Monthly Archives: July 2010

FRIDAY FARM PHOTO

We’re finding all kinds of ways to share information about corn and the family farmers that grow it at The Corn Crib, professional baseball’s newest ballpark. The Corn Crib is home to the Normal CornBelters. If you visit you’ll see … Continue reading

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DOES SIZE MATTER?

I heard it again just yesterday … the general manager of a local hotel told me that he prefers smaller 600-700 acre farms over larger farms of several thousand acres. He couldn’t tell me why, just that he liked the … Continue reading

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HEALTHY AND ENVIRONMENTAL LIP SERVICE

About a month ago, I visited the corporate headquarters for McDonald’s USA with the Illinois Beef Association. It was a really interesting visit, where I learned things like ’27 million people eat at McDonald’s Global every single day’ and ‘Around … Continue reading

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FARMING 101: PICKING SWEET CORN

Sweet corn is by far one of the most popular summer veggies! Have you ever wondered how the sweet corn you’re eating for dinner got to your plate? Yesterday, a couple of us from the IL Corn office were granted … Continue reading

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E12 (12% BLENDS) ARE A STEP IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION

For those of you just beginning your quest for more knowledge about Illinois agriculture (and maybe for some of you that work within the Illinois agricultural industry every day and just didn’t think through this particular issue), let me describe … Continue reading

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FRIDAY FARM PHOTO

We know here in the office you look forward to our Friday Farm Photo all week long.  Today we have a special treat for you, not just a photo, it’s a Friday Farm Flick!  Enjoy! http://www.youtube.com/v/oNZ5X7eVtqo&hl=en_US&fs=1 For more great videos check … Continue reading

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SILVER FIN AN ILLINOIS DELICACY?

The summer 2010 issue of Our Mississippi brings silver fin (AKA Asian Carp) to the forefront, positioning it as both a delicacy and an important tactic to control the Asian Carp population. According to Baton Rouge, LA chef Philippe Parola, … Continue reading

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