illinois lawmakers to approve language in this year’s legislative session to create and renew retail sales tax incentives for ethanol blends....

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Corn Growers Are Heard Through Congressional Hearings

Tom Haag

May 10th, 2023  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  Legislation & Regulation |  Farm Policy

Spring is proving to be a busy time between corn planting and grower leaders taking full advantage of every opportunity to talk about our priorities for the farm bill.   The farm bill, which...

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IL Corn Advocates Ethanol Incentive Before State Senate Revenue Committee

April 26th, 2023  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  Legislation & Regulation |  Farm Policy

IL Corn Director of Public Policy Brad Stotler testified last week in Springfield before the Senate Revenue Committee on SB 1869, legislation sponsored by Sen. Pat Joyce to incentivize fuels with...

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Rep. Mary Miller Cosponsors Bill Supporting Trade Funding in Upcoming Farm Bill

Lindsay Mitchell

April 24th, 2023  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  Legislation & Regulation |  Farm Policy

Representative Mary Miller cosponsored the “Agriculture Export Promotion Act of 2023” (H.R.648) this week, a bill that is a top priority for the IL Corn Growers Association. The bill supports...

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CTA: Atrazine Comments to EPA

April 20th, 2023  |  Legislation & Regulation

  We asked, and Illinois corn farmers responded to the IL Corn Growers Association’s Call to Action (CTA) engaging with the Environmental Protection Agency’s regulations on...

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IL Corn PAC 101

Ashley Deal

April 20th, 2023  |  Legislation & Regulation

A Political Action Committee (PAC) is an organization that raises money through like-minded individuals to influence elections or legislation.   IL Corn’s PAC represents corn farmers in Illinois...

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Get to Know: House Agriculture Committee Member, Eric Sorensen (D-17)

Haley Bickelhaupt

April 20th, 2023  |  Legislation & Regulation

  Born and raised in Rockford, Illinois, Sorensen currently resides in Moline where he serves the 17th congressional district. Before serving his first term in congress, Sorensen was a...

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EPA Administrator Michael Regan Testifies Before House Ag Committee

Lindsay Mitchell

April 20th, 2023  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  Legislation & Regulation

Yesterday, the U.S. House Committee on Agriculture, lead by Chairman GT Thompson of Pennsylvania, held a hearing for the purpose of receiving testimony from the U.S. Environmental Protection...

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State Ag Legislative Day

Haley Bickelhaupt

April 20th, 2023  |  Legislation & Regulation

In addition to meetings in Washington, D.C., IL Corn farmer leaders also advocated for membership at the state Capitol.   On March 29, IL Corn celebrated Agricultural Legislative Day with a...

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IL Corn Plants Seeds on Hill

Haley Bickelhaupt

April 19th, 2023  |  Legislation & Regulation

This March, IL Corn farmers advocated for membership by sharing the organization’s top priorities with policy makers in Washington D.C.   On March 20- 23, farmer leaders talked with...

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IL Corn Joins NCGA Call for Summer E15

Haley Bickelhaupt

April 4th, 2023  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  Ethanol |  Legislation & Regulation

IL Corn joined 13 states, and the National Corn Growers Association in a letter to the Environmental Protection Agency requesting an emergency waiver to keep E15 available for Americans this...

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IL Corn Supports Preserving Choice in Vehicle Purchases Act

Tara Desmond

March 8th, 2023  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  Ethanol |  Legislation & Regulation |  Farm Policy

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. – The Preserving Choice in Vehicle Purchases Act was introduced today, cosponsored by Illinois Congressman Mike Bost, to protect Americans’ freedom of choice when purchasing...

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Legislative Team Strengthens Voice for Farmers

Haley Bickelhaupt

February 1st, 2023  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  Public Outreach |  Legislation & Regulation |  Farm Policy

With fewer lawmakers representing rural America in Congress and in the state legislature, it is more important than ever for farmers to be well represented in Washington D.C. and at our state...

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Corn Grower Leaders, Joined by Administration and Congressional Officials, Warn of Consequences from Mexico Decree, Call for Swift Action

January 31st, 2023  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  Public Outreach |  Legislation & Regulation

In a briefing for members of Congress and staff today, corn farmer leaders told U.S. officials to continue to hold the line with Mexico over a proposed ban that would block most U.S. corn imports...

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ICGA builds connections with Latino community

Haley Bickelhaupt

January 26th, 2023  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  Legislation & Regulation

IL Corn Growers Association (ICGA) leaders connected with the Illinois Legislative Latino Caucus last week and discussed corn’s impact on the Latino community.   State elected officials joined...

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New Year Brings Continued Negotiations with Mexico Over Biotech Corn Imports

Brooke S. Appleton

December 28th, 2022  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  Legislation & Regulation |  Farm Policy

As we enter 2023, we are reminded that we are now one-year out from the effective date of the decree banning most corn imports from the U.S. into Mexico.   The National Corn Growers Association,...

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IL Corn Joins Farmer Leaders from Across the Country in Calling on Biden to Set Quick, Firm Timeline While Pressing Case on Biotech Corn with Mexico

Lindsay Mitchell

December 14th, 2022  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  Legislation & Regulation |  Farm Policy

Bloomington, IL – The presidents of 23 state corn grower groups, joined by the president of the National Corn Growers Association, sent a letter to President Biden today calling for him to take...

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A Look at the Ins & Outs of Washington in 2022

Brooke Appleton

December 6th, 2022  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  Legislation & Regulation

It has been an incredibly busy year with many interesting twists and turns along the way. As 2022 draws to a close and the mid-term elections are all but wrapped up, we are beginning to gain...

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Rosenthal Wins 108th District in Illinois

Tara Desmond

December 2nd, 2022  |  Today's News |  ICMB |  Legislation & Regulation

Wayne Rosenthal, farmer south of Springfield, ran for election to the Illinois House of Representatives to represent District 108 and won on 11/8.   Rosenthal has served this past year on the...

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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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