ICMB INTERNSHIP DEADLINE TOMORROW

Lindsay Mitchell

April 30th, 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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EPA ADMINISTRATOR PRUITT QUESTIONED BY CONGRESS REGARDING RFS WAIVERS, CRUZ HOLDS RALLY IN OPPOSITION TO RFS

Tricia Braid

April 27th, 2018  |  Today's News |  Ethanol |  Legislation & Regulation

Members of the Illinois congressional delegation questioned EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt on April 26th in two hearings regarding mismanagement of the Agency and specifically, handing out waivers...

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CORN-BASED ETHANOL IN MEXICO, AN UPDATE

Tricia Braid

April 26th, 2018  |  Today's News |  Ethanol |  Exports

As you’re getting to work on planting Illinois’ 2018 corn crop, we’re still hard at work building demand for your 2018 corn harvest. Last year we told you that due to work funded by your IL Corn...

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SENATE AG COMMITTEE UNVEILS ARC PROGRAM IMPROVEMENTS

Lindsay Mitchell

April 25th, 2018  |  Today's News |  Legislation & Regulation |  Farm Policy

Senator John Thune of South Dakota and Senator Sherrod Brown of Ohio released a bipartisan piece of legislation today that would improve the Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) program in the next...

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UNDERSTANDING DRAFT MAP FMD PROGRAMS

Lindsay Mitchell

April 24th, 2018  |  Today's News |  Exports |  Legislation & Regulation |  Farm Policy

One of agriculture’s priorities, as we help to craft and debate the next farm bill, is to increase the amount of funding for Market Access Programs and Foreign Market Development.  These programs...

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EARTH DAY CELEBRATES LIVESTOCK FARMERS ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY

Lauren Lurkins

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

(Bloomington, IL) - Earth Day is an opportunity to celebrate environmentally sustainable practices that conserve natural resources and support a long-term ecological balance. For today’s livestock...

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CONGRESSWOMAN BUSTOS STANDS FIRM IN SUPPORT OF IL CORN FARM BILL PRIORITIES

Tricia Braid

April 20th, 2018  |  Today's News |  Legislation & Regulation |  Farm Policy

Congresswoman Cheri Bustos, a member of the House Agriculture Committee, made statements during the committee’s farm bill hearing this week that confirm her understanding of and support for IL...

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IL CORN SALUTES DAVIS, BOST FOR AMENDMENTS IN THE HOUSE AG COMMITTEE FARM BILL MARKUP

Tricia Braid

April 19th, 2018  |  Today's News |  Legislation & Regulation |  Farm Policy

Traditionally heralded as bipartisan legislation, the next farm bill will likely face some partisan politics that former farm bills didn’t experience to the same degree. That said, work on the...

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ACT NOW TO PROTECT YOUR RIGHT TO USE CROP PROTECTION TOOLS

Lindsay Mitchell

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

Although farmers would be planting, this week marks another important opportunity for farmers to engage in the future of their family farms.   Several commonly used neonicotinoids and pesticides...

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TOP ILLINOIS CORN BUYER TURNS EYE TO ETHANOL IMPORTS

Tricia Braid

April 17th, 2018  |  Today's News |  ICMB |  Ethanol |  Legislation & Regulation

Bloomington, Ill.—Japanese authorities have good news for Illinois corn farmers: the government's new biofuel policy will allow imports of ETBE made from U.S. corn-based ethanol, a decision that...

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DRAFT FARM BILL RELEASED

Lindsay Mitchell

April 16th, 2018  |  Today's News |  Legislation & Regulation |  Farm Policy

The House Agriculture Committee released their first draft of the next Farm Bill last week and, most importantly, they did what you asked: the crop insurance title appears intact.   According to...

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IL CORN FARMER TESTIFIES AT CONGRESSIONAL HEARING FOR HIGH OCTANE FUELS

Tricia Braid

April 13th, 2018  |  Today's News |  Ethanol |  Legislation & Regulation

“Farmers are growing more corn—or octane - per acre than ever before,” said Paul Jeschke, a farmer from Mazon, Illinois, who testified before Congress today at the House Committee on Energy and...

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PRESIDENT TRUMP COMES THROUGH ON E15

Tricia Braid

April 12th, 2018  |  Today's News |  Ethanol |  Legislation & Regulation

IL Corn has been working for years to achieve what’s called parity for E15, a high-octane fuel that is a fifteen percent blend of ethanol and 85% regular unleaded gasoline. Current regulations...

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SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE FOR WOMEN

Tricia Braid

April 11th, 2018  |  Today's News |  Public Outreach

American Agri-Women Daughters of American Agriculture Scholarships Daughters of American Agriculture Scholarship was created to honor the memory of courageous and adventuresome pioneer women who...

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#NAFTAWORKS TWITTER STORM PROMOTES VALUABLE TRADE RELATIONSHIP

Lindsay Mitchell

April 10th, 2018  |  Today's News |  Exports |  Legislation & Regulation

IL Corn participated in a “Twitter Storm” on the North American Free Trade Agreement today, helping to push positive messages about what the very important trade relationship with Mexico and...

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PRESIDENT TRUMP PROMISES FARMER-PATRIOT SUPPORT IN TRADE DISPUTES

Tricia Braid

April 9th, 2018  |  Today's News |  Exports |  Legislation & Regulation |  Farm Policy

In a press gaggle held in conjunction with his cabinet meeting today, President Trump indicated that he understands farmers have a lot to lose when it comes to exports. The president specifically...

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CALL TO ACTION: FARMERS NEED THE RFS

Lindsay Mitchell

April 6th, 2018  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  Ethanol |  Legislation & Regulation

President Trump and Members of Congress have been hearing a lot about how important the Renewable Fuels Standard (RFS) is to Illinois farmers and rural America.   Regardless, the White House is...

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CHINESE PORK TARIFFS AND CORN: WHAT’S IT MEAN TO YOU?

Tricia Braid

April 5th, 2018  |  Today's News |  Livestock |  Exports |  Legislation & Regulation

A 25 percent tariff on U.S. pork exports to China ain’t chump-change, so to speak if you consider that the U.S. pork industry literally consumes 25% of the domestic corn meal market. According to...

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ICMB INTERNSHIP DEADLINE MAY 1

Lindsay Mitchell

April 4th, 2018  |  Today's News |  ICMB |  Public Outreach

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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A UNITED CALL TO IMPROVE AND COMPLETE NAFTA – NOW

Lindsay Mitchell

April 3rd, 2018  |  Today's News |  ICMB |  Exports |  Legislation & Regulation

We need NAFTA negotiations to come to an end. Beyond that, we need it to be improved. Read this call for both items of action from Global Farmer Network , an organization of which Illinois Corn...

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