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 However, in the last 50 years, these locks and dams have become dilapidated and outdated.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

ICGA Celebrates Paul & Donna Jeschke's Service to IL Corn Farmers

Lindsay Mitchell

November 23rd, 2021  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  ICMB

Paul and Donna Jeschke of Mazon, IL are the recipients of the Illinois Corn Growers Association’s (ICGA) top award. ICGA leaders honored the couple for their service to Illinois corn farmers at...

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IL Corn hosts Mexican Trade Team

Collin Watters

November 16th, 2021  |  Today's News |  ICMB |  Exports

Illinois Corn Marketing Board was excited to welcome Mexican white corn buyers from Gruma in Illinois after a halt in visits due to COVID.    Representatives from Gruma, a global food company...

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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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Honoring Veteran Farmers

Tara Desmond

November 10th, 2021  |  Today's News |  ICMB

IL Corn got a chance to catch up with veteran farmer Chris Gould (Gould) right before Veterans Day.  After asking some questions and getting to know a couple of Gould’s experiences here’s a little...

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Turkish Feed Grain Importers Enjoy a Visit to Illinois

Tara Desmond

October 27th, 2021  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  ICMB |  Ethanol |  Exports

This past week, the Illinois Corn Marketing Board (IL Corn) partnered with the U.S. Grains Council and Marquis Energy to host a trade team of distiller dried grain (DDGS) buyers from Turkey for a...

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Waterways Campaign Highlights Environmental & Economic Impacts

Lindsay Mitchell

October 26th, 2021  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  ICMB |  Locks and Dams |  Public Outreach

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...

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Welcome New IL Corn Employee

October 20th, 2021  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  ICMB

We are happy to announce and welcome our new Marketing & Communications Manager to IL Corn, Tara Desmond. Tara was born in Central Illinois and has spent all of her life in Illinois.  She spent...

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Trade Teams Utilize Other Resources

Collin Watters

October 14th, 2021  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  ICMB |  Exports

Mark and Cristin Wilson welcomed a video crew to their farm to see corn harvest in action. IL Corn staff and our partners at the US Grains Council and Illinois Pork Producers will use these videos...

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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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IL Corn Connects with Farmer Members and Elected Officials at Farm Progress Show 21

Lindsay Mitchell

September 3rd, 2021  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  ICMB |  Legislation & Regulation

Farm Progress Show 2021 in Decatur, IL was a great time for the Illinois Corn Growers Association (ICGA) to connect with farmer members and elected officials, says Randy DeSutter,...

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Congratulations Taylor and Hartman, 2021 Master Farmers

Lindsay Mitchell

September 2nd, 2021  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  ICMB

Paul Taylor of Esmond and Kenneth Hartman of Waterloo are former and current IL Corn farmer leaders being named 2021 Master Farmers this week at the Farm Progress Show in Decatur, IL. IL Corn...

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IL Corn Marketing Board Elects Officers

Lindsay Mitchell

August 17th, 2021  |  Today's News |  ICMB

IL Corn Marketing Board Elects Officers Mark Wilson, a farmer from Toulon, Illinois, was elected by his peers to serve as Chairman of the Illinois Corn Marketing Board (ICMB) for the 2021-22...

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VISIT THE POWER OF TWO: IL CORN AND ISA AT FARM PROGRESS SHOW 2021!

Lindsay Mitchell

August 11th, 2021  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  ICMB

Join IL Corn and the Illinois Soybean Association at the Farm Progress Show to see The Power of Two associations working on your behalf!    Whether you are interested in biofuels, trade,...

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Mark Wilson Will Represent Corn Sector on US Grains Council Board of Directors

Lindsay Mitchell

July 29th, 2021  |  Today's News |  ICMB |  Legislation & Regulation

Mark Wilson Will Represent Corn Sector on US Grains Council Board of Directors   Mark Wilson, a corn farmer from Toulon, IL and a director on the Illinois Corn Marketing Board, is named the next...

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Illinois Farmers Lead Campaign to Open Minds, Share Sustainability Story in Washington

Dan Obert

May 26th, 2021  |  Today's News |  ICMB |  Public Outreach

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...

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America's Corn Farmers to Sponsor MLB at Field of Dreams presented by Geico

May 20th, 2021  |  Today's News |  ICMB |  Public Outreach

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...

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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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What Does My Checkoff Fund: U.S. Grains Council

Lindsay Mitchell

April 27th, 2021  |  Today's News |  ICMB |  Exports

What Does My Checkoff Fund: U.S. Grains Council   The U.S. Grains Council develops export markets for U.S. corn, ethanol and distiller’s dried grains with solubles (DDGS) via their presence in...

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Illinois Pork and Commodity Groups Donate 4,100 pounds of Pork to Eastern Illinois Foodbank

April 21st, 2021  |  Today's News |  ICMB |  Public Outreach

Illinois Pork and Commodity Groups Donate 4,100 pounds of Pork to Eastern Illinois Foodbank   Every day food banks provide access to healthy and nutritious food to keep families across Illinois...

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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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