Farm policy impacts our members, their farms, and their families
Our overarching goal is to promote policy that drives corn demand, as demand will ultimately help family farmer profitability.
Our specific priorities are:
Ethanol policies like clearing up the Renewable Volume Obligation issue and maintaining the Renewable Fuel Standard will ensure the health of the ethanol market.
Trade policies like new free trade agreements and new investment in international markets will provide new avenues to sell Illinois corn.
Secure funding for the Navigational Ecosystem Sustainability Program (NESP) which will enable new and upgraded locks and dams along the Illinois and Mississippi Rivers. This relates to our second priority, as adequate infrastructure is needed to ship more corn overseas.
Fall is quickly arriving in the nation’s capital and with it comes the sense that Congress has much to accomplish in a very short period with potential roadblocks along the way. Perhaps the most...More
During the Farm Progress Show, Congresswoman Nikki Budzinski (D-13) stood alongside farmers and biofuels experts to confirm ethanol’s role in lowering carbon and supporting rural economies....More
This spring, Illinois pork producer Chad Leman received a grim announcement from the Supreme Court on his fiftieth birthday. On May 11, 2023, the Supreme Court upheld California’s Proposition...More
I still remember arriving in Washington, D.C., as a young congressional intern and quickly figuring out my favorite and not so favorite aspects of the city. The hot, sticky summers here were one...More
Yesterday, the IL Corn Growers Association teamed up with agricultural organizations throughout the state to discuss emerging markets and legislation impacting the industry. The 2023...More
Imagine for a moment that it’s 1933, and you’re in a quaint, white farmhouse somewhere in the middle of America. Fascism is on the rise and the country is heading for a second world war while...More
The Illinois Farmers Council joined U.S. Senator Richard Durbin and U.S. Representative Johnathan Jackson (IL-1) to discuss the 2023 Farm Bill, last week in Bloomington, Illinois. Senator...More
IL Corn Growers Association and National Corn Growers Association Express Concerns to the President, Build New Coalition
In a letter to President Biden, 90 trade groups outlined significant concerns with the EPA’s proposed recent rules and the need to preserve consumers’ access to affordable, reliable and efficient...More
Spring is proving to be a busy time between corn planting and grower leaders taking full advantage of every opportunity to talk about our priorities for the farm bill. The farm bill, which...More
IL Corn Director of Public Policy Brad Stotler testified last week in Springfield before the Senate Revenue Committee on SB 1869, legislation sponsored by Sen. Pat Joyce to incentivize fuels with...More
Representative Mary Miller cosponsored the “Agriculture Export Promotion Act of 2023” (H.R.648) this week, a bill that is a top priority for the IL Corn Growers Association. The bill supports...More
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
As we enter 2023, we are reminded that we are now one-year out from the effective date of the decree banning most corn imports from the U.S. into Mexico. The National Corn Growers Association,...More
IL Corn Joins Farmer Leaders from Across the Country in Calling on Biden to Set Quick, Firm Timeline While Pressing Case on Biotech Corn with Mexico
Bloomington, IL – The presidents of 23 state corn grower groups, joined by the president of the National Corn Growers Association, sent a letter to President Biden today calling for him to take...More