Category Archives: Environment

WHY DON’T FARMERS TILL THEIR FIELDS?

Maybe it’s something you’ve never thought about.  I’m betting it isn’t. But when I was a little girl growing up in a small central IL farming community, my dad used to get up bright and early in the cool and … Continue reading

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WHAT ARE IL CORN FARMERS DOING TO CONSERVE RESOURCES?

This summer as an intern for IL Corn, one thing I am tasked with doing is visiting farmers across the state and speaking with them about their conservation practices. In the end, I’m taking their stories and uploading them to … Continue reading

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IFF: LET’S TALK ABOUT WHAT’S ON YOUR TABLE

Chicago moms have questions about GMOs, and Illinois farmers have answers. So, let’s talk about what’s on your table. Learn more at http://www.watchusgrow.org

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ARE PESTICIDES SAFER THAN YOU THINK?

If you trust your government they are! While it is good to always wash fruits and vegetables before eating them, the pesticides that farmers use are strictly regulated by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) before they are allowed to be … Continue reading

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FRIDAY FARM PHOTO: RESPECT

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5 LESSONS TO PLANT AT THE END OF THE SCHOOL YEAR AND GROW ALL SUMMER LONG

As the days get warmer and the end of the school year approaches, teachers often struggle to keep their students’ attention while wondering if they will forget everything once the bell rings for summer vacation. Here are some fun science … Continue reading

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2016 PROSPECTIVE PLANTINGS REPORT LEAVES FARMERS CORN-FUSED

For the first time since 2013, there is potential for corn to represent the highest planted acreage in the United States. This has left agriculturalists wondering what’s going on and why this is happening when corn prices are where they … Continue reading

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