Use of Corn as an Acceptable Feedstock Clarified by the Department of Energy

Julie Busse and Dan Obert

August 6th, 2020  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  Biotechnology

Use of Corn as an Acceptable Feedstock Clarified by the Deparment of Energy   An important step forward to driving demand for corn was recently achieved, thanks to the work of state and national...

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Kenneth Hartman of Waterloo, IL Re-Elected to NCGA Board

Lindsay Mitchell

July 16th, 2020  |  Today's News |  ICGA

Kenneth Hartman of Waterloo, IL Re-Elected to NCGA Board Kenneth Hartman, Waterloo, Illinois farmer and former President of the Illinois Corn Growers Association, was re-elected to the National...

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IL Corn Celebrates U.S. Mexico Canada Agreement for Trade Entry-into Force

Lindsay Mitchell

June 30th, 2020  |  Today's News |  ICGA

IL Corn Celebrates U.S. Mexico Canada Agreement for Trade Entry-into Force IL Corn Growers Association and the corn farmers they represent are fortunate that today, July 1, trade with our top...

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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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Something for Everyone With an ICGA Membership

Lindsay Mitchell

March 4th, 2020  |  Today's News |  ICGA

  Farmer survey work indicates that most farmers join the Illinois Corn Growers Association because they seek representation in Springfield, IL and Washington, DC with law makers and regulators...

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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 |  Locks and Dams

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 finalized

Dan Obert

January 29th, 2020  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  Legislation & Regulation

President Trump signed the USMCA trade agreement on Wednesday finalizing a deal that will promote agriculture and industry. A list of statements from various politicians and organizations can be...

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ICGA ANNOUNCES 2020 LEGISLATIVE PRIORITIES

Lindsay Mitchell

January 23rd, 2020  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  Legislation & Regulation

Surveys indicate that Illinois corn farmers become members in the Illinois Corn Growers Association for better representation in Springfield, IL and Washington, DC.  With that in mind, ICGA farmer...

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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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ICGA SUBMITS COMMENTS TO PRESERVE YOUR RIGHT TO USE PARAQUAT

Lindsay Mitchell

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

The Illinois Corn Growers Association submitted comments today in support of the reregistration of Paraquat, a widely used herbicide in the U.S.  The current comment period is the product of an...

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