IL PORK SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION AVAILABLE FOR 2018-19

Jenny Jackson

January 31st, 2018  |  Today's News |  Livestock |  Public Outreach

SPRINGFIELD, ILL. - Over $13,500 in scholarships are available through the Illinois Pork Producers Association (IPPA) this year. The application is now available on the IPPA website.    Each...

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REGISTER FOR 2018 IL PORK EXPO

Jenny Jackson

January 30th, 2018  |  Today's News |  Livestock

SPRINGFIELD, ILL – Illinois is ranked 4th in the nation in hog production. Find out why at Illinois’ largest pork-specific trade show February 6th and 7th, at the Bank of Springfield Center in...

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BEEF INDUSTRY’S DIGITAL ADVERTISING CAMPAIGN BOOSTED BY ICMB/IBA INVESTMENT

Lindsay Mitchell

January 29th, 2018  |  Today's News |  ICMB |  Livestock |  Public Outreach

State beef councils continue to step up to extend digital advertising and promotion for beef across the country and this continues to be a priority area of investment for the Illinois Beef...

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IL CORN WELCOMES NEWLY CONFIRMED ASSISTANT SECRETARY OF THE ARMY TO OVERSEE WATERWAYS WORK

Tricia Braid

January 26th, 2018  |  Today's News |  Locks and Dams |  Legislation & Regulation

R.D. James was confirmed On January 25, 2018, by the full Senate as Assistant Secretary of the Army, Civil Works (ASA (CW)). His nomination had been favorably reported by both the Senate...

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NATIONAL CATTLEMEN’S BEEF ASSOCIATION CHOSEN TO HOST 2018 ARC INTERN

January 25th, 2018  |  Today's News

NEW PRAGUE, MINNESOTA (AgPR) Jan. 23, 2018 – The Agricultural Relations Council (ARC) is pleased to announce the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) will host the 2018 Summer ARC...

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RFA CO-TITLE SPONSORSHIP OF 2018 CRAPPIE MASTERS TOURNAMENT TRAIL BEGINS FRIDAY

January 24th, 2018  |  Today's News |  Ethanol |  Public Outreach

Originally released from Renewable Fuels Association: WASHINGTON - The 2018 season of the Crappie Masters Tournament Trail kicks off later this week, with the Renewable Fuels Association signed...

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ILLINOIS FARMERS HONORED AT SOIL HEALTH SUMMIT

January 23rd, 2018  |  Today's News |  Best Management Practices

(CHICAGO) –  Innovators. Educators. Communicators. Those are just some of the words used to describe the four recipients of the newly inaugurated “Seeds of Change Awards” at the 2018 Soil Health...

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IN SWEET CORN, WORKHORSES WIN

January 22nd, 2018  |  Today's News

We know we aren’t the Sweet Corn Growers Association, but this warm weather in Central Illinois has us thinking about the summer!  Originally published by University of Illinois College of...

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RISING BRAZILIAN ETHANOL PRICES OPEN WINDOW FOR US IMPORTS

January 19th, 2018  |  Today's News |  Ethanol |  Legislation & Regulation

Although the U.S. continues trade negotiations with multiple countries across the globe, we are seeing a continued demand for ethanol. One such instance is Brazil where the country is struggling...

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RFA ANALYSIS FINDS TREMENDOUS PROGRESS MADE TOWARD MEETING ENERGY, ENVIRONMENTAL, ECONOMIC GOALS OF RFS2

Lindsay Mitchell

January 18th, 2018  |  Today's News |  Ethanol |  Legislation & Regulation

Just over ten years ago, then-President George W. Bush signed into law the Energy Independence and Security Act, greatly expanding the scope and impact of the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). In the...

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TRADE MATTERS TO ILLINOIS FARMERS

Lindsay Mitchell

January 17th, 2018  |  Today's News |  Exports |  Legislation & Regulation

If you are a Farm Bureau member or IL Corn Growers Association member, you’ve seen our recent “Trade Matters” publication this week.  Hopefully flipping through it reminded you how important trade...

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SOIL HEALTH PARTNERSHIP OFFERS 2018 RESOLUTIONS FOR YOUR SOIL AND YOUR BUSINESS

January 16th, 2018  |  Today's News |  Best Management Practices

As we prepare to ring in 2018, “getting healthy” will be a common New Year’s Resolution among millions of people. But for farmers, the New Year is also an opportunity to set goals for getting...

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NCGA ANNOUNCES 2017 YIELD CONTEST WINNERS

January 15th, 2018  |  Today's News

ST. LOUIS (December 18, 2017) -- Improved seed varieties, advanced production techniques, and innovative growing practices helped corn growers achieve ever-higher yields in the National Corn...

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REMINDER: ILLINOIS DICAMBA TRAINING CLASSES REQUIRED AND AVAILABLE

Tricia Braid

January 12th, 2018  |  Today's News |  Best Management Practices |  Legislation & Regulation

SPRINGFIELD, IL - A new website and free classes are enabling Illinois farmers and commercial pesticide applicators to get a jump on required dicamba training. The Illinois Department of...

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U.S. PORK EXPORTS SET NEW RECORD

Lindsay Mitchell

January 11th, 2018  |  Today's News |  Livestock |  Exports |  Legislation & Regulation

U.S. pork exports recorded the highest-ever monthly value in November while U.S. beef export value took another step toward a likely full-year value record, according to export results released by...

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COMMONGROUND VOLUNTEER INTRODUCES CONSUMERS TO PLANT BREEDING INNOVATION

Tricia Braid

January 10th, 2018  |  Today's News |  Public Outreach

IL Corn is a new partner with the CommonGround initiative. Initially a cooperative program between the United Soybean Board and National Corn Growers Association, CommonGround is now supported at...

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U.S. SENATORS SUPPORT LOCK MODERNIZATION

Lindsay Mitchell

January 9th, 2018  |  Today's News |  Locks and Dams |  Legislation & Regulation

  Ten Senators from seven states sent a letter to OMB Director Mick Mulvaney requesting immediate attention to Mississippi & Illinois River lock modernization and ecosystem restoration in the...

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ICGA CELEBRATES KENT KLEINSCHMIDT’S SERVICE TO IL CORN FARMERS

Lindsay Mitchell

January 8th, 2018  |  Today's News |  ICGA

Bloomington, IL – Kent Kleinschmidt of Emden is the recipient of the Illinois Corn Growers Association’s (ICGA) top award, presented at the organization’s annual meeting Nov. 21, 2017, at the...

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IL CORN CONGRATULATES IL FSA COMMITTEE APPOINTEES

Tricia Braid

January 5th, 2018  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  ICMB |  Legislation & Regulation |  Farm Policy

Yesterday, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced a slate of Farm Service Agency (FSA) State Committee Appointees. According to the USDA press release, “State committees are selected...

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ETHANOL PROMOTER RECOGNIZED BY CORN GROWERS

Lindsay Mitchell

January 4th, 2018  |  Today's News |  Ethanol

Bloomington, IL – Chuck Studer, former Director of Industry Relations for John Deere’s Agriculture and Turf Division and ethanol advocate, received the Ethanol Award from the Illinois Corn Growers...

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