A DEAL IS A DEAL

November 11th, 2019  |  Today's News |  Ethanol |  Legislation & Regulation

In three years EPA has granted 85 exemptions from the Renewable Fuels Standard (RFS) to oil refineries, destroying over 4 billion gallons of biofuel demand and threatening the future of biofuels...

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CLARK CO FARM FAMILY HOSTS COMMUNITY TO NEW BARN

November 8th, 2019  |  Today's News |  Livestock

Congratulations to Jacob Miller and his sister Drucilla Miller Shotts on the opening of their new 3,800 head pig barn opening in Clark Co this year!   Last night, Don Guinnip, Illinois Corn...

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INNOVATION GROWS HERE: GROWING BIOFUELS

November 5th, 2019  |  Today's News |  Ethanol |  Public Outreach

This exciting new video starts a conversation about biofuels: how they can save us from diminishing fossil fuels, how they clean our are, how they are locally grown and saving rural...

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IL STATE LEGISLATIVE UPDATE: SB 1407

October 30th, 2019  |  Today's News |  Ethanol

Earlier this year, the Illinois Corn Growers Association invited farmers to call their state legislators on a bill that would require union labor in some areas of our Illinois ethanol plants....

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INTERNATIONAL VISITORS IN IL LEARN ABOUT U.S. ETHANOL

October 16th, 2019  |  Today's News |  Ethanol |  Exports

  More than sixty countries were present to learn how U.S. ethanol can deliver on the shared goal of finding fuels that deliver environmental and human benefits while also making economic sense...

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ICGA STATEMENT ON EPA'S RELEASE OF SUPPLEMENTAL PROPOSAL FOR RENEWABLE FUELS VOLUMES

October 16th, 2019  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  Legislation & Regulation

After time to read and consider the Environmental Protection Agency’s Supplemental Proposal for Renewable Fuels Volumes released yesterday, Illinois Corn Growers Association President Ted Mottaz,...

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THANKS TO OUR PARTNERS FOR STICKING IT OUT IN A CHALLENGING YEAR

October 7th, 2019  |  Today's News |  Best Management Practices

The 2019 crop season will not be soon forgotten but hopefully there is something positive worth remembering: It will be the first time that several thousand acres are being seeded in cover crops...

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ICGA STATEMENT ON USDA, EPA ANNOUNCEMENT TO PROMOTE BIOFUELS

October 4th, 2019  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  Ethanol |  Legislation & Regulation

Illinois Corn Growers Association President Ted Mottaz, a farmer from Elmwood, Ill., issued the following statement following the Environmental Protection Agency’s and United States Department of...

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REFRESHER ON THE RULEMAKING PROCESS

September 30th, 2019  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  Legislation & Regulation

Regulations are rules issued by the executive branch to implement the laws passed in the legislative branch that mandate action from federal agencies. Regulations can be challenged and changed,...

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STATE CORN GROWER LEADERS TO TRUMP: UPHOLD COMMITMENT TO FARMERS & RFS

September 27th, 2019  |  Today's News |  Ethanol

Ted Mottaz, President of the Illinois Corn Growers Association and a farmer from Elmwood, IL, joined farmer leaders from 22 other states today asking President Trump to follow the law and keep the...

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TAIWAN WILL PURCHASE BILLIONS OF DOLLARS OF ILLINOIS CORN

September 24th, 2019  |  Today's News |  Exports

Illinois Corn Marketing Board Chairman Roger Sy was joined by Governor JB Pritzker and Taiwanese officials to sign a $2.2 billion commitent to purchase Illinois corn and soybeans over the next two...

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SOUTH KOREAN FEED GRAIN EXECUTIVES EXPLORE U.S. CORN BELT

September 19th, 2019  |  Today's News |  Exports

IL Corn staff and members Greg and Ashley Deal were happy to host a team of grain buyers from South Korea last week, one of the largest and most loyal U.S. grain markets. Continuing 47 years of...

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WORKING FOR AN UPDATED F FACTOR

September 11th, 2019  |  Today's News |  Ethanol

The automobile industry is asking the Trump Administration to return to a credit-system that makes the production of flex-fuel vehicles (FFVs) more attractive from a production perspective as it...

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IL CORN TALKS TO CONG STAFF AT NCERC

September 10th, 2019  |  Today's News |  Ethanol |  Legislation & Regulation

Congressional staff from across the nation visited the National Corn to Ethanol Research Center (NCERC) at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville as part of the AgMazing Congressional Tour in...

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US ETHANOL FASTEST GROWING AG EXPORT

September 9th, 2019  |  Today's News |  Ethanol |  Exports

An analysis by the U.S. Grains Council (USGC) showed that non-beverage ethanol has been the fastest growing U.S. agricultural export over the past five years, an achievement supported by Council...

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PHIL THORNTON RETIRES FROM IL CORN WITH 15 YEARS OF SERVICE

September 6th, 2019  |  Today's News

Phil Thornton, IL Corn’s Director of Exports and Logistics, retired today with 15 years of service to Illinois corn farmers.   Thornton came to IL Corn in 2004 from Jerseyville Grain in...

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SUCCESSFUL FARM PROGRESS SHOW 2019!

August 30th, 2019  |  Today's News

The Illinois Corn Growers Association and Illinois Corn Marketing Board completed another successful Farm Progress Show yesterday, August 29, 2019.   Among the opportunities for members and...

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CALL TO ACTION: VOTE YES ON USMCA RATIFICATION

August 23rd, 2019  |  Today's News |  Exports |  Legislation & Regulation

Please contact your U.S. Representative this week and let him/her know that you support ratification of the US Mexico Canada Agreement (USMCA)!   Trade with Mexico and Canada is vital for...

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RMA ADMINSTRATOR BARBRE TO HOLD LISTENING SESSIONS IN IL

August 21st, 2019  |  Today's News |  Farm Policy

Interested farmers have an opportunity to meet with the Administrator of USDA’s, Risk Management Agency (RMA), Martin Barbre at listening sessions in Illinois the week of August 26th. RMA...

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ILLINOIS CORN MARKETING BOARD ELECTS OFFICERS

August 20th, 2019  |  Today's News |  ICMB

Roger Sy, a farmer from Newman, Illinois, was elected by his peers to serve as Chairman of the Illinois Corn Marketing Board (ICMB) for the 2019-20 term.   Sy, a Douglas County farmer, has...

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