CORN FARMERS FOLLOW U.N.'s GUIDELINES: PRODUCE MORE WITH LESS

January 31st, 2012  |  Today's News

Huffington Post reported yesterday that the U.N. has advised the world to take notice of the rapidly increasing population and the need for more and more food and resources.  They reported,...

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ILLINOIS AGRICULTURE GROUPS COME TOGETHER TO WORK TOWARD AGRO-SECURITY AWARENESS

January 30th, 2012  |  Today's News

In an effort to protect Illinois farms, consumers and food systems from criminal and terrorist activity, several federal and state agencies, as well as Illinois agriculture and commodity groups,...

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THE BOTTOM LINE: TEXAS

January 27th, 2012  |  Today's News

Your Illinois Corn delegation has returned from Texas, investing in relationships with end buyers of corn.  After three days with various groups in Texas, ranging from the Texas Cattle Feeders...

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HEARING SCHEDULED ON ILLINOIS CORN MARKETING BOARD REFERENDUM

January 26th, 2012  |  Today's News

Illinois Department of Agriculture Acting Director H.W. Devlin invites Illinois corn producers to submit their views and opinions on a proposed corn checkoff referendum at a public hearing Feb....

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ILLINOIS, IOWA, AND NEBRASKA CORN FARMERS BROUGHT RAIN TO TEXAS

January 25th, 2012  |  Today's News

After a prolonged, severe drought, the delegation of corn farmers witnessed some of the first rainfall last night.  This will be a happy occasion to the corn and cattle farmers in the Amarillo,...

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ILLINOIS CORN MARKETING BOARD SEEKS INTERNS

January 24th, 2012  |  Today's News

The Illinois Corn Marketing Board is currently accepting applications for summer interns.  This is part of our effort to provide meaningful agricultural experience to college students and...

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AMERICAN ETHANOL ANNOUNCES PARTNERSHIP WITH RCR AND RAB RACING

January 21st, 2012  |  Today's News |  ICMB

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                             CONTACT: Tricia Braid                                                                             (309) 827-0912           CHARLOTTE, NC...

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FARM IMAGES HIT THE BIG TIME ON FACEBOOK

January 20th, 2012  |  Today's News

A new “crop” of social media interns have taken root with support from the Illinois corn checkoff. And at the risk of sounding too cliché, I’ll add another “turn of phrase.” They’ve grown wings...

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COLLEGE DEGREE IN AG IS HARDLY USELESS

January 19th, 2012  |  Today's News

We feel so strong about the post we had today on Corn Corps, that we wanted to share it again here.     Did you read this article?  Terence Loose says that Agriculture, Animal Science, and...

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AG EXPORTS MAINTAIN POSITIVE OUTLOOK

January 18th, 2012  |  Today's News

As was reported in yesterday’s Chicago Tribune, agricultural exports are expected to remain strong for the current fiscal year. That’s especially good news for Illinois corn farmers, who expect...

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IL CORN TOURS OLMSTED LOCKS AND DAM

January 17th, 2012  |  Today's News

Farmers who serve as voluntary board members on the Illinois Corn Growers Association and Illinois Corn Marketing Board toured the Olmsted Locks and Dam project on the Ohio River today. River...

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GROWMARK ANNOUNCES 2012 ESSAY CONTEST THEME

January 16th, 2012  |  Today's News

The theme for the 2012 GROWMARK Essay Contest is: “Cooperatives in a Global Environment.” The contest is open to all high school FFA members in Illinois, Iowa, and Wisconsin. This is the 19th...

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THE GRAND OLE OPRY SETS THE STAGE FOR COMMODITY CLASSIC ATTENDEES

January 13th, 2012  |  Today's News

An exclusive performance at the Grand Ole Opry awaits those attending the Evening of Entertainment at the 2012 Commodity Classic, March 3 in Nashville, Tennessee. Commodity Classic is the...

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MARK YOUR CALENDAR FOR 2012 ILLINOIS CROP MANAGEMENT CONFERENCES

January 12th, 2012  |  Today's News

Discover the latest information on crop production and management issues at one of the University of Illinois Crop Management Conferences this winter. These two-day conferences are designed...

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INCREASED GAS PRICES PINNED ON VEETC EXPIRY

January 11th, 2012  |  Today's News

Will somebody just shout out a big ‘old, “I told you so!” The truth couldn’t cut through the noise of the naysayers bashing ethanol and the VEETC, commonly called the “ethanol subsidy.” Leading...

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GET INVOLVED IN SOCIAL MEDIA

January 10th, 2012  |  Today's News

Have you been interested in talking about your farm to the world but you don’t know where to start?  Blogging might be just the avenue for you. Start here.  CornCorps, a blog maintained by the...

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COMMUNICATION TAKES CENTER STAGE AT U OF I SYMPOSIUM

January 9th, 2012  |  Today's News

Farmers have responded to IL Corn in our yearly policy surveys that public relations, communication, education and outreach are among the most important projects that should be undertaken by the...

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CIRCUIT COURT SHINES SUNLIGHT ON CALI'S LOW-CARBON FUELS STANDARD

January 6th, 2012  |  Today's News

Here's your Audio Corn Scoops, a weekly update from the office of the Illinois Corn Growers Association and the Illinois Corn Marketing Board. Dave Loos, IL Corn’s Technology and Business...

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ILLINOIS FARM ECONOMICS SUMMIT PREDICTS WEAK EXPORT MARKET FOR CORN

January 5th, 2012  |  Today's News

Illinois Corn staff participated in the excellent series of sessions sponsored by FARMDOC in December.  The Illinois Farm Economics Summit advised farmers that small corn crops in 2011 and large...

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CHECK FARM PUBLICATIONS FOR INFO ON CROP INSURANCE ENDORSEMENT

January 4th, 2012  |  Today's News

Information about the new tool for improved crop insurance coverage is now available online. Look for the full page ads in this week’s editions of FarmWeek, IL Agri-News, FarmWorld, and Iowa...

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