CORN GRIND GROWING THROUGH NEW LIVESTOCK DEMAND

|  Oct, 21, 2016

With a potential record corn harvest comes the potential for an unfavorable supply and demand outlook. Here at IL Corn, corn farmer profitability is our bottom line. That’s why we are on the lookout for all opportunities to grow demand. Here in Illinois, the livestock industry has been and will continue to be one of those demand growth opportunities. Nic Anderson, Livestock Business Developer...

WHAT ARE YOU THINKING ABOUT FALL N APPLICATION?

|  Oct, 14, 2016

The Illinois Nutrient Loss Reduction Strategy demands nitrogen loss reduction from farm ground in Illinois. Now’s the time to think about what strategy to implement on your farms this year as harvest is wrapping up and the opportunity to apply Fall nitrogen is coming soon. One of the standard, widely accepted best management practices for fall N application is to wait to apply based on the...

ILLINOIS TRADE OPPORTUNITIES IMPACTED BY TARIFFS

|  Oct, 13, 2016

Newly enacted tariffs put in place against ethanol plants in Illinois could be negatively impacting your bottom line. As it can every five years, the Chinese government chose to investigate U.S. DDGS exports to the Chinese market. Their resulting claim is that domestic Chinese producers cannot compete with what they call illegally supported, cheaply priced US DDGS. China then implemented...

USDA NASS SURVEY RESPONSES ARE CRITICAL

|  Oct, 07, 2016

What do you think of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s surveys when you receive one? Well, if you blow it off, you’re among a growing number of farmers failing to respond to the USDA’s inquiries. The most recent report on grain stocks had a record low response rate. That’s alarming to the folks at the National Agricultural Statistics Service, and could potentially mean problems for the next...

CORN YIELDS COMING IN

|  Oct, 05, 2016

We’re getting some yield reports coming into the offices of the Illinois Corn Growers Association and Illinois Corn Marketing Board in answer to our completely un-scientific survey of our leaders. The results? Well, as is typically the case, your results may vary, as they say in the television ads. Listen to this report to learn more.

IL CORN WORKING TO EXPORT EXPECTED RECORD CORN CROP

|  Oct, 04, 2016

The latest report from the Illinois Agricultural Statistics Service puts Illinois’ corn crop at 43% harvested. Anecdotal evidence supports the notion that you’re doing your part to put yet another record harvest in the bins in Illinois. So what will we do with all that corn? IL Corn knows that building demand for your crop is a primary concern of yours. That’s why we’re supporting the efforts...