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2016 ARC-CO Payments Now Available

2016 ARC-CO Payments Now Available

👤By Nick Paulson, Gary Schnitkey, Jonathan Coppess, University of Illinois Ag Economists; and Car Zulauf, Ohio State University Ag Economist 🕔Oct 9, 2017

The Farm Service Agency has released 2016 county yields, thereby providing all information needed to calculate Agricultural Risk Coverage – County Coverage (ARC-CO) payments. This article contains maps showing payments per base acre for corn, soybeans, and wheat. Also shown

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Illinois: Making 2018 Cash Rent Decisions

Illinois: Making 2018 Cash Rent Decisions

👤By Gary Schnitkey, University of Illinois Ag Economist 🕔Oct 4, 2017

Much of the cash rent data for making 2018 cash rental decisions is now available. Data include 2017 county and state cash rents as reported by the National Agricultural Statistical Service (NASS) and actual 2017 and projected 2018 cash rents

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Illinois Corn: Using the N Rate Calculator – Frequently Asked Questions

Illinois Corn: Using the N Rate Calculator – Frequently Asked Questions

👤By Emerson Nafziger, University of Illinois Extension Specialist 🕔Sep 28, 2017

A group of people who work on nitrogen fertilizer met in 2004 to talk about an alternative to the yield-goal-based N recommendation system that had been in widespread use for some three decades. The main concern with the yield-goal-based system

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Illinois: Combining Margin Protection and Revenue Protection

Illinois: Combining Margin Protection and Revenue Protection

👤By Gary Schnitkey, University of Illinois Ag Economist; and Carl Zulauf, Ohio State University Ag Economist 🕔Sep 27, 2017

The new Margin Protection crop insurance policy can be purchased along with any COMBO product. Doing so will allow farmers to have “county” margin protection up to a 95% coverage level combined with farm-level coverage for revenues at lower coverage

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Australia’s Seed Destructor – Midwest Demo Set For Oct. 12

Australia’s Seed Destructor – Midwest Demo Set For Oct. 12

👤From a press release 🕔Sep 23, 2017

At present, the machine is being evaluated by Land Grant universities in at lease 3 states – Arkansas, Illinois and Texas – plus, USDA has shown interest in the concept.

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Illinois: Comparing Payments from Margin Protection with Harvest Price Option

Illinois: Comparing Payments from Margin Protection with Harvest Price Option

👤By Gary Schnitkey, University of Illinois Ag Economist; and Carl Zulauf, Ohio State University Ag Economist 🕔Sep 22, 2017

Listen to MP3 Podcast In this article, historical payments from Margin Protection are estimated and compared to Area Revenue Protection. Both insurance contracts have the harvest price option. The example is for corn in Sangamon County Illinois from 2000 to

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Illinois: Corn, Soybean Harvest Considerations

Illinois: Corn, Soybean Harvest Considerations

👤By Lauren Quinn, University of Illinois 🕔Sep 20, 2017

The USDA’s September predictions for Illinois corn and soybean yield are 189 and 58 bushels per acre, respectively. According to University of Illinois agronomist Emerson Nafziger, these are good yields after the challenges of the 2017 season. As we head

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Illinois: Farm Income Trends Vary with Crop or Livestock Choice

Illinois: Farm Income Trends Vary with Crop or Livestock Choice

👤By Brandy Krapf, Dwight Raab, and Bradley Zwilling, University of Illinois Ag Economists 🕔Sep 19, 2017

Farm incomes can and do very greatly from year to year. As well, farm incomes vary by type of farm. This article will review trends in size, income for a group of Illinois FBFM member farms from 2012 to 2016.

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Herbicide Resistance: Illinois Will Showcase Aussie Seed Destructor

Herbicide Resistance: Illinois Will Showcase Aussie Seed Destructor

👤From a press release 🕔Sep 18, 2017

The Harrington Seed Destructor – which pulverizes weed seeds – is being evaluated by Land Grant universities in at lease 3 states – Arkansas, Illinois and Texas. To show it in action, the U. of Illinois will feature the machine running

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Illinois Corn, Soybeans: Positive Yields Expected; Be Mindful of Lodging, Pod Shattering

Illinois Corn, Soybeans: Positive Yields Expected; Be Mindful of Lodging, Pod Shattering

👤By Emerson Nafziger, University of Illinois Extension Specialist 🕔Sep 18, 2017

It is looking like at least some harvest surprises may be positive after an up-and-down 2017 season in Illinois. The September 1 yield predictions released by the USDA this week are for Illinois corn yield to average 189 bushels per acre,

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