Illinois: Brightened 2020 Income Outlook for Grain Farms Sep 23, 2020

🕔Sep 23, 2020
In the past month, much has changed in outlook for grain farm income.  The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is projecting relatively high yields for corn and soybean in Illinois.  […]

Illinois: Cash Rents in 2020, Projections for 2021 Sep 16, 2020

🕔Sep 16, 2020
The National Agricultural Statistical Service (NASS) recently released state and county rents for 2020. In addition, the Illinois Society of Professional Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers released their projections of […]

Illinois Soybeans: Wrapping Up Insect Management – Pod, Seed Feeding Sep 10, 2020

🕔Sep 10, 2020
In terms of insect management, we are pretty close to the finish line for corn and soybean in Illinois. However, there has been a late-season onset of bean leaf beetles […]

Illinois Crop Budgets: Wheat-Double-Crop Soybeans Competitive with Corn Sep 9, 2020

🕔Sep 9, 2020
As wheat planting season approaches, we evaluate expected returns for crop rotations that include wheat.  Given current 2021 grain bids, a combination of wheat and double-crop-soybeans is projected more profitable […]

Webinar: Conservation, Incomes, and Farmland Leasing – Sept. 22 Sep 8, 2020

🕔Sep 8, 2020
Leasing season is again upon us. This webinar will first provide an outlook for setting 2021 leases. Then, attention will turn to conservation and leasing. Many landowners and farmers want […]

Illinois Soybeans: Red Crown Rot – What to Look For Sep 8, 2020

🕔Sep 8, 2020
Red crown rot is a new disease in the Midwest, and was first detected in 2017 in a single field in Pike county Illinois. The fungal disease is soil-borne and causes […]

Illinois Corn: Cutting Fertilizer Rates to Save Costs Aug 26, 2020

🕔Aug 26, 2020
Many farmers could experience greater financial returns by reducing fertilizer rates.  Many farmers apply nitrogen at rates above those recommended by land grant university research.  Moreover, in 2017, UIUC university […]

Illinois: Agronomy Day Goes Virtual Aug 21, 2020

🕔Aug 21, 2020
In its 63rd year, Agronomy Day at the University of Illinois will be an event unlike any other. For the first time, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the event moves […]

Illinois: Assessing Corn Rootworm Damage – Now is the Time Aug 19, 2020

🕔Aug 19, 2020
Corn rootworm activity, in general, appears higher in much of Illinois than it has been for the last several years. Along with higher activity, resistance to Bt traits in western […]

Illinois: Farm Real Estate Values Increase Slightly for 2020 Aug 17, 2020

🕔Aug 17, 2020
Each year the National Agricultural Statistics Service of the USDA releases estimated average farm real estate values by state.  The estimates are based on surveys of farmers from selected geographical […]

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