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.
Corn Farmers Applaud Reintroduction of Next Generation Fuels Act in House of Representatives
Today, the Next Generation Fuels Act was reintroduced in the U.S. House of Representatives. The bill will provide cleaner fuels through higher blends of ethanol for a new generation of vehicles...More
Next Generation Fuels Act Is Next Generation Ethanol Demand
BLOOMINGTON, Ill. – Today, the Next Generation Fuels Act, was introduced in the U.S. Senate. The bill will provide cleaner fuels through higher blends of ethanol for a new generation of vehicles...More
IL Corn Supports Preserving Choice in Vehicle Purchases Act
BLOOMINGTON, Ill. – The Preserving Choice in Vehicle Purchases Act was introduced today, cosponsored by Illinois Congressman Mike Bost, to protect Americans’ freedom of choice when purchasing...More
Sen. Duckworth, Ambassador Emanuel, and IL Corn Fuel Big Strides in Japan’s Ethanol Market
TOKYO, Japan -- Last week, IL Corn leaders joined Sen. Tammy Duckworth (D-IL), and Ambassador Rahm Emanuel, in coordination with the U.S. Grains Council to celebrate a critical win in ongoing...More
This Decision at the Pump Could Change Everything
There has never been a better time to choose unleaded 88 unleaded 15, or E15 fuel at the pump. Gas pumps aren’t unlike grocery stores, offering an abundance of choices – some of which you may...More
Bipartisan push for decision on year-round E15
Last week, United States Congressional members from Illinois supported corn farmers and the ethanol industry as they encouraged the Biden administration to approve the use of ethanol blends,...More
Carbon Sequestration allows ethanol to compete with EVs
Carbon Capture & Storage Technology (CCS) offers Illinois ethanol production a unique advantage, allowing competition with electric vehicles. The advantage stems from the Illinois Basin, a...More
Dover Fueling Solutions becomes the first manufacturer to offer optional UL-certified E40 fuel dispensers as standard
Today, Dover Fueling Solutions (DFS), part of Dover Corporation and a leading global provider of advanced customer-focused technologies, services and solutions in the fuel and convenience retail...More
IL Corn Farmers Recognize Senator Duckworth
Senator Tammy Duckworth received the ethanol award from the IL Corn Growers Association (ICGA) at the group’s annual meeting on November 22, 2022, in Bloomington. Senator Duckworth...More
Corn Farmers: Feeding and Fueling a Cleaner America
You’ve almost certainly driven by one. Maybe visited one as a student on a school field trip or tackled the challenge of their mazes in the fall. You might have even grown up on one, like I...More
Vilsack and Duckworth Discuss a Clean-Energy Future with Corn-Based Ethanol
BLOOMINGTON, Ill. – U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack and Illinois Senator Tammy Duckworth met in central Illinois today to discuss corn-based ethanol and its ability to contribute...More
Reaching & Teaching Consumers in IL
What is Unleaded 88? 87? What's all this about E15? Many people are still confused about what's in their gas and myths still run wild throughout the world on ethanol. IL Corn works hard to...More
Senate Introduces Transformational Bill to Improve the Environment while Reducing Fuel Costs: Next Generation Fuels Act (NGFA)
In a step forward for energy security, the environment and the nation’s consumers, Senator Charles Grassley (R-Iowa), with the support of Senators Tammy Duckworth (D-IL), Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), and...More
Farmers Help Lower Gas Prices
As Illinoisans begin their summer vacation travel, one thing is on everyone’s mind: gas prices. A recent decision by the Biden administration allowing for the continued use of higher blends of...More
Biden Administration Lifts Restrictions on E15 For Year-Round Sales
BLOOMINGTON, Ill. – After considering the burden of high gas prices on every American, President Biden announced today in Iowa that he will approve an emergency E15 waiver effective June 1....More
Smacking Down Gas Prices
We aren’t trying to pull a Will Smith on you. Farmers have a solution to high gas prices that’s here and no laughing matter, ethanol. The fact is that the use of higher ethanol blends will cut...More
Myths vs Real Story Myth: Ethanol clogs my carburetor. The real story: Ethanol is an effective solvent and can help remove gum and deposits left by years of gasoline use. This is one of the...More
IL Corn Signs Petition to Challenge EPA Rulemaking Re: Electric Vehicles
BLOOMINGTON, Ill. – IL Corn Growers Association joined five other state corn associations and other ethanol interest groups in a petition challenging the EPA’s recent greenhouse gas (GHG) tailpipe...More
Senator Duckworth Sets the Senate Record Straight on Ethanol
During yesterday’s U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works hearing, Senator Tammy Duckworth coordinated with Senators Ernst and Stabenow to set the record straight on the benefits of...More
What in the husk are corn plastics?
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...More