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Policymakers Must Take a Broader Approach to Reducing Tailpipe Emissions

February 23rd, 2024  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  Ethanol |  Legislation & Regulation |  Additional Research

America is in pursuit of a clean energy future, but to get there, our leaders must prioritize a solution that already exists at gas stations across the country.   Ethanol, made from corn...

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Put the BRAKES on HB1634

February 22nd, 2024  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  Ethanol |  Legislation & Regulation |  Farm Policy

This week, Illinois state lawmakers tried hitting the gas to incorporate California’s extreme vehicle emissions standards into the Midwest. HB1634 allows California to govern Illinois Vehicle...

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The Game in Washington that Rivals the Super Bowl

Brooke S. Appleton

February 15th, 2024  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  Legislation & Regulation

This is the best February since last February. That’s because, like this time last year, my beloved Kansas City Chiefs won the Super Bowl. Like millions of Americans, I was glued to the...

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GM Corn Ban Updates

February 9th, 2024  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  Biotechnology |  Exports |  Legislation & Regulation

A timeline has formulated as efforts continue to resolve Mexico’s proposed ban on genetically modified (GM) corn for human consumption.    In December 2020, Mexican President Andrés Manuel López...

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Corn to Capitol: Bunting Serves Second Year as State Rep.

Haley Bickelhaupt

January 23rd, 2024  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  Conservation |  Legislation & Regulation |  Farm Policy

An unconventional pathway to Springfield did not falter Jason Bunting’s steadfast support for agriculture as a freshman member of Illinois’s General Assembly. Former IL Corn Grower...

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IL Corn Growers Association Monitoring Fertilizer Tariffs and 2024 Crop Budgets

Lindsay Mitchell

January 19th, 2024  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  Exports |  Legislation & Regulation

Bloomington – Last week, the US Department of Commerce set a tax of 7.41% on imports of phosphate fertilizer from Morocco and Russia, which is a decrease from the previous rate of 19.97%.  The...

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Unified Front: Illinois Agricultural Leaders Pursue Common Policy Goals in 2024

Haley Bickelhaupt

January 12th, 2024  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  Legislation & Regulation |  Farm Policy

The IL Corn Growers Association met today with leaders from agricultural organizations throughout the state to discuss policy goals for 2024.     The Illinois Agricultural Legislative Roundtable...

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Like the Year Before It, 2024 Will Be Filled with Challenges and Opportunities as We Advocate for Corn Grower Priorities

Brooke S. Appleton - National Corn Growers Association

January 11th, 2024  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  Legislation & Regulation |  Farm Policy

The new year offers many opportunities on the policy front, and my staff and I will spend the year building on the successes of corn grower advocates from 2023.   Last year, we successfully...

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ICGA 2024 State and Federal Priorities

December 28th, 2023  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  Legislation & Regulation |  Farm Policy

The IL Corn Growers Association (ICGA) prides itself in representing it's membership's priorites at the highest levels in Springfield and Washington, D.C. As a new year approaches, ICGA will focus...

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ICGA Pleased with Acceptance of GREET; Looks to Monitor Changes

December 15th, 2023  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  Ethanol |  Legislation & Regulation |  Farm Policy

The U.S. Department of Treasury announced today that it will allow a modified version of the GREET model as a measurement for determining reductions in greenhouse gas emissions as the agency...

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The Ins and Outs of Washington for 2023

Brooke S. Appleton

December 14th, 2023  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  Legislation & Regulation

How is it possible that we’re approaching the end of 2023? The year has flown by. But a lot has happened over the year, and it’s important to take time to reflect on the changes we’ve seen in the...

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Q&A: Farmers thoughts on CCS

November 29th, 2023  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  Ethanol |  Legislation & Regulation |  Farm Policy

This fall, IL Corn teamed up with Illinois ethanol plants to host informational sessions highlighting the connection between carbon and corn production.    Lauren Lurkins, an environmental law...

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IL Corn Celebrates Rich Clemmons’s Contributions to Agriculture

Haley Bickelhaupt

November 16th, 2023  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  Legislation & Regulation

Rich Clemmons spent the beginning and end of his career cleaning up messes.     A job as a night janitor for the Illinois Agricultural Association led to decades of work as a lobbyist...

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Airlines Show Support for Ethanol Industry

November 9th, 2023  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  Ethanol |  Legislation & Regulation

Airlines Show Support for Ethanol Industry The IL Corn Growers Association (ICGA) commends the airline industry for their support of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Argonne GREET model...

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ICGA offers NHTSA “Fuel for Thought”

Haley Bickelhaupt

October 24th, 2023  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  Ethanol |  Legislation & Regulation

The IL Corn Growers Association (ICGA) helped magnify the voice of rural Americans, sharing over 900 comments opposing the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s electric vehicle...

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Dame Adds Policy Experience to IL Corn

October 16th, 2023  |  Today's News |  Legislation & Regulation

IL Corn is pleased to continue representing the legislative interests of its members by welcoming Rachel Dame as the organization’s Public Policy Manager. Dame will heighten membership’s...

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Protecting Illinois Farmers' Way of Life

Ashley Deal

September 21st, 2023  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  Legislation & Regulation

IL Corn Growers Association is a state-based organization that represents the interests of corn farmers in Illinois by maintaining a high profile on issues in Washington, DC, and Springfield, IL....

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A Government Shutdown Could Impact Farmers

Haley Bickelhaupt

September 18th, 2023  |  Today's News |  Legislation & Regulation |  Farm Policy

The days are ticking as Congress approaches the reality of a government shutdown.   Although political debates in Washington D.C. may feel far from the midwest, the agriculture industry would be...

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NHTSA on a "one-way" route towards EV Future

September 7th, 2023  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  Ethanol |  Legislation & Regulation

The IL Corn Growers Association is calling on the agricultural industry to submit comments to the docket regarding a proposal released by the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration...

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Ethanol and Biofuels Drive Conversation at Farm Progress Show

Haley Bickelhaupt

September 7th, 2023  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  Ethanol |  Legislation & Regulation |  Farm Policy

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....

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