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Our Corn Scoops stories represent a collection of news from various sources that Illinois corn farmers might find valuable. From time to time, we also sprinkle in a bit of opinion! Our goal for Corn Scoops is to provide a service to our membership – a one stop location to catch up on the important issues of the week and to keep up to date on Illinois agriculture.

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  • COVER CROP WORKSHOP SCHEDULED FOR NEXT WEEK

    Published: Fri. Oct 31st, 2014 by: Tricia Braid

    Jennifer Tirey, the executive director of the Illinois Council on Best Management Practices, provides this report on what you can expect to see and learn at the November 4 cover crop event in Mclean County. Click here to listen to the audio. Also, we previously reported on the availability of the Farmland documentary on hulu, a web-based viewing service. Now the Farmland Documentary Premiere on Hulu Is Extended to November 3. The four-week premiere of Academy Award-winning filmmaker James Moll's feature-length documentary, Farmland, wraps up November 3 on the free, ad-supported Hulu and Hulu Plus subscription service. …Read More »
  • WHY FARMERS PLANT GMOs? SAME QUESTION, DIFFERENT ANSWER

    Published: Thu. Oct 30th, 2014 by: Lindsay Mitchell

    Your checkoff dollars continue to empower IL Corn to reach out to non-farmers, explaining to them our farm practices and decision making processes, and helping them identify with and trust Illinois farmers. The following blog post by Katie Pratt was released today on the Illinois Farm Families website, www.watchusgrow.org.  Urban moms, the audience for this particular program’s outreach, don’t understand why farmers choose to grow genetically modified crops when customers demand otherwise. Of course, we all see the demands of our little community as much larger than they might really be on a global scale.  Read through …Read More »
  • THINK ABOUT MARKET BARRIERS WHEN CASTING YOUR VOTE

    Published: Wed. Oct 29th, 2014 by: Tricia Braid

    The Illinois Corn Growers Association is urging farmers, as they head to the polls, to think about how each candidate might change government policies that restrict market access. These limitations to market access are further pushing corn prices down to levels that will, in some cases, result in farm program and crop insurance payments. “Obviously, based on basic economic principles, we can expect a big crop to mean lower prices, all other things remaining the same,” said Gary Hudson, Illinois Corn Growers Association President. “But our big crop isn’t the only thing driving corn prices down,” Hudson continued. Artificial barriers …Read More »
  • REMEMBER TO SUBMIT HARVEST FORMS FOR NATIONAL CORN YIELD CONTEST TODAY

    Published: Tue. Oct 28th, 2014 by: Becky Finfrock

     The National Corn Growers Association reminds entrants to submit harvest forms for the 2014 National Corn Yield Contest as less than one month remains until the final deadline. Please note, entrants are asked to report within seven days of their final yield check or by Nov. 21, whichever comes first. "We ask that contest entrants remember the importance of submitting harvest forms within one week of their final yield check to allow NCGA staff adequate time to thoroughly review each form," said Production and Stewardship Action Team Chair Don Glenn, a farmer from Alabama. "The National Corn Yield Contest plays …Read More »
  • VOTE FOR ILLINOIS FARMER TO BE A FACE OF AGRICULTURE

    Published: Mon. Oct 27th, 2014 by: Tricia Braid

    Illinois corn and hog farmer Thomas Titus has made it into the finals as a candidate for the U.S. Farmers and Ranchers Alliance Faces of Agriculture (USFRA). The winners will be chosen in part based on the number of online votes cast for each candidate. You can vote for Thomas once a day through Sunday, November 2.  USFRA consists of more than 80 farmer- and rancher-led organizations, including IL Corn, and agricultural partners representing virtually all aspects of agriculture, working to engage in dialogue with consumers who have questions about how today’s food is grown and raised. USFRA is committed …Read More »

 
 
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