crop insurance http://wuis.org en What Do Pensions and Concussions Have in Common? http://wuis.org/post/what-do-pensions-and-concussions-have-common <p>WUIS stories on pensions, concussions, crop insurance, and tornado recovery are being recognized with four 2013 Illinois Associated Press Broadcasters awards:&nbsp;</p><p><strong><u>Local Radio</u></strong>:</p><p>Best Investigative Report: WIUM-FM, “50% Plus One,” Rich Egger<br /><span style="line-height: 1.5;">2nd Place: WUIS-FM, </span><strong style="line-height: 1.5;"><a href="http://wuis.org/post/there-justice-leaving-judges-pensions-unscathed">“Judges' Pensions”, Amanda Vinicky</a></strong></p> Fri, 07 Mar 2014 17:27:21 +0000 Randy Eccles 20381 at http://wuis.org What Do Pensions and Concussions Have in Common? Harvest Blog: Crop Insurance To Cover Midwest Cucumbers, Cherries http://wuis.org/post/harvest-blog-crop-insurance-cover-midwest-cucumbers-cherries <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Passage of the </span><a href="http://wuis.org/post/obama-signs-farm-bill-announces-rural-export-initiative?nopop=1" style="line-height: 1.5;">Agriculture Act of 2014</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> brought with it good news for fans of </span><a href="http://firm.msue.msu.edu/uploads/files/Budgets/E3166_2010_MACHINE_HARVESTED_PICKLING_CUCMBER_VARIABLE_COST_OF_PRODUCTION.pdf" style="line-height: 1.5;">pickles</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> and </span><a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/07/13/midwest-tart-cherry-crop_n_1670226.html" style="lin Mon, 10 Feb 2014 20:59:31 +0000 Peter Gray 18689 at http://wuis.org Harvest Blog: Crop Insurance To Cover Midwest Cucumbers, Cherries Illinois County Relied Heavily On Crop Insurance Last Year http://wuis.org/post/illinois-county-relied-heavily-crop-insurance-last-year <p>Farmers in the Midwest were devastated by a crippling drought in 2012. The federal crop insurance program paid out a record $17.3 billion. And in rural America, that money is still paying dividends. To understand the impact, Harvest Public Media reporter Bill Wheelhouse took a tour of Livingston County, Illinois. Farmers here received by far the biggest insurance payout in the nation.</p><p>On this sweltering day in mid-August, surrounded by healthy 8-foot tall corn stalks, Doug Wilson peels back the husks to see how his corn is looking. The verdict?</p> Tue, 03 Sep 2013 10:17:05 +0000 Bill Wheelhouse 8223 at http://wuis.org Illinois County Relied Heavily On Crop Insurance Last Year