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.
Published: Thu. Mar 6th, 2014 by: Becky FinfrockU.S. corn farmers soared to new heights in 2013, growing the largest crop on record, at 13.9 billion bushels. To celebrate these heroics, the National Corn Growers Association delves into the facts about corn production, use and offers a historical comparison in its newest edition of the World of Corn. This statistical look at the corn industry, both domestic and worldwide, features a wide array of information on corn production and usage. In addition to the traditional statistics guide, this year's distribution included a compendium edition which brought back Captain Cornelius for an educational comic exploring how corn benefits our …Read More »
Published: Wed. Mar 5th, 2014 by: Tricia BraidSooner or later you’ll get a new crop in the ground this spring. In the meantime, how about taking a look at where your 2013 Illinois corn crop went. Illinois is a net exporter of corn. In fact, we send more corn out of our state than any other. We experience a competitive advantage here in Illinois due to our transportation systems. That’s why transportation issues are at the top of our IL Corn agenda. But back to our 2013 corn crop. Where did it go? *projected, since the marketing year doesn’t end until August 31* Production 2,100,000,000 bushels Feed …Read More »
Published: Tue. Mar 4th, 2014 by: Tricia BraidUniversity of Illinois is holding a webinar tomorrow morning, Wednesday, March 5, to cover safety net programs in the new Farm Bill. Understanding the Price Loss Coverage and Agriculture Risk Coverage programs in the 2014 Farm Bill 8:00-9:00AM CST (GMT -6) Wednesday March 5, 2014 Jonathan Coppess, Clinical Assistant Professor Department of Agricultural and Consumer Economics, University of Illinois About the Webinar The 2014 Farm Bill substantially revises the Title I Commodities programs farmers utilize as a safety net. This webinar will walk producers and landowners through the series of decisions that must be made in regard to these …Read More »
Published: Mon. Mar 3rd, 2014 by: Tricia BraidIn this audio update, courtesy of Mike Perrine of MP Ag Radio, Inc., Illinois Corn Growers Association President Gary Hudson discusses ICGA priorities. Illinois corn farmers gathered at the 2014 Commodity Classic and attended the NCGA Corn Congress to develop grassroots policy.