Monthly Archives: August 2013

FARM BILL NOW

During this week’s Farm Progress Show, farmers wrote more than 1,100 letters to their Congressmen.  Most letters asked Congress to use some of the only nine legislative days in September to finalize a farm bill.  The current farm bill extention … Continue reading

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FARM PROGRESS SHOW A SUCCESS

This week has been a hot one for the IL Corn staff.  We’ve been outside all week, talking with Illinois farmers about their futures and what working together can accomplish at the Farm Progress Show in Decatur. No matter what, … Continue reading

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COVER CROPS AN IMPORTANT PART OF NUTRIENT MANAGEMENT

Farmers are being encouraged to consider growing cover crops on their fields through the winter.  Studies show that a living, growing plant in the ground year round improves the soil, productivity, and nutrient runoff. The science behind this makes sense.  … Continue reading

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FROM OUR FARMS TO YOUR GROCERY STORE …

It’s Illinois Farm Families Month!  And if you’ve always wanted to meet a real farmer to ask him or her your questions about how food is grown and livestock is raised, this is your chance. This month we’re celebrating what … Continue reading

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IL CORN SEATS 2013-14 BOARD

Illinois Corn just finished a joint board meeting with Illinois Corn Growers Association and the Illinois Corn Marketing Board. This week, ICMB also seated some new board members and elected new leadership to serve them through 2013-14! Learn more about … Continue reading

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COME VISIT IL CORN AT THE FARM PROGRESS SHOW!

Are you going to the Farm Progress Show in Decatur, IL next week? If you are, stop by our tent to see us! Here are some of the things we are doing for the event this year: Navigate the Farm … Continue reading

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FARMERS LITTLE HELPERS AT THE IL STATE FAIR

The Illinois State Fair wrapped up over the weekend in Springfield. The Fair, with its roots firmly established in agriculture, might be the most heavily trafficked one-stop-shop chance to expose the general public to agriculture here in Illinois. With that … Continue reading

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N WATCH SAVES THE DAY!

Earlier this month we’ve established that nutrient runoff in Illinois is a complicated thing and that we’ve got Illinois Director of Agriculture Bob Flider on our side.  As we dive further into water quality month, let’s explore one problem in … Continue reading

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SHOOT IT STRAIGHT VIDEO CONTEST FINALISTS

We received a lot of great videos for the Shoot it Straight Video Contest and have narrowed it down to these four finalists.  Vote for your favorite (you can vote once a day) and let us know who you want … Continue reading

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NUTRIENT LOSS IS A COMPLICATED PROBLEM!

As reported in our water quality post last week, the issue of nutrient run off and water quality is much bigger and more confusing than some people think.  In fact, there are researchers, policy makers, and vocal citizens throughout our … Continue reading

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