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. […]

Indiana Webinar: Farmland Values and Cash Rents – Aug. 7 Jul 31, 2020

🕔Jul 31, 2020
The Purdue Center for Commercial Agriculture will host a free webinar Friday, August 7, 2020 from 3:30 – 4:30 P.M. EDT with Purdue agricultural economists Todd Kuethe, James Mintert, and Michael Langemeier. […]

Illinois: Digging Into Net-Share Land Rent Returns – Multi-Year Comparisons Mar 20, 2020

🕔Mar 20, 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 […]

Florida: 2019 Average Farm Rent, Labor Rates Jan 13, 2020

🕔Jan 13, 2020
Some of the most challenging conversations, in almost any relationship, are the ones about money.  This is certainly true as farmers and landowners negotiate lease agreements, or managers and workers […]

Farmers Optimistic About Future, Perception of Current Conditions Drops – Ag Barometer Jan 7, 2020

🕔Jan 7, 2020
The Ag Economy Barometer drifted sideways in December, to a reading of 150 compared to 153 in November. Although the barometer changed little in December, there was a shift in producers’ perspective […]

Illinois: How Will Trade Aid Payments Affect 2020 Cash Rents? Nov 27, 2019

🕔Nov 27, 2019
Market Facilitation Program (MFP) payments have served as a significant source of revenue on grain farms in 2018 and 2019. Without MFP payments, average farmer returns would be negative in […]

Farmer Sentiment on Current Conditions Slips in Sept. – Ag Barometer Oct 1, 2019

🕔Oct 1, 2019
The Ag Economy Barometer dipped slightly in September to a reading of 121, down just 3 points from August, when the index stood at 124. Although the barometer’s decline was small, there […]

Illinois: Cash Rents Roughly Unchanged in 2019 Sep 30, 2019

🕔Sep 30, 2019
Cash rents in Illinois remained roughly the same in 2019 as in 2018, continuing a string of years with little changes in cash rents. In this article, average cash rents […]

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