NCGA CHAIRMAN HOSTS REGULATORY STAFFERS ON FARM

Tricia Braid

April 28th, 2017  |  Today's News |  Legislation & Regulation

National Corn Growers Association Chairman Chip Bowling, of Newburg, Maryland, hosted federal officials on his farm this week as part of a field day put on by the American Seed Trade Association...

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APPROACHING WET WEATHER OFFERS OPPORTUNITY FOR WATER TESTING

Lindsay Mitchell

April 27th, 2017  |  Today's News |  Best Management Practices

For most Illinois farmers, this week’s heavy rainfall will put a significant damper on corn planting, but it does offer a wonderful opportunity to test field water for nutrient runoff. Free,...

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ICGA PRESIDENT JUSTIN DURDAN COMMENTS ON SECRETARY PERDUE’S CONFIRMATION

Tricia Braid

April 25th, 2017  |  Today's News |  ICGA

Illinois Corn Growers Association President Justin Durdan, a farmer from Utica, issued the following statement regarding the U.S. Senate’s confirmation of Sonny Perdue as U.S. Department of...

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TRADE AGREEMENT WITH PERU HUGE SUCCESS FOR AGRICULTURE

Lindsay Mitchell

April 24th, 2017  |  Today's News |  Exports

Your corn association continually advocates for trade agreements that will make using the high-quality corn you’re growing easier for international buyers.  And with good reason if the recently...

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PETITIONS AVAILABLE FOR CORN CHECKOFF BOARD POSITIONS

Tricia Braid

April 21st, 2017  |  Today's News |  ICMB

Farmers who would like to run for a three-year term on the Illinois Corn Marketing Board can now start circulating nominating petitions. Petitions are available at the ICMB office in Bloomington...

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CORN REVENUES FOR 2017 COULD BE $741 PER ACRE SAYS U OF I

Taylor McDonald

April 20th, 2017  |  Today's News |  Additional Research

The University of Illinois’ economist Dr. Gary Schnitkey forecasts in his farmdoc daily article “Revenues Below $700 per Acre Possible with Corn in 2017” that gross revenues on corn acres for 2017...

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ICGA APPRECIATES SENATOR DUCKWORTH’S SUPPORT OF LOCKS AND DAMS

Tricia Braid

April 19th, 2017  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  Locks and Dams

BLOOMINGTON, Ill.— Illinois Corn Growers Association (ICGA) appreciates Senator Tammy Duckworth’s (IL-D) outspoken support for investments in our waterways infrastructure systems, especially the...

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CLARK FAMILY ADDS LIVESTOCK TO FAMILY FARM

Taylor McDonald

April 18th, 2017  |  Today's News |  Livestock |  Public Outreach

IL Corn is a proud member of the Illinois Livestock Development Group (ILDG), a coalition of several Illinois associations (Illinois Corn, Illinois Beef, Illinois Pork, Illinois Soybeans, Illinois...

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360 VIDEOS FEATURED AT NORMAL CORN CRIB

Lindsay Mitchell

April 17th, 2017  |  Today's News |  ICMB |  Public Outreach

CornBelters fans and people from all over Illinois who come to the Corn Crib venue for concerts, tournaments, and more will soon be able to access a virtual tour of a farm, courtesy of IL Corn’s...

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AG TRADE DURING FIRST HALF OF FISCAL YEAR IS UP

Tricia Braid

April 14th, 2017  |  Today's News |  Exports

Although seasonal ag export trade is down for the last couple months in total, ag trade for the first five months of the fiscal year, that’s October through February, is up. The numbers show that...

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APPLY FOR A FALL INTERNSHIP!

Lindsay Mitchell

April 13th, 2017  |  Today's News |  ICMB

If you are a student from Illinois who is interested in helping connect non-farmers and farmers to talk and share information, you qualify for an Illinois Corn Marketing Board fall 2017 social...

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MILITARY VETERANS MORE LIKELY TO WORK IN ETHANOL INDUSTRY

Rachel Gantz

April 12th, 2017  |  Today's News |  Ethanol

[Originally published by Rachel Gantz at RFA] A new Department of Energy (DOE) study on employment in the U.S. energy sector shows that America’s ethanol industry employs a significantly larger...

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FARMERS ENCOURAGED TO TEST FIELD TILE WATER

Tricia Braid

April 11th, 2017  |  Today's News |  Best Management Practices

The wet spring weather may be keeping most Illinois corn farmers out of the fields lately, but it shouldn't keep them from gathering a water sample while tile lines are running. IL Corn backed...

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U.S. GRAINS COUNCIL CONFIRMS HIGH QUALITY OF 2016 U.S. CORN

Lindsay Mitchell

April 10th, 2017  |  Today's News |  Exports |  Additional Research

The 2016/2017 corn export quality report found the average aggregate quality of the corn assembled for export early in the marketing year was better than or equal to U.S. No. 2 on all grade...

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ILLINOIS CORN MARKETING BOARD SEEKS INTERNS

Lindsay Mitchell

April 7th, 2017  |  Today's News |  ICMB

The Illinois Corn Marketing Board is currently accepting applications for fall 2017 internships.  This is part of our effort to provide meaningful agricultural experiences to college students and...

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ICGA SUPPORTS RVP WAIVER FOR E15

Lindsay Mitchell

April 6th, 2017  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  Ethanol

Today, the Illinois Corn Growers Association joined with the Illinois Renewable Fuels Association to ask Illinois legislators to support a reid vapor pressure (RVP) waiver for 15 percent blends of...

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MONARCH BUTTERFLY UNDER CONSIDERATION FOR ENDANGERED SPECIES LISTING

Tricia Braid

April 5th, 2017  |  Today's News |  Best Management Practices

Do you know that the Monarch Butterfly, the Illinois state insect, might be listed as an endangered species within two years? That’s right, in 1974 a third-grader from Decatur suggested that the...

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U.S. CORN FEEDING MALAYSIAN CHICKENS

Lindsay Mitchell

April 4th, 2017  |  Today's News |  Livestock |  Exports

Malaysians eat a lot of chicken - upwards of 110 pounds per year per person. More of those chickens will soon be eating U.S. corn thanks to the arrival of a 2.68-million-bushel bulk shipment last...

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CROP INSURANCE ISN’T JUST FOR CORN AND BEANS

Tricia Braid

April 3rd, 2017  |  Today's News |  Farm Policy

The negotiations regarding the next farm bill are right around the corner. Talk about policy for the 2018 Farm Bill is already underway on the Hill, with special interest groups chiming in from...

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