Monthly Archives: October 2010

LOVED OUR LAST YEAR AT THE CORN CRIB – LOOKING FORWARD TO ANOTHER!

Last year at this time, the Illinois Corn Marketing Board was celebrating our new partnership with the Normal CornBelters and announcing the name of The Corn Crib.  Now, with a year of successful corn promotion under our belt at The … Continue reading

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HFCS FEAR IS THE TRICK THIS HALLOWEEN

Ghouls and Goblins will soon be running up and down the streets in your local neighborhood. Children of all ages are on the prowl in stunning costumes to find their favorite candies. Halloween brings visions of ghosts and witches often … Continue reading

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THE US EPA’s VERSION OF A HALLOWEEN DECORATION

Exactly two weeks ago, we let you know that the EPA had approved E15 for cars model years 2007 and newer. We also told you that we weren’t sure the announcement really accomplished anything. Now, we’re even more sure that the … Continue reading

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AGRICULTURE – MY HOME AWAY FROM HOME

I loved my house I lived in growing up. It was an average size house but what made it special was the land on which it sat. My grandparents lived next door; separating us was but a wooden pathway and … Continue reading

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ILLINOIS CORN FARMERS WENT TO THE RACES WITH KENNY WALLACE

With Danika Patrick there, the famous opening line was tweaked a bit, but the resulting roar was just as satisfying…”Drivers! Start your engines!” That’s all it took to turn this girl into NASCAR’s newest fan. That’s right, add me to … Continue reading

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FRIDAY: TIME FOR A DOWN HOME GIGGLE

Has it been a rough week for you?  It’s been a rough week for Illinois Corn!  Launching a new website is full of headaches, heartaches, and plain old work so we’re all ready for a laugh! http://www.youtube.com/v/9LAYKXd_BUw?fs=1&hl=en_US Enjoy this Friday … Continue reading

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CHINESE DELEGATION VISITS IL CORN

Illinois Corn hosted twelve Chinese academia today who had questions about corn production in Illinois and about our agricultural technologies for producing corn. On the fact finding mission, the group asked questions about machinery, planting techniques, conservation tillage, and others … Continue reading

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MAYBE WE’RE TAKING THIS TOO PERSONAL?

Sometimes, when you take a step off your soapbox and look at the world around you, you realize that it’s not all about you.  That’s exactly what I did this morning when I read this article. So … apparently the … Continue reading

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EXTREME HOMEPAGE MAKEOVER!

I’m very excited about something I’ve been working on for a few months now. Very diligently working, and it’s all for you. That something is the redesign of the Illinois Corn website! When I was hired on as the Communications … Continue reading

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ILLINOIS CORN FARMERS AND KENNY WALLACE RACING

Hopefully over the weekend, all our Corn Corps followers had an opportunity to check out the news.  And if you didn’t, here’s the biggest news item we’ve seen in a while. Illinois Corn has entered into a promotional partnership with … Continue reading

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