Midwest Farm Income: How Has COVID-19 Impacted the 2020 Outlook? Mar 25, 2020

🕔Mar 25, 2020
COVID-19 has reduced grain farm income outlook for 2020. Expected revenue from remaining old crop sales and projected revenue for 2020 are reduced. Somewhat mitigating these reductions are potentially higher […]

Corn: How Does Production Compare Among Top 5 Exporters? May 13, 2019

🕔May 13, 2019
Examining 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 […]

Corn, Soybeans: 2019 Crop Revenues, Farm Program Guarantees Feb 27, 2019

🕔Feb 27, 2019
With the end of February nearing, projected prices for determining crop insurance guarantees are close to final. For corn, the projected price in 2019 will be near that of 2018, […]

Illinois Corn, Soybeans: 2019 Crop Budgets Suggest Dismal Returns Sep 19, 2018

🕔Sep 19, 2018
Due 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, 2018

🕔Sep 12, 2018
Recently 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, 2018

🕔Aug 8, 2018
Corn 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, 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 […]

Illinois Soybeans: Will Crop Insurance Payments Offset Low Prices in 2018? Jul 18, 2018

🕔Jul 18, 2018
Trade 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, 2018

🕔Jul 11, 2018
In 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 […]

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