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Is It Time to Sell New Crop Soybeans

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Is It Time to Sell New Crop Soybeans
Todd Hubbs, Agricultural Economist - University of Illinois
read farmdocDaily articleSoybean prices rallied over the last week on increased uncertainty in South American soybean production and a weaker dollar. Soybean prices in the 2017–18 marketing year are following a very similar pattern to last marketing year and brings to the forefront the prospects of 2018 soybean sales. New crop cash bid prices for harvest in central Illinois recently ranged between $9.70 and $9.80. A prudent marketing plan for soybeans this year may possess some selling of new crop soybeans in this price rally says Todd Hubbs from the University of Illinois.

Can Corn Prices Get Above the Current Range

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Can Corn Prices Get Above the Current Range
Todd Hubbs, Agricultural Economist - University of Illinois
read the farmdocDaily articleMarch corn futures continue to trade between $3.48 and $3.60. This has been the case since the release of the November USDA supply and demand tables. It continues today despite the bearish information contained in USDA’s end of year reports released January 12. Todd Hubbs says corn prices continue to stay in relatively narrow range, and that pattern may remain for the next several weeks.
Listen to Todd Hubbs discussion of his farmdocDaily article with Univesity of Illinois Farm Broadcaster Todd GleasonThe University of Illinois grain markets specialist says the present outlook projects ample corn supplies in 2018. This will likely keep corn prices in the current range until information on spring planting is released. USDA’s Prospective Plantings report is due March 29th. Hubbs says a typical price pattern suggests a price rally in late spring …

MLK Day | A Chronology of Martin Luther King's Life

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MLK Day | A Chronology of Martin Luther King’s LifeThis is a self-contained audio file meant for air on the Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday in the United States.

Looking for Anaplasmosis in Beef Cattle

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Looking for Anaplasmosis in Beef Cattle
Teresa Steckler, Commercial Agriculture - Illinois Extension
Loy Hosselton, Beef Cattle Producer & Veterinarian - Clay City, Illinois

Researchers at the University of Illinois are working with beef cattle producers in the southern third of the state to determine the prevalence of a disease that causes cows to become listless and die. Todd Gleason has more…

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A cattle disease called anaplasmosis has been ramping up in southern Illinois, or at least that’s the way it appears. In short, it causes severe anemia. Illinois Extension’s Teresa Steckler, with funding from the Illinois Beef Association, has been pulling blood samples from herds in the area. She’s trying to determine if the strain of anaplasmosis is one called Mississippi that can be controlled by a vaccine, or if it is something else.

Steckler :35 …guys are reporting to me, the big black horse flies.

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