Members who receive Farmweek will find a registration form to safely dispose of unwanted agricultural pesticides included with an upcoming issue. Click here to read more.
The recent finding of only the fourth ever case of BSE, or Mad-Cow disease, in the US means the food safety system is working. Click here to read more.
Beef Products' website offers truth and reality to debunk the top 8 myths of "pink slime". Click here for more.
Read Missouri Farm Bureau President Blake Hurst's New York Times Op-Ed piece regarding the use of gestation crates by clicking here.
Food for Thought
Take a look at the impact America's farmers have on the world.
Agriculture is bright spot in job market. Click here for details.
Members of various commodity groups attend Commodities Conference in Bloomington last week. Click here for more.
Click here for more information on the proposed cuts to submit to the supercommittee.
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Click here to read more about the inspiration for her book.
To learn more about how Deb Moore is opening the doors of agriculture to consumers, click here.
Click here for more on this interesting recycling idea.
For more on the "user-friendly" changes to the state's ag-link deposit program, click here.
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The rough 2011 growing season may impact 2012 planting season. Click here for more information.
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Click here to see how students use weather to apply principles of physics, chemistry, biology and math.
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For more about researchers 2012 prediction for US meat and poultry production, click here.
Click here for more on the White House's propsal to fund Midwest lock construction.
For more on climate predictions, click here.
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To read highlights from Monday's crop progress report, click here.
To read more about these time, money and labor saving ideas, click here.
National Farm Safety & Health Week September 18-24
Visit these useful websites for a wealth of safety information:
Click here to read more about an on-line tool to help farmers make disaster plans.
For a preview of the Governor's trip to China, click here.
To read more about the half-pound pork sandwich now available at Soldier's Field, click here.
Click here to learn how you can order the limited edition die-cast truck and trailer and help fight hunger.
Labor Day marked the start of the 2011 corn harvest in central IL. Click here to read more.
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To read more about the IAA Foundation's annual fundraiser for ag literacy, click here.
Click here to read why 2011 has been a milestone year for GROWMARK.
To read more about proposed changes to make the ACRE program more effective, click here.
Visit the IFB tent on 7th for souvenir photos. Click here to learn more.
Click here to learn what will be happening at the Farm Progress Show in Decatur August 30-September 1.
To read about President Obama's visit to Wyffels Hybrids, click here.
To read more about the record-setting prices at the Illinois State Fair's Sale of Champions, click here.
To read more about China's growing demand for corn, click here.
2011 US Beef & Pork exports could set a new record. To read more, click here.
Four farm moms visit the city to talk to mothers about food. To read more, click here.
To read more about the USDA supply and demand update, click here.
FMCSA announced the trucking regulations changes. To read more, click here.
To learn more about the new website, cropNAtion, click here.
To find out more about the new fuel efficiency standards for truck fuel, click here.
Know where you food comes from and get to know the farmer who grows it at the farmer's market. To read more, click here.
To read more about how people were learning about pork at the zoo, click here.
To view this great booklet and learn about the myths and facts of meat production, click here.
To find out how to apply for GRITS, click here.
The farm machinery show will be back at the Illinois State Fair this year. To read more, click here.
To visit the Social Advocacy site to learn more about using social media and get some great ideas, click here.
To read more about how wind farms do not hurt property values and school revenues click here.
To learn more about how to win free groceries for a year click here
Corn Plastic Video
Almost everything in our life is made from plastic. In this movie, learn about the biodegradable option of corn plastic and how it's made.
We have added some great videos to the Teacher Resources section of the Ag in the Classroom pages, check them out by clicking here.
To listen to audio from Julie Root about soybeans and their many uses, click here.
To learn more about the need for farmers to raise their voices, click here.
To read more about how egg prices will rise with HSUS plan, click here.
FSA reminds livestock producers to remember the indemnity program, click here to read full story...
Read more about what analysts predict for the future of ACRE payments, click here to read full story...
To learn more about the bike ride for Ag in the Classroom, click here.
Listen to this audio click from a veterinarian about animal safety in the heat by clicking here.
Watch this video to learn more about meat safety by clicking here.
To read more about Japanese beetles and soybean aphids click here.
To read more about the effects of the July 11th storm had on Northern Illinois corn, click here.
Nutrition of Chocolate Milk
Check out this video about the nutrition of chocolate milk.
To read about increasing jobs in rural America, click here.
To read more about the founding of 4-H Clubs in Iraq, click here.
USDA released the July crop production report, learn more by clicking here.
Check out Ron's latest Off the Cuff by clicking here.
Check out this radio segment and learn more by clicking here.
Illinois Farm Bureau is holding a photo contest, learn more by clicking here.
June acreage report released June 30th. Click here for full report.
To read about dairy farmers and their impact on our lives, click here.
The many hats a farmer wears.
To learn more about the many hats a farmer wears, click here for the PDF document, courtesy of the National Corn Growers Association.
One Hungry Planet
Check out this video about how much American farmers do!
Follow the soybean development online by clicking here.