Illinois Corn, Soybeans: 2020 Crop Budgets Revised Jan 17, 2020

🕔Jan 17, 2020
Budgets for 2020 have been revised and are now available on farmdoc. Revised budgets use a corn price of $3.90 per bushel and soybean price of $9.10 per bushel, both […]

Northern Illinois Crop, Prevented-Planting Budgets for July Jul 3, 2019

🕔Jul 3, 2019
Overall, projections suggest low returns for corn, soybeans, and prevent-plant acres in Northern Illinois, an area that has been hard hit with wet weather, delayed planting, and prevent planting. Corn […]

Illinois Crop Returns: How Will Corn Fare vs. Soybeans in 2019? Feb 20, 2019

🕔Feb 20, 2019
Attention is beginning to focus on planting decisions of farmers in 2019, with some speculation that acres will shift from soybeans to corn.  Even given declines in expected soybean prices, […]

Illinois: What Could Change the 2019 Corn, Soy Return Outlook? Oct 31, 2018

🕔Oct 31, 2018
The outlook for 2019 corn and soybean returns is lower than returns in recent years. However, higher returns are possible under other economic and agronomic situations than those used to […]

Kentucky: Wheat, Double-Crop Soybeans Look Profitable in 2019 Sep 19, 2018

🕔Sep 19, 2018
As Kentucky grain producers look ahead to 2019, they may want to consider adding wheat seeding to their plans this fall. The combination of wheat followed by double-crop soybeans is […]

Cash Rents, 2019: Potential Trade Disruptions Increase Uncertainty Aug 3, 2018

🕔Aug 3, 2018
Landowners and farmers will soon begin thinking about setting 2019 cash rent levels with the current trade uncertainty as a backdrop to those rental negotiations.  The possibility of trade disruptions […]

Corn, Soybeans: How Effective Is the Farm Safety Net in 2018? Jul 30, 2018

🕔Jul 30, 2018
In earlier articles, we projected earnings for a case farm in west central Indiana, and examined the sensitivity of earnings and the farm safety net to changes in price and […]

U.S. Field Crop Income – Return to Normalcy Mar 22, 2018

🕔Mar 22, 2018
The economic state of U.S. crop farming has drawn considerable attention in recent years. This article uses U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) cost of production data to compare the ratio […]

Illinois: Trends in Farm Balance Sheets Over Time Mar 15, 2018

🕔Mar 15, 2018
Trends 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 […]

Ag Economy: Farmers Still Caught in Economic Squeeze Mar 13, 2018

🕔Mar 13, 2018
A news release last week from the Food and Agricultural Policy Research Institute (FAPRI) at the University of Missouri indicated that, “The latest analysis of national and global agricultural trends from […]

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