Major Policy Change Makes Lock and Dam Upgrades More Likely

Lindsay Mitchell

May 6th, 2020  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  Locks and Dams

Today, the Senate Environment & Public Works (EPW) Committee passed America’s Water Infrastructure Act of 2020 (AWIA). The bill included within it the Committee’s version of the Water Resources...

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Illinois Farmers and PepsiCo Partner to Reduce CO2 Emissions by 8,155 Metric Tons

Lindsay Mitchell

April 22nd, 2020  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  Precision Conservation Management

Illinois farmers are partnering with PepsiCo and other large corporations across their supply chain to achieve large reductions in carbon emissions.  In the first two years of the project,...

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ICGA Advises Director Costello of Opportunities to Help Hurting Illinois Farmers

Lindsay Mitchell

April 9th, 2020  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  Farm Policy

This week, the Illinois Corn Growers Association prepared and delivered a list of opportunities for the State of Illinois to invest in the agriculture industry as we face turbulent markets and...

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Trump Administration Does Not Seek Re-Hearing of Tenth Circuit SRE Ruling, ICGA Applauds

Lindsay Mitchell

March 25th, 2020  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  Legislation & Regulation

After hearing the Trump administration did not seek a re-hearing of a recent ruling by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit regarding small refinery exemptions (SREs) under the...

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Board Members Meet with Legislators in D.C.

Dan Obert

March 11th, 2020  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  Legislation & Regulation

Board members from the Illinois Corn Growers Association and staff spent most of this week in Washington D.C. meeting with legislators and key industry officials. Some of the people they met with...

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Representative Darin LaHood Pays a Visit to ICGA

February 27th, 2020  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  Legislation & Regulation

The Illinois Corn Growers Association hosted Representative Darin Lahood on Monday February 24. Several IL Corn leaders, including your President Bill Leigh and Committee Chair Marty Marr pictured...

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$4.5 Million Awarded for NESP

Dan Obert

February 13th, 2020  |  Today's News |  ICGA

The Navigation and Ecosystem Restoration Program (NESP) received $4.5 million dollars in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers 2020 work plan. This funding would allow the expansion and modernization...

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USMCA SENATE PASSAGE STATEMENT

Lindsay Mitchell

January 16th, 2020  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  Exports

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. – Following the Senate vote to pass the U.S. Mexico Canada Agreement (USMCA) for trade, Illinois Corn Growers Association President Bill Leigh, a farmer from Minonk, made the...

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CHINA PHASE ONE TRADE DEAL

Dan Obert

January 15th, 2020  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  Exports |  Legislation & Regulation

The news of China signing Phase One of a trade agreement came as a welcome sight to farmers and those across the agriculture industry. The main headlines include top-line figures but after sitting...

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ICGA STATEMENT ON U.S. MEXICO CANADA AGREEMENT FOR TRADE PASSAGE BY U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

Lindsay Mitchell

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

When hearing that the U.S. House of Representatives passed the U.S. Mexico Canada Agreement (USMCA) for trade, Illinois Corn Growers Association President Bill Leigh, a farmer from Minonk, made...

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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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LEADERS PARTICIPATE IN USMCA FLY IN

December 18th, 2019  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  Legislation & Regulation

December 18 - ICGA LEADERSHIP FLY IN TO SUPPORT USMCA RATIFICATION   Today, members of the Illinois Corn Growers Association Board of Directors cleared their schedules to participate in a fly-in...

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ICGA RECOGNIZES INDUSTRY LEADERS

December 17th, 2019  |  Today's News |  ICGA

The Illinois Corn Growers Association awarded several industry leaders during the annual meeting November 26, 2019 in Bloomington. The day was filled with intriguing speakers, thought provoking...

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USMCA STATEMENTS

December 11th, 2019  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  Exports |  Legislation & Regulation

U.S. Secretary Nancy Pelosi announced Tuesday, December 10 that House Democrats have struck a deal between Mexico, Canada and our administration. After many efforts from our organization, it is...

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ICGA ISSUES USMCA STATEMENT

December 10th, 2019  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  Exports |  Legislation & Regulation

Illinois Corn Growers Association President Bill Leigh issued the following statement regarding the news that Congress will begin steps to ratify the U.S. Mexico Canada Agreement: “In January...

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SOIL HEALTH PARTNERSHIP, IL CORN RECEIVE USDA CONSERVATION INNOVATION GRANT

December 4th, 2019  |  Today's News |  ICGA

The Soil Health Partnership (SHP), a program of the National Corn Growers Association, and IL Corn are excited to announce a new project focusing on helping farmers understand and implement new...

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PCM RECEIVES NATIONAL FISH AND WILDLIFE GRANT

Lindsay Mitchell

December 4th, 2019  |  Today's News |  ICGA

Precision Conservation Management (PCM), the premiere water quality program of the Illinois Corn Growers Association, received over $250,000 from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation this...

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ICGA ELECTS NEW OFFICERS, BOARD MEMBERS

Lindsay Mitchell

November 26th, 2019  |  Today's News |  ICGA

Bill Leigh, a farmer from Minonk, IL, has been elected president of the Illinois Corn Growers Association (ICGA) for 2019-2020 at their re-organizational meeting, which was held today immediately...

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ICGA STATEMENT ON EPA'S RELEASE OF SUPPLEMENTAL PROPOSAL FOR RENEWABLE FUELS VOLUMES

Lindsay Mitchell

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

After time to read and consider the Environmental Protection Agency’s Supplemental Proposal for Renewable Fuels Volumes released yesterday, Illinois Corn Growers Association President Ted Mottaz,...

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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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