Dicamba Registration Pulled by Ninth Circuit Court

Lindsay Mitchell

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

Yesterday, the Ninth Circuit ordered the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to vacate registrations for 3 dicamba herbicides for use ontolerant soybeans and cotton.  This could leave Illinois...

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Business Case for Conservation Challenges Conventional Thinking on Farm Management Practices

Lindsay Mitchell

June 3rd, 2020  |  Today's News |  Best Management Practices |  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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IL Ag Coalition Submits Statewide Monarch Conservation Efforts

May 28th, 2020  |  Today's News |  Best Management Practices

One year after the Illinois Monarch Project Agriculture Action Plan was unveiled on Earth Day, Illinois agriculture groups continue to highlight voluntary conservation efforts geared toward...

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NCERC, COVER CROPS, AND LIVESTOCK: IL LEGISLATIVE UPDATE

Lindsay Mitchell

May 27th, 2020  |  Today's News |  Ethanol |  Livestock |  Best Management Practices |  Legislation & Regulation

As of May 24, around 1 am, the state of Illinois now has a budget that – although reported as creatively balanced – provides some wins for Illinois agriculture.    “Illinois agriculture showed...

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Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP) Released

Dan Obert

May 22nd, 2020  |  Today's News |  Legislation & Regulation

The USDA released more information on how the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP) would be rolled out. At first look, payment calculations may seem fairly complicated but farmers should...

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Cleaner air is one defense against COVID-19

Lindsay Mitchell

May 12th, 2020  |  Today's News |  Ethanol

Researchers see a correlation between high concentrations of particulate matter in the air and vulnerability of citizens contracting the COVID-19 virus, says a recent study by Harvard T.H. Chan...

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Pork Power Feeds the Hungry, Prevents Food Waste

Lindsay Mitchell

May 7th, 2020  |  Today's News |  Livestock

 Together, we can prevent excess hogs from going to waste due to supply chain disruptions caused by COVID-19. Together, we can direct that protein to needy families all over Illinois.   IL Corn...

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Major Policy Change Makes Lock and Dam Upgrades More Likely

Lindsay Mitchell

May 6th, 2020  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  Locks and Dams

Today, the Senate Environment & Public Works (EPW) Committee passed America’s Water Infrastructure Act of 2020 (AWIA). The bill included within it the Committee’s version of the Water Resources...

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Illinois Farm Families Facilitates Farmer-Nonfarmer Conversations During COVID-19

Lindsay Mitchell

April 29th, 2020  |  Today's News |  ICMB |  Public Outreach

Farmers have an important role to play helping non-farmers understand food and food systems during the current global pandemic. Illinois Farm Families is helping.   Through Illinois Farm...

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Illinois Farmers and PepsiCo Partner to Reduce CO2 Emissions by 8,155 Metric Tons

Lindsay Mitchell

April 22nd, 2020  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  Precision Conservation Management

Illinois farmers are partnering with PepsiCo and other large corporations across their supply chain to achieve large reductions in carbon emissions.  In the first two years of the project,...

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Locally Made Hand Sanitizer Spread Across the State

Dan Obert

April 16th, 2020  |  Today's News

State farm associations understand how important ag retail stations are to farmers during spring planting season and they have purchased and donated locally made hand sanitizer to prove it. Hand...

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ICGA Advises Director Costello of Opportunities to Help Hurting Illinois Farmers

Lindsay Mitchell

April 9th, 2020  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  Farm Policy

This week, the Illinois Corn Growers Association prepared and delivered a list of opportunities for the State of Illinois to invest in the agriculture industry as we face turbulent markets and...

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Farm Readiness During this Crisis

Megan Dwyer

April 7th, 2020  |  Today's News |  Best Management Practices

Farm Readiness Checklist We all know no one can learn the nuances of your farm quickly, like which tractor needs a shot of ether to get rolling regardless of temperature, but you can still have a...

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Planting Intention Report Shows Corn Plantings Up Eight Percent

Lindsay Mitchell

March 31st, 2020  |  Today's News

Farmers will plant eight percent more corn acres than last year, says today’s Prospective Planting report released by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.   Corn planted for all purposes in 2020...

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Trump Administration Does Not Seek Re-Hearing of Tenth Circuit SRE Ruling, ICGA Applauds

Lindsay Mitchell

March 25th, 2020  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  Legislation & Regulation

After hearing the Trump administration did not seek a re-hearing of a recent ruling by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit regarding small refinery exemptions (SREs) under the...

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International Purchases Are Not Cancelled Amid U.S. COVID-19 Scare

Lindsay Mitchell

March 23rd, 2020  |  Today's News |  Exports

The economy might be stalled here in the U.S. while many states are on full shut-down to prevent the spread of COVID-19, but international purchases continue.  This is good news for Illinois...

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Ag in the Classroom Resources

Dan Obert

March 18th, 2020  |  Today's News

If you are looking for things to do with you kids, try out these online lessons produced by Agriculture in the Classroom. Everyday will feature a new age appropriate lesson that will teach your...

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Board Members Meet with Legislators in D.C.

Dan Obert

March 11th, 2020  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  Legislation & Regulation

Board members from the Illinois Corn Growers Association and staff spent most of this week in Washington D.C. meeting with legislators and key industry officials. Some of the people they met with...

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Something for Everyone With an ICGA Membership

Lindsay Mitchell

March 4th, 2020  |  Today's News |  ICGA

  Farmer survey work indicates that most farmers join the Illinois Corn Growers Association because they seek representation in Springfield, IL and Washington, DC with law makers and regulators...

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IL Corn Well Represented in 2020 Master Farmers

Lindsay Mitchell

March 3rd, 2020  |  Today's News

Five Illinois farmers will be honored as 2020 Master Farmers at Prairie Farmer magazine’s annual event March 19 in Springfield, Ill. The award recognizes exceptional agricultural production...

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