Monthly Archives: May 2015

EPA RELEASES RVO NUMBERS: CORN FARMERS DISAPPOINTED

Cutting the use of corn for ethanol so significantly will have a direct and negative impact on the price of corn, driving it further below the cost of production.

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A NON-FARMERS GUIDE TO AGRICULTURE MYTHS

We are throwing it back for #TBT. This post was originally posted on our blog on May 22, 2014. There are so many myths that buzz around about the agriculture industry. It is time to put a few of those … Continue reading

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THE POST PLANTING TO-DO LIST

After the long stressful days of watching the weather, avoiding as many break-downs as possible, and moving equipment from field to field are over a grain farmer’s work is over, until harvest, right? Think again! That is just the beginning. … Continue reading

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PLAY BALL!

It is that time of year again! The Normal CornBelters had their season home opener on Tuesday, May 19th. The final score was 9-2 with a victory for the CornBelters. If you are ever in the area, be sure to … Continue reading

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SAVE CASH, EAT MORE BURGERS ON MEMORIAL DAY

It is almost summer and what a relief it is! Temperatures are rising, the sun is shining, and summer travels are on the way. But before it is “officially” summer, a very important holiday comes around to kick off the … Continue reading

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9 THINGS YOU CAN DO WITH STRAWBERRIES

Tomorrow is National Pick a Strawberry Day! I feel as though this day is highly underrated and should be celebrated much more. Strawberries are definitely my favorite fruit, and they go great with so many things. To celebrate, I have … Continue reading

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7 STEPS TO MAKE YOUR FARM GRADUATION PARTY THE BEST IN CLASS

As graduation time rolls around, every country boy and girl is looking to have the BEST graduation party ever. With these helpful ideas, hopefully your party will be the best in class. 1. Games Call it cornhole or bags, this … Continue reading

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FRIDAY FARM PHOTO: EXPORTS MEAN JOBS!

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BET YOU DIDN’T KNOW …

  Exports (trade) really is so important to the Illinois economy.  Illinois ranks among the top 5 state exporters in 41 industries, including first in railroad rolling stock ($957 million) and second in ag & construction machinery ($8.0 billion), oilseeds … Continue reading

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IS THE U.S. ON AN UN LEVEL PLAYING FIELD?

Just 20 of the world’s 260+ trade agreements include the U.S. It’s time to pass Trade Promotion Authority! Also loving this update from Mitt Romney on Facebook today.  If someone like Gov Romney is in favor of giving President Obama … Continue reading

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