DON’T JUST WATCH THE NEXT FARM BILL DEBATE

Lindsay Mitchell

March 30th, 2018  |  Today's News |  Legislation & Regulation |  Farm Policy

Here in rural America, farmers have been talking, thinking, planning, and prioritizing for the next Farm Bill.  Though for a second, we wondered if it might have come in 2018, most experts now...

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USDA INCREASED CORN STOCKS, DECREASED CORN PLANTED ACRES

Lindsay Mitchell

March 29th, 2018  |  Today's News |  ICGA

Today, the U.S. Department of Agriculture reported corn stocks in all positions on March 1, 2018, totaled 8.89 billion bushels, up 3 percent from the same last year.  They also report more corn...

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MAKE THIS A YEAR TO ‘COVER SOME GROUND’

Lindsay Mitchell

March 28th, 2018  |  Today's News |  Best Management Practices

When it comes to growing cover crops, some common advice from the more than 100 farmers enrolled in the Soil Health Partnership is “start small.” The SHP is encouraging farmers new to cover crops...

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ILLINOIS CORN MARKETING BOARD SEEKS INTERNS

Lindsay Mitchell

March 27th, 2018  |  Today's News |  ICMB

The Illinois Corn Marketing Board is currently accepting applications for fall 2018 internships.  This is part of our effort to provide meaningful agricultural experiences to college students and...

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OPEN HOUSE PLANNED FOR NEW PIG FARM IN MONTGOMERY COUNTY

Jenny Jackson

March 26th, 2018  |  Today's News |  Ethanol

The IL Livestock Development Group (ILDG) and the IL Pork Producers Association (IPPA) are coordinating an Open House for a new 4,800 head wean to finish pig barn for the Dereke and Chelsea...

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2017 CORN YEAR IN REVIEW FROM U OF I AG ECONOMIST

Tricia Braid

March 23rd, 2018  |  Today's News

IL Corn appreciates the strong response from corn farmers in the state to the U.S. Department of Agriculture National Agricultural Statistics Service surveys. Due to the great response, there was...

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NAFTA UPDATE

Tricia Braid

March 22nd, 2018  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  Legislation & Regulation

At their recent legislative fly-in to Washington, DC, leaders of the Illinois Corn Growers Association heard that behind the scenes, negotiators feel that they are making some great progress...

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ILLINOIS CORN MARKETING BOARD SEEKS INTERNS

Lindsay Mitchell

March 21st, 2018  |  Today's News |  ICMB

The Illinois Corn Marketing Board is currently accepting applications for fall 2018 internships.  This is part of our effort to provide meaningful agricultural experiences to college students and...

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TRUMP TARIFFS ON STEEL AND ALUMINUM ELICIT RETALIATION AGAINST CORN

Tricia Braid

March 20th, 2018  |  Today's News |  Exports

Reports emerging from the European Union indicate that the 28-member body of countries has added U.S. corn to the list of goods upon which it will settle retaliatory tariffs in answer to President...

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DON’T FORGET TO VOTE

Lindsay Mitchell

March 19th, 2018  |  Today's News

Illinois Corn encourages its members and leaders to vote in the tomorrow’s elections at the local, state, and federal level. We believe in encouraging political engagement at the voting booth, as...

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BUSTOS AND DAVIS VOICE STRONG SUPPORT FOR UPGRADED LOCKS AND DAMS

Lindsay Mitchell

March 16th, 2018  |  Today's News |  Locks and Dams

During yesterday’s Transportation and Infrastructure Committee hearing in Washington, DC, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos and Congressman Rodney Davis reminded the Army Corps of Engineers (ACE) that...

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STILL TEACHING NON-FARMERS ABOUT FOOD AND FARMING

Lindsay Mitchell

March 15th, 2018  |  Today's News

Lest you think we’ve slowed down in our efforts to help non-farmers understand food and farming, we haven’t.  We are still just as motivated to spread factual information about food and farming to...

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POULTY, BEEF, PORK EXPORTS OFF TO GREAT START IN 2018, UNDERSCORE NAFTA IMPORTANCE

Lindsay Mitchell

March 14th, 2018  |  Today's News |  Livestock |  Exports |  Legislation & Regulation

January 2018 poultry, egg, and beef export volume increased over January 2017, with pork export volume holding steady with last year’s strong volume.  2018 is off to a great start in the export...

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NEW MANURE RATE CALCULATOR MAKES NATURAL FERTILIZER EASY

Lindsay Mitchell

March 13th, 2018  |  Today's News |  Best Management Practices

Corn farmers interested in offsetting their use of commercial fertilizers with manure provided by local hog farmers will benefit from a new app created by the Illinois Pork Producers...

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BREAKING NEWS: WHITE HOUSE MEETING ON RFS POSTPONED

Lindsay Mitchell

March 12th, 2018  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  Legislation & Regulation |  Farm Policy

Over the weekend, IL Corn joined with the Illinois Soybean Association, asking you to call the president.  You called, and your voices were heard!    Still, the threat is not over.  The...

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URGENT JOINT CALL TO ACTION FOR MEMBERS OF THE ILLINOIS CORN GROWERS ASSOCIATION AND ILLINOIS SOYBEAN GROWERS!

Tricia Braid

March 9th, 2018  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  Legislation & Regulation

Your soybean and corn growers associations need you to take action early this week, to tell President Trump that you need him to uphold his commitment to biofuels and the Renewable Fuel Standard...

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IL PORK OFFERING UNDERGRAD SCHOLARSHIPS

Jenny Jackson

March 8th, 2018  |  Today's News |  Livestock

SPRINGFIELD, ILL. - Over $13,500 in scholarships are available through the Illinois Pork Producers Association (IPPA) this year for undergraduate students. Applications can be found on the website...

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NAFTA ON THE AGENDA FOR IL CORN DC MEETINGS

Tricia Braid

March 7th, 2018  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  Exports |  Legislation & Regulation

Farmer leaders from the Illinois Corn Growers Association will be making visits to all members of the Illinois congressional delegation during a legislative fly-in event next week. One item on...

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FOREIGN COMPETITORS OUTSPEND U.S. 4 TO 1 ON AG EXPORT PROMOTIONS

Lindsay Mitchell

March 6th, 2018  |  Today's News |  Legislation & Regulation |  Farm Policy

U.S. agriculture is getting over-powered in marketing overseas by about 4 to 1, according to a new analysis of 2016 spending. And, it appears that foreign ag competitors are not backing off,...

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IL CORN JOINS IN UNANIMOUS SUPPORT OF RINS RESOLUTION

Tricia Braid

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

IL Corn delegates joined the 124 corn-farmer delegates to the National Corn Growers Association in unanimous support of a sense of the body resolution regarding the Renewable Fuel Standard...

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