Category Archives: Ethanol

IL CORN’S CHRISTMAS LIST: INCENTIVES TO SELL E15

It’s Christmas time!  In what has become a yearly tradition, I’d like to share the things that Illinois Corn wants for Christmas!  Here we go … 1. A REVERSAL OF THE EPA’S PROPOSED RULE ON THE RFS 2. A FARM … Continue reading

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IL CORN’S CHRISTMAS LIST: THE EPA TO CHANGE THEIR TUNE

It’s Christmas time!  In what has become a yearly tradition, I’d like to share the things that Illinois Corn wants for Christmas!  Here we go …   1.    A REVERSAL OF THE EPA’S PROPOSED RULE ON THE RFS:   On … Continue reading

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HOW AMERICA IS FEEDING & FUELING THE COUNTRY

The weather outside is frightful! So we’re going to continue celebrating agriculture in December with video week! Enjoy … RELATED CURRENT EVENT: The EPA just announced last month that they are reducing the amount of corn-based ethanol retailers are required … Continue reading

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TRIVIA WEEK: HOW MUCH CORN IS USED FOR ETHANOL?

4. What percentage of the corn grown in the U.S. is made into ethanol? a. 100% b. 75% c. 50% d. 25% ANSWER: about 25% when we consider that one third of the ethanol corn reenters the livestock feed marketplace as DDGS. … Continue reading

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TRIVIA WEEK: ETHANOL IS MORE EXPENSIVE AND CAUSES GAS PRICES TO INCREASE?

We’re having Trivia Week this week on Corn Corps … hope you’ll join us by putting your guess in the comments!  We’ll draw a winner each day for an IL Corn prize pack!  Have fun … 3. Ethanol is more … Continue reading

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A FARMER’S BLACK FRIDAY

I have studied every Black Friday ad, made my list, and checked it twice.  I find some thrill in getting pushed around to save a few bucks.  It is often crazy this time of year, running about trying to find … Continue reading

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FRUSTRATION WITH BIASED MEDIA REPORTING

The buzz around the IL Corn office is this Associated Press article released on Tuesday.  We have reporters calling the office wanting comments.  We have farmers calling the office asking us to please do something.  We have frustration in the … Continue reading

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THE POWER TO CHOOSE: FLEX FUELS FOR THE FUTURE

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ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY AND SAVES MONEY TOO!

Ethanol. About 96 percent of all gasoline sold in the United States is blended with some percentage of ethanol. What exactly is ethanol you might ask? And why does it affect me? Let’s take a look. Ethanol is an alcohol made … Continue reading

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SERIOUSLY, CHICAGO TRIBUNE?

Yesterday, the Chicago Tribune published a poorly written and poorly researched editorial about ethanol. Though we are never shocked by the Tribune’s liberal use of the word unbiased, we did feel that the claims made in the article bear some … Continue reading

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