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About corncorps

As Illinois' corn farmers, we're proud to power a sustainable economy through ethanol, livestock and nutritious food. We love agriculture, the land and CornBelters baseball.See http://ilcorn.org or follow us on Twitter, http://twitter.com/ilcorn.

FROM A COLLEGE STUDENT DURING FFA WEEK

High school is truly the time to find who you are, believe it or not.  Many accomplish that by joining clubs and other activities.  For me, I found myself in FFA.  It was an organization in which I instantly felt … Continue reading

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FIVE COWS I KNOW BETTER THAN MY FRIENDS

It’s easy to say that I have learned more from being around cattle for 15 years than I have from being around people for the past 18. Now I know how weird that may sound to those of you that … Continue reading

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IF YOU HAVE THESE 5 STRUGGLES, YOU MIGHT BE A FARMER

I know that sometimes it can be hard to understand what it is to be a farmer.  Especially if you live in a very urban area, its incomprehensible to be a steward of acres and acres of land.  You probably … Continue reading

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FARMING FOR DUMMIES: LAND GRANTS

In the college decision process, most agriculture majors have an easy choice compared to those who are not interested in agriculture: which land grant school do I want to go to? During that process four years ago, I did not … Continue reading

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AG IN THE LEGISLATIVE BRANCH: AG COMMITTEES

In Congress, there are two committees on Agriculture, one in the House and one in the Senate. The House committee is comprised of six subcommittees and forty-five members. The Senate Committee is called the committee on “Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry,” … Continue reading

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FRIDAY FARM PHOTO: UNPREDICTABLE

I took this photo somewhere in rural Arkansas, many years ago, on my way to Missouri to visit my grandparents. While this picture might not be significant to others, it is to me. When I took this picture, I was … Continue reading

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#TBT: SEVENTEEN YEARS LATER, NAFTA HAS HAD POSITIVE IMPACT ON AGRICULTURE

Since President Trump’s election, there have been many questions surrounding the future of trade agreements. Already the new administration has withdrawn from the Trans-Pacific Partnership, the multi-national that President Obama would be the cornerstone of his last year in office. … Continue reading

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