Monthly Archives: November 2016
Some people think that the only busy times of the year are planting and harvest and the rest of the year farmers spend their glorious amounts of free time vacationing or tinkering with antique tractors. This may be true for … Continue reading
Although it has not officially been announced, we’re waving the checkered flag on #harvest16 for Illinois corn farmers. The USDA-NASS reported 10 days ago that we were 97% completed. So based on the information we have, how does this year’s … Continue reading
As I sit down with my family at Thanksgiving this year, I will look around at all the food laid out in front of me. Mom’s mashed potatoes. Grandma’s pumpkin pie. Aunt’s green bean casserole. All prepared with love for … Continue reading
On July 29th, President Obama signed a bill into law that requires the labeling of foods containing genetically modified ingredients. It was vital for legislatures to reach across the aisle to pass a federal regulation on the labeling of genetically … Continue reading
Really loved this little factoid. Also really love American corn farmers. Feels like Valentine’s Day around here!
Some interesting data on the correlation between increasing amounts of corn used for ethanol and food prices. You may remember that corn was blamed for the increase in food prices several years ago and the ag industry responded that food … Continue reading