FFA STUDENTS ENCOURAGED TO PROVIDE FARM POLICY INPUT TO SECRETARY VILSACK

October 31st, 2011  |  Today's News

On January 20, Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack spoke at the National FFA Foundation Sponsors’ Board Meeting in Washington, DC. During his speech, Secretary Vilsack issued a challenge to the...

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COMPARISON OF ARRM VERSUS SRRP PROPOSAL

October 28th, 2011  |  Today's News

The 2012 Farm Bill will be written this weekend and IL Corn continues to work with Congressmen, Senators and their staff to insure the best possible options for Illinois corn farmers.  For a...

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2011 CONSUMER TRUST BOOKLET NOW AVAILABLE

October 27th, 2011  |  Today's News

Consumer research…so many agricultural groups are clamoring to get our arms around the latest consumer research. Why is that important? Well it’s those influential consumers that influence trends...

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WHAT'S WITH THE YELLOW GAS CAPS

October 26th, 2011  |  Today's News

Although those of us that deal with renewable fuels and ethanol issues on a nearly daily basis know what the yellow gas caps mean, that doesn’t mean everyone else does! Have you seen anyone...

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ANHYDROUS GOING ON IN YOUR AREA? TEMP MAP SAYS THAT'S A NO-GO

October 25th, 2011  |  Today's News

Now more than ever, the practice of fall applied Nitrogen is under the microscope in Illinois. Regardless of individual farmer opinions on the matter, the fact is that environmental interests...

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SHIMKUS RECEIVES ?EUR~FUELING GROWTH' AWARD

October 24th, 2011  |  Today's News

Congressman John Shimkus (R, Illinois-19) received the first ever “Fueling Growth” award from Growth Energy, a national organization of producers and supporters of ethanol.  The award...

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U.S. CORN FED PORK GAINING MARKET SHARE IN CHINA

October 21st, 2011  |  Today's News

While China has been a booming market for U.S. pork exports this year – up 336 percent over 2010 – much of that product has been anonymously consumed through the processing and catering sectors....

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USDA PLANS TO CANCEL ETHANOL CO-PRODUCT (DDGS) REPORT

October 20th, 2011  |  Today's News

In a cost-cutting measure, USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) is planning to cancel the Distiller Co-Products for Feed Survey announced in March slated to be done in January...

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FIELD MOMS TOUR

October 19th, 2011  |  Today's News

On Saturday, October 15, seven Field Moms (Chicago-area moms who have questions about their food, farmers, and farming) were given an opportunity to see first-hand how their food is grown and...

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CITY PRODUCE PROJECT CONNECTS FARMERS, URBANITES

October 18th, 2011  |  Today's News

Originally published on Agrinews, by Tom Doran   Illinois corn producers are doing their part to provide fresh, healthy food for those residing in “food deserts.” This marks the second year...

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EFFECTIVE COVER CROPPING IN THE MIDWEST

October 17th, 2011  |  Today's News

Are you interested in cover crops as a means to protect the water and soil in your care?  You might be interested in Effective Cover Cropping in the Midwest, a conference sponsored by the Soil...

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ANNUAL ILLINOIS COMMODITY CONFERENCE CHALLENGES PRODUCERS TO LOOK TO THE FUTURE

October 14th, 2011  |  Today's News

Agricultural commodity producers from across the state will gather for the 2011 Illinois Commodity Conference on Tuesday, November 22 at the DoubleTree Hotel and Conference Center in Bloomington,...

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CORN FARMERS THANK MEMBERS OF IL DELEGATION FOR A ?EURoeYES?EUR? VOTE ON FREE TRADE AGREEMENTS

October 13th, 2011  |  Today's News

Today, Illinois corn farmers are happily thanking the members of the Illinois Congressional Delegation who voted “yes” for increased market opportunities and economic stimulus through free trade...

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TEN CHICAGO-AREA MOMS WHO HAVE QUESTIONS ABOUT FOOD AND FARMING WILL EXPLORE ILLINOIS FAMILY FARMS

October 12th, 2011  |  Today's News

Ten Chicago-area moms who have questions about food, farmers and farming have been selected as Illinois Farm Families®’ “Field Moms.”  Throughout the next year, these moms will get the chance to...

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VOTES ON FREE TRADE AGREEMENTS SCHEDULED FOR TOMORROW!

October 11th, 2011  |  Today's News

Votes in both the House and the Senate are scheduled for tomorrow, Wednesday, October 12, to ratify the Colombia, Panama, and Korea Free Trade Agreements.  All three agreements mean new markets...

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ILLINOIS REQUIRING MEDICAL CARDS WITH SOME CDLs

October 10th, 2011  |  Today's News

The Illinois Secretary of State's Office has begun sending letters to Illinois CDL holders as part of a two-year process for drivers to declare what kind of a driver they are, or will be....

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USDA NASS STATISTICS DIRECTOR JOE PRUSACKI ANSWERS USDA REPORT CRITICISMS

October 7th, 2011  |  Today's News

The U.S. Department of Agriculture holds many roles, not the least of which is that of data aggregator and statistics reporting service. Those reports are sometimes met with a great deal of...

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ILLINOIS CORN FARMERS THANK CONGRESSMAN COSTELLO FOR HIS SERVICE

October 6th, 2011  |  Today's News

On October 4, Congressman Jerry Costello of Illinois’ 12th Congressional District, announced that he will not seek re-election in the fall of 2012.  He plans to finish out his eleventh term and...

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ILLINOIS CORN GROWERS ASSOCIATION APPLAUDS HOUSE'S QUICK ACTION ON FREE TRADE AGREEMENTS

October 5th, 2011  |  Today's News |  ICGA

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                   CONTACT: Tricia Braid                                                                                      (309)...

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FREE TRADE AGREMEENTS SUBMITTED TO CONGRESS FOR APPROVAL

October 4th, 2011  |  Today's News

Yesterday, President Obama submitted the Korea, Colombia, and Panama Free Trade Agreements to Congress for their consideration.  Congress now has 90 days to approve the agreements. Together,...

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