Monthly Archives: June 2011

SHARING MYTHS AND FACTS ABOUT CORN

My name is Brittany Hosselton, the current Ag in the Classroom intern for the Illinois Corn Marketing Board/Illinois Corn Growers Association. During my internship I have had the wonderful opportunity to travel throughout the beautiful state of Illinois and share … Continue reading

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MEET AN ILLINOIS CORN FARMER: DONNA JESCHKE!

Donna is a mother, grandmother, wife and business partner. She participates in all aspects of their family farming operation and she can’t wait to share her story with you! If you have questions for Donna about her life on the … Continue reading

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CONGRATS ON GETTING IT RIGHT, EPA!

The U.S. EPA released the newly approved label for E15, a 15 percent blend of ethanol into gasoline. You might remember our posts from back around Halloween, when we determined that the EPA was going to use E15 as a … Continue reading

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CELEBRATE WITH US

Does it surprise you that June is Country Cooking Month?  When you take into account all the barbecues, backyard grilling and home gardens that many people have, it makes perfect sense to us! To me country cooking means good ingredients, … Continue reading

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FRIDAY FARM PHOTO

Calling all fans of agriculture and photography!  Check out the IL Corn Facebook page, where we are having an ongoing photo contest all summer long!  This week’s theme was “Farm Animals”.  Congratulations Jesse Bussard, “Double Take” was chosen as the winner this week! Stay tuned all summer long … Continue reading

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WATCH US GROW

We haven’t talked much about it, if at all, but the Illinois Corn Marketing Board is part of a group of Illinois commodity groups that are trying harder to connect with our urban cousins.  We’ve been conducting research for a … Continue reading

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CORNBELTERS SEASON UPDATE

The CornBelters are nearly one-third of the way through the regular season. With a record of 18-11, the team is currently 3rd in the Frontier League’s West Division standings. CornBelters players have put their names on several leader boards in the … Continue reading

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FARMERS WORRIED ABOUT ETHANOL SUBSIDY CUTS

We applaud ICGA District I Director Paul Taylor for representing corn farmers across America.  For more information on VEETC, click here and here. Originally posted on CBSNews By Cynthia Bowers The overwhelming U.S. senate vote last week to end massive annual … Continue reading

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FATHERS DAY ON THE FARM

Father’s Day on the farm is a time to celebrate the men that grow the crops, nurture the livestock, love the children, and lead the families in prayer.  Farm dads work hard and play hard … and enjoy every minute … Continue reading

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ILLINOIS HOUSE DEVELOPS BIPARTISAN BUDGET

The Illinois legislature adjourned slightly before and after midnight on May 31. The House adjourned around 11 p.m. and the Senate adjourned about an hour later, just after midnight. Considering the fiscal condition of the state, the session was generally … Continue reading

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