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Illinois: Farm Machinery Values, Then and Now

Illinois: Farm Machinery Values, Then and Now

👤By Bradley Zwilling, Dwight Raab and Brandy Krapf, University of Illinois 🕔Mar 21, 2017

This article reviews machinery values from a group of Illinois grain farms at two points in time. Total machinery value and machinery value per acre are reviewed from periods that are ten years different in time. The two accompanying charts

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Land Management Company Aggressively Seeking Permanent and Speciality Crop Acreage

Land Management Company Aggressively Seeking Permanent and Speciality Crop Acreage

👤From a Press Release 🕔Mar 17, 2017

An Illinois-based real estate and land management company has expressed an interest in buying permanent and specialty crop properties in the U.S. The company, Murray Wise Associates LLC, said in a press release this week that it is was working

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Cover Crops: 3 Corn Belt States Show Dramatic Increase Over Past Decade – DTN

Cover Crops: 3 Corn Belt States Show Dramatic Increase Over Past Decade – DTN

👤By Todd Neeley DTN Staff Reporter 🕔Mar 16, 2017

Conservation funding to expand cover crops and farmer willingness to adopt those crops increased dramatically in three Corn Belt states during the past decade, but those states will need continued dramatic increases in both funding and adoption to achieve full

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Illinois Soybeans: University Study Needs Farmers’ Help

Illinois Soybeans: University Study Needs Farmers’ Help

👤By Emerson Nafziger, University of Illinois 🕔Mar 16, 2017

In January I posted about the large project we are part of, funded by the North Central Soybean Research using soybean checkoff funds, to gather information on some 500 soybean fields in Illinois for each crop year from 2014 through

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What Makes Farmers Try New Practices? Study Seeks to Find Out.

What Makes Farmers Try New Practices? Study Seeks to Find Out.

👤By Lauren Quinn, University of Illinois 🕔Mar 14, 2017

Change is never easy. But when it comes to adopting new agricultural practices, some farmers are easier to convince than others. A group of researchers at the University of Illinois wanted to know which farmers are most likely to adopt

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Soybeans: Scientists Explore Effect of High Temps on 3 Varieties

Soybeans: Scientists Explore Effect of High Temps on 3 Varieties

👤By Debra Levey Larson, University of Illinois 🕔Mar 13, 2017

How will the rising temperatures expected to occur with global climate change affect soybean growth in the Midwest? Rather than wait and see, researchers at the University of Illinois will use real crop data and computer modeling to better predict

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Farm Programs: The Federal Safety Net for 2017

Farm Programs: The Federal Safety Net for 2017

👤By Gary Schnitkey, University of Illinois 🕔Mar 8, 2017

The two Federal safety net program providing risk protection to crop farmers are crop insurance and the commodity title of the farm bill, with commodity title payments coming through Agricultural Risk Coverage (ARC) and Price Loss Coverage (PLC) programs. Crop

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Illinois Soybeans: Marestail Control Strategies

Illinois Soybeans: Marestail Control Strategies

👤By Dan Davidson, Illinois Soybean Association 🕔Mar 1, 2017

Marestail is a problematic winter annual weed that is often resistant to glyphosate. But control isn’t as hard as you think and just takes a little planning.

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Cornbelt: Crop Insurance Decisions for 2017

Cornbelt: Crop Insurance Decisions for 2017

👤By Bruce Sherrick and Gary Schnitkey, University of Illinois 🕔Mar 1, 2017

The price discovery period used to determined projected prices and volatility factors for federally sponsored corn and soybean crop insurance products for 2017 is nearly completed. For the majority of the Cornbelt, the approved Projected Price (PP) for corn is

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Illinois Corn: Late Winter Nitrogen Fertilizer Application

Illinois Corn: Late Winter Nitrogen Fertilizer Application

👤By Lauren Quinn, University of Illinois 🕔Feb 28, 2017

The unseasonably warm and dry weather this February has prompted some corn growers to begin applying ammonia, according to University of Illinois crop sciences professor Emerson Nafziger. “While we don’t often have the option to apply this early due to

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