WILLAg Notes

May 12, 2015

USDA WASDE May 2015 Numbers

University of Illinois Ag Economist John Newton discusses the May 2015 World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimate report numbers for new and old crop corn and soybeans.


May 09, 2015

First Day First Field Farmer

USDA describes Pat Whalen as a new and beginning farmer. We think he's just having fun planting his first farm field ever.


University of Illinois College of Law
May 05, 2015

The Flash Crash and the Hound of Hounslow

The U.S. markets went into free fall in May of 2010 dropping 6 percent in minutes, and then bouncing mysteriously back. There was a sense that the machines were out of control during this "Flash Crash".  Five years later, US criminal authorities and financial regulators are pointing the finger at a lone trader. Verity Winship tells us more about the case against the “Hound of Hounslow”.


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May 04, 2015

Can Herbicide of Choice Still be Used Post Planting

The fast pace of corn planting in the state of Illinois has farmers and chemical applicators racing one another across the fields. University of Illinois Extension Weed Scientist Aaron Hager has this advise for farmers wondering what to do if the corn was planted before their residual herbicides were applied.


You may read Aaron Hager's thoughts on weeds and herbicides on The Bulletin website.


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