Corn, Soybean Price Increases Boost Farm Income, Upend Global Trade Flows May 3, 2021

🕔May 3, 2021
Reuters writer Tom Polansek reported last week that, “A surge to eight-year highs in U.S. corn and soybean prices is boosting farmers’ incomes and their demand for land, tractors and tools. It is a turnaround for the agricultural […]

Ag Market Outlook – Analysts See Signs of Optimism Mar 15, 2021

🕔Mar 15, 2021
A news release on Friday from the University of Missouri indicated that, “Farm income could decline in 2021, in spite of large increases in the value of crop and livestock sales, according […]

Climate Change: An Income Opportunity for Farmers? Mar 1, 2021

🕔Mar 1, 2021
Writing on the front page of Saturday’s Des Moines Register, Donnelle Eller reported that, “U.S. and Iowa farmers need new sources of income, and the work producers need to do to battle climate […]

Farmland Markets and Macro Linkages – A Historical Perspective Jan 15, 2021

🕔Jan 15, 2021
The U.S. Ag sector has experienced massive disruptions and significant impacts from trade disputes, exchange rate fluctuations, interest rate market interventions and the impacts on cost of capital; and recently […]

Illinois: Grain Farm Incomes in 2020, 2021 Jan 4, 2021

🕔Jan 4, 2021
Expectations of net incomes on Illinois grain farms changed over 2020.  Above trend yields in 2020 combined with higher corn and soybean prices will lead to higher 2020 crop revenue […]

Texas: Blackland Income Growth Conference, Online, Jan. 5 Dec 22, 2020

🕔Dec 22, 2020
The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will be holding the 59th annual Blackland Income Growth, BIG, conference on Jan. 5 online. The event is free and will run from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. […]

Family Farm Diversity – A Look at Size, Profitability Dec 15, 2020

🕔Dec 15, 2020
Last week, the USDA’s Economic Research Service (ERS) released its annual report exploring characteristics of U.S. farms: “America’s Diverse Family Farms: 2020 Edition.”  Today’s update includes highlights from the report, […]

Jump in Farm Income Driven Unsustainable Govt. Payments – Commentary Dec 15, 2020

🕔Dec 15, 2020
The United States Department of Agriculture Economic Research Service (ERS) recently (December 2, 2020) released their final farm income forecast which includes a forecast of 2020 net farm income (here). […]

DTN Late-Year Farmer Survey – Optimism, Some Surprises Dec 8, 2020

🕔Dec 8, 2020
Higher incomes and increased commodity prices have farmers feeling more confident about the present and their immediate future despite that, for many producers, the 2020 presidential election did not turn […]

Farm Income: Better Prices Not Likely to Offset Subsidy Reductions Dec 7, 2020

🕔Dec 7, 2020
Donnelle Eller reported on the front page of Friday’s Des Moines Register that, “Mid-Iowa Cooperative’s Mike Kinley sees a $275 million soybean processing plant under construction in eastern Iowa as a way […]

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