Monthly Archives: January 2011

FRIDAY FARM PHOTO

Illinois Corn leadership traveled to Washington, DC this week to meet with legislators and engage in leadership training.  Pictured is Bill Christ, Kent Kleinschmidt, and Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood. Do you have a photo you’d like featured as a Friday Farm … Continue reading

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TORTELLINI SOUP RECIPE

It’s almost the end of January, but we have one more soup recipe to share with you for National Soup Month.  Enjoy this one and if you have a great recipe for soup that you’d like to share, please comment … Continue reading

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STATE OF THE UNION: FEDERAL DEFICIT AND INVESTING IN LONG TERM TECHNOLOGIES IS A PRIORITY

Watching President Obama’s State of the Union address last night, I found that I agreed with many of the President’s statements and was happy that he acknowledged some areas where the Federal Government fell short during the last two years.  … Continue reading

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ILLINOIS FARM FAMILIES CAN PROVIDE A VIRTUAL FARM EXPERIENCE, BUT REAL RELATIONSHIPS AND CONVERSATIONS

You’ve heard it a million times…farmers should tell their story. Maybe you’ve tried to tell your story. Maybe you figure someone else has done it for you. Either way, I’m here to tell you that telling your story isn’t good … Continue reading

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LEARN ABOUT AG CAREERS ON MARCH 4, 2011!

  Women Changing the Face of Agriculture is looking forward to its second annual event!  Please join Illinois Corn and around 90 other businesses and associations who will send their women to talk with the females in your life about … Continue reading

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US EPA APPROVES E15 FOR MOST CARS!

“The Environmental Protection Agency announced that E15 — consisting of 15 percent ethanol and 85 percent gasoline — is safe for engines in cars, light trucks and sport-utility vehicles from model years 2001 through 2006.” This is a exciting day … Continue reading

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WHITE CHICKEN CHILI RECIPE

Brrrr … 70 percent of our nation  has seen snow this month!  I can’t think of a better time to celebrate National Soup Month with some warm and toasty, hearty soups.  Join us on Thursdays in January for more recipes!  … Continue reading

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IF YOU NEED A FEW NEW BLOGS TO CHECK OUT …

What a fun project!  Consider sending Ryan a postcard! An interesting take on humane horse slaughter by HumaneWatch.  Mike Rowe was a featured speaker at this month’s American Farm Bureau Federation Annual Meeting in Atlanta.  Spend a few minutes checking … Continue reading

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PRESIDENT OBAMA WILL AVOID EXCESSIVE, INCONSISTENT AND REDUNDANT REGULATION

Do you need to see it to believe it?   The Wall Street Journal published an article in the opinion pages from President Obama that said he intends to focus on rules that “stifle job creation and make our economy less competitive.”  … Continue reading

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ETHANOL BY-PRODUCT : GREAT FOR LIVESTOCK

Ethanol receives a lot of criticism from consumers who don’t always understand how the renewable fuel is produced and that is it not displacing the corn that we eat (because it is made from field corn, not sweet corn). Most … Continue reading

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