You make your living from the land.
You have been raised in the country, you’ve worked with Mother Nature all your life, and you understand that if you want the same sort of life for your children, you must preserve and conserve what is in your care.
Best management practices are the techniques and methods farmers use to take the best care of the soil, water, air, plants, and animals around them. IL Corn wants to partner with you to help you understand the best science, the best techniques, the best opportunities to care for your natural resources.
We have programming that will help you test your water for nutrient levels, try out cover crops for the first time, and apply nitrogen in the most responsible way. Our programming in this area continues to grow! Please stay plugged in with us to keep learning and growing as a conservationist.
In 2016, the Illinois Corn Growers Association launched a farmer service program, Precision Conservation Management (PCM), in response to the Illinois Nutrient Loss Reduction Strategy. Today PCM is funded still by ICGA and other organizations.
PCM works with farmers to help them understand the costs & benefits of adopting new conservation practices. They provide one-on-one support to qualifying farmers to help them understand the costs & benefits of adopting new conservation practices.
They provide FREE access to the Farmer Portal to any farmer who wants to contribute their farm data, and access recommendations based on other farmer participant’s aggregated, anonymized data.
Fall-applied nitrogen is not the most profitable nitrogen timing for Illinois farmers according to Precision Conservation Management (PCM) data published in June 2021. Compared to other nitrogen...More
IL Corn is focused on helping farmers use conservation practices to improve soil health, reduce erosion, sequester carbon, and build a sustainable future for generations of future farmers. "Each...More
BLOOMINGTON, Ill. – Today, IL Corn celebrates being named as a valued partner in multiple projects funded by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Partnerships for Climate-Smart...More
IL Corn and IL Soybean Association are working on bringing the Aldo Leopold Conservation Award to Illinois
The Leopold Conservation Award recognizes farmers, ranchers and forestland owners in 24 states for their efforts to improve soil health, water quality and wildlife habitat on their working land....More
In an unprecedented move, EPA today announced it is reopening the finalized reregistration of atrazine, putting this key crop protection tool and today’s carbon-smart farming practices at risk....More
Precision Conservation Management (PCM), a program of IL Corn and the Illinois Soybean Association, released their annual “Business Case for Conservation” this month in the Prairie Farmer...More
The IL Corn Growers Association and Illinois Soybean Association are teaming up to offer a new water testing initiative challenge for Illinois FFA chapters to learn about nutrient loss and water...More
The Trend-Adjusted Yield Endorsement has been available to Illinois farmers as a crop insurance endorsement since 2012, making 2022 the eleventh year of its availability. In this article, the...More
I got the chance to catch one of the founders of Nayak Farms, Dr. Nayak, and was extremely impressed by their mission and how they’re helping Illinois. Here’s a brief summary of what I...More
IL Corn welcomes Greg Goodwin to the Precision Conservation Management (PCM) team as the Director. We're excited for Greg to join the PCM team. Greg has an extensive background in helping farmers...More
EPA Renews Enlist Product Registrations with New Control Measures, Providing Growers with Certainty for the 2022 Growing Season
The EPA is issuing seven-year registrations for two herbicide products, Enlist Duo and Enlist One, to ensure growers have access to effective pesticide tools for the 2022 growing season. The new...More
Illinois’ agriculture community continues to focus efforts & investments on conservation Illinois family farmers are working to preserve the soil and water on their...More
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...More