Monthly Archives: August 2012

ILLINIOS LEGISLATORS MEET KENNY WALLACE

This week, Illinois Corn and Illinois Renewable Fuels Association gave Illinois legislators an opportunity to take a ride in a NASCAR pacecar while learning about ethanol and ethanol blends.  What a fun break from the norm! Pictured are Kenny Wallace, … Continue reading

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THE CORNBELTERS 2012 SEASON IS COMING TO A CLOSE!

The Normal CornBelters have had an action-packed season, hosting 43 regular season games so far, as well as the 2012 State Farm Frontier League Home Run Derby and All-Star Game in July.  With only four games left at the Corn … Continue reading

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WHAT’S AN RFS AND WHY DOES IT WAVE?

During the month of August, governors of Texas, Arkansas, North Carolina, Georgia and New Mexico petitioned the US EPA, asking for a waiver of the Renewable Fuels Standard.  But while we’ve all heard this news on the TV and read it in … Continue reading

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FARM BILL FOR DUMMIES (AND SOME OF THE REST OF US TOO)

Maybe you are one of those non-farmers who have been hearing and reading about the Farm Bill in the news.  Do you understand what the Farm Bill is?  Would you like to know more?  Read on … The Farm Bill … Continue reading

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IL CORN MARKETING BOARD CELEBRATES THIRTY YEARS

The Illinois Corn Marketing Board, created in 1982, celebrates thirty years this year.  Pictured is Martin Barbre, National Corn Growers Association Board and former Illinois Corn Growers Association Board and Bill Christ, past chair of the Illinois Corn Marketing Board, … Continue reading

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THERE OUGHT TO BE AN APP FOR THAT!

Someone recently said to me, “Agriculture would be so much easier to understand if there were an app for it.”  Really.  It would be.  There is an app for everything.   Or so it seems.  Searching the App store for ‘Agriculture’ … Continue reading

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SCHOOL LUNCHES MAKING KIDS FAT?

Many schools are back in session this week.  With it comes the dilemma for parents: Do I pack a lunch or let my kids eat what the school serves?  When I was in high school the food was actually pretty … Continue reading

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HOW DO CORN PRICES AFFECT CONSUMERS?

Harvest is beginning, and with it we’ll have a first real-world look at what corn yields will be for 2012. The U.S. Department of Agriculture has provided its own prediction of a national average at 123.4 bushels of corn per … Continue reading

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AG DAY AT THE STATE FAIR

Jeff Scates discussed current ag issues during Ag Day at the Illinois State Fair.

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WATER QUALITY EFFORTS IN ILLINOIS

When it comes to water quality, Illinois Corn puts their money where their mouth is. In recent years, farmers have come under fire as new, modern fertilizers and water drainage methods have been blamed for increased nitrogen and phosphorus runoff into … Continue reading

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