Conventional Vs. Organic Grains: 5-Year Comparison Of Returns Sep 8, 2020

🕔Sep 8, 2020
Due to continued increases in demand for certified organic grains, crop farmers that have transitioned from conventional to certified organic grains report higher net returns per acre. Despite this, certified […]

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. […]

Corn, Soybeans: Farm Profitability – More Federal Aid Needed Jun 11, 2020

🕔Jun 11, 2020
Federal aid in the form of Market Facilitation Program (MFP) and Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP) payments have increased returns and the financial stability of grain farms in 2018, 2019, […]

Indiana: Cover Crops and Farm Profitability May 5, 2020

🕔May 5, 2020
The addition of cover crops to a farm’s agricultural system can have significant impacts on the bottom line of the business. Despite strong agronomic evidence of the positive impact cover […]

Illinois Corn, Soybeans: Crop Budgets Revised with Lower Prices Apr 9, 2020

🕔Apr 9, 2020
Illinois crop budgets for 2020 have been revised with lower corn and soybean prices: $3.30 for corn and $8.30 for soybeans. Given trend yields, these prices will result in negative […]

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, […]

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