What in the husk are corn plastics?

Tara Desmond

January 25th, 2022  |  Today's News |  ICMB |  Biotechnology |  Ethanol

You already know that corn can be a solution to so many of our world’s climate challenges, but do you know enough about each renewable opportunity to explain it to your off-the-farm peers? In this...

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Reading about Corn

Tara Desmond

December 16th, 2021  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  ICMB |  Biotechnology |  Ethanol |  Public Outreach

Illinois Ag in the Classroom offers an abundance of resources for teachers to help aid them with activities and lessons on agriculture designed to enhance the K-12 experience.  They have an...

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ICGA Responds to the U.S. EPA Proposed Blending Volumes

Lindsay Mitchell

December 9th, 2021  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  Ethanol |  Conservation |  Legislation & Regulation

On December 7, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released a biofuel blending volumes proposal, calling for an increase in the  biofuel blending requirement for 2022 of 22.77 billion...

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RSVP for next week listening sessions

Tara Desmond

December 8th, 2021  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  Locks and Dams |  Ethanol |  Exports |  Public Outreach |  Conservation |  Legislation & Regulation |  Farm Policy |  Precision Conservation Management

  The Illinois Corn Growers Association will hold in-person listening sessions throughout the state to help prepare for the 2023 Farm Bill.  As a grassroots organization, we value farmer input...

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Turkish Feed Grain Importers Enjoy a Visit to Illinois

Tara Desmond

October 27th, 2021  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  ICMB |  Ethanol |  Exports

This past week, the Illinois Corn Marketing Board (IL Corn) partnered with the U.S. Grains Council and Marquis Energy to host a trade team of distiller dried grain (DDGS) buyers from Turkey for a...

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ICGA Statement on the Next Generation Fuels Act

Lindsay Mitchell

August 26th, 2021  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  Ethanol

ICGA Statement on the Next Generation Fuels Act   Congresswoman Cheri Bustos introduced the Next Generation Fuels Act (H.R. 5089) this week, a piece of legislation that paves the way for...

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Everything You Wanted to Know about Biofuels Policy: Past and Present

Lindsay Mitchell

July 1st, 2021  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  Ethanol

Everything You Wanted to Know about Biofuels Policy: Past and Present Agri-Pulse’s latest “Deep Dive” podcast focused on biofuels can be a great primer for anyone wanting to learn more and...

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IL Corn Farmers and IL Ethanol Producers Disheartened by Brazilian TRQ Expiration

Lindsay Mitchell

December 16th, 2020  |  Today's News |  Ethanol |  Exports

IL Corn Farmers and IL Ethanol Producers Disheartened by Brazilian TRQ Expiration   Upon the expiration of the current Brazilian tariff rate quota (TRQ) yesterday and its replacement with a 20...

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Brian West: Ethanol Award Recipient

Katie Smith

December 1st, 2020  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  Ethanol

Brian West: Ethanol Award Recipient Brian West received the ethanol award from the Illinois Corn Growers Association (ICGA) at the group’s virtual annual meeting on November 24, 2020.   West...

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Internal Combustion Engine Ban Could Devastate Agriculture

Lindsay Mitchell

October 28th, 2020  |  Today's News |  Ethanol

Internal Combustion Engine Ban Could Devastate Agriculture   A new study released by the Agricultural Retailers Association (ARA) finds that U.S. light-duty and freight vehicle consumption of...

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Audio Update: ICGA President Bill Leigh on the Next Gen Fuels Act

Dan Obert

October 9th, 2020  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  Ethanol

Audio Update: ICGA President Bill Leigh on the Next Gen Fuels Act   ICGA President, Bill Leigh hosted Communication Manager, Dan Obert on his Minonk farm to talk more about the Next Generation...

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Illinois Corn Growers Association Welcomes Bustos’ Next Generation Fuels Act

Lindsay Mitchell

September 24th, 2020  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  Ethanol |  Legislation & Regulation

Illinois Corn Growers Association Welcomes Bustos’ Next Generation Fuels Act   The Illinois Corn Growers Association (ICGA) welcomes legislation introduced by Rep. Cheri Bustos in the U.S. House...

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ICGA Comments on Rule that could Negatively Impact Low Carbon Fuels Including Higher Blends of Ethanol

August 20th, 2020  |  Today's News |  Ethanol

ICGA Comments on Rule that could Negatively Impact Low Carbon Fuels Including Higher Blends of Ethanol   Last week, the Illinois Corn Growers Association (ICGA) submitted comments on behalf of...

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Research Confirms Additional DDGS Usage

Dan Obert

August 13th, 2020  |  Today's News |  Ethanol |  Exports |  Additional Research

Research Confirms Additional DDGS Usage A new study from the National Corn to Ethanol Research Center (NCERC) confirms distillers dried grains with solubles (DDGS) use as a safe, efficient feed...

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Is Helping the Ethanol Industry Your Priority?

Lindsay Mitchell

August 5th, 2020  |  Today's News |  Ethanol

Is Helping the Ethanol Industry Your Priority? In the heat of COVID-19 shutdowns in March and April, we all watched as the ethanol industry took a heavy blow, as people quit traveling to work, to...

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NCERC, COVER CROPS, AND LIVESTOCK: IL LEGISLATIVE UPDATE

Lindsay Mitchell

May 27th, 2020  |  Today's News |  Ethanol |  Livestock |  Conservation |  Legislation & Regulation

As of May 24, around 1 am, the state of Illinois now has a budget that – although reported as creatively balanced – provides some wins for Illinois agriculture.    “Illinois agriculture showed...

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Cleaner air is one defense against COVID-19

Lindsay Mitchell

May 12th, 2020  |  Today's News |  Ethanol

Researchers see a correlation between high concentrations of particulate matter in the air and vulnerability of citizens contracting the COVID-19 virus, says a recent study by Harvard T.H. Chan...

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EPA IGNORES IL CORN FARMER CONCERNS WITH PLAN TO RESTORE ETHANOL MARKET

Lindsay Mitchell

December 19th, 2019  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  Ethanol |  Legislation & Regulation

In response to the EPA’s final rule on the 2020 Renewable Volume Obligations (RVO) and the understanding that the EPA will not be reallocating all previously waived gallons in future RVO numbers,...

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IMPORTANT PARTNERS SHOW UP FOR ETHANOL & IL CORN

Lindsay Mitchell

December 2nd, 2019  |  Today's News |  Ethanol |  Legislation & Regulation

Senators Tammy Duckworth and Richard Durbin, along with Illinois Director of Agriculture John Sullivan, showed up for ethanol and IL Corn last week with their own comments on the EPA's proposed...

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A DEAL IS A DEAL

Lindsay Mitchell

November 11th, 2019  |  Today's News |  Ethanol |  Legislation & Regulation

In three years EPA has granted 85 exemptions from the Renewable Fuels Standard (RFS) to oil refineries, destroying over 4 billion gallons of biofuel demand and threatening the future of biofuels...

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