SUMMER GASOLINE HITS PUMPS TOMORROW

Tricia Braid

May 31st, 2018  |  Today's News |  Ethanol

June 1 marks the beginning of the official summer driving season and the changeover to summer-blended gasoline. This happens behind the scenes and with it comes the anticipated higher gas prices....

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MAY MONARCH MONTH ENDING: UPDATE ON CONSERVATION EFFORTS

Tricia Braid

May 30th, 2018  |  Today's News |  Best Management Practices

Monarch Butterfly populations have been trending downward since 1994 for a variety of reasons. There is growing interest in conserving Monarchs by improving habitat conditions along the Monarch...

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SIGN UP AVAILABLE FOR STRIP TILL FIELD DAY

May 29th, 2018  |  Today's News |  Best Management Practices

 On July 12, 2018, the Soil Health Partnership, Macon County SWCD, Piatt County SWCD, and NRCS are co-sponsoring a Strip-Till Field Day that includes live field demos. The all-day event will...

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SYNGENTA CORN SEED SETTLEMENT NOTICE POSTED

Taylor McDonald

May 25th, 2018  |  Today's News

Corn farmers across the nation, check your mailboxes. You may have received a notice concerning the $1.51 billion settlement of a class action lawsuit against Syngenta related to the sale and...

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DON’T FORGET THE RISKY BUSINESS CONFERENCE

Lindsay Mitchell

May 24th, 2018  |  Today's News |  Best Management Practices

Learn more about soil health and water management at this June 19 Risk Management Conference at the Marriott Hotel & Conference Center in Normal, IL.  The deadline for a hotel room, should you...

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SCHOOL OF AGRICULTURE PARTNERSHIP ENHANCES HIGH SCHOOL, COMMUNITY COLLEGE AG CLASSES

May 23rd, 2018  |  Today's News

MACOMB, IL – The Western Illinois University School of Agriculture has partnered with the Illinois Corn Marketing Board to develop a program that benefits high school agriculture classes across...

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THE FUTURE OF THE FARM BILL DEBATE

Lindsay Mitchell

May 22nd, 2018  |  Today's News |  Legislation & Regulation |  Farm Policy

After the failure of the Farm Bill (H.R. 2) on a 198 to 213 vote this past Friday, a motion to reconsider was filed.  The House has several days to act on that motion to reconsider, but it’s...

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U.S. EXPORTS ONE BILLION GALLONS OF ETHANOL

Lindsay Mitchell

May 21st, 2018  |  Today's News |  Ethanol |  Exports

Seven months into the 2017/2018 marketing year, the United States has exported nearly one billion gallons of ethanol, up 15 percent year-over-year and an indication of ethanol exports’ support for...

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ICGA AT-LARGE DIRECTORS UP FOR ELECTION

Lindsay Mitchell

May 18th, 2018  |  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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URGENT FARM BILL UPDATE

Tricia Braid

May 17th, 2018  |  Today's News |  Legislation & Regulation |  Farm Policy

The House Rules Committee last night decided on the list of amendments that would be allowed for floor debate on the next farm bill. You can find the current farm bill legislation, H.R. 2 –...

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ICGA OPPOSES FARM BILL AMENDMENTS THAT HARM CROP INSURANCE

Lindsay Mitchell

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

The House Rules Committee met yesterday and approved the first 20 amendments that can be offered during the Farm Bill debate.  These 20 were not controversial.   The Committee is meeting again...

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ILLINOIS PLANTING NOW AHEAD OF FIVE YEAR AVERAGE

Lindsay Mitchell

May 15th, 2018  |  Today's News

According to the US Department of Agriculture’s Planting Progress report released yesterday, Illinois has more than caught up to the slow start during the 2018 planting season.   Illinois corn...

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FARM BILL VOTE EXPECTED THIS WEEK.

Lindsay Mitchell

May 14th, 2018  |  Today's News |  Legislation & Regulation |  Farm Policy

House Agriculture Chairman Mike Conaway plans to bring the farm bill to the floor this week, despite a whip count that indicates he doesn’t have enough members to vote for the bill.   This farm...

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ICYMI: LEARN MORE ABOUT THE WHITE HOUSE MEETING ON RFS/RINs

Lindsay Mitchell

May 11th, 2018  |  Today's News |  Ethanol |  Legislation & Regulation

On Tuesday, May 8, 2018, President Trump, EPA Administrator Pruitt, USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue, Iowa Senators Grassley and Ernst, Texas Senator Cruz, and Pennsylvania Senator Toomey met to...

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CORNBELTERS SEASON OPENER THIS WEEK

Lindsay Mitchell

May 10th, 2018  |  Today's News |  ICMB |  Public Outreach

This week marks an important beginning of an educational effort in Central Illinois.    The Normal CornBelters will play their first game at home on May 11 and every visitor will be exposed to...

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RFS AND RINS WHITE HOUSE MEETING UPDATE

Tricia Braid

May 9th, 2018  |  Today's News |  Ethanol |  Legislation & Regulation

University of Illinois agricultural economist Scott Irwin has been engaging online and in social media on the White House level discussions and deal-making that’s been underway now for many weeks....

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TRUMP BACKS E15 WAIVER; STILL QUESTIONS ON RINS

Lindsay Mitchell

May 8th, 2018  |  Today's News |  Ethanol |  Legislation & Regulation

Following today’s meeting with President Trump, Senators and Cabinet officials (reported yesterday), the President has sent a signal to the Environmental Protection Agency to allow the year-round...

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PRESIDENT TRUMP TO HOLD MAY 8 RFS AND RINS MEETING

Tricia Braid

May 7th, 2018  |  Today's News |  Ethanol |  Legislation & Regulation

President Trump has called a meeting with Senators and Cabinet officials for 11 a.m. Eastern Time on Tuesday, May 8, to discuss, yet again, the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) Renewable...

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REGISTER FOR THE RISKY BUSINESS CONFERENCE

Tricia Braid

May 4th, 2018  |  Today's News |  Best Management Practices

    Join IL Corn and other members of the Illinois Sustainable Ag Partnership for this state-wide Risk Management Conference on June 19th in Normal, Illinois. We’ll be bringing in farmers and...

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MODERNIZE OUR LOCKS AND DAMS

Lindsay Mitchell

May 3rd, 2018  |  Today's News |  Locks and Dams

  For years (and years, and years, and years) we have asked for the funds to modernize our inland waterway transportation system.  For years, our government has failed to appropriate the funds...

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