Locks and dams matter.

Improving the Illinois, Mississippi, and Ohio River system has been an Illinois Corn Growers Association priority for almost 30 years. Waterways infrastructure gives Illinois farmers and other Illinois industries a competitive advantage over other states in transportation of grain and other agricultural products. However, in the last 50 years, these locks and dams have become dilapidated and outdated. The crumbling lock and dam system costs Illinois corn farmers every day in lost efficiency getting their product to global marketplaces. 

 

Improving our lock and dam system NOW is critical not only for Illinois farmers but also for all Illinois citizens, for our country, and for our world.

EPA Renews Enlist Product Registrations with New Control Measures, Providing Growers with Certainty for the 2022 Growing Season

EPA

January 13th, 2022  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  ICMB |  Conservation

The EPA is issuing seven-year registrations for two herbicide products, Enlist Duo and Enlist One, to ensure growers have access to effective pesticide tools for the 2022 growing season. The new...

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What you need to know about WOTUS

Tara Desmond

January 13th, 2022  |  ICGA |  Conservation |  Legislation & Regulation

2021 Clean Water Rule On November 18, 2021, the U.S. EPA and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers released their proposed rule formally repealing the 2020 Navigable Waters Protection Rule (NWPR) and...

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USDA Announces PACE program for Illinois Farmers

IL Corn

January 6th, 2022  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  Conservation |  Farm Policy

  WHAT Post Application Coverage Endorsement – An insurance product to cover the risk of not getting farmers in-season nitrogen applied.   WHY Our internal data indicates the number...

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Illinois Farmers Engaging In State-Specific Efforts, Action, Progress In Reducing Nutrient Loss

Lindsay Mitchell

December 22nd, 2021  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  Conservation |  Precision Conservation Management

              Illinois’ agriculture community continues to focus efforts & investments on conservation   Illinois family farmers are working to preserve the soil and water on their...

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ICGA Responds to the U.S. EPA Proposed Blending Volumes

Lindsay Mitchell

December 9th, 2021  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  Ethanol |  Conservation |  Legislation & Regulation

On December 7, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released a biofuel blending volumes proposal, calling for an increase in the  biofuel blending requirement for 2022 of 22.77 billion...

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RSVP for next week listening sessions

Tara Desmond

December 8th, 2021  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  Locks and Dams |  Ethanol |  Exports |  Public Outreach |  Conservation |  Legislation & Regulation |  Farm Policy |  Precision Conservation Management

  The Illinois Corn Growers Association will hold in-person listening sessions throughout the state to help prepare for the 2023 Farm Bill.  As a grassroots organization, we value farmer input...

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Free Webinar 12/10 on Impacts of Weather on Your Farm

Tara Desmond

December 7th, 2021  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  ICMB |  Conservation |  Precision Conservation Management

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...

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Conservation Corner: Focusing on Fertilizer and Tillage

Megan Dwyer

November 11th, 2021  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  ICMB |  Conservation |  Precision Conservation Management

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...

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Statement on Illinois Nutrient Loss Reduction Strategy

Megan Dwyer

September 17th, 2021  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  Conservation

Water quality and nutrient loss reduction continue to be priority issues for the Illinois Corn Growers Association (IL Corn). The recent release of Illinois Nutrient Loss Reduction Strategy...

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Illinois Corn Farmer Featured on NASA Website

Lindsay Mitchell

July 28th, 2021  |  Today's News |  Conservation

Illinois Corn Farmer Featured on NASA Website   NASA, the US government agency responsible for science and technology related to air and space, recognized corn farmers today on their website for...

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Hear From the Conservation Experts

Lindsay Mitchell

July 21st, 2021  |  Today's News |  Conservation

Hear From the Conservation Experts Precision Conservation Management (PCM) released their 2021 data and recommendations last month, but there's still time to better understand what the data is...

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Water Testing Survey Now Available

Dan Obert

June 23rd, 2021  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  Conservation

Water Testing Survey Now Available   ICGA members who received special water testing strips in the mail this past spring should consider taking a brief moment to give their thoughts on the...

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Conservation Corner: Cover Crop Edition

Megan Dwyer

June 8th, 2021  |  Today's News |  Conservation

Conservation Corner: Cover Crop Edition   Corn farmers have a lot of opportunities to gain expertise and minimize financial risk when they try cover crops in 2021.   Farmers that planted a...

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Precision Conservation Management Releases 2021 Data and Recommendations

Lindsay Mitchell

June 7th, 2021  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  Conservation |  Precision Conservation Management

Precision Conservation Management Releases 2021 Data and Recommendations   Precision Conservation Management (PCM), a farmer service program led by the Illinois Corn Growers Association and...

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PCM Receives Grant From International HSBC Bank

Lindsay Mitchell

May 24th, 2021  |  Today's News |  Public Outreach |  Conservation |  Precision Conservation Management

PCM Receives Grant From International HSBC Bank   The Precision Conservation Program Management (PCM) will receive grant funds from HSBC Bank via the Midwest Row Crop Collaborative (MRCC), the...

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Presidential Notice of Farmers as Climate Change Solution Partners

Nancy Kavazanjian - Global Farmer Network

May 10th, 2021  |  Today's News |  ICMB |  Conservation |  Legislation & Regulation

Presidential Notice of Farmers as Climate Change Solution Partners By Nancy Kavazanjian: Beaver Dam, Wisconsin When President Biden addressed Congress and the country last week, he did...

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Checkoff Reaches Consumers in Chicagoland

Dan Obert

April 15th, 2021  |  Today's News |  ICMB |  Public Outreach |  Conservation

Checkoff Reaches Consumers in Chicagoland   Consumer outreach messaging continues to amplify Illinois farmers’ voices to the most densely populated area of the state.     Illinois Farm Families,...

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Cover Crops and Other Conservation Practices Continue to Gain Steam

Dan Obert

April 7th, 2021  |  Today's News |  ICMB |  Conservation |  Precision Conservation Management

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...

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New Program Deadlines and Applications

March 19th, 2021  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  Conservation

New Program Deadlines and Applications NRCS Announces '21 Application Cutoff for RCPP's Precision Conservation Management Project   State Conservationist Ivan Dozier announced U. S. Department...

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Conservation Conversation Virtual Roundtable

Dan Obert

March 18th, 2021  |  Today's News |  Conservation |  Precision Conservation Management

Conservation Conversation Virtual Roundtable   A roundtable discussion featuring Precision Conservation Management Operation Manager Clay Bess and Director of Water Quality Research at IL Corn...

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