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-applied nitrogen is not the most profitable nitrogen timing for Illinois farmers according to Precision Conservation Management (PCM) data published in June 2021. Compared to other nitrogen...More
IL Corn and IL Soybean Association are working on bringing the Aldo Leopold Conservation Award to Illinois
The Leopold Conservation Award recognizes farmers, ranchers and forestland owners in 24 states for their efforts to improve soil health, water quality and wildlife habitat on their working land....More
Precision Conservation Management (PCM), a program of IL Corn and the Illinois Soybean Association, released their annual “Business Case for Conservation” this month in the Prairie Farmer...More
Illinois’ agriculture community continues to focus efforts & investments on conservation Illinois family farmers are working to preserve the soil and water on their...More
Welcome Frank Rademacher our newest team member Frank is the newest edition to the PCM team and heard about the position because he himself has been a part of PCM for several years and seen,...More
Eric Snodgrass is a Science Fellow and Principal Atmospheric Scientist for Nutrien Ag Solutions, where he develops predictive, analytical software solutions to manage weather risk for global...More
As harvest wraps up for most farmers across the state and an overall favorable forecast is predicted, focus turns to fall fertilizer and tillage. Precision Conservation Management (PCM) looks at...More
Precision Conservation Management Releases 2021 Data and Recommendations Precision Conservation Management (PCM), a farmer service program led by the Illinois Corn Growers Association and...More
Cover Crops and Other Conservation Practices Continue to Gain Steam Warmer weather is finally here and many farmers begin to get their planter ready to kick off another growing season. While...More
ISA and IL Corn Invest in Conservation via the PCM Program The Illinois Soybean Association (ISA) and Illinois Corn Growers Association (ICGA) have teamed up to research on-farm conservation...More
Audio Update Get to know Clay Bess, Lead Precision Conservation Management Specialist and hear about PCM's newest award. Listen HereMore
PCM Recognized for National Collaboration fo the Year Award Precision Conservation Management (PCM), a premiere conservation program of the Illinois Corn Growers Association and the Illinois...More
Precision Conservation Management Program Receives USDA RCPP Renewal Precision Conservation Management, the premiere conservation program of the Illinois Corn Growers Association, received a...More
U of I FarmDoc Team Releases Conservation Lease Addendum Many farmers and landowners are interested in incorporating various conservation practices on their farms but find conversations and...More