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Illinois Farm Business: 2018 Budgets – Don’t Forget Family Living Costs

Illinois Farm Business: 2018 Budgets – Don’t Forget Family Living Costs

🕔Oct 20, 2017

In 2016, the total noncapital living expenses of 1,333 farm families enrolled in the Illinois Farm Business Farm Management Association (FBFM) average was $76,916–or $6,410 a month for each family. This average was 2.1 percent lower than in 2015. Another

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Illinois Corn: Timing Fall Nitrogen Applications

Illinois Corn: Timing Fall Nitrogen Applications

👤By Emerson Nafziger, University of Illinois Extension Specialist 🕔Oct 20, 2017

The substantial rain that fell over central and northern Illinois between October 5 and 15 mostly soaked into the soil that was dried out by crop water use, and harvest has moved back to full speed in most areas. With

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Crop Progress: Corn, Soybean Harvest Slip Further Behind – DTN

Crop Progress: Corn, Soybean Harvest Slip Further Behind – DTN

👤By DTN Staff 🕔Oct 13, 2017

Corn and soybean harvest continued to slip further behind the average pace during the week ended Oct. 8, according to USDA’s latest Crop Progress report issued Tuesday. The report was delayed from its normal Monday release due to the Columbus

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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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Midwest Cash Rents Under Pressure; Margins are Getting Tighter – DTN

Midwest Cash Rents Under Pressure; Margins are Getting Tighter – DTN

👤By Elizabeth Williams, DTN Special Correspondent 🕔Sep 28, 2017

As with politics, all cash rents are local. However, the general consensus around the Midwest is farm profit margins are still tight and pressure is on cash rents. The determining factor of how much to adjust cash rent for next

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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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USDA Weekly Crop Progress Summary, September 26 – DTN

USDA Weekly Crop Progress Summary, September 26 – DTN

👤By Anthony Greder, DTN Managing Editor, and Russ Quinn, DTN Staff Reporter 🕔Sep 26, 2017

Corn and soybean harvest and winter wheat planting all lagged the five-year average pace during the week ended Sept. 24, according to USDA’s latest Crop Progress and Condition report issued Monday. USDA estimated that 51% of corn was mature as

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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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