Illinois: All the Changes for 2021 Dicamba Applications in Soybean Jan 15, 2021

🕔Jan 15, 2021
In late October 2020, the United States Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA) announced new five-year registrations for the dicamba-containing products XtendiMax, Engenia and Tavium.  These labels include new and/or additional […]

Illinois: Release of the 2018 Farm Bill What-If Tool for 2021 Decisions Jan 15, 2021

🕔Jan 15, 2021
For the 2021 cropping year, farmers can change their Agricultural Risk Coverage (ARC) and Price Loss Coverage (PLC) choices from the selections made for the 2019 and 2020 crop years. […]

Illinois: Grain Farm Incomes in 2020, 2021 Jan 4, 2021

🕔Jan 4, 2021
Expectations of net incomes on Illinois grain farms changed over 2020.  Above trend yields in 2020 combined with higher corn and soybean prices will lead to higher 2020 crop revenue […]

Illinois: Soybean Gall Midge Not Here – Yet Dec 31, 2020

🕔Dec 31, 2020
It’s not here yet, but there’s a new soybean pest approaching on the distant western horizon.  Illinois entomologists were part of a project to survey for it in Illinois during […]

Illinois Corn, Soybeans: Payment Examples Under Enhanced Coverage Option Dec 23, 2020

🕔Dec 23, 2020
We provide payment examples for Enhanced Coverage Option (ECO) to aid in understanding of the new crop insurance option. We also show 2021 expected county yields for corn and soybeans […]

Illinois: Examining ECO Payments Across the State Dec 16, 2020

🕔Dec 16, 2020
Previous articles on Enhanced Coverage Option (ECO) provide a description of the product, evaluate the size of premiums, and give historical frequencies of payments. Herein we illustrate the years in […]

Illinois: How Often Would ECO Payments Have Triggered in the Past? Dec 14, 2020

🕔Dec 14, 2020
The Enhanced Coverage Option (ECO) is a new crop insurance program that will be available for the first time in 2021.  ECO can be used to supplement the coverage provided […]

Illinois: Revenue Protection Insurance – What Fits? Dec 2, 2020

🕔Dec 2, 2020
In 2020, Revenue Protection (RP) was used on 93% of insured acres in Illinois, making it by far the most popular crop insurance product. Herein, we examine coverage levels while insuring […]

Illinois Corn, Soybeans: Reduce Disease Risk with Hybrid/Cultivar Selection Dec 1, 2020

🕔Dec 1, 2020
Now that nearly all fields in the state have been harvested it is time for us to start turning our attention to the 2021 season.  Nobody knows what next year’ […]

Changes in U.S. Grain Storage Capacity Nov 27, 2020

🕔Nov 27, 2020
Grain storage infrastructure comes in many forms: bins, elevators, bunkers, and sheds. Storage infrastructure has at least two main uses. First, it enables farmers, commercial grain merchants, and end-users to […]

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