Farm Finances: Cash and Tax Planning for 2018

🕔Sep 24, 2018As harvest 2018 consumes most of your attention take some time to review your accounting records in anticipation of planning for the end of the year. Some in Illinois experienced […]

Midwest Corn: Tar Spot Update – Video

🕔Sep 19, 2018Tarspot in corn continues to be the hot topic in our field crops this season.  I put together a brief update on what we know based on this seasons observations. […]

Illinois Corn, Soybeans: 2019 Crop Budgets Suggest Dismal Returns

🕔Sep 19, 2018Due to lower soybean prices and higher costs, budgets suggest returns will be very low for corn and soybeans in 2019.  Conserving cash, cutting investments, reducing costs, and renegotiating cash […]

Illinois Corn, Soybeans: Biggest Pest Problem in 2018

🕔Sep 18, 2018As field and research season winds down, we’re able to finish collecting and summarizing data. One of our biggest summer projects is the annual corn and soybean survey. While some […]

Illinois Corn, Soybeans: 2018 Gross Revenue Depends on Yields, Pre-Harvest Hedging

🕔Sep 12, 2018Recently released yield estimates and the announcement of Market Facilitation Program details allows for more accurate estimates of 2018 gross revenue for corn and soybeans. Gross revenue in 2018 could […]

Illinois Corn and Soybeans – Will the August 1 Crop Yield Predictions Hold Up?

🕔Sep 7, 2018Illinois corn and soybean yields in 2018 were predicted in the August 1 NASS report (released on August 10) to be 205 and 65 bushels per acre, respectively, both an […]

Illinois Grain: Will August 1 Crop Yield Predictions Hold Up?

🕔Sep 5, 2018Illinois corn and soybean yields in 2018 were predicted in the August 1 NASS report (released on August 10) to be 205 and 65 bushels per acre, respectively, both an […]

Trade Aid for Farmers: Dollars and “Sense” – USDA Market Facilitation Program

🕔Aug 29, 2018USDA released details on aid it will provide to farmers in response to trade disputes, resulting in tariffs instituted by the U.S. and retaliatory tariffs from trading partners, especially China. […]

Illinois Soybeans: Extension Collecting Palmer Pigweed Seeds for Resistance Study

🕔Aug 28, 2018The weed science programs at Southern Illinois University and the University of Illinois are participating in a research project sponsored by the United Soybean Board to survey and monitor the […]

Illinois Corn: Tar Spot – If You Have It, Please Send in Samples

🕔Aug 27, 2018Tar spot is a relatively new disease in corn.  It was first described in Illinois and Indiana in 2015, and was first located near DeKalb.  Tar spot has been detected to some […]

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