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Illinois Water Conference | Reducing Nutrient Losses

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Illinois Water Conference | Reducing Nutrient Losses
Laura Christianson, Crop Sciences - University of Illinois
Ruth Book, State Conservation Engineer - USDA NRCS
Jason Solberg, Illinois Fertilizer & Chemical Association
Debbie Fluegel, Trees ForeverParticipants in the University of Illinois 2016 Water Quality Conference Reducing Nutrient Losses panel discuss ways in which farmers and landowners can manage water quality.

Fall Weed Control Vital - an interview with Aaron Hager

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Fall Weed Control Vital - an interview with Aaron Hager
Aaron Hager, Extension Weed Scientist - University of Illinois Now is the time to control winter annuals in farm fields. Todd Gleason has more on the options.learn more here

Using Health Insurance to Protect Your Financial Well Being

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Using Health Insurance to Protect Your Financial Well Being
Kathy Sweedler, Consumer Economics Educator - University of Illinois ExtensionHealth insurance is one good way to protect yourself against a financial catastrophe. Todd Gleason has more from the University of Illinois.learn more here

Signing Up for the Affordable Care Act

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Signing Up for the Affordable Care Act
Kathy Sweedler, Consumer Economics Educator - University of Illinois ExtensionThe health insurance sign up period for the Affordable Care Act starts November 1st. Todd Gleason discusses the program, commonly called Obamacare, and its sign up period with University of Extension Consumer Economics Educator Kathy Sweedler. learn more here

Big Crop Strong Exports an interview with Todd Hubbs

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Big Crop Strong Exports an interview with Todd Hubbs
Todd Hubbs, Agricultural Economist - University of Illinois
FarmDocDaily SourceIt is likely the export markets along with South American production prospects will drive only periodic price increases for corn and soybeans says University of Illinois Agricultural Economist Todd Hubbs in this interview with Todd Gleason.

Sell Soybeans for Cash Needs

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Sell Soybeans for Cash Needs
Darrel Good, Agricultural EconThe United States Department of Agriculture has reported the size of this year’s soybean crop and for the second month in a row it has increased the size of what was already a record breaker. Todd Gleason reports that trend is likely to continue.USDA in its October Crop Production report…
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2:07 radio self containedUSDA, in its October Crop Production report, raised the average national soybean yield by eight-tenths of a bushel. It now stands at 51.4 bushels to the acre and about 4.3 billion bushels strong. It is already a serious record breaker, but not likely big enough, yet, says University of Illinois Agricultural Economist Darrel Good.Good :25 …what we are looking at right now. Quote Summary - Well, I think, taking all the evidence together, saying now that we got bigger in September, and we got bigger in October on soybeans, and the crop is already very big…I think would point to another small incre…

Part II - Kids Use of Technology

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Part II - Kids Use of Technology
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Aaron Ebata, Professor of Social Development & Extension Specialist - University of Illinois

Part I - Just in Time Parenting

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Part I - Just in Time Parenting
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Aaron Ebata, Professor of Social Development & Extension Specialist - University of Illinois

Corn Use for Ethanol Production

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Corn Use for Ethanol Production
Darrel Good, Agricultural Economist - University of Illinois This Wednesday USDA will update its corn crop estimates including the size of this year’s harvest and how it will be used. Todd Gleason has more…Darrel Good, from the University of Illinois, thinks the crop…
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2:05 radio self contained Darrel Good, from the University of Illinois, thinks the crop will be slightly smaller than last month’s forecast. The question is really how much of this crop will be consumed between now and next fall. Last month the Ag Department projected increased usage in several key areas including a 13.6 percent year-over-year increase for exports, an 8.7 percent uptick in feed and residual use, and even, notes Darrel Good, a 1.3 percent increase in corn used to make ethanol. Good :49 …110 million bushels to feedstock requirements. Quote Summary - The use of corn for ethanol production during the current marketing year will be influenced by a number…

Harrington Seed Destructor Testing

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Harrington Seed Destructor Testing
Adam Davis, USDA Agricultural Research Service - University of Illinois The Harrington Seed Destructor is being tested by the University of Illinois for field level efficacy to control herbicide resistant weeds.

Green Infrastructure & Neighborhoods an interview with Bill Sullivan

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Green Infrastructure & Neighborhoods an interview with Bill Sullivan
Bill Sullivan, Landscape Architect - University of Illinois There is good evidence that suggests small amounts of nature mixed into neighborhoods can make them friendlier places to live.

Green Infrastructure & Stress an interview with Bill Sullivan

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Green Infrastructure & Stress an interview with Bill Sullivan
Bill Sullivan, Landscape Architect - University of Illinois If you are looking for an easy way to release some of the stress in your life, you might think about taking a walk in a park or just buying some house plants.