IN ONE MONTH, JOIN US FOR THE FINAL IL FIELD DAY OF THE YEAR!

Lindsay Mitchell

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

If you’re interested in learning more about soil health and the impact it could have on your farm profitability, if you’re interested in understanding cover crops and other practices that could...

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AG PHOTOGRAPHY CONTEST: DEADLINE NOVEMBER 30

Lindsay Mitchell

September 27th, 2018  |  Today's News

National Corn Growers Association’s fifth Fields-of-Corn Photo Contest is now open!   NCGA invites amateur and professional photographers alike to help tell the story of farming field corn in...

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NAFTA OR NO NAFTA

Tricia Braid

September 26th, 2018  |  Today's News |  Exports |  Legislation & Regulation

U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer cast doubt on the prospects of the U.S. and Mexico reaching a deal with Canada on NAFTA by Sunday, September 30th. At the Concordia Summit in New York,...

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THE IMPACTS OF STEEL AND ALUMINUM TARIFFS IN ONE GRAPHIC

Lindsay Mitchell

September 25th, 2018  |  Today's News |  Exports |  Legislation & Regulation

Following President Trump’s March 1, 2018 announcement of U.S. steel and aluminum tariffs, many countries have instituted retaliatory tariffs on U.S. goods.  Canada and Mexico, especially large...

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CONCERNS GROW THAT FARM BILL WILL EXPIRE

Tricia Braid

September 24th, 2018  |  Today's News |  Farm Policy

If you checked in with us last week, you might have heard the IL Corn Executive Director tell us that there’s a risk farmers might lose trade program funding if the Farm Bill expires on September...

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CHECK OUT IL CORN’S FACEBOOK FOR NEW SERIES “CAB CONFESSIONALS”

Tricia Braid

September 21st, 2018  |  Today's News |  Public Outreach

This weekend, you’ll want to take the time to hear the first live-from-the-combine-cab update from the IL Corn Executive Director Rodney Weinzierl on the IL Corn Facebook page at...

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FARMERS WORRY ABOUT TRADE FUNDING GAP

Tricia Braid

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

We are officially ten days away from the Farm Bill 2014 expiration date.  On September 30, farmers are operating under no farm policy, unless Congress either finalizes a new bill or extends the...

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U OF I ANALYSIS ON MARKET FACILITATION PROGRAM

Lindsay Mitchell

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

Many Illinois farmers are harvesting and likely haven’t taken the time to sign up for the Market Facilitation Program, administered by their county Farm Service Agency (FSA) office.    Do not...

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LOOKING FOR A WAY TO TALK ABOUT GLYPHOSATE WITH YOUR FRIENDS?

Lindsay Mitchell

September 18th, 2018  |  Today's News |  Legislation & Regulation |  Additional Research

Following a California jury’s decision to award $289 million in damages to a man dying of cancer because he claims the disease was caused by exposure to herbicides, you might be hearing more about...

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SOUTH KOREA CONSIDERS ETHANOL’S MANY BENEFITS

Lindsay Mitchell

September 17th, 2018  |  Today's News |  Ethanol |  Exports

IL Corn was excited to host a trade team to South Korea in Chicago earlier this month!  There is so much opportunity to grow ethanol usage in Korea and the minimize environmental and water quality...

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CRITICAL WATERWAYS LEGISLATION PASSED THE HOUSE

Tricia Braid

September 14th, 2018  |  Today's News |  Locks and Dams |  Legislation & Regulation

House and Senate committee leaders reached a bipartisan, bicameral agreement on 2018 Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) legislation earlier this week, known as the America’s Water...

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ILLINOIS HARVEST EMERGENCY ROAD PERMITS AVAILABLE

Tricia Braid

September 13th, 2018  |  Today's News

Gov. Bruce Rauner declared a harvest emergency last week to help level the playing field between Illinois farmers and crop haulers and those in neighboring states. The action bridges the gap...

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IL CORN URGES PRESIDENT TRUMP TO ACT ON PROMISES FOR ETHANOL SUPPORT

Tricia Braid

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

In a letter to President Trump today, the American Farm Bureau Federation, National Corn Growers Association, National Farmers Union, National Sorghum Producers, American Coalition for Ethanol,...

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FINAL SHP FIELD DAY THIS FRIDAY

Lindsay Mitchell

September 11th, 2018  |  Today's News |  Best Management Practices

This summer farmers all over Illinois have had the opportunity to learn about and understand soil health practices that benefit their family farms at Soil Health Partnership field days.   On...

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CORN GROWERS TO EPA: STOP THE RINS WAIVERS AND REALLOCATE THE GALLONS ALREADY WAIVED

Tricia Braid

September 10th, 2018  |  Today's News |  Ethanol |  Legislation & Regulation

You’re getting ready to harvest this year’s corn crop. Or maybe you’ve already started. Either way, you’re looking at unfavorable market conditions being complicated by policy and regulatory...

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RUNDOWN ON TRADE AID PACKAGE DETAILS

Tricia Braid

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

The so-called trade aid package, formally known as the Market Facilitation Program, kicked off on September 4. Here are some details you might find useful, should you decide to participate in the...

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OFFICIAL INFORMATION REGARDING SYNGENTA SETTLEMENT

Tricia Braid

September 6th, 2018  |  Today's News

Illinois Corn Growers Association has been contacted by the official, court-appointed administrator of the settlement known as the “Corn Seed Settlement Program.” A $1.51 billion settlement has...

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WE ARE OLMSTED - LOCK AND DAM OPENS

September 5th, 2018  |  Today's News |  Locks and Dams

Thanks to Jim Tarmann for this editorial on Olmsted’s first historic lockage.   Last week on August 30, 2018, after more than 30 years in the making, we cut the ribbon for one of the largest...

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MARKET FACILITATION PROGRAM BEGINS TODAY

Lindsay Mitchell

September 4th, 2018  |  Today's News |  Exports |  Legislation & Regulation

The Market Facilitation Program that will provide direct payments to help corn, cotton, sorghum, soybean, wheat, dairy and hog farmers who have been directly impacted by illegal retaliatory...

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