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 However, in the last 50 years, these locks and dams have become dilapidated and outdated.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.

Illinois Legislation Allows More Aggressive Development of IL Industrial Biotech Industry

Lindsay Mitchell

April 13th, 2022  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  Legislation & Regulation |  Farm Policy

Last week, the Illinois General Assembly sent a signal that Illinois is ready to designate itself as the premiere location for industrial biotechnology companies and innovation.   SB 1693, the...

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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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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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ICGA Evaluates Fertilizer Challenge on Behalf of Illinois Farmers

Lindsay Mitchell

November 1st, 2021  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  Public Outreach |  Legislation & Regulation |  Farm Policy

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...

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IL Corn Optimistic About New Opportunities Within Budget Reconciliation Bill

Megan Dwyer

October 6th, 2021  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  ICMB |  Legislation & Regulation |  Farm Policy

Unpacking the proposed $3.5 trillion budget reconciliation legislative package reveals optimism. The Illinois Corn Growers Association (IL Corn) is appreciative of the commitment to biofuel...

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Producers with Crop Insurance to Receive Premium Benefit for Cover Crops

June 2nd, 2021  |  Today's News |  Farm Policy

Producers with Crop Insurance to Receive Premium Benefit for Cover Crops   Agricultural producers who have coverage under most crop insurance policies are eligible for a premium benefit from the...

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ICGA Announces Legislative Priorities for the Upcoming Year

Dan Obert

February 11th, 2021  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  Farm Policy

ICGA Announces Legislative Priorities for the Upcoming Year   Farmers remain optimistic that we will accomplish our top priorities in 2021.  We look forward to seeing a new lock and dam start on...

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Review of Illinois Lame Duck Session

Jacqueline Muhammad

January 22nd, 2021  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  Legislation & Regulation |  Farm Policy

Review of the Illinois Lame Duck Session By: Jacqueline Muhammad Contributions By: Rich Clemmons and Liz Brown-Reeves Emanuel “Chris” Welch was elected Speaker of the Illinois House, making him...

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Conservation Reserve Program General Signup Begins, Quality Loss Assistance Now Available

Dan Obert

January 11th, 2021  |  Today's News |  Farm Policy

Conservation Reserve Program General Signup Begins Farmers interested in the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) can sign up beginning January 4, 2021 through February 12, 2021. The goal of the...

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Cover Crop Savings Program

Dan Obert

December 10th, 2020  |  Today's News |  Conservation |  Farm Policy

Cover Crop Savings Program   The Illinois Department of Ag (IDOA) Cover Crop Premium Discount Program gives farmers a $5/acre insurance premium discount on acres that are planted with a cover...

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ICGA Advises Director Costello of Opportunities to Help Hurting Illinois Farmers

Lindsay Mitchell

April 9th, 2020  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  Farm Policy

This week, the Illinois Corn Growers Association prepared and delivered a list of opportunities for the State of Illinois to invest in the agriculture industry as we face turbulent markets and...

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Don't Delay: Sign Up For Farm Programs Now

Lindsay Mitchell

February 3rd, 2020  |  Today's News |  Farm Policy

Farmers considering whether Agricultural Risk Coverage (ARC) or Price Loss Coverage (PLC) are the right farm programs for them have until March 15 to make sign up decisions.  Get to your local FSA...

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RMA ADMINSTRATOR BARBRE TO HOLD LISTENING SESSIONS IN IL

Lindsay Mitchell

August 21st, 2019  |  Today's News |  Farm Policy

Interested farmers have an opportunity to meet with the Administrator of USDA’s, Risk Management Agency (RMA), Martin Barbre at listening sessions in Illinois the week of August 26th. RMA...

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AUDIO UPDATE: MORE DETAILS ABOUT MFP PAYMENTS

Tricia Braid

July 30th, 2019  |  Today's News |  Farm Policy

In this audio update: Sign up started on July 29, but before you head to town, better make a phone call to your local FSA office to be sure they are ready to help you!  IL Corn is still working to...

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IL AGRICULTURE COLLABORATES TO DEVELOP RELATIONSHIPS WITH GENERAL ASSEMBLY

Lindsay Mitchell

March 12th, 2019  |  Today's News |  Farm Policy

The Illinois Corn Growers Association, with many other Illinois ag groups, collaborated on the new Illinois Agriculture: Let’s Grow book, which will be provided to all of the members of the...

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MARKET FACILITATION PROGRAM DEADLINE APPROACHING FAST

Lindsay Mitchell

February 6th, 2019  |  Today's News |  Farm Policy

Farmers who wish to participate in the Market Facilitation Program and have not yet signed a CCC-910 are urged to visit their local county FSA offices by close of business on Thursday, February...

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CROP INSURANCE USE AT 87 PERCENT OF CORN ACRES SINCE 2013

Lindsay Mitchell

January 31st, 2019  |  Today's News |  Farm Policy

According to the U of I report yesterday, Revenue Protection is the predominate crop insurance product used for corn and soybeans in Illinois.  Many farmers use high coverage levels.  For those...

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FARMERS CAN EVALUATE 2019 CROP INSURANCE DECISIONS

Lindsay Mitchell

January 25th, 2019  |  Today's News |  Farm Policy

Illinois corn farmers can now download the 2019 Crop Insurance Decision Tool, available here in the FAST section of FarmDoc.    This tool is a Microsoft Excel spreadsheet containing seven tools....

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CROP INSURANCE IMPROVEMENTS FOR IL FARMERS

January 9th, 2019  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  Farm Policy

  The Illinois Corn Growers Association worked diligently over several years to bring Illinois farmers a new crop insurance endorsement that will allow land from two counties to be combined...

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IL CORN STATEMENT ON FARM BILL SIGNING

Tricia Braid

December 20th, 2018  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  Farm Policy

BLOOMINGTON, Ill.— Ted Mottaz, President of the Illinois Corn Growers Association, issued the following statement regarding President Trump signing the new farm bill, the Agriculture Improvement...

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