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WILL - Ag Notes - October 09, 2012

WILLAg Meteorologist to Red Bull Stratos

This week WILLAg Tuesday Closing Market Report Meteorologist Don Day is creating history. Don is also meteorologist to the Red Bull Stratos team attempting the highest space jump ever...
...Todd and Dave wish Don and jumper Felix Baumgartner all the best in this historic human endeavor.

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WILL - Ag Notes - October 03, 2012

a personal note from Todd…

There was a funeral I missed this morning, and I didn’t mean to do so. For the last year you’ve maybe heard me mention from time to time heading to the tavern in Elkhart for fried chicken on Wednesday nights. I try to get there every three weeks or so to have supper with dad because, well, it’s dad. He meets Joe and Bev Buttell there every Wednesday night. They won’t be there tonight... they ate fried chicken today instead and Joe’s funeral. Can’t believe I missed it. I’m so sorry. This earth has lost another farmer. One that won’t be replaced. One that was there my entire life. Joe Buttell was the quietest man I’ve ever known, but he listened to every word. We could all learn something from him.

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WILL - Ag Notes - September 28, 2012

USDA September 1, 2012 Grain Stocks

Darrel Good thinks this morning's Grain Stocks report has left things fairly muddled for the corn market. The 1.2 billion bushels of early harvested corn USDA reported in the Sep 12 Crop Production report had made that fact clear a couple of weeks ago. Still, Darrel has some thoughts on the matter. You can listen to his conversation with Todd Gleason.

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WILL - Ag Notes - July 23, 2012


  • stopped every 20 miles on the odometer at
  • first field on either side, 50 paces in then
  • pulled ear every 10 paces (random and blanks counted)
  • counted the kernels around - see twitter @commodityweek

Rt136 Fisher to McLean, I-55 to Elkhart, west thru Petersburg to Virgnia on blacktops, south through Jacksonville on Rt78/267 to Rt108, east through Carlinville, Litchfield, Hilsboro then NE on Rt16 to Pana, north on 51 to Moweaqua and then up the back way through Dalton City to Cisco.

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