SOIL HEALTH PARTNERSHIP FARMERS ‘KEEP THE STUBBLE’ IN THE FIELD

November 21st, 2017  |  Today's News |  Best Management Practices

(ST. LOUIS) – The Soil Health Partnership is joining in on some fall fashion advice for farmers: keep the stubble this fall. Stubble in the field looks great—plus it’s good for erosion control and...

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INTERACTIVE MAP SHOWS IMPACT OF TRADE

November 20th, 2017  |  Today's News |  Ethanol |  Exports |  Legislation & Regulation

Looking for something to do over the holiday weekend?  Or maybe you need something interesting to talk with the in-laws about?  Look no further than a new interactive map, showing the impact of...

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TRUMP ADMINISTRATION ACKNOWLEDGES AG TRADE IMPORTANCE

November 17th, 2017  |  Today's News |  Exports |  Legislation & Regulation

U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue, in a press release yesterday, shared that U.S. ag exports hit the third highest level on record, with China, Canada, and Mexico being our top...

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ILLINOIS CORN MARKETING BOARD SEEKS INTERNS

November 16th, 2017  |  Today's News |  ICMB

The Illinois Corn Marketing Board is currently accepting applications for spring 2018 internships.  This is part of our effort to provide meaningful agricultural experience to college students and...

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WTO WIN ON INDONESIAN BEEF IMPORT REQUIREMENTS

November 15th, 2017  |  Today's News |  Livestock |  Exports |  Legislation & Regulation

Last week, the World Trade Organization (WTO) ruled in favor of the United States in a dispute with Indonesia over its complex and opaque import requirements for beef and beef products. The WTO...

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ONE WEEK! FARM ASSETS CONFERENCE, ICGA ANNUAL MTG

November 14th, 2017  |  Today's News

  Mark your calendar to spend the day in Bloomington-Normal on Tuesday, November 21. First thing that morning, the Illinois Corn Growers Association will hold its annual meeting. Following that...

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WE WON’T BACK DOWN ON LOCKS AND DAMS

November 13th, 2017  |  Today's News |  Locks and Dams |  Legislation & Regulation

Last week, members of the Waterways Council, Inc, and stakeholders in the upper Mississippi River Basin transportation system evaluated the needs of the system, economic climate, and the impact of...

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IL CORN SALUTES OUR VETERANS

November 10th, 2017  |  Today's News

Each year on November 11, Veterans Day is set aside to thank and honor all those who served honorably in the military - in wartime or peacetime. IL Corn honors this day, too, saluting all our...

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AG SECRETARY PERDUE SAYS NAFTA WITHDRAWAL COMES WITH TRAGIC CONSEQUENCES

November 9th, 2017  |  Today's News |  Exports |  Legislation & Regulation

Although U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue remains hopeful that the Trump Administration will be successful in renegotiating the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), he...

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PLAN TO ATTEND FARM ASSETS CONFERENCE, ICGA ANNUAL MTG

November 8th, 2017  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  Farm Policy

Mark your calendar to spend the day in Bloomington-Normal on Tuesday, November 21. First thing that morning, the Illinois Corn Growers Association will hold its annual meeting. Following that at...

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THANKFUL FOR GENETICALLY MODIFIED FOODS

November 7th, 2017  |  Today's News |  Biotechnology

This month, just in time for Thanksgiving and food celebrations all over America, the new non-browning Arctic Apple will be available in grocery stores in the Midwest.   The apple joins nine...

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GOVERNOR RAUNER SIGNS IL CORN SUPPORTED HARVEST EMERGENCY DECLARATION

November 6th, 2017  |  Today's News |  Legislation & Regulation |  Farm Policy

In an on-farm ceremony yesterday, Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner announced the signing of the so-called Harvest Emergency Declaration, which effectively allows farmers to load 10% extra weight...

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THE IMPORTANCE OF NAFTA TO FARM SECTOR

November 3rd, 2017  |  Today's News |  Exports |  Legislation & Regulation

U.S. Department of Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross has been dropping hints lately that the likelihood of the U.S. dropping out of NAFTA (the 23-year old North American Free Trade Agreement) is all...

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CORN PHOTO CONTEST DEADLINE APPROACHING

November 2nd, 2017  |  Today's News |  Public Outreach

Enjoy photography? The National Corn Growers Association is hosting the fourth annual Fields-of-Corn Photo Contest. Using this contest, NCGA hopes to capture high-resolution photos of corn growth...

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LATE HARVEST: CONSIDER MORE SPRING APPLIED NITROGEN

November 1st, 2017  |  Today's News |  Best Management Practices

Due to a much later than average corn harvest in Illinois, 2017 might be a great time for farmers to consider more spring applied nitrogen in their management plan.   When farmers are finally...

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IL CORN URGES RAUNER TO CONSIDER HARVEST EMERGENCY

October 31st, 2017  |  Today's News |  Farm Policy

Last week, the Illinois Corn Growers Association and the Illinois Corn Marketing Board joined several other Illinois commodity groups in urging Governor Bruce Rauner to declare a Harvest Season...

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GREEN MEANS GO GIVES FALL NITROGEN APPLICATION DIRECTION

October 30th, 2017  |  Today's News |  Best Management Practices

With harvest only 62 percent complete, there are many farmers who don’t have fall nitrogen application in mind just yet, but for those of you that do, the Green Means Go campaign by IL Corn...

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HARVEST PRICE OPTION: VALUABLE OR NOT?

October 27th, 2017  |  Today's News |  Additional Research

In a recent Farm Doc Daily article, University of Illinois and Ohio State University economics reviewed the Harvest Price Option (HPO) historical performance.  Understanding performance is key to...

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U.S. MEAT EXPORT FEDERATION LEVERAGES CORN CHECKOFF TO EXPAND MEAT SALES OVERSEAS

October 26th, 2017  |  Today's News |  Livestock |  Exports

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....

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APPLY TO BE AN ICMB SOCIAL MEDIA INTERN

October 25th, 2017  |  Today's News |  ICMB

The Illinois Corn Marketing Board is currently accepting applications for spring 2018 internships.  This is part of our effort to provide meaningful agricultural experience to college students and...

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