Monthly Archives: June 2015

G-M-OKAY, I FEEL BETTER NOW

GMOs and biotechnology are among the most asked about topics on watchusgrow.org. Recently, a group of IFF City Moms, who have toured Illinois farms and wanted to ask additional questions about Monsanto, were given the opportunity to visit their Biotechnology Research Center. The tour was … Continue reading

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RAIN CAN BE A HUGE PAIN!

We love this parody by Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins.  Rain IS a big pain all over the Midwest. On Friday, after leaving IL Corn’s rained out golf outing, I took this quick video (below). You can see clearly see … Continue reading

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ILLINOIS LIKE INDIA DURING MONSOON SEASON

This Instagram post is funny – and I laughed.  Then I cried. It’s pouring right now in Central Illinois.  And I’m sad that our IL Corn “Greater Ethanol Open” Golf Outing is getting rained out for the first time in … Continue reading

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WOULD YOU PAY YOUR BOSS $6,000 TO WORK FOR ONE WEEK?

Originally posted July 22, 2014, but a great throwback considering the great response we had to our article Tuesday.   Do you have comments?  We’d love to hear them!!   Can you imaging paying your boss around $6,000 for the … Continue reading

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ARE FARMERS RICH?  UPDATED!!

Our most popular blog post is this one from September 30, 2014. Right now, on June 23, 2015, farmers are looking at a pretty bleak picture so I thought it was worth an update. INPUT COSTS By way of review, … Continue reading

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RAISING THE BARN QUILT

This blog post was originally posted here and was written by Brian Scott on his blog called The Farmer’s Life.  Brian Scott is an Indiana farmer and a graduate of Purdue University’s College of Agriculture.  His blog takes you through daily activities of … Continue reading

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FRIDAY FARM PHOTO

It’s time to celebrate Dad! This Sunday is Father’s Day. These are pictures  of one of our board members, Grant Noland, with his children. He is currently serving as one of our At-Large Directors on the IL Growers Board. Don’t … Continue reading

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COLOMBIA’S IMPACT ON ILLINOIS ECONOMY

We talked a little bit about trade last month during World Trade Month and hopefully you learned something about Mexico that you didn’t know before. Since trade is a all over the news lately (while Congress debates/argues/discusses Trade Promotion Authority … Continue reading

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DON’T FORGET TO EAT YOUR VEGETABLES

Today is fresh vegetables day. It is the perfect time of year to purchase fresh veggies from your local farmer’s market or grocery store. Many vegetables are coming into season this time of year, which means the best product for … Continue reading

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THE THINGS WIKIPEDIA CAN’T TELL YOU ABOUT FARMERS

They can fix anything. Yes, anything.  The sole of your boot, your ailing pet, the half million dollar machine you use to harvest your crops – if any of them breaks, a farmer can figure out a way to get … Continue reading

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