Monthly Archives: November 2012

WELCOME GLENNA AND RANDY!

Welcome to the newly elected Illinois Corn Growers Association Board members, Glenna Taylor of Oakland, IL and Randy DeSutter of Woodhull, IL. Glenna and Randy were elected during the Illinois Corn Growers Association Annual Meeting last week on November 20, 2012.

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APPS ON THE FARM

Technology…it seems that we, as consumers, are constantly hearing about the latest and greatest gadgets and apps for smartphone devices to make our lives simple.  According to commercials and advertisements I have observed, the media stereotype smartphone and mobile device … Continue reading

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JUNK SCIENCE GIVES HIGH FRUCTOSE CORN SYRUP A BLACK EYE

Originally Posted on Prairie Farmer by Josh Flint This had me screaming at the television last night. Our local news picked up the story and just ran a blanket summary. It went something like this: “High-fructose corn syrup has been … Continue reading

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THANKFUL FOR GROWING UP ON A FARM

Thanksgiving is a time to remember what we are thankful for and be grateful for the opportunities we have had that make us who we are. As I remember what I am thankful for I think about what has impacted … Continue reading

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UREA? WHAT’S THAT?

When we asked some non-farmers what they always wanted to know about the farm, here’s the first thing they came up with: “What is urea and why is it poisonous to horses?”  Makes sense, I guess, since many urban people’s … Continue reading

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SO, YOU THINK FARMERS ARE RICH?

It is a common misconception, thinking that farmers are big money-makers. Did you know that in 2011, the average total farm household income was $57,067, with the farm income alone being NEGATIVE $2,250? Still think farmers are rich? Commodity prices … Continue reading

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A FARMER’S VOICE

What comes to mind when you think of a farmer? Is it someone who grows food for us and hogs up the road with their tractors in the fall? Or maybe someone who works for the government, providing specifically what … Continue reading

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