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Georgia: Growing Pecans Is a Costly Investment

Georgia: Growing Pecans Is a Costly Investment

👤By Clint Thompson, University of Georgia 🕔Apr 27, 2017

Georgia’s pecan industry grew by more than 20,000 new acres in the last five years. Pecans are a booming business in Georgia, but University of Georgia Cooperative Extension pecan specialist Lenny Wells says that new farmers should go into the

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Illinois Corn, Soybeans: How Much Did It Cost to Produce a Crop in 2016?

Illinois Corn, Soybeans: How Much Did It Cost to Produce a Crop in 2016?

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

In 2016, the total of all economic costs per acre for growing corn in Illinois averaged $886 in the northern section, $870 in the central section for farmland with “high” soil ratings, $849 in the central section for farmland with

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Michigan: Reducing Production Costs Without Hurting Crop Yields

Michigan: Reducing Production Costs Without Hurting Crop Yields

👤By Jim Isleib, Michigan State University 🕔Apr 20, 2017

Fine-tune your fertilizer/manure program If you think soil testing isn’t that important, think again. A systematic whole-farm soil testing program is the backbone of a good crop nutrient plan. Without soil test report information, you can only guess what’s going

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Minnesota Corn: Should You Reduce Bt Trait Acreage to Cut Production Costs?

Minnesota Corn: Should You Reduce Bt Trait Acreage to Cut Production Costs?

👤By Bruce Potter and Ken Ostlie, University of Minnesota 🕔Mar 20, 2017

The economics of 2017 corn production have challenged many farmers with minimizing losses per acre. One area that some farmers have targeted for reducing costs is hybrid selection. Planting corn hybrids without Bt protection for European corn borer (ECB), corn

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Texas Field Reports: Rising Fuel Prices Could Mean Higher Costs

Texas Field Reports: Rising Fuel Prices Could Mean Higher Costs

👤By Adam Russell, Texas AgriLife Extension 🕔Mar 7, 2017

Rising fuel prices could mean higher costs for producers and eventually consumers, said a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service economist. Dr. Mark Welch, College Station, said he saw indications of fuel prices bottoming out late last year. And since January,

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Nebraska: Comparing Generic and Name Brand Pesticides

Nebraska: Comparing Generic and Name Brand Pesticides

👤By Robert Klein and Robert Tigner, University of Nebraska-Lincoln 🕔Feb 10, 2017

Over time, increasing numbers of generic pesticides have become available for use on agronomic crops. Much like prescription drugs, generic products have the same active ingredient as the brand name products and can perform similarly. Often the labels of generic

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Grain Prices: What to Expect in “Normal Times” – DTN

Grain Prices: What to Expect in “Normal Times” – DTN

👤By Todd Hultman DTN Analyst 🕔Feb 7, 2017

Readers of this column have probably caught on by now that I like to start the year with an assessment of grain prices based on USDA’s national production cost estimates.* Not knowing yet what surprises await us in 2017, the

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Farm Policy: A Look at Economic Variables – Lending, Production Costs and More

Farm Policy: A Look at Economic Variables – Lending, Production Costs and More

👤By Keith Good, Farm Policy News 🕔Feb 7, 2017

A complex mix of agricultural economic variables help form the basis of what farmers and ranchers consider essential policy priorities.  As Farm Bill conversations have already begun, today’s update looks very briefly at several issues such as farm lending, production

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Missouri: Tightening Profit Margins Means Farmers Must Control Costs

Missouri: Tightening Profit Margins Means Farmers Must Control Costs

👤By Linda Geist, University of Missouri 🕔Feb 1, 2017

Higher production costs and lower commodity prices mean farmers must control costs more carefully than ever, says University of Missouri Extension agricultural economist Ray Massey. Land, seed and fertilizer are the largest production costs for row crop operations. “If you

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Farming: What’s Happened to Input Costs During Multiple Year Price Declines?

Farming: What’s Happened to Input Costs During Multiple Year Price Declines?

👤By Carl Zulauf, Ohio State University, and Gary Schnitkey, University of Illinois 🕔Oct 3, 2016

Introduction Crop input prices are a topic of considerable discussion. Numerous farmdoc daily articles have addressed the topic; most recently September 20, 2016. This article provides another perspective by comparing changes in input prices during the 3 multiple year price

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