ICGA ANNOUNCES 2020 LEGISLATIVE PRIORITIES

January 23rd, 2020  |  Today's News |  Legislation & Regulation

Surveys indicate that Illinois corn farmers become members in the Illinois Corn Growers Association for better representation in Springfield, IL and Washington, DC.  With that in mind, ICGA farmer...

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USMCA SENATE PASSAGE STATEMENT

January 16th, 2020  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  Exports

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. – Following the Senate vote to pass the U.S. Mexico Canada Agreement (USMCA) for trade, Illinois Corn Growers Association President Bill Leigh, a farmer from Minonk, made the...

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CHINA PHASE ONE TRADE DEAL

January 15th, 2020  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  Exports |  Legislation & Regulation

The news of China signing Phase One of a trade agreement came as a welcome sight to farmers and those across the agriculture industry. The main headlines include top-line figures but after sitting...

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ILLINOIS FARM FAMILIES BIOPLASTIC VIDEO

January 7th, 2020  |  Today's News |  ICMB |  Public Outreach

 Across the globe a million water bottles are bought every minute with 91% never being recycled. We have come to realize we use too much plastic. Now is the time to switch to renewable resources....

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IL PORK AND IL CORN DONATED MORE THAN 100,000 POUNDS OF PORK

January 2nd, 2020  |  Today's News |  ICMB

Illinois Pork Producers Association (IPPA) and the Illinois Corn Marketing Board (ICMB) donated 100,263 pounds of ground pork to foodbanks throughout the state in 2019 on behalf of the Pork Power...

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ANTICIPATED FUNDING FOR LOCKS AND DAMS

December 23rd, 2019  |  Today's News |  Locks and Dams

On December 17, just three days before short-term Continuing Resolution (C.R.) funding for the Federal government was to expire, the House passed the FY20 Energy and Water Development (E&WD) and...

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ICGA STATEMENT ON U.S. MEXICO CANADA AGREEMENT FOR TRADE PASSAGE BY U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

December 19th, 2019  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  Exports |  Legislation & Regulation

When hearing that the U.S. House of Representatives passed the U.S. Mexico Canada Agreement (USMCA) for trade, Illinois Corn Growers Association President Bill Leigh, a farmer from Minonk, made...

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EPA IGNORES IL CORN FARMER CONCERNS WITH PLAN TO RESTORE ETHANOL MARKET

December 19th, 2019  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  Ethanol |  Legislation & Regulation

In response to the EPA’s final rule on the 2020 Renewable Volume Obligations (RVO) and the understanding that the EPA will not be reallocating all previously waived gallons in future RVO numbers,...

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LEADERS PARTICIPATE IN USMCA FLY IN

December 18th, 2019  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  Legislation & Regulation

December 18 - ICGA LEADERSHIP FLY IN TO SUPPORT USMCA RATIFICATION   Today, members of the Illinois Corn Growers Association Board of Directors cleared their schedules to participate in a fly-in...

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ICGA RECOGNIZES INDUSTRY LEADERS

December 17th, 2019  |  Today's News |  ICGA

The Illinois Corn Growers Association awarded several industry leaders during the annual meeting November 26, 2019 in Bloomington. The day was filled with intriguing speakers, thought provoking...

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ICGA SUBMITS COMMENTS TO PRESERVE YOUR RIGHT TO USE PARAQUAT

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

The Illinois Corn Growers Association submitted comments today in support of the reregistration of Paraquat, a widely used herbicide in the U.S.  The current comment period is the product of an...

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USMCA STATEMENTS

December 11th, 2019  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  Exports |  Legislation & Regulation

U.S. Secretary Nancy Pelosi announced Tuesday, December 10 that House Democrats have struck a deal between Mexico, Canada and our administration. After many efforts from our organization, it is...

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ICGA ISSUES USMCA STATEMENT

December 10th, 2019  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  Exports |  Legislation & Regulation

Illinois Corn Growers Association President Bill Leigh issued the following statement regarding the news that Congress will begin steps to ratify the U.S. Mexico Canada Agreement: “In January...

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SOIL HEALTH PARTNERSHIP, IL CORN RECEIVE USDA CONSERVATION INNOVATION GRANT

December 4th, 2019  |  Today's News |  ICGA

The Soil Health Partnership (SHP), a program of the National Corn Growers Association, and IL Corn are excited to announce a new project focusing on helping farmers understand and implement new...

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PCM RECEIVES NATIONAL FISH AND WILDLIFE GRANT

December 4th, 2019  |  Today's News |  ICGA

Precision Conservation Management (PCM), the premiere water quality program of the Illinois Corn Growers Association, received over $250,000 from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation this...

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IMPORTANT PARTNERS SHOW UP FOR ETHANOL & IL CORN

December 2nd, 2019  |  Today's News |  Ethanol |  Legislation & Regulation

Senators Tammy Duckworth and Richard Durbin, along with Illinois Director of Agriculture John Sullivan, showed up for ethanol and IL Corn last week with their own comments on the EPA's proposed...

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ICGA ELECTS NEW OFFICERS, BOARD MEMBERS

November 26th, 2019  |  Today's News |  ICGA

Bill Leigh, a farmer from Minonk, IL, has been elected president of the Illinois Corn Growers Association (ICGA) for 2019-2020 at their re-organizational meeting, which was held today immediately...

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IL DELEGATION SHOWS UP FOR FARMERS EXPERIENCING PROPANE SHORTAGES

November 21st, 2019  |  Today's News |  Legislation & Regulation

This week, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission approved additional emergency shipments of propane from Texas to Illinois to help Midwestern farmers struggling to dry harvested grain in...

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#USMCANOW TRENDING LAST WEEK ON USMCA DAY OF ACTION

November 18th, 2019  |  Today's News |  Exports |  Legislation & Regulation

On November 13, the Illinois Corn Growers Association and many, many partners around the country participated in a day of action to elevate the need to pass the U.S. Mexico Canada Agreement...

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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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