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

🕔Sep 19, 2018As 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, 2018Landowners 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, 2018In 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, 2018The 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, 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 […]

Ag Economy: Farmers Still Caught in Economic Squeeze

🕔Mar 13, 2018A 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 […]

Ag Economy Barometer: Producer Sentiment Improves; Uncertainty About NAFTA Looms

🕔Mar 6, 2018The Purdue/CME Group Ag Economy Barometer moved higher again in February. At 140 points, producer sentiment, which is based on monthly survey of 400 agricultural producers from across the country, […]

USDA Ag Forum Kicks Off ‘Season of Guessing’ – DTN

🕔Mar 1, 2018A bit like the swallows of Capistrano, USDA’s Ag Forum in Arlington, Virginia, signals the coming of spring and warmer weather ahead. As Senior Analyst Darin Newsom likes to point […]

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 […]

Oklahoma: Soybeans Make Good Alternative to Wheat in Current Market

🕔Feb 12, 2018Wheat is underperforming as a cash crop in the minds of many Oklahoma producers, leading some to look at the feasibility of planting alternative summer crops as drought persists in […]

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