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  • Corn market waits on summer weather
    From the daily high on March 30 to the daily low on April 1, May 2016 futures prices declined by $0.20. The decline reflected the larger than expected planting intentions reported by the U.S. Department of Agriculture on March 31 and followed a month-long modest price rally.
  • Grads need our help, encouragement
    High school and college graduations are just weeks away. It is a bittersweet time for parents who soon will see their children go off into the world to make their own way.
  • Supporting ag careers
    An integral component of an effective pipeline of talent for the agricultural industry is education at all levels, primarily aimed at reaching the youth who will drive innovation.
  • Grow ingredients for salsa
    There is nothing like a fresh salsa and tortilla chips summer snack. Fresh salsa is also called pico de gallo and is comprised mainly of tomatoes, peppers, onion and cilantro. Almost all the ingredients can be grown right in your own backyard or on your patio.
  • Plant seeds of opportunity
    This year, many farmers are looking for opportunities, whether that means taking on more custom work, starting a side business or trying to rent additional acres. New opportunities can make a big difference as you strengthen and diversify your operation.
  • The raw truth: Raw milk poses risks
    Many consumers have voiced concern about antibiotic use in animal agriculture. Yet with the first sniffle or cough from their children, these parents will run to the doc to get a prescription for a human drug containing antibiotics.
  • IFB works to cure rural doctor, nurse shortages
    For urban and rural residents alike, rural America is famous for open spaces, gorgeous landscapes, quiet small towns and friendly neighbors.
  • Too many acres targeted for corn plantings
    U.S. farmers reacted to global markets in making a major shift by intending to plant more acres in corn, a situation that could add to abundant supplies and result in lower prices.
  • Planting intentions point toward larger corn supply
    The U.S. Department of Agriculture Spring Planting Intentions Report reaffirms the commitment of the Illinois Corn Growers Association to aggressively seek to remove barriers to market access and to limit cost-inflating regulations.
  • Corn consumption and acreage
    The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Grain Stocks report provides an opportunity to assess the progress of corn consumption during the current marketing year and to re-evaluate prospects for the magnitude of year-ending stocks.

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