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WILL - Ag Notes - June 18, 2014

Wheat Head Scab in southern Illinois SRW

by Todd E. Gleason

The nation’s wheat crop is suffering from too much rainfall. It is causing harvest delays in the hard red winter wheat growing regions of the southwestern United States, and as Todd Gleason reports the development of disease issues in the southern Illinois soft red winter wheat crop. 

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WILL - Ag Notes - June 11, 2014

USDA June 2014 WASDE

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WILL - Ag Notes - June 01, 2014

J.H. Hawes Grain Elevator & Museum Open Sundays 1-3pm

by Todd E. Gleason

Some Sunday this summer you should make the drive to Atlanta, Illinois and tour the old grain elevator. It stopped taking in corn long ago and sat unused for years. Then the townsfolk decided, in the mid 1990’s, to refurbish the J. H. Hawes Grain elevator. Today it is a museum on the registry of historical places in the United States. You can learn more on the museum website.
 

The J. H. Hawes Grain Elevator and Musuem is open to visitors from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. every Sunday afternoon in June, July, and August. Here a few facts and figures about the machinery in the elevator.
 

  • the old gas engine that operates the elevator runs at 400 r-p-m and puts out 10 horsepower
  • the pulley system inside the building is driven by a single rope 280 feet long
  • the total capacity of the elevator is twenty-nine thousand bushels
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