Monthly Archives: April 2011

WHERE WOULD YOU BE WITHOUT AGRICULTURE?

Even before your feet hit the floor in the morning, an industry we all take for granted becomes part of your day.  The sheets on your bed, the eggs on your plate, the milk in your glass, and the clothes … Continue reading

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FRIDAY FARM PHOTO

Farmers aren’t the only ones who love John Deere tractors…. Thanks to Monica Green of Heritage Family Farms for submitting this weeks photo! If you have a picture you’d like to see here, email it to ilcorn@ilcorn.org.

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THE CORN CRIB

The Corn Crib – by definition in the agriculture world, it is a bin or ventilated building for storing unhusked ears of corn. (There is actually a Corn Crib Restaurant in Christiana, PA., Shelby IA., Middlebury, IN., Corning, KS., just … Continue reading

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PRIME AND SUBLIME

Did you know that today is National Prime Rib day?  I’m guessing it’s not a holiday that is recognized on your desk calendar, but that doesn’t mean you can’t celebrate it just the same.  The prime rib roast is a cut … Continue reading

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KENNY WALLACE TO PILOT NO. 09 “AMERICAN ETHANOL” CAR

Team: RAB Racing with Brack Maggard Car: No. 09 American Ethanol Toyota Camry Race 9 of 34: Bubba Burger 250 at Richmond International Raceway Event Info: Friday, April 29, 2011, Live on SPEED at 7:30PM EST and MRN at 7:15PM EST … Continue reading

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SPRING PLANTING CONTINUES

This photo courtesy of Len Corzine in Assumption, IL who says, “We are 25% planted on corn but we are having limited field days due to rain.  We may not turn a wheel until next week.  The ground is working better than it … Continue reading

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WHAT AGRICULTURE MEANS TO ME

I do not own a pair of boots.  Nor do I rise with the sun and work well into the evening when the work is finished.  However, I do feel a connection to agriculture.  Some might find this hard to … Continue reading

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THANK YOU, IL CORN BOARD MEMBERS!

Some people may not realize this, but both the Illinois Corn Growers Association Board of Directors and the Illinois Corn Marketing Board of Directors are composed of volunteers. Our farmers are investing in the future of their business and ensuring … Continue reading

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GETTING TO KNOW YOUR ANIMALS: WHY DO THEY DO THAT?

Have you ever wondered why your dog walks in a circle before it lies down? Or why some cats can play too rough and bite your hands? Or why when you take a pig out of a group, they all … Continue reading

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CELEBRATE GRILLED CHEESE!

April 12 was National Grilled Cheese Day, but if you missed it, don’t worry.  We have a whole month to celebrate this gooey, savory concoction as April is National Grilled Cheese Month!  What is it about a couple of slices … Continue reading

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