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Harvest Public Media - Illinois Public Media News - October 14, 2013

Shipping Containers Can Open Export Market To Farmers

By Bill Wheelhouse

Agribusiness giant ADM recently opened a 275-acre container shipping rail yard near Decatur, Ill., in part to export more grain.

A huge new rail yard has been buzzing on the outskirts of Decatur, Ill. Agribusiness giant Archer Daniels Midland (ADM) recently opened the 275-acre facility that would be at home at any major port city on the coast. But it’s in the heart of Illinois farm country because farmers have been taking advantage of a new method of shipping out their products.

Categories: Agriculture, Business

AP - Illinois Public Media News - October 14, 2013

Nobel Prize Winner In Economics, U of C Professor, Born In Champaign

by The Associated Press, with additional reporting from Illinois Public Media

University of Chicago professor Lars Peter Hansen

One of three Americans to win this year's Nobel prize in economics says he's not sure how he'll celebrate but he's "still working on taking a deep breath."

Categories: Economics, Education

WILL - Illinois Public Media News - October 13, 2013

Erika Harold: Default More Critical Than Shutdown

By Sean Powers

Erika Harold running for Congress

As negotiations continue in Washington, a Republican candidate from Urbana running for Congress says raising the government's debt limit to prevent a default is more critical than ending the partial government shutdown.

Categories: Economics, Government, Politics

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