Monthly Archives: January 2012

ORGANIC ROMANCE – COURTESY OF WAG’N TALES

This post shamelessly stolen from Wag’n Tales, who we think does an excellent job of putting the organic vs conventional farming debate into focus.  Every farmer is needed.  Every farmer does a good job.  And we need to take the … Continue reading

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DISTILLERS GRAINS WITH SOLUBLES: WHAT ARE THEY?!

Dried distillers grains with solubles (DDGS) have become a valuable part of agriculture.  A by-product of ethanol production, this product makes an excellent livestock feed and is transported by rail to various parts of the U.S. so that the livestock centers of … Continue reading

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THROUGH THE LENS OF A FARM GIRL

It’s Video Week on Corn Corps! We are bringing you one video every day this week that celebrates Illinois agriculture, corn production, and farm family life. Today’s video comes to us from the new Facebook page Keeping it Real: Through the Lens … Continue reading

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I GOT YOU ETHANOL

It’s Video Week on Corn Corps! We are bringing you one video every day this week that celebrates Illinois agriculture, corn production, and farm family life. Today’s video won first place in the IRFA’s 2nd Annual Fuel the Future high … Continue reading

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MY TAKE ON ETHANOL SUBSIDIES

It’s Video Week on Corn Corps! We are bringing you one video every day this week that celebrates Illinois agriculture, corn production, and farm family life. Today’s video comes to us from the Facebook page Midwestern Perspective.  Chief video blogger, Thomas Marten, … Continue reading

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FARMER’S TRIBUTE: SO GOD MADE A FARMER

Welcome to Video Week on Corn Corps! The Sundance Film Festival is in full swing and we thought what better way to celebrate than by bringing you one video every day this week that celebrates Illinois agriculture, corn production, and … Continue reading

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IL CORN VISITS OLMSTED

This week, the Illinois Corn Growers Association and Illinois Corn Marketing Board visited the Olmsted Lock and Dam.  Construction on this project began in 1996 and STILL CONTINUES TODAY!  In fact, the Army Corps of Engineers will go back to … Continue reading

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COLLEGE DEGREE IN AGRICUTURE IS HARDLY USELESS

Did you read this article? Terence Loose says that Agriculture, Animal Science, and Horticulture are among the top five most useless degrees you can get.  And I would beg to differ. Does this have something to do with the fact … Continue reading

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ISU DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE CELEBRATES ITS 100TH ANNIVERSARY

The Department of Agriculture at Illinois State University has just celebrated its 100th birthday.   The instructors, students, technology and career opportunities have changed considerably over the last ten decades but the mission of the Department has not, and that is … Continue reading

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THE POLITICAL LANDSCAPE AT THE BEGINNING OF 2012

Barry Manilow, musician and political prognosticator recently said, “I agree with everything that Ron Paul has said and what he stands for, but I love Obama, voted for him in 2008 and will vote for him again in 2012.”  This … Continue reading

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