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IL CORN FARMER ELECTED TO NATIONAL CORN BOARD

July 21st, 2017  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  ICMB

IL Corn is proud to share the news that past Illinois Corn Growers Association President and former Illinois Corn Marketing Board Chairman Kenneth Hartman, Jr., of Waterloo, has been elected by...

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IL CORN PLEASED WITH WHITE HOUSE PRIORITIES FOR NAFTA

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

Earlier this week, the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative, part of the Executive Office of the President, released the Administration’s Summary of Objectives for the NAFTA Renegotiation....

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NEW COW-CALF BARN ALLOWS YOUNG FARMER TO EXPAND COW HERD

July 19th, 2017  |  Today's News |  ICMB |  Livestock

(Carthage, IL) – Ashton Gronewold knew that getting started in farming would not be easy, but he was determined to make it work. After receiving a degree in Engineering and working away from the...

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FIELDS-OF-CORN CONTEST ACCEPTING SUBMISSIONS

July 18th, 2017  |  Today's News |  Public Outreach

The National Corn Growers Association reminds photographers that they can help tell the story of farming field corn in America through the fourth annual Fields-of-Corn Photo Contest. Through this...

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ETHANOL POTENTIAL IN MEXICO

July 17th, 2017  |  Today's News |  Ethanol |  Exports

The recent announcement by the Mexican Energy Regulatory Commission (CRE) regarding an increase in the maximum amount of ethanol that can be blended in the Mexican gas supply provide new market...

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COVER CROP COUPON AVAILABLE TO ICGA MEMBERS

July 14th, 2017  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  Best Management Practices

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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SUMMER BREAK? NOT FOR ALL TEACHERS!

July 13th, 2017  |  Today's News |  Public Outreach

Summer vacation for teachers is supposed to be all about taking a break from the classroom, but not all Illinois teachers are doing just that this summer. Many teachers are using that precious...

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LOCKS IN DISREPAIR PUT RIVER TRANSPORTATION IN JEOPARDY

July 12th, 2017  |  Today's News |  Locks and Dams

President Trump’s focus on investing and rebuilding infrastructure in America has brought new focus to the dilapidated locks and dams on the Mississippi and Illinois River. Check out this recent...

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THE REAL ARGUMENT AGAINST RENEWABLE FUELS

July 11th, 2017  |  Today's News |  Ethanol

You may have read early last week that the EPA released Renewable Volume Obligations (RVO) for 2018.  These numbers tell fuel retailers how much renewable fuels they must sell in any given year,...

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2018 FORECAST PLACES CORN PRICES BELOW $4.00 PER BUSHEL

July 10th, 2017  |  Today's News |  Additional Research

According to the University of Illinois, farmers planning for 2018 cash rents and acreage allocations can safely plan on corn prices of $3.80 and soybean prices of $9.50.  These are based on trend...

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STATE HIGHWAYS AND INTERSTATES NOT MOWED? HERE’S WHY

July 7th, 2017  |  Today's News |  Best Management Practices

The Illinois Department of Transportation has undertaken a committed and purposed effort to alter mowing policies with the desired outcome being improved habitat for the Monarch butterfly, which...

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ETHANOL EXPORTS A BRIGHT SPOT FOR CORN DEMAND

July 6th, 2017  |  Today's News |  Ethanol |  Exports

As corn prices remain low, new markets are vital. As far as corn goes, your corn-based ethanol is finding a home in export markets around the world. One of them may be unexpected: Brazil. Brazil...

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USEPA RELEASES PROPOSED RENEWABLE VOLUME OBLIGATION RVO NUMBERS FOR 2018

July 5th, 2017  |  Today's News |  Ethanol |  Legislation & Regulation

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency released today their 2018 proposed rule for the renewable volume obligation number (RVO). The RVO dictates how many gallons of renewable fuels, and of what...

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US EPA EXTENDS OUTREACH TO ANIMAL AGRICULTURE

July 3rd, 2017  |  Today's News |  Livestock |  Legislation & Regulation

Following up on assurances to the farm community that the U.S. EPA in the Trump Administration will be more friendly to agriculture, Administrator Pruitt has continued his Agency’s outreach to the...

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INDIA ACCEPTING GM FOOD CROPS

June 30th, 2017  |  Today's News |  Biotechnology

Even though India is tasked with feeding the second largest population in the world, they don’t allow genetically modified (GM) food crops. In 2015, the population of India alone was 1.3 billion....

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NEW LEADERS PROGRAM LAUNCHES FOURTH YEAR WITH GREAT SUCCESS

June 29th, 2017  |  Today's News

The 2017 class of the NCGA DuPont New Leaders Program, now entering its fourth year of helping farming couples and individuals become better communicators, leaders, and advocates for...

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FARMERS CAN LEARN HOW CONSERVATION PRACTICES IMPROVE SOIL HEALTH AND PROFITABILITY

June 28th, 2017  |  Today's News |  Best Management Practices

The Soil Health Partnership (SHP) will host a field day this week on June 29 from 8:30 am – noon at the Kirk Kimble Farm in Sparland. The Kirk Kimble Farm is one of more than 100 farms in the SHP...

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TRUMP ADMINISTRATION PROPOSES WOTUS ROLLBACK

June 27th, 2017  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  Legislation & Regulation

As promised during the campaign, President Trump’s administration has proposed a rule to roll back the so-called WOTUS regulation. The Obama-era Waters of the U.S. rule, as it’s formally known,...

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YEARS OF FLOOD AND YEARS OF DROUGHT

June 26th, 2017  |  Today's News |  Public Outreach

One of the priorities Illinois corn farmers have asked us to focus on is to help bridge the gap between farmers and non-farmers.  When non-farmers feel connected to farmers, believe that they have...

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NEW SUGAR SUSPENSION AGREEMENT

June 23rd, 2017  |  Today's News |  Exports

Earlier this month while the Illinois Corn Growers Association and Illinois Corn Marketing Boards were meeting, a very important agreement between the U.S. and Mexico was finalized that will...

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