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Low Returns, Crop Prices Keeping Pressure on Farmland Values

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Low Returns, Crop Prices Keeping Pressure on Farmland Values
Gary Schnitkey, Agricultural Economist - University of IllinoisThe price of Illinois farmland is falling. Todd Gleason has more on the pullback.Over the first six months of the year the price…
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2:08 self contained Over the first six months of the year the price of farmland in Illinois dropped between three and seven percent shows a new survey. The numbers were analyzed by the University of Illinois and given the decrease those responding to the poll expect Illinois cash rents to drop by about $20 an acre next year. Although, U of I agricultural economist Gary Schnitkey has penciled in $17. Schnitkey :22 …combining the two, we have less of a decline.Quote Summary - The Illinois Society members indicated cash rents were coming down $20. We are using $17 in our budgets to account for the fact not all land is managed by Society members and there is still some land that is …

2017 Looks to be Farm Losses Year 4

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2017 Looks to be Farm Losses Year 4
Gary Schnitkey, Agricultural Economist - University of Illinois Extension
Tom Tracy, CEO & President - Farm Credit IllinoisThe big corn and soybean crops in the United States are putting pressure on prices for this year and next. The result, as Todd Gleason reports, could be the fourth year in a row of losses on grain farms in the Midwest.The crop in the Midwest looks great…
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…tv to be released todayThe crops in the Midwest look great! Phenomenal! Unbelievable in fact. However, with so much bounty in the field comes incredibly tight budgets on the farm. Grain farmers will lose money not only this year says University of Illinois Agricultural Economist Gary Schnitkey, but probably next year, too. Schnitkey :25 …2017 if those in fact do turn out to be the prices.Quote Summary - What we are looking at is 2017. The recent large crops have lowered our projected prices to $3.50 for corn and $9.00 for so…

Illinois State Fair Sale of Champions

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Illinois State Fair Sale of ChampionsIllinois Governor Bruce Rauner purchased the Grand Champion Steer at the Illinois State for a record setting $104,000.

Governor Rauner Announces Illinois State Fair Foundation

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Governor Rauner Announces Illinois State Fair Foundation
Governor Bruce Rauner, State of IllinoisThe Illinois State Fair has a new funding source. Governor Bruce Rauner has announced the creation of the Illinois State Fair Foundation. He says it is a non-governmental, non-political, privately run 501c3 Not-for-Profit to be operated by farmers and community leaders.Rauner :32 …run by the citizens of Illinois to raise money Quote Summary - Under there proposal, which I strongly enthusiastically support, the Agricultural Director will have an honorary membership on the board, will not have any vote. And also the Director of the Illinois Historic Preservation Agency will have an honorary position. No vote. And there will be no government management or interference. This will be a strictly private, non-profit organization run by the citizens of Illinois to raise money The private foundation was created after the Illinois State government failed to pass legislation last …

Store a Big Corn Crop

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Store a Big Corn Crop
Darrel Good, Agricultural Economist - University of Illinois Farmers are wondering when corn prices will bottom. Todd Gleason has some insight from the University of Illinois.Last Friday the United States Department…
1:58Last Friday the United States Department of Agriculture released the first fall harvest Crop Production report. It showed a very big number for corn and for soybeans. It surprised the market a bit. However, Darrel Good says the market handled the 15 billion bushel plus corn crop very well.Good :20 …that what is now being projected.Quote Summary - They really did. We saw an initial drop in prices that was pretty sharp, but with some recovery as the day went on. I think the market is thinking that perhaps with the late season weather that the yield may actually fall just short of the USDA projection giving us a little tighter balance sheet that what is now being projected.There is more yet to be discovered about the size of the corn cr…

2016 GDD & FROST | Emerson Nafziger, University of Illinois

Urbana - University of Illinois Extension Agronomist Emerson Nafziger discusses Growing Degree Days at mid-season, and how this relates to end of season maturity.

2016 CORN | Emerson Nafziger, University of Illinois

Urbana - University of Illinois Extension Agronomist Emerson Nafziger discusses the potential of the corn crop at mid-season.

2016 SOYBEAN | Emerson Nafziger, University of Illinois

Urbana - University of Illinois Extension Agronomist Emerson Nafziger discusses the potential of the soybean crop at mid-season.

New Site for August 18th U of I Agronomy Day

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New Site for August 18th U of I Agronomy Day
Aaron Hager, Extension Weed Scientist - University of Illinois
ILLINOIS Agronomy Day WebsiteAgronomy Day on the University of Illinois campus is Thursday August 18th. Todd Gleason has the details. Agronomy Day at ILLINOIS has moved this year…
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1:06 tv cg Agronomy Day at ILLINOIS has moved this year. It’ll be a bit further south of campus at the new facilities on the First Street farm says University of Illinois Extension Weed Scientist Aaron Hager. Hager :27 …biggest change is where you show up. Quote Summary - Agronomy Day will be held at the new facilities on south First Street. So, it will be a change in venue from what most have become accustomed to through the years. It will be held August 18th with a virtually identical format with four tours, but the biggest change is where you show up. The south First Street facility is about 3 miles or so from the usual place, however, it is i…

Marketing a Low Priced High Volume Corn Crop

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Marketing a Low Priced High Volume Corn Crop
Darrel Good, Agricultural Economist - University of Illinois The price of corn is predicted to stay low this coming year because the size of the crop should be really big. Todd Gleason has more on just how a farmer might go about marketing under such conditions. The numbers aren’t pretty as it relates to this…
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3:00 radio self contained The numbers aren’t pretty as it relates to this year’s corn crop, at least other than the number of bushels in the bin. It should be a great big one, something on the order of 15 billion bushels thinks Darrel Good. Each of those bushels will be worth a lot less than they would have been earlier in the year and now farmers must figure out how to make a lower price and a higher yield result in a sustainable income. The price is too low to call it anything more than sustainable and the crop is too big to put it all in storage says the University of Illinois agricultural economist.Good :49…

Aug 1 | USDA Weekly Crop Progress Report

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Control Mosquito Larvae & Protect Yourself

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Control Mosquito Larvae & Protect Yourself
Phil Nixon, Extension Entomologist - University of Illinois
Daren Bohannan, Mosquito Squad - Athens, Illinois

There are two types of mosquitos that carry disease. Todd Gleason has more on how to control them.





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Foggers used by cities and towns can be a pretty effective tool for controlling mosquitos. They can even be used around the house. It is best, however, to start with the basics. Both types of disease carrying mosquitos need standing water to hatch. Get rid of it, especially if it is nasty water says University of Illinois Extension Entomologist Phil Nixon.

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Quote Summary - Those mosquitos are quiet biters, they will sneak up and bite you. They are the ones in the case of the northern house mosquito, transmitting west nile virus and in the case of the Asian tiger mosquito Zika virus, if i…