Take Action

Let your legislators know how their decisions impact your farm

Leopold Conservation Award Comes to Illinois

Sand County Foundation

December 6th, 2022  |  Today's News |  ICMB |  Conservation |  Precision Conservation Management

A prestigious award program celebrating voluntary conservation on farmland and forestland is coming to Illinois.   The Leopold Conservation Award® recognizes agricultural landowners who inspire...

More

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...

More

IL Corn and IL Soybean Association are working on bringing the Aldo Leopold Conservation Award to Illinois

Tara Desmond

September 7th, 2022  |  Today's News |  ICMB |  Conservation |  Precision Conservation Management

The Leopold Conservation Award recognizes farmers, ranchers and forestland owners in 24 states for their efforts to improve soil health, water quality and wildlife habitat on their working land....

More

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...

More

Conservation Corner - Myth Busters

Megan Dwyer

April 28th, 2022  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  ICMB |  Conservation |  Precision Conservation Management

Myth: “Planting into cover crops just doesn’t work; it’s too cold for my herbicides to work so I can’t manage cover crops in the spring; if you don’t kill them early, they get out of control; all...

More

PCM Welcomes New Employee to Team

Tara Desmond

March 31st, 2022  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  ICMB |  Conservation |  Precision Conservation Management

Darren Cudaback joins the Precision Conservation Management (PCM) team as a specialist in Nebraska. Darren has spent the last 24 years in the ag industry helping producers with marketing programs...

More

Illinois Farmers Engaging In State-Specific Efforts, Action, Progress In Reducing Nutrient Loss

Lindsay Mitchell

December 22nd, 2021  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  Conservation |  Precision Conservation Management

              Illinois’ agriculture community continues to focus efforts & investments on conservation   Illinois family farmers are working to preserve the soil and water on their...

More

Welcome New Precision Conservation Management Specialist, Frank Rademacher

Tara Desmond

December 21st, 2021  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  Precision Conservation Management

Welcome Frank Rademacher our newest team member Frank is the newest edition to the PCM team and heard about the position because he himself has been a part of PCM for several years and seen,...

More

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...

More

Free Webinar 12/10 on Impacts of Weather on Your Farm

Tara Desmond

December 7th, 2021  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  ICMB |  Conservation |  Precision Conservation Management

Eric Snodgrass is a Science Fellow and Principal Atmospheric Scientist for Nutrien Ag Solutions, where he develops predictive, analytical software solutions to manage weather risk for global...

More

Conservation Corner: Focusing on Fertilizer and Tillage

Megan Dwyer

November 11th, 2021  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  ICMB |  Conservation |  Precision Conservation Management

As harvest wraps up for most farmers across the state and an overall favorable forecast is predicted, focus turns to fall fertilizer and tillage. Precision Conservation Management (PCM) looks at...

More

Precision Conservation Management Releases 2021 Data and Recommendations

Lindsay Mitchell

June 7th, 2021  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  Conservation |  Precision Conservation Management

Precision Conservation Management Releases 2021 Data and Recommendations   Precision Conservation Management (PCM), a farmer service program led by the Illinois Corn Growers Association and...

More

PCM Receives Grant From International HSBC Bank

Lindsay Mitchell

May 24th, 2021  |  Today's News |  Public Outreach |  Conservation |  Precision Conservation Management

PCM Receives Grant From International HSBC Bank   The Precision Conservation Program Management (PCM) will receive grant funds from HSBC Bank via the Midwest Row Crop Collaborative (MRCC), the...

More

Cover Crops and Other Conservation Practices Continue to Gain Steam

Dan Obert

April 7th, 2021  |  Today's News |  ICMB |  Conservation |  Precision Conservation Management

Cover Crops and Other Conservation Practices Continue to Gain Steam   Warmer weather is finally here and many farmers begin to get their planter ready to kick off another growing season. While...

More

Conservation Conversation Virtual Roundtable

Dan Obert

March 18th, 2021  |  Today's News |  Conservation |  Precision Conservation Management

Conservation Conversation Virtual Roundtable   A roundtable discussion featuring Precision Conservation Management Operation Manager Clay Bess and Director of Water Quality Research at IL Corn...

More

ISA and IL Corn Invest in Conservation via the PCM Program

Lindsay Mitchell

December 15th, 2020  |  Today's News |  Conservation |  Precision Conservation Management

ISA and IL Corn Invest in Conservation via the PCM Program The Illinois Soybean Association (ISA) and Illinois Corn Growers Association (ICGA) have teamed up to research on-farm conservation...

More

Audio Update: Field to Market Collaboration of the Year with Clay Bess

Dan Obert

November 13th, 2020  |  Today's News |  Conservation |  Precision Conservation Management

Audio Update Get to know Clay Bess, Lead Precision Conservation Management Specialist and hear about PCM's newest award. Listen Here

More

PCM Recognized for National Collaboration of the Year Award

Lindsay Mitchell

November 12th, 2020  |  Today's News |  Conservation |  Precision Conservation Management

PCM Recognized for National Collaboration fo the Year Award   Precision Conservation Management (PCM), a premiere conservation program of the Illinois Corn Growers Association and the Illinois...

More

Audio Update: PCM Developments with Travis Deppe

Dan Obert

October 15th, 2020  |  Today's News |  Precision Conservation Management

PCM Developments: Interview with Travis Deppe Director of Precision Conservation Management, Travis Deppe explains all the new developments in PCM and how this program has the potential to put...

More

Precision Conservation Management Program Receives USDA RCPP Renewal

Lindsay Mitchell

October 7th, 2020  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  Conservation |  Precision Conservation Management

Precision Conservation Management Program Receives USDA RCPP Renewal Precision Conservation Management, the premiere conservation program of the Illinois Corn Growers Association, received a...

More