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.
Preserve a robust and sustainable crop insurance for U.S. farmers to help them manage weather risk. Our members tell us that crop insurance is working to keep them in business.
American Craft Spirits Association Announces 2021 Heartland Whiskey Competition Medalists
ACSA announced the medalists of the 2021 Heartland Whiskey Competition. Competitors were required to incorporate corn in their list of grains used to make their mash. Submissions were welcome from...More
Research Confirms Additional DDGS Usage
Research Confirms Additional DDGS Usage A new study from the National Corn to Ethanol Research Center (NCERC) confirms distillers dried grains with solubles (DDGS) use as a safe, efficient feed...More
IL CORN CHECKOFF SUPPORTS DDGS IN FISH FEEDING TRIALS
Throughout the past decade, the National Corn-to-Ethanol Research Center at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (NCERC at SIUE) has spearheaded the establishment of the nutritional profile...More
USDA NATIONAL AG STATISTICS SERVICE ANNOUNCES CHANGES IN REPORTS
Every five years, NASS conducts a program review following the completion of the Census of Agriculture. The review considers the latest information from the census, estimates from the current...More
TARMAGEDDON - WHAT WE LEARNED FROM 2018
Join Dr. Nathan Kleczewski from the University of Illinois Extension for an update on Tar spot in corn. This disease was first observed in the United States in 2015 in Northern Illinois and...More
ILLINOIS HITS ANOTHER CROP YIELD PER ACRE RECORD
Illinois corn farmers plowed through another trying harvest season with average yield now pegged at a record 210 bushels per acre. The U.S. Department of Agriculture National Agricultural...More
SIGN UP FOR THE NATIONAL CORN GROWERS ASSOCIATION RATING STUDY
National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) and Illinois Corn Growers Association (ICGA) are working with university professors and Ag-Analytics to develop a Conservation Endorsement for the Federal...More
CORN USE FOR ETHANOL FORECAST DECREASED BY 50 MILLION
The University of Illinois analyzed the WASDE forecast of corn use for ethanol production today and determined that to exceed the decreasing forecast, an expansion in gasoline consumption or...More
LOOKING FOR A WAY TO TALK ABOUT GLYPHOSATE WITH YOUR FRIENDS?
Following a California jury’s decision to award $289 million in damages to a man dying of cancer because he claims the disease was caused by exposure to herbicides, you might be hearing more about...More
REMINDER: ICGA INVITES MEMBERS TO PARTICIPATE IN NUTRIENT LOSS SURVEY
IL Corn supports the efforts of the Illinois Nutrient Loss Reduction Strategy and those who seek to strengthen best management practices through research. George Hoselton, who is a graduate...More
ANSWER UPCOMING NASS SURVEYS; IT IMPACTS YOUR BOTTOM LINE
The confidential crop survey from the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) will be arriving in the mailboxes of Southern farmers soon, and it is very important that recipients take the...More
COVER CROPS AND NUTRIENT MANAGEMENT
Illinois Corn Growers Association remains involved in the work of the Illinois Nutrient Loss Reduction Strategy (NLRS) from policy, research, and communications standpoints. New on the scene is an...More
IL CORN ENCOURAGES FARMERS TO COMPLETE AG CENSUS
It only happens every five years, and much can change during that time. The data is used in many ways, including in shaping policies that impact rural America and your local community. We’re...More
GOOD NEWS AND BAD NEWS: UNIVERSITY OF IL RESEARCHERS UPDATE NITRATE LOADING IN THE ILLINOIS RIVER
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...More
HARVEST PRICE OPTION: VALUABLE OR NOT?
In a recent Farm Doc Daily article, University of Illinois and Ohio State University economics reviewed the Harvest Price Option (HPO) historical performance. Understanding performance is key to...More
NET FARM INCOMES EVEN LOWER IN 2017
According to University of Illinois economist Gary Schnitkey, net farm incomes in 2017 will be down from 2016 incomes unless grain prices respond to lower yields. Of course, there will be...More
2018 FORECAST PLACES CORN PRICES BELOW $4.00 PER BUSHEL
According to the University of Illinois, farmers planning for 2018 cash rents and acreage allocations can safely plan on corn prices of $3.80 and soybean prices of $9.50. These are based on trend...More
FUEL ETHANOL: THE FUTURE OF CLEAN OCTANE, TODAY
Have questions about ethanol? Start here! The following research was compiled by the Illinois Corn Marketing Board for the U.S. Grains Council. Whether you have no idea what fuel ethanol is...More
2017 GM CROP IMPACT REPORT
We believe in the power of GM crops to help farmers in the fight for environment sustainability while improving the chances of a stable livelihood for farmers. On both sides of the GM debate,...More