New Survey Shows Weed Control and Soil Health Benefits of Cover Crops

|  Oct, 02, 2017

The Conservation Technology Information Center has released the results of their latest survey. The numbers indicate that a growing body of farmers are using cover crops, and it isn’t just the early adopters anymore. IL Corn suggests that cover crops may make sense to be part of your strategy for nutrient management. The Illinois Nutrient Loss Reduction Strategy calls for cover crop use as one...

IL Hogs and Pigs Numbers Grow Improves Corn Demand Outlook

|  Oct, 03, 2017

October is National Pork Month. That makes the timing of the latest USDA National Ag Statistics Service quarterly hogs and pigs report handy. The overall report indicates that the numbers are up, and Illinois hogs and pigs inventories have grown year over year, as well. In state, the swine industry is the biggest livestock user of IL Corn. 

Trump Administration USDA Nominees Start at USDA

|  Oct, 19, 2017

After what has seemed like an unusually lengthy process, some key positions are beginning to be filled at the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Just last week, Secretary Perdue administered the swearing-in ceremony for two key positions. Listen to this audio update for the details.

Commonground Video Highlights Farmer Sustainability Practices

|  Oct, 16, 2017

CommonGround launched a new video highlighting how farmers care for the environment and why they take more and more steps to increase sustainability on their farms. The short piece and accompanying blog posts, which feature Nebraska CommonGround volunteer Diane Karr, help consumers looking for the story behind their food. IL Corn recently joined the Common Ground effort. Click here to listen...

Ethanol Exports Center State at Summit of the Americas

|  Oct, 20, 2017

Industry and government officials from more than 15 countries in the Western Hemisphere, including representatives from IL Corn, are meeting this week at the Ethanol Summit of the Americas to discuss current and future opportunities for ethanol in the region. Listen to the audio below for an update about the summit with U.S. Grains Council President and CEO Tom Sleight.

U.S. Meat Export Federation Leverages Corn Checkoff to Expand Meat Sales Overseas

|  Oct, 26, 2017

In this audio update, you’ll hear about a recent event held in Germany where the U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF) worked to expand relationships with international buyers of U.S. corn-fed meat. Livestock, a primary customer of corn and DDGS, remains a vital component of your value opportunity and profitability.