Illinois: Trends in Farm Balance Sheets Over Time

🕔Mar 15, 2018Trends in the financial position of Illinois farms are presented in this article. Overall, farms gained financial strength from 2006 to 2012. Since 2012, working capital has declined. The net […]

Corn’s Cinderella Ride: How Long Before It Turns Into A Pumpkin Again? – DTN

🕔Mar 14, 2018For U.S. grain producers, the presence of noncommercial traders in grain futures has always been both a blessing and a curse, and we are already seeing evidence of that again […]

WASDE Coarse Grains: U.S. Corn Demand Raised

🕔Mar 8, 2018This month’s 2017/18 U.S. corn outlook is for larger exports and increased corn used to produce ethanol. Corn used to produce ethanol is raised 50 million bushels to 5.575 billion […]

U.S. Corn Prices Drive Ethanol Production Growth

🕔Mar 7, 2018Estimated ethanol production margins at U.S. corn ethanol plants averaged 22 cents per gallon (gal) in 2017. Last year was the fifth consecutive year that margins have averaged more than […]

Grain Markets: A Positive Outlook for Corn

🕔Mar 5, 2018A strengthening trend in corn consumption, smaller corn acreage, and the developing production issues in South America signify a positive outlook for corn in 2018. The expectations for corn in […]

Corn Price Jump? There’s Plenty to Talk About – DTN

🕔Mar 5, 2018It is only the second day of March 2018 and already corn prices have had a lot to talk about. FOB corn prices, in particular, have been trending higher since […]

Corn & Soybean Prices, Weather Forecast: Deja Vu All Over Again? – DTN

🕔Mar 2, 2018As February draws to a close, farmers and market analysts are quickly calculating the average closing prices from this month for December 2018 corn futures and November 2018 soybean futures. […]

U.S. Farm Income Decline: $123Bln in 2013 to $63.8Bln for 2017- Commentary

🕔Mar 1, 2018Editor’s Note: Click here for related commentary.  Over the last six weeks we have reviewed the US costs and returns for the crops that are most widely grown in the US: corn, […]

Corn and Soybeans Prices: Online Tool Sorts Out Futures Contract Probabilities

🕔Feb 21, 2018As crop insurance and crop planting decisions are being made for the 2018 crop year, it is useful to assess possible springtime and harvest pricing information, and understand the impact […]

Corn and Soybean Exports: USDA Projections Play Large Role in Price Formation

🕔Feb 13, 2018Corn and soybean export projections for the 2017-18 marketing year changed substantially in the February 8 WASDE report. The adjustments to export projections for both crops confirmed recent market information associated with […]

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