Importance of Trade

Katie Smith and Dan Obert

August 6th, 2020  |  Today's News |  Exports

Importance of Trade Katie Smith, Communication Intern at IL Corn, sat down with Collin Watters, Director of Exports and Logistics, and asked him a couple questions about trade. Find out more...

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Use of Corn as an Acceptable Feedstock Clarified by the Department of Energy

Julie Busse and Dan Obert

August 6th, 2020  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  Biotechnology

Use of Corn as an Acceptable Feedstock Clarified by the Deparment of Energy   An important step forward to driving demand for corn was recently achieved, thanks to the work of state and national...

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Is Helping the Ethanol Industry Your Priority?

Lindsay Mitchell

August 5th, 2020  |  Today's News |  Ethanol

Is Helping the Ethanol Industry Your Priority? In the heat of COVID-19 shutdowns in March and April, we all watched as the ethanol industry took a heavy blow, as people quit traveling to work, to...

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Good to Excellent Crop Statewide

Dan Obert

August 3rd, 2020  |  Today's News

Good to excellent crop statewide Summer continues to roll on across the state. Topsoil moisture remains abundant with 90 percent adequate to surplus providing ideal conditions for corn to grow....

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House Passed WRDA Bill That Includes Advocated For Cost-Share Shift for Lock and Dam Construction

Lindsay Mitchell

July 29th, 2020  |  Today's News |  Locks and Dams

House Passed WRDA Bill That Includes Advocated For Cost-Share Shift for Lock and Dam Construction   The U.S. House of Representatives passed the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) today,...

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Raben Elected U.S. Grains Council Chairman During Virtual Summer Meeting

Lindsay Mitchell

July 28th, 2020  |  Today's News |  ICMB |  Exports

Raben Elected U.S. Grains Council Chairman During Virtual Summer Meeting   The delegates of the U.S. Grains Council (USGC) elected Jim Raben, a farmer from Ridgway, IL representing the Illinois...

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Study Quantifies Value of Red Meat Exports to U.S. Corn

Lindsay Mitchell

July 23rd, 2020  |  Today's News |  Livestock |  Exports

Study Quantifies Value of Red Meat Exports to U.S. Corn Since 2015, pork and beef exports have been the fastest-growing category of corn use, delivering critical returns for corn farmers. The...

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Kenneth Hartman of Waterloo, IL Re-Elected to NCGA Board

Lindsay Mitchell

July 16th, 2020  |  Today's News |  ICGA

Kenneth Hartman of Waterloo, IL Re-Elected to NCGA Board Kenneth Hartman, Waterloo, Illinois farmer and former President of the Illinois Corn Growers Association, was re-elected to the National...

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New Lock and Dam Start Expected in FY21

Lindsay Mitchell and Dan Obert

July 15th, 2020  |  Today's News |  Locks and Dams

New Lock and Dam Start Expected in FY21 This week, the House Appropriations Committee approved a FY21 budget for Energy and Water Development that would include funding for one new project for...

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IL Corn Partners with WIU in Soil Bucket Program for Third Year

Lindsay Mitchell

July 6th, 2020  |  Today's News |  Public Outreach |  Conservation

IL Corn Partners with WIU in Soil Bucket Program for Third Year For the third year in a row, the Western Illinois University School of Agriculture is partnering with the Illinois Corn Marketing...

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New IFF Video Featuring Farmers Investing in Pollinator Habitat

Lindsay Mitchell

July 1st, 2020  |  Today's News |  Public Outreach |  Conservation

New IFF Video Featuring Farmers Investing in Pollinator Habitat   Today, Illinois Farm Families (IFF) released a third video in their “Innovation Grows Here” series, highlighting how Illinois...

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IL Corn Celebrates U.S. Mexico Canada Agreement for Trade Entry-into Force

Lindsay Mitchell

June 30th, 2020  |  Today's News |  ICGA

IL Corn Celebrates U.S. Mexico Canada Agreement for Trade Entry-into Force IL Corn Growers Association and the corn farmers they represent are fortunate that today, July 1, trade with our top...

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U of I FarmDoc Team Releases Conservation Lease Addendum

June 29th, 2020  |  Today's News |  Conservation |  Precision Conservation Management

U of I FarmDoc Team Releases Conservation Lease Addendum Many farmers and landowners are interested in incorporating various conservation practices on their farms but find conversations and...

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PCM and Clay Bess Honored for Exceptional Conservation Leadership

Lindsay Mitchell

June 25th, 2020  |  Today's News |  Conservation |  Precision Conservation Management

PCM and Clay Bess Honored for Exceptional Conservation Leadership   IL Corn is proud to announce Clay Bess has been recognized as part of Field to Market’s 2020 Trusted Adviser Spotlight Series!...

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ICMB Director Elections via Mail Due to COVID-19

Lindsay Mitchell

June 24th, 2020  |  Today's News |  ICMB

ICMB Director Elections via Mail Due to COVID-19   Illinois Corn Marketing Board (ICMB) district director elections will take place by mail this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.   In...

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IL Corn Welcomes New Interns

Dan Obert

June 22nd, 2020  |  Today's News

IL Corn welcomes three interns to our team this summer. Two interns work in the communication department and the third works on membership and legislative priorities. They join us originally from...

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IL Corn Donates over $600 to FFA Thanks to Farmer Water Testing Engagement

Lindsay Mitchell

June 17th, 2020  |  Today's News |  Public Outreach |  Conservation

IL Corn donated $635 to Illinois FFA chapters, a result of Illinois farmers testing water supplies on their farms for nitrates.   The program focused on raising awareness on Illinois farms of...

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CFAP Guidance with Additional Resources

June 10th, 2020  |  Today's News |  Legislation & Regulation

In an effort to help you be more prepared for your appointment or complete the application at home, we’ve compiled some resources for your use in regards to the CFAP program.   Highlights: -...

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Dicamba Registration Pulled by Ninth Circuit Court

Lindsay Mitchell and Dan Obert

June 4th, 2020  |  Today's News |  Biotechnology |  Legislation & Regulation

June 10 Update: Many questions still float around about the decision from the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in regards to usage of Dicamba. The Illinois Department of...

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Business Case for Conservation Challenges Conventional Thinking on Farm Management Practices

Lindsay Mitchell

June 3rd, 2020  |  Today's News |  Conservation |  Precision Conservation Management

Illinois farmers should soon be receiving a copy of the 2020 Precision Conservation Management research summary, titled The Business Case for Conservation.  The publication attempts to help...

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