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FRIDAY FARM PHOTO: FOOD & ENERGY

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LEARN ABOUT EXPORTS FROM INTERACTIVE TOOL

We talk a lot about exports and trade because the majority of our Illinois corn leaves the state for an international market.  Trade is hugely important to corn farmers in Illinois. So if you’re a numbers person, and this idea … Continue reading

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REGARDLESS OF THE LABEL, DAIRY IS LOCAL

[Originally published from Illinois Farm Families] Our family has been farming in central Illinois for more than 150 years and shipping our milk to local bottling plants for distribution in surrounding communities. We’re just one of many dairy farms across … Continue reading

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THE CUBAN EMBARGO AND WHAT IT MEANS FOR AMERICANS

The U.S. is again trying to harden the U.S. trade embargo against Cuba.  The trade embargo is called “el bloqueo” or “the blockade” by the Cubans and is basically a refusal to trade most goods with the country.  President John … Continue reading

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FRIDAY FARM PHOTO: ROLLIN’

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I NEVER PAID MUCH ATTENTION TO CORN

Last night I took the long familiar drive home with added company in my car. I had fellow Corn Intern, Kylie, and her roommate in the car with me and we were making casual conversation about our days at work. … Continue reading

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CAUTION WHEN DRIVING!

It’s getting to that time of the year where the corn is growing a mile per minute. With advancements in technology, corn is growing quicker and taller sooner than ever before. With these advancements, we wanted to caution drivers who … Continue reading

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APPLICATION IS IN THE AIR

It’s that time of the year where we are going to start seeing those yellow (not always seen as yellow) airplanes flying around from field to field from sun-up to sun-down. What was once known as crop dusting is now … Continue reading

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FRIDAY FARM PHOTO: CHORES & JAMMIES

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FEELINGS AND FACTS: TALKING TO CONSUMERS

There is no doubt that there is a huge push coming from consumers disconnected from the farm on practices used to produce the food that they consume. We as agriculturalists have been pushing facts hard lately to portray our points … Continue reading

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