Livestock is a vital corn customer.
IL Corn participates in a variety of livestock programming to try to grow the industry in Illinois.
The Illinois Livestock Development Group is an important avenue for programming. Through this coalition, IL Corn has been able to make a difference helping farmers site or expand their livestock farms in Illinois. IL Corn also funds the U.S. Meat Export Federation and the USA Poultry and Egg Export Council. When international markets for meat grow, U.S. livestock production will grow as well.
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...More
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...More
Like the Year Before It, 2024 Will Be Filled with Challenges and Opportunities as We Advocate for Corn Grower Priorities
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...More
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...More
The IL Corn Growers Association sent a letter this week to Illinois’s five members on the House Agriculture Committee urging lawmakers to pass a one-year extension to the farm bill. The House and...More
Fall is quickly arriving in the nation’s capital and with it comes the sense that Congress has much to accomplish in a very short period with potential roadblocks along the way. Perhaps the most...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
This spring, Illinois pork producer Chad Leman received a grim announcement from the Supreme Court on his fiftieth birthday. On May 11, 2023, the Supreme Court upheld California’s Proposition...More
I still remember arriving in Washington, D.C., as a young congressional intern and quickly figuring out my favorite and not so favorite aspects of the city. The hot, sticky summers here were one...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
Imagine for a moment that it’s 1933, and you’re in a quaint, white farmhouse somewhere in the middle of America. Fascism is on the rise and the country is heading for a second world war while...More
The Illinois Farmers Council joined U.S. Senator Richard Durbin and U.S. Representative Johnathan Jackson (IL-1) to discuss the 2023 Farm Bill, last week in Bloomington, Illinois. Senator...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