Monthly Archives: May 2010

CAUTION: MEN AT WORK

The Illinois Corn home office is under construction this week. We’re trying to prepare for our June board meetings by repairing some massive pot holes in our parking lot and driveway. What that means for those of us in the … Continue reading

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UNIQUE PARTNERSHIP A BRIDGE BETWEEN FARMERS AND COMMUNITIES

Perhaps you’ve seen it in previous news outlets, or perhaps you haven’t. Either way, the gist of the message is that the Illinois Corn Marketing Board believes in our own version of “If you build it, they will come.” In … Continue reading

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BP’S GULF OIL SPILL HAS MANY IMPACTS

Here in the Illinois Corn office, the Gulf oil spill is the thing we’re talking about as we gather around the coffee pot in the mornings. I know we aren’t the only ones. We’re all concerned about the environmental impacts … Continue reading

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AN EVEN TRADE?

The Renewable Fuels Association released a report yesterday regarding U.S. ethanol exports. According to the report, our ethanol exports are surging partly because the U.S. is the lowest cost producer right now and also because we have extra ethanol we … Continue reading

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ETHANOL PRODUCTION DOES NOT IMPACT INCREASING NITROGEN AND PHOSPHORUS RUNOFF

Corn needs nitrogen and phosphorus in the soil to produce quality grain. For years, farmers have added these nutrients to the soil through manure applications and, more recently, directly injecting them into the soil. However, the actual use of nitrogen … Continue reading

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HFCS ACQUITTED!

Do you know your sugars? Which ones are good and which ones are bad for you? Take this quiz and see how you do. Some people mistakenly think that some sweeteners are healthier than others. When in reality, the facts just don’t … Continue reading

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WHAT WOULD YOU DO WITHOUT PORK BURRITOS AND STEAK FAJITAS?

Our office took a stand Friday. We are boycotting Chipotle. But first, let me give you some background so you can understand why you should DEFINITELY boycott Chipotle too. I have no idea if you’ve been following the animal welfare … Continue reading

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