Category Archives: Environment

FARMING FOR DUMMIES: COVER CROPS

Near the coast of Louisiana in the Gulf of Mexico, there is an area the size of Connecticut that is completely void of any life. This area, which is known as the Gulf’s “dead zone,” is created by a number … Continue reading

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THE BIG DEAL ABOUT ATRAZINE

Atrazine.  This funny-sounding word might not sound like anything that pertains to your life, but it affects you more than you know.  The EPA is currently investigating and is considering further regulating atrazine, which could be costly for farmers, and … Continue reading

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DO FERTILIZER, PESTICIDES, AND FARM TECHNOLOGY SCARE YOU?

Your chance to virtually visit a corn farm is finally here! One of our farmer leaders, Justin Durdan, invited IL Corn, WGN Radio personality Patti Vasquez, and a host of video techies to his farm where we’ve already filmed TWO … Continue reading

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HERE’S A FARMER YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT: TED MOTTAZ

Illinois Corn is a strong supporter of conservation practices to ensure that farms can remain sustainable for generations to come. Ted Mottaz is a Peoria County farmer who has taken charge of the future of his farm by implementing conservation … Continue reading

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#TBT: COVER CROPS AN IMPORTANT PART OF NUTRIENT MANAGEMENT

[Originally posted August 27, 2013] Farmers are being encouraged to consider growing cover crops on their fields through the winter.  Studies show that a living, growing plant in the ground year round improves the soil, productivity, and nutrient runoff. The … Continue reading

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FRIDAY FARM PHOTO: ILLINOIS STATE FAIR

This past Tuesday (August 16) was Ag Day at the Illinois State Fair. If you’re familiar with the history of the fair, you’ll know the fair’s primary purpose was for agriculture. People brought their animals from across the state and … Continue reading

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FRIDAY FARM PHOTO: SAVE ATRAZINE

Learn more about the fight against atrazine regulation at http://www.FightEpa.com

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