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CORN SCOOPS

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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  • ICGA VICE PRESIDENT PROVIDES GRASSROOTS POLICY UPDATE

    Published: Fri. Feb 27th, 2015 by: Tricia Braid

    Illinois corn farmers are representing their peers this week at Corn Congress, the grassroots policy session of the National Corn Growers Association. Corn Congress is held in conjunction with the Commodity Classic, a national farm convention that attracts thousands of farmers to the premier trade show and learning sessions. In this audio update, Illinois Corn Growers Association Vice President Jeff Jarboe gives a round-up report on how the first session of Corn Congress progressed.
  • STUDY CONFIRMS AG CONTRIBUTIONS TO IL ECONOMY

    Published: Thu. Feb 26th, 2015 by: Tricia Braid

    Corn is Illinois' #1 crop. The value of the crop doesn't just support your families, but also your communities and beyond. IL Corn, through our involvement with the Illinois Livestock Development Group, joined with other ag groups to support a research study that outlines the economic impact of agriculture. The results are available by Congressional district. We hope that information will be helpful when you speak with your elected officials. A new study of agriculture in Illinois shows agriculture is a critical component of Illinois’ overall economic well-being, contributing about $120.9 billion of total economic output — more than several …Read More »
  • FARM BILL DEADLINE: T MINUS TWO DAYS

    Published: Wed. Feb 25th, 2015 by: Lindsay Mitchell

    Time is running out for farmers to make base acres and allocations decisions that will impact their 2014 farm program options.  The deadline is February 27. Making no decision and going with the default option will not be the best option for most Illinois farmers.  IL Corn would encourage you to do your research and make the decision that would best protect your risk for the next several years. There are multitudes of tools available to help you.  IL Corn’s Farm Bill resource page (www.ilcorn.org/farmbill2014) is full of links and videos that will walk you through the available …Read More »
  • AG MAKES THE TOP FIVE HIGHEST PAYING DEGREES

    Published: Tue. Feb 24th, 2015 by: Lindsay Mitchell

    Did you happen to see this article last month that places a degree in Agriculture and Natural Resources among the top five paying degrees for college graduates? Not that we’re surprised. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, as of 2011, close to one out of every three people over 25 held a bachelor’s degree.  “As recently at 1998, fewer than one-quarter of people this age had this level of education.” And the following top five career paths allow college graduates the change to earn more than the average $2.4 million over a lifetime. 1. Engineering 2. Computer Science 3. …Read More »
  • NATIONAL FFA WEEK, FEB 23-27

    Published: Mon. Feb 23rd, 2015 by: Lindsay Mitchell

    More than a half-million students in all 50 states will share the importance of agriculture in our daily lives, spread their passion for agriculture and host communitywide events to help others in need this week. It’s National FFA Week and a host of activities are planned to raise awareness about the National FFA Organization and the role it plays in the development of the agriculture industry’s future leaders and the importance of agricultural education. The week-long tradition started in 1948. Each year, National FFA Week runs Saturday to Saturday, encompassing President George Washington’s Feb. 22 birthday in recognition of Washington’s …Read More »

 
 
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