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IL CORN THANKS U.S. HOUSE REPS FOR SUPPORTING FOREIGN MARKET WORK, PRAISES SENATE COMPANION BILL

September 22nd, 2017  |  Today's News |  Exports |  Legislation & Regulation

IL Corn joins the National Corn Growers in praising the introduction of the CREAATE Act, a bill to increase investment in two federal programs with a proven track record of building global demand...

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TAIWAN IMPORTS MOST U.S. CORN IN SEVEN YEARS, PLEDGES MORE DURING GOODWILL MISSION

September 21st, 2017  |  Today's News |  Exports

Illinois corn farmers met with Taiwanese officials this week as part of a Goodwill Mission where Taiwan pledged to purchase 5 million metric tons (197 million bushels) of U.S. corn and 500,000...

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HARVEST SLOWER THAN USUAL

September 20th, 2017  |  Today's News

Illinois’ 2017 harvest is slightly behind average progress according to the USDA’s crop progress report this week. As of September 17, 2017, Illinois corn was 5 percent harvested, up from 2...

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FIGURING OUT THE FARM BILL WITH #askACES

September 19th, 2017  |  Today's News |  Public Outreach |  Farm Policy

IL Corn understands the importance of Farm Bill legislation to your bottom line as a farmer. That's why we hosted listening sessions throughout the state last year to illuminate your concerns and...

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IL CORN REMINDS FARMERS OF HARVEST SAFETY PROTOCOLS

September 18th, 2017  |  Today's News

The Illinois Corn Growers Association reminds farmers of the importance of proper safety procedures this harvest. A quick windshield survey shows that harvest is kicking up more broadly across the...

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SEPTEMBER 30 DEADLINE LOOMING FOR MARGIN PROTECTION INSURANCE SIGN UP

September 15th, 2017  |  Today's News |  Farm Policy

Farmers have just over two weeks left to sign up for a new crop insurance product called Margin Protection (MP). The new product pays when a harvest revenue-cost margin is below a guaranteed...

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THE PARKS COMPANIES: OPEN ARMS TO THE COMMUNITY

September 14th, 2017  |  Today's News |  Livestock

FITHIAN, ILL. -  The Parks Companies welcomed nearly 400 members of the community to an Open House at a new 8,200 head wean to finish hog farm on Monday, September 11th, near Fithian. The event...

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DAM FAILURE ON OHIO RIVER

September 13th, 2017  |  Today's News |  Locks and Dams

Want to see the potential impacts of a lock or dam failure on the Missisippi or Illinois River?  Look no further than a case study on the very close Ohio River at Lock 52. Broken wickets that can...

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AMERICAN & BRAZILIAN ETHANOL CROSS PATHS

September 12th, 2017  |  Today's News |  Ethanol |  Exports

Credit: Renewable Fuels Association U.S. ethanol exports are up 26 percent in July from June shipments, even while the U.S. records the third month of meaningful fuel ethanol import...

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COMMUNICATING TO CONSUMERS

September 11th, 2017  |  Today's News |  Public Outreach

Millions of marketing dollars are spent yearly on trying to convince consumers that the agriculture industry is not the monster that media makes it out to be. How, with all this money being spent,...

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COVER CROP COUPON AVAILABLE TO ICGA MEMBERS

September 8th, 2017  |  Today's News |  ICGA

IL Corn, along with the Zea Mays Foundation, is encouraging farmers to use best management practices on their farms that will reduce nitrate loss by 15% by 2025 and reduce phosphate loss by 25% by...

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OPEN HOUSE PLANNED FOR NEW HOG FARM IN VERMILION COUNTY

September 7th, 2017  |  Today's News |  Livestock

The IL Livestock Development Group (ILDG) and the Illinois Pork Producers Association (IPPA) are coordinating an Open House on Monday, September 11 for a new 8,200 head wean to finish hog farm on...

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PRESIDENT TRUMP TAKES KORUS FTA EXIT OFF THE TABLE

September 6th, 2017  |  Today's News |  Exports |  Legislation & Regulation

Sources are now reporting that President Trump is no longer considering exiting the U.S.-Korea Free Trade Agreement (KORUS), citing national security concerns. We know that many calls and emails...

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POTUS SUGGESTS HE MAY ORDER EXIT FROM SOUTH KOREAN TRADE AGREEMENT

September 5th, 2017  |  Today's News |  Exports |  Legislation & Regulation

It’s been reported in the news recently that President of the United States, Donald Trump, is considering removing the U.S. from the U.S.-Korean Free Trade Agreement. Trade matters to IL Corn...

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IL CORN PARTNERS WITH AG IN THE CLASSROOM FOR AG LITERACY

September 1st, 2017  |  Today's News |  ICMB

Pictured (Left to Right): Illinois Ag in the Classroom Education Director Kevin Daugherty, ICMB Vice Chairman Don Duvall, Illinois Farm Bureau President Rich Guebert, and IAA Foundation Director...

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FARM PROGRESS SHOW 2017 A HUGE SUCCESS

August 31st, 2017  |  Today's News |  Public Outreach

IL Corn is finishing out the week at Farm Progress Show and is very happy with the conversations with members and corn farmers we’ve seen.  New this year was a collaborative booth where IL Corn...

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FREE, CONFIDENTIAL WATER TESTING AVAILABLE AT FARM PROGRESS SHOW

August 30th, 2017  |  Today's News |  Public Outreach |  Best Management Practices

Illinois Corn Growers Association is offering farmers free water testing at the Farm Progress Show. The testing identifies a nitrate level in the water sample provided. The process is free of...

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RFS OFFERS SUBSTANTIAL BENEFITS TO U.S. ECONOMY

August 29th, 2017  |  Today's News |  Ethanol |  Legislation & Regulation

A new economic modeling study that will soon be published in the American Journal of Agricultural Economics finds that the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) has substantially benefited the U.S....

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EXPORTS OF U.S. FEED GRAINS COULD SET NEW RECORD HIGH

August 28th, 2017  |  Today's News |  Ethanol |  Exports

 Exports of U.S. feed grains in all forms (GIAF) are up 20 percent year-over-year from September-June to 96.9 million metric tons, according to data from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)...

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FREE, CONFIDENTIAL WATER TESTING AVAILABLE AT FARM PROGRESS SHOW

August 25th, 2017  |  Today's News |  Best Management Practices

Illinois Corn Growers Association is offering farmers free water testing at the Farm Progress Show. The testing identifies a nitrate level in the water sample provided. The process is free of...

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