Illinois Soybeans: Will Crop Insurance Payments Offset Low Prices in 2018?

🕔Jul 18, 2018Trade disputes have roiled commodity markets and created substantial uncertainty about the impact on agricultural exports, especially to China. China’s response to the Administration’s proposed tariffs included tariffs on U.S. […]

Illinois: Grain Farm Income Projections After Recent Price Declines

🕔Jul 11, 2018In recent weeks, cash corn prices have declined by $.50 per bushel and soybean prices by $1.80 per bushel, resulting in much lower 2018 income expectations.  Crop revenue and returns […]

Soybeans: Who Makes a Profit? 7 Farms Compared – U.S., Argentina, Brazil, Russia, Ukraine

🕔Jul 2, 2018Examining the competitiveness of soybean production in different regions of the world is often difficult due to lack of comparable data and agreement regarding what needs to be measured.  To […]

Illinois Farm Business: 5-Year Income Projections for Grain Farms

🕔Jun 27, 2018Five-year financial projections for Illinois grain farms suggests continued low farm incomes, given that yields are at trend levels with corn prices near $3.60 per bushel and soybean prices ranging […]

Corn Production: How Competitive is the U.S. vs. Argentina, Brazil, Russia, Ukraine?

🕔Jun 1, 2018Examining the competitiveness of corn production in different regions of the world is often difficult due to lack of comparable data and agreement regarding what needs to be measured. To […]

Farm Policy: Fed Reserve Ag Economy – More Loans, Higher Interest

🕔Jun 1, 2018On Wednesday, the Federal Reserve Board released its May 2018 Beige Book update, a summary of commentary on current economic conditions by Federal Reserve District. The report included several observations pertaining […]

What Do $3.80 Corn and $10 Soybean Midpoints Mean for 2018 Crop Revenues?

🕔May 24, 2018The World Agriculture Supply and Demand Estimate (WASDE) report contained its first estimates of 2018/2019 supply and use. Midpoints of their market year average (MYA) prices ranges are $3.80 per […]

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 […]

Corn, Soybeans: Crop Insurance Decisions for 2018

🕔Mar 2, 2018The price discovery period used to determine projected prices and volatility factors for federally sponsored corn and soybean crop insurance products for 2018 is completed. For the majority of the […]

Illinois Farm Income: What’s Needed to Break Even in 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 […]

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