Monthly Archives: January 2016

ON CROP INSURANCE …

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NERVOUS ABOUT PESTICIDES?

We know non-farmers have a lot of questions about pesticides.  They are confusing and scary and the fear and concern you might have completely makes sense. This mom went to out to talk to other moms about pesticides and how … Continue reading

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WHY DO FARMERS PLANT GMO SEEDS?

Farmers understand that non-farmers have questions about GMOs. You’ve heard scary things.  You don’t understand what a genetically modified organism is.  you might even believe that farmers are forced to plant GM seeds! This perspective from a farmer (found on … Continue reading

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HOW DOES A FARMER USE TRASH?

Have you see this amazing video about how farmers use trash to benefit their crops? No, not trash from your garbage can. Trash, as in, the left over stalks and crop residue from the previous year left laying on the … Continue reading

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FRIDAY FARM PHOTO: CARGO

Cargo is loaded onto a ship near the Panama Canal, Panama.  Farmers are interested in other countries like Panama that import our corn and about transportation changes in the world like the almost open and newly expanded Panama canal.  Each … Continue reading

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WATER TESTING IS ONE SOLUTION

Our IL Corn office continues to work extensively on preserving the quality of the water in Illinois.  What that basically means for us is that we’re working really hard with farmers to help them understand the problem and their opportunities … Continue reading

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A YEAR IN THE LIFE OF A FARMER: JANUARY

As a farmer’s wife I can’t tell you how many times I have answered the question “Where’s your husband?” when attending social functions by myself. Depending on the time of year, I typically respond with “in the fields… hauling grain… … Continue reading

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20 WAYS TO REENGAGE WITH YOUR FOOD

My job is to support farmers – but it seems that a growing portion of that job has to do with helping non-farmers understand what they need to know and what to know instead of actually helping farmers. In case … Continue reading

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5 THINGS ABOUT THIS PHOTO: HUGE PILES OF CORN

We’ve got some great photos in the IL Corn library – photos that speak volumes about what we do and who we are as an organization as well as who the farmers are that we serve! This week, we’ll feature … Continue reading

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5 THINGS ABOUT THIS PHOTO: AN ILLINOIS LANDSCAPE

We’ve got some great photos in the IL Corn library – photos that speak volumes about what we do and who we are as an organization as well as who the farmers are that we serve! This week, we’ll feature … Continue reading

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