FRIDAY FARM PHOTO

Illinois Corn recognized that we will likely see a shift in the Congressmen that represented us, but no one predicted quite this large of a shift! Here are the new faces we look forward to working with in January!

Congratulations to Joe Walsh, Robert Dold, Randy Hultgren, Adam Kinzinger, Bobby Schilling, & Mark Kirk on their new offices and thank you to Cong Bean, Foster, Halvorson, & Hare for your service.

LOVED OUR LAST YEAR AT THE CORN CRIB – LOOKING FORWARD TO ANOTHER!

cornbelters baseball farm harvest combine

Last year at this time, the Illinois Corn Marketing Board was celebrating our new partnership with the Normal CornBelters and announcing the name of The Corn Crib.  Now, with a year of successful corn promotion under our belt at The Corn Crib, we can’t wait to see what new opportunities come up in 2011 to tell the story of the Illinois corn farmer!

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WHERE WERE YOU ONE YEAR AGO?

                                                         photo taken October 6, 2010
ICMB Director Tim Seifert anticipates being done with his harvest on this coming Monday, October 11.  Last year, he remembers starting his harvest around October 10 or 12.  What a difference a year makes!

CORN HARVEST HAS ARRIVED

Corn harvest is in full swing in Central Illinois, with the cool, breezy weather we’ve had lately drying out the corn in a hurry. 
Today’s forecast from the USDA is that corn production would hit a record 13.2 billion bushels, which is higher than the current 2009 record of 13.1 billion bushels.  Yields are expected to average 162.5 bushels per acre which is down from last year’s record of 164.7 bushels per acre.
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