Monthly Archives: March 2011

PLANTING SEASON BEGINS IN SOUTHERN IL

Planting season is almost upon us! Tomorrow will be April and after a few days of 70 plus degrees teasing us it has dropped down in the 30s the last three nights. 60s are in the forecast over the weekend … Continue reading

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MORE INTERESTING INFO ON ANTI-LIVESTOCK GROUPS

There’s quite a bit of news out today attacking the anti-livestock/anti-meat groups.  Check out this article from an Australian paper, the Herald Sun. To quote the author, “I would have thought treating women like pieces of meat makes any message … Continue reading

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LAWNS ARE ADDING TO CHESAPEAKE BAY POLLUTION, STUDY SAYS

from the Washington Post, March 28, 2011: Lawns are adding to Chesapeake Bay pollution, study says. Grassy turf, not farmland, is the most dominant crop in the bay watershed.  There were almost 1.3 million acres of planted turf in Maryland in … Continue reading

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KNOX COUNTY FARMER WINS $2,500 FOR YOUNG FARMERS COMMITTEE

Everyday America’s farmers are becoming more of a lifeline for feeding the nation’s rapidly growing population. Farmers are in great demand, and although technology has made agriculture a safer industry, there are always dangers lurking. In keeping with this thought, … Continue reading

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FRIDAY FARM PHOTO

This week’s picture comes from Cyndi Young-Puyear from Rocking P Ranch at Jamestown, MO.  You can see more of Cyndi at http://brownfieldagnews.com/.    If you have a picture you’d like to share, email it to ilcorn@ilcorn.org

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CELEBRATE NATIONAL TEACH AG DAY

On March 24, agricultural education students and teachers across the country will be celebrating the second annual National Teach Ag Day.  National Teach Ag Day was started by the National Council for Agricultural Education as part of the National Teach … Continue reading

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BRAWN OF 16 MEN ENSURES $17 BILLION U.S. WATERWAYS SHIPMENTS

Four times this year, as many as 16 men working at Lock 52 on the Ohio River near Brookport, Illinois, have climbed onto a floating platform to hook 487 wooden barriers on the river floor to a steam-powered crane. It … Continue reading

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THE SKINNY ON FOOD VS FUEL

It is a touchy subject for the original parties in production agriculture and the new guy on the block, ethanol. Grain producers, livestock producers, consumers and yes, newbie ethanol producers are all up in arms about the hottest commodity in … Continue reading

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CORN FARMERS (& SOME STAFF!) ON THE HILL

Illinois Corn spent National Agriculture Week at our nation’s capitol, talking with elected officials, agencies, and NGOs about the upcoming Farm Bill 2012 negotiations, ethanol policy, locks and dams, biotech, and trade.  We might have snuck in a fun picture … Continue reading

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GRAIN ENTRAPMENT TRAINING DAY THIS WEEKEND

If you have loved ones working in the agriculture industry, and you are like me, you probably worry everyday about their safety. While working in agriculture is one of the most productive, fulfilling and prosperous occupations, it comes with great … Continue reading

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