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Illinois corn farmers are the Nation's number two ...
by John Shimkus

Illinois corn farmers are the Nation's number two exporter of feed grains.
- John Shimkus

U.S.
corn exports to CAFTA countries will benefit from reduced
tariffs and duty-free access for corn products.
- John Shimkus

The earth will end only when God declares it's time to be over.
Man will not destroy this earth.
This earth will not be destroyed by a flood.
- John Shimkus

Various Turkish people invaded southwest Asia during
the Middle Ages and carved an empire for themselves
from lands occupied by the indigenous Semitic and Indo-European inhabitants.
- John Shimkus

 

Rosa Parks inspired many.
She will not be forgotten.
- John Shimkus

Rosa Parks was a woman of strength, conviction,
and morality.
Her action on December 1, 1955, to defy the law made
her a leading figure in our nation's civil rights history.
- John Shimkus

As we all know, no crude oil refineries have been built
in the United States since 1976.
During that time, close to 100 ethanol refineries have been built.
- John Shimkus

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Nitrogen fertilizer is used on all crops produced in this country,
but it is a key plant nutrient to produce corn a critical
crop to Illinois farmers.
- John Shimkus

Sometimes in this whole Medicare prescription drug debate,
we focus on the prescription drug benefit,
and I am glad we do because it is the first time we
have ever offered real help to seniors,
especially the poor, those in need.
- John Shimkus

But, also, before I even go on the Medicare prescription drug debate,
I always tell the folks in rural Illinois,
and I represent 30 counties south of Springfield down to Indiana and Kentucky,
that in this bill is the best rural package for hospitals ever passed.
- John Shimkus

States are looking for low-cost solutions that will
enable better communication,
while avoiding the danger in which the chain of command
breaks down in emergencies.
We do not want everyone talking to everyone else all the time.
- John Shimkus

Modern Armenia survived only because it was the single province controlled,
and protected, by the Russian Empire.
The rest of the territory within its historical borders
is almost wholly devoid of ethnic Armenians.
- John Shimkus

I am proud that the Republican Party stands for strong
support for the military,
and I am sure we will consistently support our men
and women serving in dangerous places around the world and their families.
- John Shimkus

People understand we have a dependence upon foreign oil.
What they do not understand and find incredibly ridiculous
is that we import refined product just making us more
dependent on the industry.
- John Shimkus

All the Baltic countries have been steadfast in support
of allies of the United States since they gained their
independence following the fall of the Soviet Union
and have continued to be supportive in the ongoing war on terror.
- John Shimkus

Our party is a diverse one, as is my home state of Illinois.
- Dick Durbin

Illinois has less than a 12 percent black population
and I won with 55 percent of the vote.
- Carol Moseley Braun

Almost 70 percent of U.S.
ag exports travel the upper Mississippi River and the
Illinois waterway system.
- Jerry Costello

I grew up in Danville, Illinois, right in the middle of the state.
- Dick Van Dyke

In Illinois, community, migrant, homeless and public
housing health centers operate 268 primary care sites
and serve close to 1 million patients every year.
- Jan Schakowsky

If we can rebuild Iraq, we can rebuild Illinois and
Indiana and if we can do Baghdad,
we can do Baltimore.
- Carol Moseley Braun

We're from Rockford, Illinois, but we've always thought international.
- Robin Zander

Train service is particularly vital for the students
and employees of Southern Illinois University.
- Jerry Costello

Because the Illinois death penalty system is arbitrary and capricious -
and therefore immoral -
I no longer shall tinker with the machinery of death.
- George Ryan

One of the chiefs of this nation, with his young men,
escorted us to the Lake of the Illinois.
- Jacques Marquette

Illinois then had no legislation providing compensation
for accident or disease caused by occupation.
- Alice Hamilton

Many seventh graders I know in Illinois,
as well as around the Nation, are studying the Constitution.
I was pretty impressed with the quality of education
our children are receiving because they had not expected me to ask them about it.
- Melissa Bean

Amtrak is extremely important to the economy of Southern
Illinois and I will continue to work with state and
local leaders and my colleagues in Congress to secure
the necessary funding to maintain full service.
- Jerry Costello

We in Illinois are very fortunate to have a number
of historic structures that have added immeasurably
to the cultural life of the state,
to the tourism industry of the state which by the way
is our number one industry.
- James R. Thompson

Tax reform and expanded trade are going to be so important
to the economy of Illinois,
particularly the 11th Congressional District,
which is a major manufacturing and a major agricultural district.
- Jerry Weller

It is unacceptable that disabled veterans in Illinois
rank at the bottom of the list when it comes to disability pay.
We owe our disabled veterans more than speeches,
parades and monuments.
- Dick Durbin

I said we are going to balance an $11 billion budget
deficit in a $29 billion budget,
so by percentage, the largest budget deficit in America,
by percentage, larger than California,
larger than New York, larger than Illinois.
And we're going to balance that without raising taxes
on the people of the state of New Jersey.
- Chris Christie

Let's put aside the politics and trust the people.
Let's embrace the unique opportunity we all have;
take the heat and make the hard and difficult decisions,
knowing that we're doing it to make things better for the people of Illinois.
- Rod Blagojevich

The meetings of the legislature at Springfield then
first brought together that splendid group of young
men of genius whose phenomenal careers and distinguished
services have given Illinois fame in the history of the nation.
- John George Nicolay

I am committed to working with Speaker Hastert and
the other members of the Illinois congressional delegation
to do all that I can to ensure that Illinois' funding
needs are adequately met.
- Bill Lipinski

