INDIA ACCEPTING GM FOOD CROPS

Shelby Carlson

June 30th, 2017  |  Today's News |  Biotechnology

Even though India is tasked with feeding the second largest population in the world, they don’t allow genetically modified (GM) food crops. In 2015, the population of India alone was 1.3 billion....

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NEW LEADERS PROGRAM LAUNCHES FOURTH YEAR WITH GREAT SUCCESS

Lindsay Mitchell

June 29th, 2017  |  Today's News

The 2017 class of the NCGA DuPont New Leaders Program, now entering its fourth year of helping farming couples and individuals become better communicators, leaders, and advocates for...

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FARMERS CAN LEARN HOW CONSERVATION PRACTICES IMPROVE SOIL HEALTH AND PROFITABILITY

Lindsay Mitchell

June 28th, 2017  |  Today's News |  Best Management Practices

The Soil Health Partnership (SHP) will host a field day this week on June 29 from 8:30 am – noon at the Kirk Kimble Farm in Sparland. The Kirk Kimble Farm is one of more than 100 farms in the SHP...

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TRUMP ADMINISTRATION PROPOSES WOTUS ROLLBACK

Tricia Braid

June 27th, 2017  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  Legislation & Regulation

As promised during the campaign, President Trump’s administration has proposed a rule to roll back the so-called WOTUS regulation. The Obama-era Waters of the U.S. rule, as it’s formally known,...

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YEARS OF FLOOD AND YEARS OF DROUGHT

Krista Swanson

June 26th, 2017  |  Today's News |  Public Outreach

One of the priorities Illinois corn farmers have asked us to focus on is to help bridge the gap between farmers and non-farmers.  When non-farmers feel connected to farmers, believe that they have...

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NEW SUGAR SUSPENSION AGREEMENT

Lindsay Mitchell

June 23rd, 2017  |  Today's News |  Exports

Earlier this month while the Illinois Corn Growers Association and Illinois Corn Marketing Boards were meeting, a very important agreement between the U.S. and Mexico was finalized that will...

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WATER TESTING IS EVEN EASIER THAN BEFORE!

June 22nd, 2017  |  Today's News |  Best Management Practices

Among the updates to the www.ilcorn.org website is a new water quality page that makes testing the tile, ditch or creek water on your farm even easier than before!   Located at the shortcut,...

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AG SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION DEADLINE JUNE 30

June 21st, 2017  |  Today's News

IL Corn just became aware of this opportunity for a scholarship benefiting students intending to study agriculture in college. Please note that the application deadline is June 30th.   Jenner...

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WATERWAY INFRASTRUCTURE IN MUCH NEED OF UPDATES

Shelby Carlson

June 20th, 2017  |  Today's News |  Locks and Dams |  Legislation & Regulation

The need for an improved infrastructure is an issue that has received serious attention in recent months. When President Donald Trump spoke on June, 7th in Cincinnati, Ohio on the subject on...

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YOUR CORN ETHANOL WILL BE CLEARING THE AIR IN MEXICO

Tricia Braid

June 19th, 2017  |  Today's News |  Ethanol |  Exports |  Legislation & Regulation

This is a big deal, so read carefully. A significant opportunity to improve the demand picture for your IL Corn in underway in Mexico. Due to the work of the U.S. Grains Council, with support from...

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CANDIDATES ANNOUNCED FOR CORN CHECKOFF BOARD

Tricia Braid

June 16th, 2017  |  Today's News |  ICMB

SPRINGFIELD, IL -- The Illinois Department of Agriculture has released the names of the candidates slated for three commodity board elections, which are scheduled for July 6.  Producers are...

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IL CORN INTERNS WORKING SUMMER PROJECTS

Tricia Braid

June 15th, 2017  |  Today's News |  ICMB

IL Corn welcomes three summer interns to our office this summer. Two interns are working for the Illinois Corn Marketing Board, and one for the Illinois Corn Growers Association.   ICMB’s summer...

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ICGA COMMENDS SENATOR DUCKWORTH FOR CHAMPIONING ETHANOL

Tricia Braid

June 14th, 2017  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  Ethanol |  Legislation & Regulation

BLOOMINGTON, Ill.— At a hearing in Washington today, Senator Tammy Duckworth (IL-D) joined senators from other states in exhibiting bi-partisan leadership in support of removing one of the many...

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IL CORN MEMBER TALKS COVER CROPS WITH U.S. EPA

June 13th, 2017  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  Best Management Practices

Heather Hampton+Knodle, American Agri-Women Vice President of Resolutions and Vital Issues, was recently featured in a YouTube video posted by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. In the...

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THE BLACK SEA: A GROWING PLAYER IN CROP PRODUCTION

Taylor McDonald

June 12th, 2017  |  Today's News |  Exports

South America has "has supplanted the U.S. as the leading producer of soybeans," according to the farmdoc daily article "Spanning the Globe - Corn, Soybean, and Wheat Production and Exports since...

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ICGA AT LARGE DIRECTORS UP FOR ELECTION

Taylor McDonald

June 9th, 2017  |  Today's News |  ICGA

Two at-large positions on the Illinois Corn Growers Association Board of Directors are elected each year at their annual meeting.    In order to run as an at-large director, the bylaws require...

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STATEMENT REGARDING PRESIDENT TRUMP’S REMARKS ON WATERWAYS INFRASTRUCTURE

June 8th, 2017  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  Locks and Dams |  Legislation & Regulation

BLOOMINGTON, Ill.— Illinois Corn Growers Association President Justin Durdan, a farmer from Utica, issued the following statement regarding President Donald Trump’s comments in support of...

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IL CORN GETS WEBSITE UPDATE

Shelby Carlson

June 7th, 2017  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  ICMB

The IL Corn website got a new look with its recent update. The new site is mobile friendly, contains graphics that ease website navigation, and still provides the information of the old website....

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GREAT CRAFT WHISKEY STARTS WITH GREAT IL CORN

June 6th, 2017  |  Today's News |  ICMB |  Public Outreach

  Photo Caption: Competition was stiff at the Heartland Whiskey Competition where more than 75 craft spirits, all made from corn, were evaluated by judges from the American Craft Spirits...

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OPEN HOUSE PLANNED FOR NEW MASON COUNTY HOG BARN

Lindsay Mitchell

June 5th, 2017  |  Today's News |  Livestock |  Public Outreach

The IL Livestock Development Group (ILDG) and the Illinois Pork Producers Association (IPPA) are coordinating an Open House for a new 2,400 head wean-to-market hog barn for Andy Gathman east of...

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