FARM PROGRESS SHOW A SUCCESS FOR IL CORN

August 30th, 2013  |  Today's News

Over 200,000 people visited the Farm Progress Show this week and a good chunk of them stopped by the IL Corn exhibit. In this daily “Corn Scoops” update, you’ll find a well-done news story about...

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INVITATION TO ILLINOIS FOOD AND AGRICULTURE SUMMIT

August 29th, 2013  |  Today's News

In an effort to prepare Illinois for future success, representatives of Illinois food and agriculture organizations launched the Vision for Illinois Agriculture.  This industry-wide effort is...

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COVER CROPS AN IMPORTANT PART OF NUTRIENT MANAGEMENT

August 28th, 2013  |  Today's News

Farmers are being encouraged to consider growing cover crops on their fields through the winter.  Studies show that a living, growing plant in the ground year round improves the soil,...

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SUSTAINABILITY TOUR HELPS RESEARCH UNDERSTAND AGRICULTURAL ADVANCES

August 27th, 2013  |  Today's News

Today marks the final day of a two-day sustainability tour, focused on helping scientists and researchers understand the important progress agriculture has made to become more sustainable and...

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N WATCH HELPS LOCAL COMMUNITIES PREVENT NITRATES IN WATER

August 26th, 2013  |  Today's News

Farmers have dealt with some drastic weather patterns the last couple of years.  You lived through a severe drought in 2012 and through an extremely wet spring in 2013.  Aside from making you...

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AUDIO UPDATE ON NUTRIENT RESEARCH AND EDUCATION COUNCIL

August 23rd, 2013  |  Today's News

In this audio update, Illinois Corn Growers Association vice-president, Gary Hudson, discusses NREC, the Nutrient Research and Education Council. Hudson serves as the Chairman of NREC in addition...

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NASCAR DRIVER TO PROMOTE E-85 AT FARM PROGRESS SHOW

August 22nd, 2013  |  Today's News

Legendary NASCAR driver Kenny Wallace will be encouraging farmers to fill-up with E-85 at an appearance in the IL Corn exhibit at the Farm Progress Show. Wallace joins other NASCAR drivers in...

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ILLINOIS CORN MARKETING BOARD ELECTS OFFICERS, SEATS NEW BOARD MEMBERS

August 21st, 2013  |  Today's News

Larry Hasheider, a grain and livestock farmer from Okawville, Illinois, was elected by his peers to serve as Chairman of the Illinois Corn Marketing Board for the 2013-14 term. Hasheider, a...

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CORN FARMERS FUND RIVER STUDY, APPRECIATE CONGRESSIONAL INTEREST

August 20th, 2013  |  Today's News

A study funded in part by Illinois corn checkoff dollars illustrates that due to the drought-induced low water levels on the Mississippi River last year, cash corn prices experienced by farmers...

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BACK TO SCHOOL WITH AG IN THE CLASSROOM!

August 19th, 2013  |  Today's News

It’s that time again.  Mom’s rejoice, teachers cringe, and students are somewhere in between.  School starts in most Illinois schools this week and that means your Illinois Ag in the Classroom is...

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ILLINOIS CORN LEADERS HOST CONGRESSIONAL STAFF

August 16th, 2013  |  Today's News

In this audio update from Illinois Corn, you’ll hear more about what Congressional staffers learned when they visited the farm of Paul and Donna Jeschke in Mazon, IL. Paul is a director on the...

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JOIN IL CORN AT FARM PROGRESS SHOW

August 15th, 2013  |  Today's News

IL Corn will be “helping you navigate through issues” at our exhibit at the 2013 Farm Progress Show in Decatur, IL.  In addition to a video contest and geocache contest, IL Corn will have a...

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BIG OIL ATTACKING ETHANOL IN TV ADS

August 14th, 2013  |  Today's News

The American Petroleum Institute rolled out an aggressive new ad campaign this week, aimed at ginning up support at a grassroots level to repeal the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). Keeping the RFS...

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NUTRIENT LOSS IS A COMPLICATED PROBLEM!

August 13th, 2013  |  Today's News

As reported in our water quality article last week, the issue of nutrient run off and water quality is much bigger and more confusing than some people think.  In fact, there are researchers,...

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ILLINOIS CONGRESSIONAL STAFF TOUR FOCUS ON REGULATIONS

August 12th, 2013  |  Today's News

Staff of eight Illinois Congressmen and women will travel throughout Illinois this week learning about agriculture.  During the Congressional Staff Tour, sponsored by Illinois Corn Marketing...

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IL CORN PREPARES FOR STATE FAIR

August 9th, 2013  |  Today's News

The Illinois State Fair begins today in Springfield. The Fair, with its roots firmly established in agriculture, might be the most heavily trafficked one-stop-shop chance to expose the general...

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PLAN TO ATTEND U OF I AGRONOMY DAY 2013

August 8th, 2013  |  Today's News

Mark your calendars for an opportunity to discover the latest findings in crop sciences during the 57th annual Agronomy Day at the University of Illinois on August 15. "From the school’s...

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GULF HYPOXIA ZONE IS SMALLER THAN PREDICTED

August 7th, 2013  |  Today's News

Every summer, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration measures and releases information about the size of the hypoxia zone* in the Gulf of Mexico.  Because of the drought in 2012,...

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EPA ISSUES ETHANOL BLENDING REQUIREMENTS FOR 2013

August 6th, 2013  |  Today's News

Earlier today, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released its final 2013 renewable fuel standard (RFS) renewable volume obligations (RVO). Illinois Corn Growers Association and Illinois...

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ILLINOIS FARM FAMILIES UPDATE

August 5th, 2013  |  Today's News

The Illinois Corn Marketing Board invests your corn checkoff dollars with Illinois Farm Families, partnering in the broad-based coalition effort. In surveys, corn farmers told us that partnering...

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