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GRO W ING IL CORN GROWERS SEASONS ASSOCIATION 2020 ACCOMPLISHMENTS REMA IN We've been adapting, changing and developingnew plans throughout the year. One thing remains constant: the changing seasons and the successful planting and harvest that accompanies them. IL Corn ilcorn.org COVID-19 RESPONSE As soon as ethanol plarits started producing tund santizer. Com and linois Soybean Association leaped into acton to gve tack to the community and prevent the spread of the virus. We worked with Marquis Energy in Heenepin to mass produce sariticerwhich was distibuted by dur board members across al parts of the state to places such as nursing homes, fre departments. grocery stores, ag retailers and ag equipment dealers helping to keep them safe as you planted your orops. LOCKS KGA'S relentless advocacy efforts led to significant progress in Congress on WRDA (Water Resources Development Act) 2020. Both Senane and House versions of the bl include a cost share change froma soso federatiprivete to a 65/35 federaliprovate, which could lead to a new construction start on the inland Waterway System as early as 201 ETHANOL Snce the yearlong sale of t5 went into place last year, divers across America continue to log more miles on E15. ICGA is constantly looking for to increase the use of com though higher blends of ethanot One way to do this is through establishing a high-octane, low-carbon fuet standard whichis a major goal and milestone of icGA because it would result ina greater usege of ethanol. This milestone was achieved when Representative Cheri Busitos introduced the Next Generation Act. This act wouldalow auto manufacturers to reduce emissions by creating engines tht bum on E 2s or E30. If passed, this would create 5 blion galons of new ethanol demand and 1.8 bilion bushels of new com demand ways 88 87 89 93 eFuels QE oS S AND PARTMD O DuCE C O CONSERVATION The Precision Conservation Management (PCM) program continues to grow and promote the business side of conservation. This includes equale taking 1,762 colaboration with Pepsco, one of the langest food end beverage companies in the world and adding an additional region in Southern nois. Through this espansior additional farmers wil receive the hands on approach to apply conservabion practices on their fams with support from the inois Soybean Assocaton. ca ell the read TAN CONSUMER OUTREACH IL Corn sulted up and played offense during football's biggest game, the nationaf championship, promoting iinos com farmers with targeted TV commercials, an advertising campaign on Coogle and Youtube, and a social meda campagn. The TV commercial played in the Quad Cites. Peoria, Champage Springheld, Rockford and St. Lous. Overal, we tracked 9.1 milon views of our content on all platfoms reaching an mpressive audence sirel TRADE USMCA finaly entered into force. alowing additional market access to Canada and Mexico. The passage of USMCA Sa top legislative priority for your organization and it is fufiling to see it go into effect, We contnue to work with international partners to expand markets Visit our website, or check your mail for a copy of the full report. Illinois Com Growers Association IL Corn ilkorn.org PO Box 1623, Bloomington, IL 61702-162) 309557-3357 www..CORN.ORG GRO W ING IL CORN GROWERS SEASONS ASSOCIATION 2020 ACCOMPLISHMENTS REMA IN We've been adapting, changing and developingnew plans throughout the year. One thing remains constant: the changing seasons and the successful planting and harvest that accompanies them. IL Corn ilcorn.org COVID-19 RESPONSE As soon as ethanol plarits started producing tund santizer. Com and linois Soybean Association leaped into acton to gve tack to the community and prevent the spread of the virus. We worked with Marquis Energy in Heenepin to mass produce sariticerwhich was distibuted by dur board members across al parts of the state to places such as nursing homes, fre departments. grocery stores, ag retailers and ag equipment dealers helping to keep them safe as you planted your orops. LOCKS KGA'S relentless advocacy efforts led to significant progress in Congress on WRDA (Water Resources Development Act) 2020. Both Senane and House versions of the bl include a cost share change froma soso federatiprivete to a 65/35 federaliprovate, which could lead to a new construction start on the inland Waterway System as early as 201 ETHANOL Snce the yearlong sale of t5 went into place last year, divers across America continue to log more miles on E15. ICGA is constantly looking for to increase the use of com though higher blends of ethanot One way to do this is through establishing a high-octane, low-carbon fuet standard whichis a major goal and milestone of icGA because it would result ina greater usege of ethanol. This milestone was achieved when Representative Cheri Busitos introduced the Next Generation Act. This act wouldalow auto manufacturers to reduce emissions by creating engines tht bum on E 2s or E30. If passed, this would create 5 blion galons of new ethanol demand and 1.8 bilion bushels of new com demand ways 88 87 89 93 eFuels QE oS S AND PARTMD O DuCE C O CONSERVATION The Precision Conservation Management (PCM) program continues to grow and promote the business side of conservation. This includes equale taking 1,762 colaboration with Pepsco, one of the langest food end beverage companies in the world and adding an additional region in Southern nois. Through this espansior additional farmers wil receive the hands on approach to apply conservabion practices on their fams with support from the inois Soybean Assocaton. ca ell the read TAN CONSUMER OUTREACH IL Corn sulted up and played offense during football's biggest game, the nationaf championship, promoting iinos com farmers with targeted TV commercials, an advertising campaign on Coogle and Youtube, and a social meda campagn. The TV commercial played in the Quad Cites. Peoria, Champage Springheld, Rockford and St. Lous. Overal, we tracked 9.1 milon views of our content on all platfoms reaching an mpressive audence sirel TRADE USMCA finaly entered into force. alowing additional market access to Canada and Mexico. The passage of USMCA Sa top legislative priority for your organization and it is fufiling to see it go into effect, We contnue to work with international partners to expand markets Visit our website, or check your mail for a copy of the full report. Illinois Com Growers Association IL Corn ilkorn.org PO Box 1623, Bloomington, IL 61702-162) 309557-3357 www..CORN.ORG