Category Archives: Environment

HERE’S A FARMER YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT: TED MOTTAZ

Illinois Corn is a strong supporter of conservation practices to ensure that farms can remain sustainable for generations to come. Ted Mottaz is a Peoria County farmer who has taken charge of the future of his farm by implementing conservation … Continue reading

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#TBT: COVER CROPS AN IMPORTANT PART OF NUTRIENT MANAGEMENT

[Originally posted August 27, 2013] Farmers are being encouraged to consider growing cover crops on their fields through the winter.  Studies show that a living, growing plant in the ground year round improves the soil, productivity, and nutrient runoff. The … Continue reading

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FRIDAY FARM PHOTO: ILLINOIS STATE FAIR

This past Tuesday (August 16) was Ag Day at the Illinois State Fair. If you’re familiar with the history of the fair, you’ll know the fair’s primary purpose was for agriculture. People brought their animals from across the state and … Continue reading

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FRIDAY FARM PHOTO: SAVE ATRAZINE

Learn more about the fight against atrazine regulation at http://www.FightEpa.com

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WHY DON’T FARMERS TILL THEIR FIELDS?

Maybe it’s something you’ve never thought about.  I’m betting it isn’t. But when I was a little girl growing up in a small central IL farming community, my dad used to get up bright and early in the cool and … Continue reading

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WHAT ARE IL CORN FARMERS DOING TO CONSERVE RESOURCES?

This summer as an intern for IL Corn, one thing I am tasked with doing is visiting farmers across the state and speaking with them about their conservation practices. In the end, I’m taking their stories and uploading them to … Continue reading

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IFF: LET’S TALK ABOUT WHAT’S ON YOUR TABLE

Chicago moms have questions about GMOs, and Illinois farmers have answers. So, let’s talk about what’s on your table. Learn more at www.watchusgrow.org

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ARE PESTICIDES SAFER THAN YOU THINK?

If you trust your government they are! While it is good to always wash fruits and vegetables before eating them, the pesticides that farmers use are strictly regulated by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) before they are allowed to be … Continue reading

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FRIDAY FARM PHOTO: RESPECT

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5 LESSONS TO PLANT AT THE END OF THE SCHOOL YEAR AND GROW ALL SUMMER LONG

As the days get warmer and the end of the school year approaches, teachers often struggle to keep their students’ attention while wondering if they will forget everything once the bell rings for summer vacation. Here are some fun science … Continue reading

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