Over 50% of IL corn is exported out of state.
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 However, in the last 50 years, these locks and dams have become dilapidated and outdated.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.
Applications Accepted Starting December 15 with New Opportunity for Pre-Enrollment Illinois Department of Agriculture (IDOA) is implementing its fifth year of the Fall Covers for Spring...More
Dr. Gary Schnitkey, University of Illinois Professor in Agricultural and Consumer Economics, authored his one-thousandth article on FarmDoc Daily last month, a website created by the University of...More
Jean Stewart received the Randy Stauffer Stewardship Award from the IL Corn Growers Association (ICGA) at their annual meeting on November 21, recognizing his farm conservation work through the...More
As part of “Pork Power: Partnering to Fight Hunger in Illinois” campaign, the Illinois Pork Producers Association (IPPA) has donated 50,000 pounds of ground pork to 9 regional food banks in...More
Illinois Livestock Development Group (ILDG) has hired Justin Lewis as the organization’s business developer. In his new role, Lewis will identify and develop opportunities for the retention,...More
National Corn-to-Ethanol Research Center (NCERC) hosted a team of 10 executives from India’s automotive, biofuels and automotive sectors. The team, brought here through a U.S. Grains Council Trade...More
Thousands of farm families work hard each day to put food on Illinoisans’ tables, gas in their cars and clothes on their backs. That’s why this month Illinois Farm Families (IFF) is teaming up...More
Frey Family Farms of Dahlgren is the recipient of the inaugural Illinois Leopold Conservation Award®. The prestigious award, given in honor of renowned conservationist Aldo Leopold, recognizes...More
In a blind judging competition supervised by the American Craft Spirits Association (ACSA) in St. Louis, Missouri, Whiskey Acre’s was judged Illinois’ best craft whiskey. The competition,...More
Discovering Illinois Family Farms: Chicago Social Media Creators Learn about Animal Welfare, Sustainability, and Innovation
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IL Corn and the Illinois Soybean Association are proud to showcase all the ways they are “Fueling Progress” during the Farm Progress Show, August 29-31 in Decatur, IL at Lot 605. The shared...More
In March of this year, PepsiCo made a significant $216 million multi-year investment in strategic partnerships with farmer-facing organizations, including Practical Farmers of Iowa (PFI), Soil and...More
IL Corn offers a summer intern program, Brianna Croft and Emily Bruch joined the small team by assisting the legislative, communications and marketing departments. Through real world...More
What is Octane? A gasoline octane rating measures the fuel’s ability to resist auto-ignition (combustion of the air: fuel mixture before desired). Auto ignition can cause noise in the engine and,...More