Category Archives: Water Quality

SOIL LOSS: A CASE FOR REDUCED TILLAGE

Agriculture is a large portion of the economy in Illinois.  Every farmer in Illinois has their own method of planting and raising their crop.  Every farmer must make decisions on what is the best way to raise their crop with … Continue reading

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ALL WE WANT FOR CHRISTMAS: MORE CONSERVATION

IL Corn and the ag industry has introduced some management practices and talked about some concepts that are different for farmers, trying to help them improve the water quality coming from IL farms. Farmers are anxious to learn, some are trying out … Continue reading

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FARMING FOR DUMMIES: COVER CROPS

Near the coast of Louisiana in the Gulf of Mexico, there is an area the size of Connecticut that is completely void of any life. This area, which is known as the Gulf’s “dead zone,” is created by a number … Continue reading

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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: HOW FARMERS ARE PROTECTING ILLINOIS WATER

This post really is a vital foundational piece to understanding one of the biggest goals for Illinois farmers in the coming years.  We want to get better at understanding and using the practices that preserve water quality.  If you missed this the first … 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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ALL WE WANT FOR CHRISTMAS: A FUNCTIONING STATE AND FEDERAL GOVERNMENT

    It’s become a tradition and we aren’t stopping now!  Want to know what’s on IL Corn’s Christmas list this year?  We’re hoping Santa brings us …     3. A Functioning State and Federal Government Here’s the thing: an … Continue reading

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CONSERVATION IS A PRIORITY IN THESE THREE STEPS …

Illinois is smack in the middle of a huge “water quality” push.  What that means in non-farmer, non-agriculture terms is that the agricultural industry is working overtime right now to try to teach farmers how they can grow the same … Continue reading

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HOW FARMERS ARE PROTECTING ILLINOIS WATER

The IL Nutrient Loss Reduction Strategy was released last week.  It was a big deal for farmers.  But maybe (probably?) you have no idea what it is or what it means.  If so, this post is for you. Farmers apply … Continue reading

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N WATCH SAVES THE DAY!

Earlier this month we’ve established that nutrient runoff in Illinois is a complicated thing and that we’ve got Illinois Director of Agriculture Bob Flider on our side.  As we dive further into water quality month, let’s explore one problem in … Continue reading

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