Monthly Archives: October 2013

THE POWER TO CHOOSE: FLEX FUELS FOR THE FUTURE

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INDIAN CORN: A FALL FAVORITE!

A symbol of harvest season, they crop up every fall— those ears of corn with multicolored kernels that adorn doors and grace centerpieces. So how does this decorative corn, known in America as flint corn or Indian corn, differ from … Continue reading

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ALTERNATIVES TO TRADITIONAL HALLOWEEN FOODS

It’s that time of the year again!  Get out your spider webs, punch bowls, and make sure you’ve stocked up on plenty of candy.  Halloween means trick-or-treating, costumes, food, and social events.  Make sure you’re not left in the cold … Continue reading

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THIS FAILS EVERY SCIENTIFIC TEST …

Illinois Corn does not support GMO labeling because the movement is based on emotions and not scientific fact.  Non-GMO labeling is a marketing opportunity and some farmers will find a niche there and make a premium for their product.  We whole heartedly … Continue reading

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WHY ARE THERE STILL NO NEW LOCKS AND DAMS!?

This is a super fun video that explains some of the reasons we need to update and upgrade our locks and dams. Did you know that the locks and dams we’re using today were built during Mark Twain’s time for … Continue reading

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IT’S HARVEST TIME!

Harvest is the time of year I look forward to the most, and I think most farmers will agree. As a farmer’s daughter, I watch my dad literally work day in and day out all year round in preparation for … Continue reading

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GO HOG WILD!!

This October, we are celebrating National Ham Month with a squeal of delight! Ham has existed ever since Cato the Elder, a famous Roman Statesmen wrote about salting pork legs in 160 B.C.  Hogs have been a part of the … Continue reading

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ILLINOIS YIELDS ABOVE NORMAL

The U.S. government reopened Thursday, but we missed some crop updates during the furlough. Our anecdotal information from our Illinois farmers is that yields are above average, which will more than feed our livestock and ethanol markets and is causing … Continue reading

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GMOs – THERE’S JUST NO SUGAR COATING THIS

Most of the corn grown in Illinois is genetically modified corn.  It’s genetically altered to withstand insect attack or to live through certain herbicide applications.  New varieties are genetically altered to perform under stressful conditions like last year’s drought. Although … Continue reading

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PUMPKINS! PUMPKINS! PUMPKINS!

It’s that time of year again…the leaves are changing, the nights are crisp, and of course there are PUMPKINS everywhere! Here are 15 facts that you probably didn’t know about pumpkins: The U.S. pumpkin industry is valued at $141 million. … Continue reading

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