LOCKS AND DAMS UPGRADES REMAIN A PRIORITY

|  Nov, 01, 2016

Illinois corn farmers need a well-maintained waterways system to continue to meet export demand, and to support new market opportunities like those that would be created with TPP. With about half the state’s corn moving down the Mississippi and Illinois Rivers, improving the lock and dam system is critical for agriculture.  Ken Hartman, former Illinois Corn Growers Association President and...

FORBES TAKES ON THE ANTI-MONSANTO MENTALITY

|  Nov, 08, 2016

Kavin Senapathy, an author, public speaker and science activist writing about health, medicine, genomics, agriculture and food, recently wrote an editorial piece for Forbes magazine’s online edition. Her editorial calls on the anti-GMOers to rethink their position, especially if it was just based in inexplicable hate for Monsanto. Senapathy writes that it is a good tactic to make people hate...

ANNUAL FARM BILL SIGNUP STARTED THIS WEEK

|  Nov, 09, 2016

Farmers in the Agricultural Risk Coverage or Price Loss Coverage programs can begin their required annual sign-up now. The latest enrollment period for the USDA’s two main Farm Bill Title I commodity programs began on November 1st. The programs are designed to protect against unexpected drops in crop prices or revenues due to market downturns. For more on this story, click here for the audio...

REGISTER FOR FARM BILL LISTENING SESSIONS

|  Nov, 04, 2016

Illinois Corn Growers Association is excited to invite you to our Farm Bill 2018 Member Input sessions. Mark your calendar for the location nearest your farm and stay tuned for additional details! Listen to this audio update with Jonathan Coppess, assistant professor of law and policy at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. In his former roles at the U.S. Department of Agriculture and...