Illinois Wheat: A More Profitable Option for 2023? Apr 1, 2022

🕔Apr 1, 2022
The Ukraine-Russia war has resulted in much higher wheat prices as both Ukraine and Russia are significant exporters of wheat. As a result, some Illinois farmers may be considering planting […]

Illinois Corn: Spring Nitrogen Management Mar 30, 2022

🕔Mar 30, 2022
High fertilizer nitrogen prices are providing an incentive to manage N this spring with as much efficiency as possible. We’ll consider here some ways to work towards that. Nitrogen rate […]

Illinois: 2021 Corn, Soybean Yields – Implications for Crop Insurance, Commodity Title Payments Mar 23, 2022

🕔Mar 23, 2022
The National Agriculture Statistics Service (NASS) recently released county yields. NASS county yields are not the same yields that will be used to calculate Agriculture Risk Coverage at the county […]

Illinois Farm Finances: Ag Assets Compared to Ag Debt Mar 21, 2022

🕔Mar 21, 2022
Agricultural assets on a nominal basis in Illinois has been increasing on average five percent since 1991. Data from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and Illinois Farm Business […]

Illinois: Crop Insurance – What Is the Trend-Adjusted Yield Endorsement? Mar 16, 2022

🕔Mar 16, 2022
The Trend-Adjusted Yield Endorsement has been available to Illinois farmers since 2012, making 2022 the eleventh year of its availability. Use of the Trend-Adjusted Yield Endorsement increases the yields used […]

Illinois Corn, Soybeans: Impact of Increasing Ag Debt on Farms Feb 23, 2022

🕔Feb 23, 2022
Agricultural debt on a nominal basis in Illinois has been increasing since 1991. Data from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and Illinois Farm Business Farm Management (FBFM) are shown […]

Autonomous Tech Helps Illinois Farmer to Meet Efficiency Goal – DTN Feb 22, 2022

🕔Feb 22, 2022
As Dave Geils watched his AGCO Challenger pull a high-speed disk across a recently harvested cornfield without a driver in mid-November, a couple of thoughts crossed his mind. First, he […]

Illinois Corn, Soybeans: 2022 Forecast Returns Under Differing Rental Arrangements Feb 10, 2022

🕔Feb 10, 2022
Returns for share rent, cash rent, and variable cash rent arrangements are estimated for corn and soybeans on high-productivity farmland in central Illinois. Overall, both landowner and farmer returns will […]

Illinois Corn, Soybeans: Crop Insurance Decisions and Risk in 2022 Feb 4, 2022

🕔Feb 4, 2022
Projected prices used to set 2022 crop insurance guarantees will not be known until the end of February. Currently projected prices are estimated at $5.70 for corn and $13.50 for […]

Illinois: Crop insurance Decisions in 2022 Jan 26, 2022

🕔Jan 26, 2022
Illinois farmers traditionally have used Revenue Protection (RP) at high coverage levels as their main choice of crop insurance. Continued use at high levels seems warranted in 2022, given the […]

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