Is Helping the Ethanol Industry Your Priority?

Lindsay Mitchell

August 5th, 2020  |  Today's News |  Ethanol

Is Helping the Ethanol Industry Your Priority? In the heat of COVID-19 shutdowns in March and April, we all watched as the ethanol industry took a heavy blow, as people quit traveling to work, to...

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NCERC, COVER CROPS, AND LIVESTOCK: IL LEGISLATIVE UPDATE

Lindsay Mitchell

May 27th, 2020  |  Today's News |  Ethanol |  Livestock |  Conservation |  Legislation & Regulation

As of May 24, around 1 am, the state of Illinois now has a budget that – although reported as creatively balanced – provides some wins for Illinois agriculture.    “Illinois agriculture showed...

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Cleaner air is one defense against COVID-19

Lindsay Mitchell

May 12th, 2020  |  Today's News |  Ethanol

Researchers see a correlation between high concentrations of particulate matter in the air and vulnerability of citizens contracting the COVID-19 virus, says a recent study by Harvard T.H. Chan...

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EPA IGNORES IL CORN FARMER CONCERNS WITH PLAN TO RESTORE ETHANOL MARKET

Lindsay Mitchell

December 19th, 2019  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  Ethanol |  Legislation & Regulation

In response to the EPA’s final rule on the 2020 Renewable Volume Obligations (RVO) and the understanding that the EPA will not be reallocating all previously waived gallons in future RVO numbers,...

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IMPORTANT PARTNERS SHOW UP FOR ETHANOL & IL CORN

Lindsay Mitchell

December 2nd, 2019  |  Today's News |  Ethanol |  Legislation & Regulation

Senators Tammy Duckworth and Richard Durbin, along with Illinois Director of Agriculture John Sullivan, showed up for ethanol and IL Corn last week with their own comments on the EPA's proposed...

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A DEAL IS A DEAL

Lindsay Mitchell

November 11th, 2019  |  Today's News |  Ethanol |  Legislation & Regulation

In three years EPA has granted 85 exemptions from the Renewable Fuels Standard (RFS) to oil refineries, destroying over 4 billion gallons of biofuel demand and threatening the future of biofuels...

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INNOVATION GROWS HERE: GROWING BIOFUELS

Lindsay Mitchell

November 5th, 2019  |  Today's News |  Ethanol |  Public Outreach

This exciting new video starts a conversation about biofuels: how they can save us from diminishing fossil fuels, how they clean our are, how they are locally grown and saving rural...

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IL STATE LEGISLATIVE UPDATE: SB 1407

Lindsay Mitchell

October 30th, 2019  |  Today's News |  Ethanol

Earlier this year, the Illinois Corn Growers Association invited farmers to call their state legislators on a bill that would require union labor in some areas of our Illinois ethanol plants....

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INTERNATIONAL VISITORS IN IL LEARN ABOUT U.S. ETHANOL

Lindsay Mitchell

October 16th, 2019  |  Today's News |  Ethanol |  Exports

  More than sixty countries were present to learn how U.S. ethanol can deliver on the shared goal of finding fuels that deliver environmental and human benefits while also making economic sense...

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ICGA STATEMENT ON USDA, EPA ANNOUNCEMENT TO PROMOTE BIOFUELS

Lindsay Mitchell

October 4th, 2019  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  Ethanol |  Legislation & Regulation

Illinois Corn Growers Association President Ted Mottaz, a farmer from Elmwood, Ill., issued the following statement following the Environmental Protection Agency’s and United States Department of...

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STATE CORN GROWER LEADERS TO TRUMP: UPHOLD COMMITMENT TO FARMERS & RFS

Lindsay MItchell

September 27th, 2019  |  Today's News |  Ethanol

Ted Mottaz, President of the Illinois Corn Growers Association and a farmer from Elmwood, IL, joined farmer leaders from 22 other states today asking President Trump to follow the law and keep the...

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WORKING FOR AN UPDATED F FACTOR

Tricia Braid

September 11th, 2019  |  Today's News |  Ethanol

The automobile industry is asking the Trump Administration to return to a credit-system that makes the production of flex-fuel vehicles (FFVs) more attractive from a production perspective as it...

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IL CORN TALKS TO CONG STAFF AT NCERC

Lindsay Mitchell

September 10th, 2019  |  Today's News |  Ethanol |  Legislation & Regulation

Congressional staff from across the nation visited the National Corn to Ethanol Research Center (NCERC) at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville as part of the AgMazing Congressional Tour in...

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US ETHANOL FASTEST GROWING AG EXPORT

Lindsay Mitchell

September 9th, 2019  |  Today's News |  Ethanol |  Exports

An analysis by the U.S. Grains Council (USGC) showed that non-beverage ethanol has been the fastest growing U.S. agricultural export over the past five years, an achievement supported by Council...

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YOU HAVE TWO OPPORTUNITIES TO SUPPORT ETHANOL DEMAND

Lindsay Mitchell

August 2nd, 2019  |  Today's News |  Ethanol |  Legislation & Regulation

Once again, the Renewable Fuel Standard is being threatened on multiple fronts, just when we finally got a win on E15.  To protect the RFS, we need to let President Trump know his commitment to...

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IL CORN CHECKOFF SUPPORTS DDGS IN FISH FEEDING TRIALS

Tricia Braid

July 31st, 2019  |  Today's News |  ICMB |  Ethanol |  Livestock |  Additional Research

Throughout the past decade, the National Corn-to-Ethanol Research Center at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (NCERC at SIUE) has spearheaded the establishment of the nutritional profile...

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SAUDI CORN BUYERS TOUR ILLINOIS

Tricia Braid

July 23rd, 2019  |  Today's News |  ICMB |  Ethanol |  Exports

The Illinois Corn Marketing Board (ICMB) partnered with the U.S. Grains Council (USGC) and the Kansas Corn Commission, the Kansas Grain Sorghum Commission to bring to the United States a Saudi...

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ON THE HILL FOR HOLC

Tricia Braid

July 16th, 2019  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  Ethanol |  Legislation & Regulation

Increased ethanol market demand will help farmers weather the poor ag economy.  That's why one of IL Corn’s 2019 legislative priorities is to: Support multiple pathways that improve market access...

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STATEMENT ON YEAR-ROUND E15 ANNOUNCEMENT

Tricia Braid

May 31st, 2019  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  Ethanol

Illinois Corn Growers Association President Ted Mottaz, a farmer from Elmwood, Ill., issued the following statement after EPA has finalized the rule granting the Reid Vapor Pressure (RVP) waiver...

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ETHANOL REPRESENTS FASTEST GROWING U.S. AG EXPORT

Lindsay Mitchell

May 29th, 2019  |  Today's News |  Ethanol

  A recent analysis by the U.S. Grains Council (USGC) shows non-beverage ethanol has been the fastest growing U.S. agricultural export over the past decade by a significant margin. In 2018,...

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