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Illinois: Forecast of 2017 Net Income on Grain Farms

Illinois: Forecast of 2017 Net Income on Grain Farms

👤By Gary Schnitkey, University of Illinois Ag Economist 🕔Aug 16, 2017

Net incomes on Illinois grain farms are forecast for 2017 using recently released yield estimates by U.S.D.A. (see Crop Production and 2017 prices projected by University of Illinois economists during an August 11, 2017 webinar). Forecast 2017 net incomes are down from 2016

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Illinois Weather: July Conditions Ranged from Floods to Drought

Illinois Weather: July Conditions Ranged from Floods to Drought Updated

👤By Joel Steinfeldt, University of Illinois 🕔Aug 14, 2017

Northern Illinois experienced heavy rain and widespread flooding in July. Meanwhile, parts of central and southern Illinois experienced dry weather that caused crop damage, according to Illinois State Climatologist Jim Angel of the Illinois State Water Survey, part of the Prairie

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Illinois: Farm Real Estate Values Decrease for 3rd Straight Year

Illinois: Farm Real Estate Values Decrease for 3rd Straight Year

👤By Bradley Zwilling, University of Illinois Ag Economist 🕔Aug 11, 2017

Each year the National Agricultural Statistics Service of the USDA releases estimated average farm real estate values by state. The estimates are based on surveys of farmers from selected geographical areas. The surveys follow strict statistical guidelines. Estimated values maybe

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Illinois Farmland Rents: 2017 State Values and 2018 Outlook

Illinois Farmland Rents: 2017 State Values and 2018 Outlook

👤By Gary Schnitkey, University of Illinois Department of Agricultural and Consumer Economics 🕔Aug 8, 2017

The National Agricultural Statistical Service (NASS), an agency of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, released 2017 cash rents and land values for major agricultural producing states. For Illinois, the 2017 cash rent was $218 per acre, down by $3 per

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Illinois: Farm Progress Show to Feature Farm Safety, Decatur, Aug. 29-31

Illinois: Farm Progress Show to Feature Farm Safety, Decatur, Aug. 29-31

👤By Debra Levey Larson, University of Illinois 🕔Aug 2, 2017

As important as it is to have the proper equipment in a farming operation, so is taking the proper measures to ensure health and safety while operating them. This year’s Farm Progress Show on August 29 to 31 in Decatur,

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Illinois: 2018 Crop Budgets – More of the Same

Illinois: 2018 Crop Budgets – More of the Same

👤By Gary Schnitkey, University of Illinois Ag Economist 🕔Jul 26, 2017

Crop budgets for 2018 now are available on farmdoc. In addition, 2017 crop budgets have been revised and 2016 returns and costs have been updated. Overall, 2018 budgets suggest more of the same economic conditions that have occurred since 2013.

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Illinois: July Soil Temperatures Warmer Than Normal

Illinois: July Soil Temperatures Warmer Than Normal

👤From University of Illinois 🕔Jul 21, 2017

Soil temperatures are above normal in mid-July, according to Jennie Atkins, the Water and Atmospheric Resources Monitoring program manager at the Illinois State Water Survey, part of the Prairie Research Institute at Illinois. Soil temperatures at depths of 4 inches

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Illinois: Dicamba Drift on the Rise – Facts and Speculations

Illinois: Dicamba Drift on the Rise – Facts and Speculations

👤By Aaron Hager, University of Illinois Extension Weed Specialist 🕔Jul 19, 2017

Only a short time ago, many agricultural professionals were optimistic Illinois would somehow be “spared” the incidents of off-target damage caused by dicamba that continue to plague several states to our south. The recent preponderance of evidence (observations made traveling

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Illinois: Bonus Tours for Agronomy Day Offer Something for Everyone

Illinois: Bonus Tours for Agronomy Day Offer Something for Everyone

👤By Lauren Quinn, University of Illinois 🕔Jul 11, 2017

Returning Agronomy Day attendees know the event offers a wealth of information on traditional crop production issues, but this year, a couple of extra tours will be available for farmers looking for something different on August 17. Want to see

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Illinois: Agronomy Field Day,Ewing, July 27

Illinois: Agronomy Field Day,Ewing, July 27

👤By Nathan Johanning, University of Illinois 🕔Jul 11, 2017

The University of Illinois Extension will host the Ewing Demonstration Center Agronomy Field Day on Thursday, July 27, 2017 at 9 a.m.  Every growing season presents challenges to production, and this year is no exception!  We are happy to host

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