Monthly Archives: February 2011

HFCS IS A “NO BRAINER”

I see online that yesterday was “No Brainer Day.” What this is supposed to mean exactly, I’m not sure, but I felt like taking a moment to set our readership straight on what I think is one of the bigger … Continue reading

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FRIDAY FARM PHOTO

Thanks to Richard Tessmer from Henry, IL for sharing this weeks Friday Farm Photo!

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ETHANOL’S BIG DEBUT

It’s been nearly a week since ethanol made its debut at the Daytona 500 but we’re still as excited as ever! American Ethanol is an official partner of NASCAR and this year every car and truck in the three series … Continue reading

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FARMERS AND TECHNOLOGY

Back in the old days, a family farm would often consist of two people farming. These two independent individuals strived on increasing awareness of their farm, but did not have the right tools to do so. Social media has changed … Continue reading

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LESSONS LEARNED IN A BLUE JACKET

Originally published on KellyMRivard.com by Kelly Rivard It’s National FFA Week, which means that I HAVE to write a post about one of my favorite youth organizations! I only spent one year in FFA. In many ways, I consider that year … Continue reading

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RESPONSIBLE ANIMAL CARE – WHAT’S REALLY HAPPENING

February is Responsible Pet Owner’s Month!  While a lot of folks probably don’t think that livestock farmers think of their cows, chickens, and pigs as pets … well, a lot of them do.  Here’s how we participate in Responsible Pet … Continue reading

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CELEBRATE ETHANOL DURING SUNDAY’S NASCAR RACE AT DAYTONA

Be a part of history as American Ethanol and your corn checkoff help start the engines when NASCAR kicks off the 2011 season in Daytona.  You are officially invited to celebrate your part in making Sunoco Green E15 the official fuel of … Continue reading

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ILLINOIS STATE BUDGET ADDRESS

On Wednesday, Governor Pat Quinn delivered his 2012 proposed state budget to the Illinois General Assembly as required by the state constitution.  The fundamentals of the budget are: A total budget of $52.7 Billion, approximately 4.1% higher than the current … Continue reading

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ATRAZINE IMPORTANT TO JOBS, RURAL AMERICA, AND CROP PRODUCTION

Although we’ve discussed Atrazine a few times throughout the short life of this blog, I’m not sure we’ve ever just come out and said how important the herbicide is for the American farmer. So now, if you’re interested, you can … Continue reading

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AGRICULTURE AND VALENTINE’S DAY

Growing up around agriculture my entire life, getting recently engaged to a “farm boy,” and in the spirit of Valentine’s Day, I find it appropriate to talk about what I LOVE most about agriculture and how it actually relates to … Continue reading

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