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.
Cameras, carts and security details created quite a buzz at the commodity tent IL Corn Growers Association members spoke with Governor Pritzker at Farm Progress Show about policy impacting...More
Corn Grower Leaders Call on Biden Administration to Tie U.S. Tax Decisions on Aviation Biofuels to Government’s Emissions Model
Asserting that U.S. tax policy should be tied to the best standards the government has to offer, 16 of the nation’s top corn grower leaders sent a letter to U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen...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
The U.S. Trade Representative today requested a panel formation under the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement over Mexico’s decision to ban imports of biotech corn used for human consumption. “Trade...More
Last week, the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) released a proposal that would require an industry fleet-wide average of approximately 58 miles per gallon for cars and...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
What is Octane? A gasoline octane rating measures the fuel’s ability to resist auto-ignition (combustion of the air: fuel mixture before desired). Auto ignition can cause noise in the engine and,...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
Senators Tammy Duckworth (D-IL), Deb Fischer (R-NE), Joni Ernst (R-IA) Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) and Chuck Grassley (R-IA) introduced a bipartisan bill this Tuesday, that would require Sustainable...More
Japan Collaborates with IL Corn and Partners to Boost Ethanol Market and Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions
Japan is a major producer and consumer of gasoline. IL Corn, in collaboration with partners in the ethanol industry and the US Grains Council, has prioritized this market for future ethanol...More
On Wednesday, Governor J.B. Pritzker supported Illinois corn farmers by signing into law a Revenue Omnibus package that includes sales tax incentives for higher blends of ethanol purchased in...More
The IL Corn Growers Association worked closely with Illinois lawmakers to approve language in this year’s legislative session to create and renew retail sales tax incentives for ethanol blends....More
Legislation introduced today in the U.S. House of Representatives would remove an outdated provision from the Renewable Fuels Standard that prevents corn starch ethanol from being categorized as...More