Illinois Corn, Soybeans: 2019 Crop Budgets Suggest Dismal Returns Sep 19, 2018

🕔Sep 19, 2018Due to lower soybean prices and higher costs, budgets suggest returns will be very low for corn and soybeans in 2019.  Conserving cash, cutting investments, reducing costs, and renegotiating cash […]

Arkansas Wheat: 2019 Crop Enterprise Budget Available Aug 22, 2018

🕔Aug 22, 2018The University of Arkansas, Division of Agriculture has released the 2019 Wheat Crop Enterprise Budget. Crop budgets are available as a printed manuscript and as interactive files that allow users […]

Illinois Corn, Soybeans: Crop Budgets for 2018-19 – Low Returns Ahead Aug 8, 2018

🕔Aug 8, 2018Corn and soybean returns for high-productivity farms in central Illinois are projected for 2018 and 2019.  Corn and soybean prices have declined in recent months, with trade disputes impacting those […]

Cover Crops: Understanding Budget Implications Jun 29, 2018

🕔Jun 29, 2018Farmers remain under pressure to adopt practices that will reduce nutrient losses from their fields and cover crops are considered the most effective in-field practice for reducing nitrogen and phosphorus […]

Alabama: 2018 Crop Budgets Available Apr 19, 2018

🕔Apr 19, 2018Successful farming requires careful planning, and the Alabama Cooperative Extension System has tools to make that job easier for producers.  Extension’s annual enterprise budgets help producers make the best decisions possible for […]

Grain Markets: 2018 Acreage Decisions – Steady as She Goes in Rough Waters Apr 12, 2018

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🕔Apr 12, 2018The recent release of the Prospective Planting report and the threat of a 25% tariff on U.S. soybean imports to China has resulted in swings in corn and soybean futures […]

Arkansas Rice: Combining Seed Treatments; Enterprise Budgets Feb 14, 2018

🕔Feb 14, 2018Combining Insecticide Seed Treatments for Rice We are getting a lot of calls on “overlaying” another insecticide seed treatment on top of seed already treated with an insecticide seed treatment. […]

Illinois Corn, Soybeans: Revised Crop Budgets for 2018 Feb 13, 2018

🕔Feb 13, 2018Revised 2018 corn and soybean budgets are available in the management section of farmdoc (here). The major revision was to commodity prices. A $3.60 per bushel corn price and $9.60 […]

Illinois Farm Income: What’s Needed to Break Even in 2018? Jan 31, 2018

🕔Jan 31, 2018Listen to MP3 podcast Current fall delivery bids are near $3.60 per bushel for corn and $9.60 per bushel for soybeans. At those prices, high yields are needed for farmers […]

Tennessee: UT Extension Crop Budgets Now Available Jan 17, 2018

🕔Jan 17, 2018The 2018 Tennessee Row Crop Budgets were developed to assist producers and other  agricultural decision makers to evaluate the returns of different row cropping alternatives. The budgets developed use production […]

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