Illinois Grain Farms: Conservation and Farmland Tenure Jul 23, 2021

🕔Jul 23, 2021
Most grain farms in Illinois over 500 acres rent most of their land base.  Moreover, the majority of rented farmland is controlled by larger acreage farms.  In 2017, farms of […]

Cash Rents Likely to Increase in 2022 – Tactics to Prevent Rapid Expense Run-Ups – DTN Jul 9, 2021

🕔Jul 9, 2021
The average cash rent in Iowa jumped $40 per acre from 2011 to 2012, then to $235 as the market adjusted to massive new demand for corn from the burgeoning […]

Ag Economy: Producer Sentiment Falls for 2nd Month; Rising Input Costs a Concern – Ag Barometer Jul 8, 2021

🕔Jul 8, 2021
For the second month in a row, the Ag Economy Barometer declined sharply, falling to a reading of 137, which was 21 points below a month earlier, and the weakest ag producer […]

Producers Bullish About Farmland Values Amid Strong Conditions – Ag Barometer Mar 3, 2021

🕔Mar 3, 2021
February’s Ag Economy Barometer reading of 165 changed little compared to January when the index stood at 167. Producers continue to report strong current conditions on their farms as February’s Current Conditions Index value […]

Illinois Land Rents: Tying Amounts To Economic Returns – 10-Year Comparison Oct 6, 2020

🕔Oct 6, 2020
Over time, more farmland leases in Illinois have been shifting from traditional crop share leases to cash leases.  In addition, there has been some increase in flexible or variable rent […]

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 […]

Cash Rents Face Pressure from Negative Farmer Capital – DTN Aug 31, 2020

🕔Aug 31, 2020
Cash rent negotiations between farm tenants and landowners will be tough again this fall as farmers face negative cash flows in 2021. Ad hoc federal payments in 2019 and 2020 […]

Illinois Corn, Soybeans: Time to Lower Cash Rents? Aug 12, 2020

🕔Aug 12, 2020
State-level cash rents released last week by the National Agricultural Statistical Service (NASS) indicate 2020 cash rents were virtually unchanged from 2019 across states in the Corn Belt. While corn […]

Farm Leases: How Do Net Returns Compare Among Different Arrangements? Aug 10, 2020

🕔Aug 10, 2020
Obtaining control of land through leasing has a long history in the United States.  Leases on agricultural land are strongly influenced by local custom and tradition.  However, in most areas, […]

Illinois Corn, Soybeans: 2021 Crop Budgets Available Aug 5, 2020

🕔Aug 5, 2020
Planning for the 2021 crop will begin soon with the determination of 2021 cash rents, selection of 2021 seed hybrids and varieties, application of fertilizers and commencement of fall tillage. […]

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