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Out Standing in the Field

Out Standing in the Field is a podcast from the DeWitt, Macon & Piatt County University of Illinois Extension offices. Educator Doug Gucker covers seasonal agriculture issues specific to Central Illinois. Follow him on Twitter @SoilWaterDoug
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Latest Episode

May 18, 2021
Illinois Extension Educator Doug Gucker talks about the effects temperature has had on current crops, discusses the market, and a crop scouting competition for teens in this episode of Out Standing In the Field.

Long Range Price Forecast for Grains and more!

November 23, 2020
Doug Gucker discusses the USDA long-range price forecast for grains, corn production changes over the last 15 years, South America and the Ukraine production, and the Illinois Farm Economic Summit

Healthy Meals in the Field

October 13, 2020
Doug Gucker talks with Registered Dietitian Caitlin Mellendorf about the importance of nutrition for farmers during harvest season. More information about Healthy Meals can be found in the Know How, Know More blog at go.illinois.edu/khkm read. For Central Illinois ag updates, follow Doug on Twitter...

Farmland Lease Trends

September 24, 2020
Extension Education Doug Gucker talks about farmland lease trends, variability in crop yields and ways to reduce stress.

A Brief Introduction to the Available Government Relief Programs

April 15, 2020
A short synopsis of the multiple relief programs created by the government, a quick check on winter weeds and insect capture and a reminder to invest some time in yourself during these stressful times.

Navigating Markets in Uncertain Times

March 26, 2020
Over the past couple of weeks, stock and commodity agriculture markets have been struggling. We are currently in a flash recession, according to University of Illinois Agriculture Economists Todd Hubbs and Scott Irwin. The good news is it should end relatively quickly. FarmDoc Webinars Sign up to...

Spring is Coming: Ready or Not, Here We Go

February 21, 2020
Extension educator Doug Gucker returns to discuss Farm Program and Crop Insurance deadlines in March, grain storage issues after a wet fall and warm winter, new dicamba restrictions and more. For Central Illinois ag updates, follow Doug on Twitter @soilwaterDoug. Learn more about Extension at go....

Welcome to 2020: Programs and Trainings

January 16, 2020
Extension educator Doug Gucker returns to discuss sign-ups for farm commodity programs - ARC, PLC and MAL - available until March 15, Illinois' mandatory annual dicamba training and upcoming farm conferences and Extension webinars. For Central Illinois ag updates, follow Doug on Twitter @...

Now & Then: Crop Conditions & Long-term Planning

August 20, 2019
It's been an interesting year so far with weather and prices in ways most people in agriculture wish it wouldn't. Extension educator Doug Gucker talks about crop conditions in Central Illinois, long-term planning, and the upcoming 2019 Farm Progress Show being hosted in Decatur. For Central...

A Tale of Two Fields

July 18, 2019
After a wet spring, Central Illinois weather is back at it again with dry fields down the road from standing water, spotty rain and insects on the move. Extension educator Doug Gucker talks about crop conditions, upcoming field day events and the 2019 Farmer Progress Show being hosted in Decatur....

Track 24

May 24, 2019
It's official. Central Illinois has had the wettest spring on record. Extension educator Doug Gucker talks about what that's meant for planting, a market spike because of the delays and issues with black cutworms. For Central Illinois ag updates, follow Doug on Twitter @soilwaterDoug. Learn more...

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