Farmers Must Answer Planting Intentions Survey For Accurate Reporting

February 18th, 2020  |  Today's News

Farmers have an important role to play in one of the most important surveys the USDA conducts each year, says National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) Illinois State Statistician Mark...

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$4.5 Million Awarded for NESP

February 13th, 2020  |  Today's News |  ICGA

The Navigation and Ecosystem Restoration Program (NESP) received $4.5 million dollars in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers 2020 work plan. This funding would allow the expansion and modernization...

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Act Now To Protect Atrazine

February 5th, 2020  |  Today's News |  Best Management Practices

The Illinois Corn Growers Association launched a call to action today, asking farmers to engage in a reregistration process that could cost them up to $30 per acre if they were to lose the right...

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Don't Delay: Sign Up For Farm Programs Now

February 3rd, 2020  |  Today's News |  Farm Policy

Farmers considering whether Agricultural Risk Coverage (ARC) or Price Loss Coverage (PLC) are the right farm programs for them have until March 15 to make sign up decisions.  Get to your local FSA...

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USMCA finalized

January 29th, 2020  |  Today's News

President Trump signed the USMCA trade agreement on Wednesday finalizing a deal that will promote agriculture and industry. A list of statements from various politicians and organizations can be...

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Illinois corn farmers go on offense during the big game

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

BLOOMINGTON, ILL., January 28, 2020 – During the biggest game in football, IL Corn is going on offense to remind consumers around the state that Illinois runs on homegrown corn.   Viewers in...

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IL Corn is hiring for Biofuels and Public Policy Manager position

January 28th, 2020  |  Today's News

Bloomington Ill. - Illinois Corn is hiring for the position of Biofuels and Public Policy Manager. The Biofuels Programs & Public Policy Manager directs and facilitates the policy development...

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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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