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. Learn More about PCM here.

PLANNING TO USE NEW-FORMULATION DICAMBA NEXT YEAR? TRAINING IS NOW REQUIRED

Tricia Braid

December 19th, 2017  |  Today's News |  Conservation |  Farm Policy

Illinois Corn Growers Association knows that many of you are thinking about applying one of the three commercially available new-formulation dicamba mixes in 2018. But did you know that to legally...

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GOOD NEWS AND BAD NEWS: UNIVERSITY OF IL RESEARCHERS UPDATE NITRATE LOADING IN THE ILLINOIS RIVER

Laura Gentry

December 12th, 2017  |  Today's News |  Conservation |  Additional Research

In case you missed the headlines in the national papers, the Gulf of Mexico Hypoxic Zone was the largest in recorded history this summer.  Yes, that’s the bad news. The good news is, despite high...

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