Illinois Corn, Soybeans: 2019 Crop Budgets Suggest Dismal Returns

🕔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 […]

Illinois Corn, Soybeans: 2018 Gross Revenue Depends on Yields, Pre-Harvest Hedging

🕔Sep 12, 2018Recently released yield estimates and the announcement of Market Facilitation Program details allows for more accurate estimates of 2018 gross revenue for corn and soybeans. Gross revenue in 2018 could […]

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

🕔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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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