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March 01 | WILLAg Newsletter

March 01, 2020

The All Day Ag Outlook is Tuesday. I'd really like to see you at the Beef House. Buy  your ticket now or just show up. (FYI it is way easier on us if you purchase ahead of time).

You may buy your tickets online today or by calling 800–898–1065 by noon Monday. The $30 ticket price includes Beef House rolls and coffee in the morning and your Beef House Lunch! The doors open at 8am central / 9am eastern Tuesday, March 3, 2020, at the Beef House in Covington, Indiana.

walk-ins are welcome!
Todd Gleason, Farm Broadcaster
ILLINOIS Extension or 217–390–1858

Purchase Tickets Online | $30 Each | Click2Buy
- or call 800-898-1065 by noon Monday
- the ticket price includes Beef House rolls and coffee in the morning and your Beef House Lunch!

Tuesday, March 3, 2020
Beef House
16501 Indiana 63
Covington, Indiana 47932

9:00am eastern / 8:00am central

Opening Remarks
* Todd E. Gleason, ILLINOIS Extension

The Future of Agriculture
* Steve Maulberger, Vice President Crop Risk Services, Inc.

Cash Grain Panel
* Matt Bennett, AgMarket .net
* Aaron Curtis, MID-CO Commodities
* Brian Stark, The Andersons
* Chuck Shelby, Risk Management Commodities

Global Weather
* Eric Snodgrass, Nutrien Ag Solutions

Soybean Panel
* Dave Chatterton, Strategic Farm Marketing
* Merrill Crowley, Midwest Market Solutions
* Ellen Dearden, AgReview
* Chip Nellinger, Blue Reef Agri-Marketing

ARC/PLC, Crop Insurance SCO & NASS
* Gary Schnitkey, ILLINOIS Extension
* Lance Honig, USDA NASS Crops Branch Chief

Corn Panel
* Curt Kimmel, Bates Commodities
* Wayne Nelson, L&M Commodities
* Mike Zuzolo, Global Commodity Analytics & Consulting
* Jacquie Voeks, Total Farm Marketing
* Dan Zwicker, Zwicker Consulting

Listen to WILLAg on the Radio & Online.

Radio - Draw a north/south line from Champaign across the whole state of Illinois. If you live somewhere between 50 miles west of that line or a 100 miles east then you can likely hear the live broadcast. Those are (central time) at 8:55am, 10:58am, 12:58am, and 2:06pm daily. They include eighteen different commodity analysts weekly and six meteorologists specialized in agriculture.

Web - If you visit or webpage you’ll find much of that programming in full. The content is updated not long after it airs on the radio station and in the case of Commodity Week before it airs. You’ll find the daily Opening, Mid-Morning, Mid-Day, and Closing Marketing reports plus Commodity Week. If you look at the top of the page on your desktop (or in the hamburger tab on smartphones and tablets) you’ll find a way to listen to all of these live, too. Choose the WILL-AM Live live button.

Podcasts - Pick your favorite app and you will find the podcasts. Mostly just search for Closing Market Report (CMR) or Commodity Week (CW). Here are some direct links.

Apple Podcasts
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Google Podcasts
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CMR Playlist -
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Either set the app home station to Illinois Public Media or search for Commodity Week and the Closing Market Report.

You may copy these URLs into your favorite podcast applications in order to add our content.
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The farmdocDaily team operates a farmdocvideo YouTube channel. It includes videos I produce under the Illini Farm Report heading. More importantly you’ll find the farmdoc team’s videos.