Illinois Corn, Soybeans: How Much Did It Cost to Produce a Crop in 2018?

🕔Apr 22, 2019In 2018, the total of all economic costs per acre for growing corn in Illinois averaged $875 in the northern section, $877 in the central section for farmland with “high” […]

Corn, 2018: Exceptional Yields in Central Illinois, Eastern U.S.

🕔Apr 16, 2019On a national basis, corn and soybean yields were near record-breaking levels in 2018, with exceptional yields in central Illinois and the eastern United States contributing heavily to those near-record […]

Hubbs on Grain: Corn Fundamentals Showing Weakness

🕔Apr 15, 2019Corn price held steady last week after the bearish WASDE report projected a 200 million bushel increase in 2018-19 ending stocks.  At 2.035 billion bushels, the current ending stocks projection […]

Corn: Plant Density for Maximum Grain, Silage Production

🕔Apr 12, 2019The plant density that maximizes corn grain and silage yield has been increasing through time. The economic optimum plant density is a function of corn yield and quality responses, seed […]

WASDE Coarse Grains: Lower U.S. Corn Usage, Increased Ending Stocks

🕔Apr 9, 2019This month’s 2018/19 U.S. corn outlook is for lower feed and residual use, reductions in corn used for ethanol and exports, and larger stocks. Feed and residual use is lowered […]

Ag Economy: Diminished Optimism in the Corn Belt

🕔Apr 1, 2019Flooding and gloomy price prospects for corn and soybeans are diminishing optimism in the Corn Belt as spring planting nears.  Recent news articles continue to discuss the ongoing negative impacts […]

Hubbs on Grain: USDA Reports Provide Surprises for Corn

🕔Apr 1, 2019The USDA’s quarterly Grain Stocks report and annual Prospective Planting report delivered surprises to the corn market.  A greater than expected corn stocks number combined with higher than expected planted […]

Webinar: 2019 Corn, Soybean Outlook, April 1

🕔Mar 25, 2019Purdue University’s Center for Commercial Agriculture will broadcast a 2019 Corn & Soybean Outlook Webinar on Monday, April 1, 9 a.m. (EDT). The webinar will focus on key factors shaping […]

Illinois Corn: Should You Lower Nitrogen Application Rates?

🕔Mar 21, 2019Spring field operations will soon begin, and nitrogen applications on corn will commence.  More nitrogen will be applied this spring than is typical because wet weather limited fall applications. University-recommended […]

Corn, Soybeans: USDA Ag Projections to 2028

🕔Mar 19, 2019On Wednesday, the U.S. Department of Agriculture released its 10-year projections for the food and agricultural sector.  The report noted that, “Over the next several years, the agricultural sector will continue […]

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