I love the Midwest.
I think about it every day.
I wonder if I would rather have a little farm in the Midwest,
in Illinois or Wisconsin, or would I rather have like
a little getaway up in the mountains of Colorado.
- Joe Lando

I have no hostility to nature, but a child's love to it.
I expand and live in the warm day like corn and melons.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

A light wind swept over the corn, and all nature laughed in the sunshine.
- Anne Bronte

We return thanks to our mother,
the earth, which sustains us.
We return thanks to the rivers and streams
which supply us with water.
We return thanks to all herbs, which furnish medicines
for the cure of our diseases.
We return thanks to the corn, and to her sisters,
the beans and squashes, which give us life.
We return thanks to the bushes and trees,
which provide us with fruit.
We return thanks to the wind,
which, moving the air, has banished diseases.
We return thanks to the moon and the stars,
which have given us their light when the sun was gone.
We return thanks to our grandfather He-no,
that he has protected his grandchildren from witches and reptiles,
and has given us his rain.
We return thanks to the sun,
that he has looked upon the earth with a beneficent eye.
Lastly, we return thanks to the Great Spirit,
in whom is embodied all goodness,
and who directs all things for the good of his children.
- Iroquois traditional

The cobs were delivered to a big pile.
We were one of the first to feed corn cobs to cattle.
- Orville Redenbacher

The goldenrod is yellow, The corn is turning brown,
The trees in apple orchards With fruit are bending down.
- Helen Hunt Jackson

The return from cows and sheep in cheese is worth much
money every day in the season,
without calves and lambs, and without the manure,
which all return corn and fruit.
- Robert Grosseteste

The corn law was intended to keep wheat at the price of 80s.
the quarter; it is now under 40s.
the quarter.
- John Bright

Ritual will always mean throwing away something:
destroying our corn or wine upon the altar of our gods.
- Gilbert K. Chesterton

The day of fortune is like a harvest day,
We must be busy when the corn is ripe.
- Torquato Tasso

Also see how many quarters of corn you will spend in
a week in dispensable bread,
how much in alms.
- Robert Grosseteste

Grilling outside with my parents at the Jersey shore.
We would grill lobster and corn in the summer.
- Bobby Flay

I was wearing corn plasters above and below my toes
and taping my ankles twice.
- Cesar Romero

The older, thinner, and less productive grass lands,
however, frequently can be made to produce much larger
yields of feed in corn than if left,
as they are, in unproductive grass.
- David F. Houston

It was necessary to have an even depth of corn on the
top compared to the sides,
so the air would not take the easiest route and not
evenly dry the stored corn.
- Orville Redenbacher

Kansas had better stop raising corn and begin raising hell.
- Mary Elizabeth Lease

I know my corn plants intimately, and I find it a great pleasure to know them.
- Barbara McClintock

We should increase our development of alternative fuels,
taking advantage of renewable resources,
like using corn and sugar to produce ethanol or soybeans to produce biodiesel.
- Bobby Jindal

I maintain that the existing corn laws are bad,
because they have given a monopoly of food to the landed
interest over every other class and over every other interest in the kingdom.
- Joseph Hume

We made more money feeding molasses,
urea,
and corn cobs to cattle than we ever did feeding dent corn.
- Orville Redenbacher

I'll give you an example.
Henry, the old black guy who cooks the corn bread,
he worked on the railroads for about 20 years so he
knows how to lay and build track.
- Marc Singer

In the Depression we had to divert corn acreage.
- Orville Redenbacher

Corn ethanol can help in the short term,
but it has serious limitations, and none of this is
going to work if we don't dramatically improve the
efficiency of our cars and trucks.
- David Friedman

Corn is a greedy crop, as farmers will tell you.
- Michael Pollan

Today's smartest advertising style is tomorrow's corn.
- William Bernbach

The next summer, 1794, corn grew dear,
and distress began in our land.
- Joanna Southcott

We used to go around tipping outhouses over,
or turning over corn shocks on Halloween.
Anything to be mean.
- Loretta Lynn

For what were all these country patriots born? To hunt,
and vote, and raise the price of corn?
- George Byron

The white men of the South had better make up their
minds that the blacks will remain in the South just
as long as corn will tassel and cotton will bloom into whiteness.
- Timothy Thomas Fortune

Farming looks mighty easy when your plow is a pencil
and you're a thousand miles from the corn field.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

Destroy or take away the employment and wages of those artisans -
which the corn laws in a great measure do -
and you will,
ere long, render the land in Great Britain of as little
value as it is in other countries.
- Joseph Hume

If you know how many acres you have sown of each kind of corn,
inquire how much the acre the soil of that land takes for sowing,
and count the number of quarters of seed,
and you shall know the return of seed,
and what ought to be over.
- Robert Grosseteste

You really get the most out of sweet corn if you pick
the corn off the stalk and rush it to a pot of boiling water.
The longer you wait, the more sugar you lose.
But if you get it in the first half hour,
that is the sweetest corn ever.
- Sam Donaldson

With an open trade in corn and a fixed duty we should
have every man in the country fully fed and happy,
instead of our present situation in which so much distress exists -
distress of our own producing.
- Joseph Hume

In corn, I think I've found the key to the American food chain.
If you look at a fast-food meal, a McDonald's meal,
virtually all the carbon in it - and what we eat is mostly carbon -
comes from corn.
- Michael Pollan

And with the money from your corn, from your rents,
and from the issues of pleas in your courts,
and from your stock, arrange the expenses of your kitchen
and your wines and your wardrobe and the wages of servants,
and subtract your stock.
- Robert Grosseteste


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