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Making export growth a priority extends to the locks and dams priority (we need adequate infrastructure to move grain) and the ethanol priority (ethanol exports is a growing market). "Exports" is the place where many of our programs overlap.

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Access to Higher Blends of Ethanol During Summer Months a Win for Illinoisans

April 19th, 2024  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  Ethanol

Upon hearing the U.S. EPA announcement that it will issue a temporary waiver allowing access to lower-cost, lower-emission E15, the IL Corn Growers Association President Dave Rylander from...

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A Washington Filled with High Drama and Palace Intrigue

Brooke S. Appleton

April 18th, 2024  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  Legislation & Regulation

Plots have thickened. Majorities have shrunk. The knives are out. It’s April in Washington but you would be forgiven for thinking it’s the Ides of March. Much like Julius Caesar, Speaker Mike...

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Maize Matters: Solid Solutions Require Showing Up

PAC Committee Chairman, Jim Reed

April 8th, 2024  |  ICGA

Outcomes are decided by those that show up.The success of teams in the recent NCAA basketball tournament (Go Illini) are directly related to the time and commitment spent preparing for this...

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Maize Matters: PAC Commitments Time, Treasure, Talent

April 8th, 2024  |  ICGA

Leon (Len) Corzine has many years under his belt as a leader and member of the IL Corn Growers Association.    Corzine has been involved with ICGA for 30 years and contributed his time and...

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Maize Matters: Springfield sparks for Farm Succession

April 8th, 2024  |  ICGA

A farm’s legacy is one of its most important aspects. No matter if you are a seventh-generation farmer or beginning a career in production agriculture, passing on a farm to the next generation is...

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Maize Matters : Declining Farm Economy, GROWing Political Impact

April 8th, 2024  |  ICGA

The IL Corn Growers Association (ICGA) is growing its political footprint in Washington, D.C. amidst concerns for the future of the farm economy.    In early March, ICGA called on Congress to...

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Corn Growers Against 2, 4-D Herbicide Tariffs

April 4th, 2024  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  Legislation & Regulation

In an International Trade Commission (ITC) hearing today, National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) President Harold Wolle discouraged the agency from placing tariffs on the imported herbicide 2,...

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From Fields to Flight: IL Corn Plays Role in SAF Conference

Haley B

March 28th, 2024  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  ICMB |  Ethanol |  Additional Research

Seeds are being sown to position Illinois as a hub for sustainable aviation fuel (SAF).  On March 21-22, IL Corn and the Illinois Manufacturing Association hosted the inaugural Sustainable...

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IL Corn Growers Association Responds to EPA Final Tailpipe Emissions Rule

March 28th, 2024  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  Ethanol |  Legislation & Regulation

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency finalized their Tailpipe Emissions Rule last week, making the rule even a bit more stringent than originally proposed. IL Corn joined several groups in...

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As Spring Arrives, Washington Policymakers and Corn Grower Leaders Prepare for the Year Ahead

Brooke S. Appleton

March 21st, 2024  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  Legislation & Regulation

March is an important month in Washington. It’s the month that cherry blossoms bloom to the delight of city residents and tourists alike, and many outdoor activities, such as marathons, take off,...

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Lock and Dam Modernization Receives $120 Million Allocation

March 21st, 2024  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  ICMB |  Locks and Dams

This week, lock and dam modernization projects on the Mississippi and Illinois rivers saw a $120 million allocation thanks to a bipartisan group of Illinois representatives and senators....

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Farm Families Will Lose with the EPA’s New Tailpipe Standard

March 20th, 2024  |  Today's News |  ICGA

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. – Upon reading the final EPA emissions standards for sedans and light-and medium-duty trucks, IL Corn Growers Association President Dave Rylander, a farmer from Victoria, IL,...

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Grassroots Advocacy in Action: IL Corn Farmer Leaders Influence Policy in DC

Lindsay Mitchell

March 19th, 2024  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  Legislation & Regulation

Last week, eleven farmer leaders of IL Corn visited Washington, DC to build relationships with the Illinois congressional delegation, engage in conversations about issues impacting Illinois corn...

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Coalition of Business, Labor, Agriculture Groups Unveil Landmark Legislation to Advance Carbon Capture and Storage in Illinois

March 14th, 2024  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  Ethanol

IL Corn represents farmer members in discussions to promote ethanol market development and protect landowner rights   A coalition of business, labor and agriculture groups have united behind...

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NEW COVER CROP GUIDE PUBLISHED BY PRECISION CONSERVATION MANAGEMENT

Rosalie Trump

March 7th, 2024  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  ICMB |  Conservation |  Precision Conservation Management

Precision Conservation Management (PCM), a program of IL Corn and the Illinois Soybean Association, released a new cover crop guidebook this month in Prairie Farmer Magazine. PCM has conducted...

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6 Farmers Share Cover Crop Tips

Tara Desmond

March 7th, 2024  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  ICMB |  Conservation

Six Illinois farmers come together to share their insights and experiences on a practice that's not just farming but stewardship of the land, navigating the delicate balance between tradition and...

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Policymakers Must Take a Broader Approach to Reducing Tailpipe Emissions

February 23rd, 2024  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  Ethanol |  Legislation & Regulation |  Additional Research

America is in pursuit of a clean energy future, but to get there, our leaders must prioritize a solution that already exists at gas stations across the country.   Ethanol, made from corn...

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White House to Greenlight Year-Round E15 Availability by 2025: Midwest Governors' Request Answered, Promising Environmental and Economic Benefits

Lindsay Mitchell

February 22nd, 2024  |  ICGA |  Ethanol

The White House announced today that it will answer the April 2022 request of Governor Pritzker and seven other Midwest governors to make E15 available year round starting in 2025. E15 is a 15...

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Put the BRAKES on HB1634

February 22nd, 2024  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  Ethanol |  Legislation & Regulation |  Farm Policy

This week, Illinois state lawmakers tried hitting the gas to incorporate California’s extreme vehicle emissions standards into the Midwest. HB1634 allows California to govern Illinois Vehicle...

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IL Corn Thanks Lawmakers for Support of GREET

February 15th, 2024  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  Ethanol

Seven members of Illinois’s congressional delegation joined a group of 43 lawmakers in a letter to the Sustainable Aviation Fuels Lifecycle Analysis Interagency Working Group voicing their support...

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