Monthly Archives: August 2011

AGRICULTURE WORKING TO PRESERVE WATER QUALITY

Please join us for Water Quality Wednesdays in August as we celebrate Water Quality month!  Illinois corn farmers are committed to minimizing agriculture’s effect on water quality and this month, we’ll tell you how! Illinois agriculture has been very involved … Continue reading

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SAVE THE DATE! IL CORN IS AT NASCAR!

Meet Kenny Wallace at Chicagoland Speedway in Joliet! Join the Family Farmers team as NASCAR driver Kenny Wallace supports agriculture in the No. 09 Family Farmers car! ~$40 Exclusive Family Farmers offer~ As a member benefit, Illinois Corn Growers Association … Continue reading

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COMMUNITY ACTION AT ITS BEST: A LESSON IN HUMANITY

Twist. Snap. Toss. Repeat. Imagine that same routine over and over for an hour or so in the middle of a humid corn field. Now…. imagine all that if you never grew up on a farm. Insert me – a … Continue reading

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CROP INSURANCE IMPROVEMENTS NEEDED FOR IL CORN FARMERS

Did you see our ad in FARMWEEK this week?  Illinois Corn is committed to helping its membership by improving crop insurance and making it more workable.  Read more below!

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WHOLE NEW BALLGAME

I grew up with a clear view to the west. My back yard ran right into a field. They were on a two-year rotation cycle, of white corn and soybeans. It wasn’t our field; my family had long since stopped … Continue reading

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NITROGEN IN ILLINOIS: CHALLENGES MOST PEOPLE NEVER THINK ABOUT

With all the talk about controlling nutrient losses, both from the urban and agricultural sector, sometimes the proposed solutions seem so easy:  for agriculture, just put on all your nitrogen in the spring, preferably by side-dressing after the corn has … Continue reading

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FARM PROGRESS SHOW PREVIEW

We’re a week away from the 2011 Farm Progress Show and the Illinois Corn office is hopping as we put all the final details in place! Be sure to visit us at Booth #250, directly across from the John Deere … Continue reading

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AG DAY AT THE STATE FAIR

Watch as Jim Reed, President of Illinois Corn Growers Association talks with AgriTalk about Free Trade Agreements, Farm Bill, Direct Payments and more. 

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IN THE BEAUTY OF THE LILIES …

Just a simple photo in front of my Grandmothers house that has been vacant for many years, but the beauty of the surprise lilies, depict an end to summer and approaching harvest, and the start of school, wow, how fast … Continue reading

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COUNTRY MOUSE AND CITY MOUSE… MAKE THAT COUNTRY MOMS AND CITY MOMS

Last week, I had the wonderful opportunity to participate in what’s called a “meetup.” In basic terms, it’s a get together organized on the internet, which anyone can choose to attend. You may or may not know anyone there. Generally … Continue reading

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