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.
Dairy farmers are some of the hardest working people in our country. Tirelessly dedicating each long day to their cattle and to producing milk for consumers. Now is an even more important time...More
Save the date: the IL Corn Growers Association will celebrate 50 years of service to farmers on August 8, 2022 in Bloomington at the DoubleTree Hotel. The IL Corn Growers Association was...More
Illinois Farm Families® (IFF), a group of farmer volunteers committed to providing accurate information about what happens on today’s farms, are inviting Chicago families to stop by and visit with...More
The Illinois Farm Families (IFF) Coalition’s consumer engagement campaign to build trust in Illinois farmers and their farming practices was the recipient of the Public Relations Society of...More
In light of St. Patrick’s Day and also for some positive news from across the ocean, IL Corn caught up with a couple of Irish farmers in different areas. Here’s a little bit about their...More
IL Corn partnered with six restaurants in the Chicago area to take over their takeout, replacing traditional takeout containers with corn-based alternatives. This project was designed to help...More
For the second time, IL Corn will air positive corn and corn farmer messages during football’s biggest game on February 13, 2022. The farmer-led checkoff association will focus on positioning corn...More
Last week, the IL Corn Growers Association (ICGA) contacted Illinois representatives on the House Ways and Means Committee and the House Agriculture Committee to alert them of the concern we have...More
The Illinois Corn Marketing Board is proud to partner with the Waterways Council Inc, Illinois Soybean Association, and others to help audiences understand the importance of inland waterways and...More
Illinois Farmers Lead in Campaign to Open Minds, Share Sustainability Story in Washington Krista and Brett Swanson from Oneida are the face of an ongoing push to build relationships in...More
America's Corn Farmers to Sponsor MLB at Field of Dreams presented by Geico Major League Baseball (MLB) announced today that the National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) has agreed to become an...More
Illinois Craft Distilleries Will Compete for the Title of Best State Whiskey at Heartland Whiskey Competition
Illinois Craft Distilleries Will Compete for Title of Best State Whiskey at Heartland Whiskey Competition - IL Corn sponsors competition that will include multiple corn whiskey categories along...More