Legislative Team Strengthens Voice for Farmers

Haley Bickelhaupt

February 1st, 2023  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  Public Outreach |  Legislation & Regulation |  Farm Policy

With fewer lawmakers representing rural America in Congress and in the state legislature, it is more important than ever for farmers to be well represented in Washington D.C. and at our state...

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Corn Grower Leaders, Joined by Administration and Congressional Officials, Warn of Consequences from Mexico Decree, Call for Swift Action

January 31st, 2023  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  Public Outreach |  Legislation & Regulation

In a briefing for members of Congress and staff today, corn farmer leaders told U.S. officials to continue to hold the line with Mexico over a proposed ban that would block most U.S. corn imports...

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Top IL Corn Videos of 2022

Tara Desmond

January 5th, 2023  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  ICMB |  Public Outreach

Social Media has changed the way the world sees companies and brands.  Videos are a medium that has skyrocketed over the last couple decades and IL Corn is making sure to keep up.    Reaching a...

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Year of the Farmer Campaign Launches Feb 12 During Football’s Biggest Game

Lindsay Mitchell

December 20th, 2022  |  Today's News |  ICMB |  Public Outreach

A coalition of Illinois farm associations are joining together to make 2023 the Year of the Farmer with a statewide campaign that launches February 12 during football’s biggest game.   The...

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10 Gift Ideas from IL Corn

Tara Desmond

December 8th, 2022  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  ICMB |  Biotechnology |  Public Outreach

Looking for a last minute gift idea?         First - Don't forget last year's gifts.         Then check out 5 gifts related to corn AND 5 gifts to help you on the farm. 5 Gifts Related to Corn...

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IL Corn Continues to Support Pork Donations in IL

IL Pork Producers Association

December 2nd, 2022  |  Today's News |  ICMB |  Livestock |  Public Outreach

As part of Pork Power: Partnering to Fight Hunger in Illinois campaign, the Illinois Pork Producers Association (IPPA) has donated close to 1 MILLION POUNDS of pork to food banks since 2008. IL...

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IL Corn Growers Association Announces New Scholarship Program

Tara Desmond

November 15th, 2022  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  Public Outreach

IL Corn Growers Association (ICGA) is excited to announce a new scholarship program for students choosing to pursue a degree in the agriculture field.  The submission period for the scholarship...

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Illinois Corn and Soybean Farmers Fuel IHSA Football Championships

Lindsay Mitchell

November 1st, 2022  |  Today's News |  ICMB |  Public Outreach

Illinois corn and soybean farmers are fueling the Illinois High School Association (IHSA) football championships this fall – literally. This week, after pairings were announced and brackets were...

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9 Games to Play on the Farm With Children

Tara Desmond

October 25th, 2022  |  Today's News |  Public Outreach

While there are plenty of ways for your kids, grandkids or visiting relatives to join in on harvest with ride-alongs and chores, here are some random activities for fun they can play on the farm -...

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Fire Safety Month

Peter Metivier

October 6th, 2022  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  ICMB |  Public Outreach

In 2021, 681,825 farm animals were killed nationwide due to fires. October is fire safety month and while we know you are practicing safe practices on your farm.  Here are some friendly reminders...

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IL Corn Partners with the Community High School Offering Agricultural Career Development Experience

Peter Metivier

September 28th, 2022  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  ICMB |  Public Outreach

Peter Metivier, a senior at Normal Community High School, has joined the IL Corn team as a marketing intern during the fall semester. This is a unique opportunity for IL Corn to offer real world...

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20 Quotes From IL Farmers

Tara Desmond & Shae Ruppert

September 19th, 2022  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  ICMB |  Public Outreach

We know how many hats farmers wear but do you? Agronomist, mechanic, economist, teacher, communicator, advocator, supervisor, environmentalist, veterinarian, entrepreneur are just some (and that...

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3 Tips to Stay Sane During Harvest

Megan Dwyer, Farmer, Henry County

September 7th, 2022  |  Today's News |  ICMB |  Public Outreach

3 Tips from Seys Farms Like any farm household, spring and fall are not only times to relish in the changing of the seasons but hopefully reaping the bounty of your hard work and blessings of the...

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Dan Meyer Elected to District 12

Tara Desmond

August 19th, 2022  |  Today's News |  ICMB |  Public Outreach

Three of our Illinois Corn Marketing Board (ICMB) members ended their term on July 31st.  We said thank you and not goodbye to them and are now starting to welcome three new board...

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A Modern Farmer

Shae Ruppert

August 4th, 2022  |  Today's News |  Public Outreach |  Conservation

Farming is a constantly evolving practice, and technology within the industry has always been an integral part of a farmer’s success. The technology available to farmers today has allowed us to...

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Reaching & Teaching Consumers in IL

Tara Desmond

August 2nd, 2022  |  Today's News |  ICMB |  Ethanol |  Public Outreach

What is Unleaded 88? 87? What's all this about E15?  Many people are still confused about what's in their gas and myths still run wild throughout the world on ethanol.  IL Corn works hard to...

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Not Goodbye but Thank you to some Illinois Corn Marketing Board Members

Tara Desmond

July 27th, 2022  |  Today's News |  ICMB |  Public Outreach

July 31st is bittersweet for the Illinois Corn Marketing Board (ICMB) as we transition some amazing ag leaders off the board.  The board terms for ICMB are 9 years but most board members give more...

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Illinois farmers face exploding fertilizer costs due to U.S. government-imposed tariffs

Rodney Weinzierl

July 15th, 2022  |  Today's News |  Public Outreach

One of the key industries in the Illinois economy – agriculture – is being threatened by unnecessary tariffs on fertilizer imports and it’s driving up the cost of food. As inflation hits a new...

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Recipes from IL Corn for a Week

Shae Ruppert

July 13th, 2022  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  ICMB |  Public Outreach

Although planting may be over, and harvest isn’t upon us, it’s always a good idea to get prepared for these times of complete chaos and constant rushing before they are actually happening. One...

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EPA RESURRECTS RADICAL ATRAZINE PROPOSAL, THREATENS KEY SUSTAINABILITY EFFORTS

Triazine Network News Release

July 11th, 2022  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  ICMB |  Public Outreach |  Conservation |  Legislation & Regulation |  Farm Policy

In an unprecedented move, EPA today announced it is reopening the finalized reregistration of atrazine, putting this key crop protection tool and today’s carbon-smart farming practices at risk....

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