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 However, in the last 50 years, these locks and dams have become dilapidated and outdated.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

 

Carbon Capture Law Delivers Opportunity for Ethanol & Protects Landowners

May 28th, 2024  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  Ethanol |  Legislation & Regulation |  Farm Policy

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House Farm Bill Needs More Compromise as Conversations Continue

Lindsay Croke

May 24th, 2024  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  Farm Policy

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. – Today, upon hearing that the House Agriculture Committee passed a farm bill late yesterday, IL Corn Growers Association (ICGA) President Dave Rylander, a farmer from Victoria,...

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USDA Awards Additional Millions to Build Agriculture Exports

Lindsay Croke

May 23rd, 2024  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  ICMB |  Exports |  Legislation & Regulation

This week, the U.S. Grains Council received notice of additional funding from the U.S. Department of Agriculture under its Regional Agriculture Promotion Program (RAPP). The award will disperse...

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Illinois Agriculture Collaborates to Make an Impact

May 23rd, 2024  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  Livestock |  Legislation & Regulation |  Farm Policy

Illinois agriculture worked together this week magnifying farmer voices on a collection of topics. Supporting the Livestock Industry Farmer led organizations signed a letter supporting...

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Global Markets Fuel Illinois: 3 Trade Facts You Need to Know

May 22nd, 2024  |  Today's News |  ICMB |  Locks and Dams |  Ethanol |  Exports

International trade drives the United States economy.   The United States is the second largest exporter in the world and thrives with access to export markets. As we celebrate May as World...

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Meet Grace May: Legislative Intern 2024

Grace May

May 16th, 2024  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  Legislation & Regulation |  Farm Policy

Grace is from Princeton, IL and is a rising senior at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She is currently studying Agriculture and Consumer Economics with a concentration in Public...

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Corn Growers Focus on Opening Markets, Enforcing Trade Agreements

Brooke S. Appleton

May 9th, 2024  |  Today's News |  ICGA

It’s an evening we all remember in the Washington office of the National Corn Growers Association and is now a familiar war story that is brought up often at our gatherings.   On a cold February...

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Meet Leanne Casner: Veteran, Farmer, and Advocate for Ag

Haley Bickelhaupt

May 6th, 2024  |  Today's News

In Leanne Casner’s eyes, military training didn’t hold a candle to her life growing up on a dairy farm.   A veteran farmer, her love for the United States, agriculture, and consumer education...

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A Farmers Guide to the GREET Model

May 2nd, 2024  |  Today's News |  Ethanol

The Department of Energy’s (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory’s GREET model is catching the eyes of not only airlines and policy gurus, but also midwestern corn farmers. The model is critical to...

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IL Corn Announces Scholarship Recipients

Tara Desmond

May 2nd, 2024  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  Public Outreach

  IL Corn proudly announces the recipients of its 2024 scholarships, marking another successful year in supporting the next generation of agricultural leaders.     "Entering our second year, we...

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New GREET Model Will Limit Availability of Cleaner Jet Fuel in the Short Term

May 1st, 2024  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  Ethanol

Illinois corn farmers are very concerned by the announcement from the U.S. Department of Treasury (USDOT) limiting corn-based ethanol's contribution to the decarbonization of the aviation...

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Illinois Farm Families ‘We are the 96%’ Campaign Ad Wins National Award

April 29th, 2024  |  Today's News |  ICMB |  Public Outreach

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. – The Illinois Farm Families (IFF) coalition won a Best of Show award in the consumer category last week at the National Agri-Marketing Association 2024 AgriMarketing Conference...

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Japanese Media Team Learn About Illinois Agriculture

April 25th, 2024  |  Today's News |  ICMB |  Ethanol

In a partnership between IL Corn and the U.S. Grains Council, 12 members of a Japanese media team toured Illinois this week, beginning in Chicago and traveling through McLean and Piatt County,...

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Conservation Practice Adoption a Focus During Rep Budzinski Visit to Illinois Farm

Lindsay Croke

April 25th, 2024  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  ICMB |  Conservation |  Legislation & Regulation |  Farm Policy

Congresswoman Nikki Budzinski visited the Bob and Mark Bunselmeyer Farm in Maroa, IL this week to learn more from Illinois farmers about conservation practice adoption. The visit featured an...

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Access to Higher Blends of Ethanol During Summer Months a Win for Illinoisans

April 19th, 2024  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  Ethanol

Upon hearing the U.S. EPA announcement that it will issue a temporary waiver allowing access to lower-cost, lower-emission E15, the IL Corn Growers Association President Dave Rylander from...

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A Washington Filled with High Drama and Palace Intrigue

Brooke S. Appleton

April 18th, 2024  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  Legislation & Regulation

Plots have thickened. Majorities have shrunk. The knives are out. It’s April in Washington but you would be forgiven for thinking it’s the Ides of March. Much like Julius Caesar, Speaker Mike...

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IL Corn TV | Farm Rescue

April 8th, 2024  |  Today's News |  ICMB

Season 2: Episode 2 IL Corn TV recently interviewed Terry Johnston of Farm Rescue. Terry talked about how Farm Rescue helps families in crisis. Family farms are the heart of our food & fuel...

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March Wrap Up

April 4th, 2024  |  Today's News

Did you miss out on some stories in March? Check them out here or by clicking Current News on our home page anytime.     6 Farmers Share Cover Crop...

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Corn Growers Against 2, 4-D Herbicide Tariffs

April 4th, 2024  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  Legislation & Regulation

In an International Trade Commission (ITC) hearing today, National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) President Harold Wolle discouraged the agency from placing tariffs on the imported herbicide 2,...

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IL Corn TV's New Season Launching April 1st: A Must-Watch for Farmers and Ag Enthusiasts

Tara D

March 29th, 2024  |  Today's News |  ICMB |  Public Outreach

IL Corn TV is gearing up for an exciting new season, set to premiere on April 1st on IL Corn's YouTube channel. This season promises a lineup of insightful interviews with experts from the...

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