Monthly Archives: November 2010

HOW MANY FARMERS DOES IT TAKE TO BE "BIG AG"?

This post originally posted at Corn Commentary. It is interesting to note the group change.org, on their “Sustainable Food” web site takes issue with the new CommonGround campaign which seeks to give exposure to family farmers and their efforts to … Continue reading

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GOOD FARMERS AND BAD FARMERS …

Part of our Illinois Commodity Conference agenda was a discussion on the research Illinois Corn has funded with Illinois Beef, Illinois Pork, Illinois Soybeans, and Illinois Farm Bureau.  This is the research that provides a baseline for us, telling us … Continue reading

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FRIDAY FARM PHOTO – THANKSGIVING EDITION

Did you enjoy your Thanksgiving turkey?  Learn more about the farmers that raised him! Check out http://www.whosyourfarmer.blogspot.com/!

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THE THING THAT TOOK MY BREATH AWAY

Today is the day I’ve been waiting for. Since Sunday, Illinois Corn Growers Association has held a board meeting, a policy meeting, a PAC Auction, an annual meeting, and coordinated the Illinois Commodity Conference. To say we’ve been busy is … Continue reading

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CELEBRATE THANKSGIVING WITH PORK!

Forget the gobble gobble – at my house it isn’t Thanksgiving until the ham is sliced. That’s right; our family tradition is to gather around a nice PORK dinner. Yes we have a turkey to maintain the American tradition, but … Continue reading

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THANKS AND GIVING: HISTORY

So fun to be guest blogging today at the Corn Corps! I’m in the midst of a month-long series at Prairie Farmer called Thanks and Giving, and when the good folks at Illinois Corn invited me over, I couldn’t resist. … Continue reading

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FRIDAY FARM PHOTO

As I’m sure you’ve heard by now, the Illinois Commodity Conference is next Tuesday.  If you haven’t already registered, that’s okay, you can do it at the door!  Here are a few snapshots from last year’s conference:   Speaker John … Continue reading

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