Illinois: Exploring Characteristics of Higher Profit Farms – 2011 through 2020 Jun 22, 2021

🕔Jun 22, 2021
Data from the Illinois Farm Business Farm Management Association (FBFM) for 2011 through 2020 was used to analyze selected differences between the highest profit grain farms (high one-third) and the […]

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 […]

Gap Growing Between Irrigated, Rainfed Crop Yields Aug 20, 2019

🕔Aug 20, 2019
A 65-year comparative analysis between U.S. yields of irrigated and rainfed crops has sounded a message to farmers, land managers and policymakers: Mind the gap. The University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s Suat […]

Illinois: Crop Rotation Improves Yields, Decreases Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Says Study May 24, 2018

🕔May 24, 2018
Many farmers grow corn and soybean in rotation to avoid the continuous corn yield penalty, but now there’s another reason to rotate. Scientists at the University of Illinois have provided […]

Scientists Sort Plant Genes for Drought Tolerance, Yield, Other Factors – DTN Oct 27, 2017

🕔Oct 27, 2017
An army of scientists is hard at work to understand how plants sense, defend and adapt to harsh environments. “Plants can’t relocate when conditions get tough. Survival relies on swiftly […]

USDA Photosynthesis Project: New Traits Could Increase Crop Yields by 20% to 50% Sep 15, 2017

🕔Sep 15, 2017
Political and agricultural leaders gather at the University of Illinois today to see transformative work by scientists in the Realizing Increased Photosynthetic Efficiency (RIPE) research project, which has already demonstrated […]

Crop Insurance: Are Yield and Revenue Declines Related? Jun 16, 2016

🕔Jun 16, 2016
Introduction The relationship between percent change in U.S. yield and percent change in U.S. revenue per acre over the crop insurance coverage period is found to vary across the 6 […]

Cereal Grains: Changes in U.S. Yields, Acres, Prices Over Time Jun 8, 2016

🕔Jun 8, 2016
Since the early 1950s, U.S. acres in corn have increased while decreases have occurred in other cereal crops (barley, oats, rice, rye, sorghum, and wheat). These acreage changes likely are related […]

Crop Insurance: Alternatives for Determining Yields Feb 10, 2016

🕔Feb 10, 2016
Farmers and other insureds often have alternatives for determining yields used in crop insurance guarantee and premium calculation resulting from Yield Adjustment (YA), Yield Endorsement (YE), and Trend-Adjustment Yield Endorsement […]

Nebraska: Corn, Soybean Harvests are Bin-Busters Jan 18, 2016

🕔Jan 18, 2016
Corn for grain production in Nebraska, based on year-end surveys, is estimated at a record high 1.69 billion bushels, up 6% from 2014, according to USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. […]

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