Monthly Archives: June 2010

HAVIN’ A GOOD TIME

On Friday, June 26, the Illinois Corn Growers Association hosted their annual golf outing at Fairlakes Golf Course in Secor to show appreciation to their many partners.  This event is a time to relax and recognize the time that all of … Continue reading

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EXTREMISTS CAN NOW SUPPORT CANDIDATES – AND WE’LL NEVER KNOW!

The Illinois Corn Growers Association has a Political Action Committee (PAC) and has used it more and more in recent years to financially support the candidates that vote in the best interest of the corn farmer. Because we’re more active … Continue reading

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SOCIAL MEDIA GAINING POWER

Facebook. Twitter. YouTube. Flickr. Blogger. What do all of these things mean to you? Everyone uses social media in different ways and for many different reasons. However, everyone can agree on one thing – social media has changed the way … Continue reading

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FRIDAY FARM PHOTO

The storms that continue to pound Illinois fields added yet another chapter on Wednesday night. Here are the skies over one central Illinois farm, and the rain gauge on Thursday morning. As the country song says, rain is a good … Continue reading

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CATTLE FEEDLOT: BEHIND THE SCENES

This article reprinted with the author’s permission and was first published at http://www.precisionnutrition.com/. by Ryan Andrews, June 23rd, 2010. By now, most PN readers are familiar with Ryan Andrews. Simply put, he’s a nutrition stud. I’m serious. The guy has … Continue reading

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BIG OIL AND THE DEATH OF THE AMERICAN SPIRIT

In response to our Top Ten Enemies of Ethanol post where we reported that Ed Wallace, Robert Rapier, and Mark Perry were among the biggest enemies of ethanol, folks commented against ethanol by the dozens. I can only assume the new … Continue reading

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FAMILY FARMERS ARE THE FACE OF AGRICULTURE

Recent research and focus groups tell us that the average Joe on the street in Illinois believes that more than half of his food is grown by corporations. Of course, that prompted Illinois Corn and other state corn associations to … Continue reading

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