Monthly Archives: September 2012

CALL YOUR CONGRESSMAN TODAY!

Your Congressman is back at home this week in your district.  Have you called him or her yet to discuss the issues that are important to you?  Call today and tell your elected official that you want a Farm Bill … Continue reading

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I’M GRATEFUL FOR SAFE AND AFFORDABLE FOOD

Growing up I have been lucky enough to see life through the eyes of a farmer and learn from those experiences. As a little girl, I would ask my dad what he was doing in the combine or the planter … Continue reading

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THE UPDATE ON FARM BILL

For most of this year, Illinois farmers (along with every U.S. farmer and many environmental groups) have advocated for a Farm Bill Now.  What we’ve really been asking for is a farm bill to be passed before the end of … Continue reading

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FALL LESSON PLANS: INCORPORATE AGRICULTURE!

Growing up in a rural community, I have always associated fall with agriculture. The smell of soil and seeing the dust in the air as the combines and tractors work tirelessly to harvest crops of corn and soybeans.  Pumpkin patches, … Continue reading

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MEET JOHN SHORE, ILLINOIS CORN FARMER FROM CASEY, ILLINOIS

John is the District 12 Director on the Illinois Corn Marketing Board. Learn more about him and the rest of our Illinois farmer leaders by spending a few minutes with them via these videos! Bill Long, Franklin, IL Paul Taylor, … Continue reading

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GRATEFUL FOR THE ANIMALS THAT SERVE MAN

Being from a big city, the talk is usually a long way from anything agriculture related. Some people have never been to a farm, don’t know what a combine is, or where their food truly comes from. That however is … Continue reading

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Supporting Illinois Corn Growers

Sitting next to the Illinois Family Farmers exhibit outside of Chicagoland Speedway this past weekend was some big iron. As in a New Holland combine and other equipment like tractors and utility vehicles. New Holland is the official ag equipment … Continue reading

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Promoting Ethanol with NASCAR Important to Illinois Corn Growers

The Chairman of the Illinois Corn Marketing Board is Kent Kleinschmidt, pictured here with his wife Sara and NASCAR driver Kenny Wallace. They were attending the Saturday Illinois Corn Growers get together before the race at Chicagoland Speedway. It’s the … Continue reading

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Chicagoland Speedway President Scott Paddock

What does the President of the Chicagoland Speedway think of Illinois Family Farmers and ethanol? Let’s find out. I spoke with him prior to last Saturday’s Dollar General 300 NASCAR Nationwide Series race. Scott says Illinois Family Farmers have been … Continue reading

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American Ethanol Car Driver Austin Dillon

On Saturday race morning at Chicagoland Speedway the driver of the American Ethanol car, Austin Dillon, paid a visit to the Family Farmers exhibit in Champions Park outside the track. He made some remarks to the people who had gathered … Continue reading

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