FOLLOW THE IL CORN BLOG, CORN CORPS

August 31st, 2011  |  Today's News

While we’re busy at Farm Progress Show, be sure you’re reading our blog, Corn Corps.  When the news in the IL Corn office is slower and the staff are busy, the news at Corn Corps keeps...

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JOIN US AT THE FARM PROGRESS SHOW

August 30th, 2011  |  Today's News

Illinois Corn is at the Farm Progress Show this week! We’re offering a myriad of opportunities for our members and checkoff donors.  Come and learn more about the government regulations that...

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ILLINOIS CORN MARKETING BOARD ELECTS OFFICERS

August 26th, 2011  |  Today's News |  ICMB

For Immediate Release                        Contact: Tricia Braid                                                                         309-827-0912 BLOOMINGTON – Bill Christ, a grain...

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MEDIA BABBLE IS CHEAP, BUT THE CORN IN YOUR CEREAL IS CHEAPER

August 25th, 2011  |  Today's News

Originally posted on Corn Commentary by Cathryn By watching and reading the news, many people are coming to believe that farmers today are making a killing at their expense.  News articles...

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EPA IDENTIFIES 16 AREAS FOR REVIEW IN EFFORT TO STREAMLINE OR REPEAL REGULATIONS

August 24th, 2011  |  Today's News

Following our story yesterday about Obama’s announcement to scale back regulations on small businesses, the following story was released on BNA’s Daily Environment Report  which is a subscription...

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WHERE'S THE RELIEF FOR THE FAMILY FARMERS?

August 23rd, 2011  |  Today's News

In light of President Obama’s announcement to eliminate regulations on small businesses to stimulate the economy, Illinois family farmers wonder when they will finally see some relief? Though...

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SAVE THE DATE: KENNY WALLACE DRIVES FAMILY FARMERS CAR AT CHICAGOLAND SPEEDWAY

August 22nd, 2011  |  Today's News

On September 17th, Kenny Wallace will once again drive the No. 09 Family Farmers race car in the NASCAR Nationwide Series race. This marks the first race of “The Chase” and the final time that...

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FIND TIME TO SPEAK TO YOUR (OLD AND NEW) CONGRESSMAN ABOUT FTA's

August 19th, 2011  |  Today's News

The time is now to speak with members of Congress while they’re home on recess. You probably have many issues about which you’d like to grab the ear of Congress, and your window of opportunity...

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FARM BUREAU CORN YIELD SURVEY BRINGS INTERESTING RESULTS

August 18th, 2011  |  Today's News

In many movies you see the classic scene portraying the good cop / bad cop routine. If you know the characters you may have conflicting ideas of which one is really which. The corn crop in...

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COOL CLEAR WATER & CORN

August 17th, 2011  |  Today's News

It’s been a hot summer. Farmers aren’t the only ones wondering what impact the hot, dry weather has had on corn production. This circumstance crossed my mind and made me think about rain, and...

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AGRICULTURE DAY AT THE ILLINOIS STATE FAIR

August 16th, 2011  |  Today's News

Free Trade Agreements took center stage in the Commodities Pavilion at the Illinois State Fair today, as Illinois farm leaders gathered to explain their importance. Illinois Corn Growers...

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ILLINOIS CORN MARKETING BOARD INCREASES SUPPORT OF U OF I PLANT BREEDERS

August 15th, 2011  |  Today's News |  ICMB

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                           CONTACT: Tricia Braid                                                                               (309) 827-0912           URBANA – As the...

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DATES SET FOR 2012 UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS CORN & SOYBEANS CLASSICS

August 12th, 2011  |  Today's News

It’s time to save the date for the 2012 University of Illinois Corn & Soybean Classics. “This series of meetings marks the fifteenth year of the Classics and will continue the program’s...

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LAHOOD AND USDOT RECOGNIZE COMMON SENSE AG ISSUES

August 11th, 2011  |  Today's News

Yesterday, the U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration issued a notice that they will offer no further guidance to states on interpreting interstate commerce...

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BLENDER PUMPS BEING INSTALLED IN ILLINOIS

August 10th, 2011  |  Today's News

Blender pumps are fuel pumps that make available several blends of ethanol so that consumers filling up flex-fuel vehicles can make the choice best suited to their needs. An increasing number of...

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PUBLIC SPEAKING TIPS AND TRICKS

August 9th, 2011  |  Today's News

Last week, Illinois corn farmers from all across the state had an opportunity to better their presentation skills and learn a little more about how to relate to the non-farm public. During a...

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IL CORN'S GRAY STEPS INTO LEADERSHIP ROLE AT U.S. GRAINS COUNCIL

August 8th, 2011  |  Today's News

At the recent Board of Delegates meeting, Illinois corn farmer Ron Gray was elected to serve as Secretary to the U.S. Grains Council, a role that will move Gray through leadership positions,...

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FEEDING THE HUNGRY WITH CORN AND SOY

August 5th, 2011  |  Today's News

Originally published on Corn Commentary A newly developed food aid product made from corn and soybeans can help provide needed nutrition for hungry children. The fully cooked food-aid...

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ICGA RECRUITS BOARD MEMBERS FOR AT LARGE POSITIONS

August 4th, 2011  |  Today's News

The Illinois Corn Growers Association (ICGA) is seeking corn growers to run for two open at-large seats on the ICGA Board of Directors.  A seat on the ICGA Board offers growers the...

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BUDGET DEAL LEAVES MORE QUESTIONS THAN ANSWERS

August 3rd, 2011  |  Today's News

The magic date of August 2nd has come and gone with Congress agreeing to raise the debt ceiling. But the implications of the agreement are yet to be revealed and with a Thanksgiving deadline, it...

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