Illinois Grain Farms: How Did Prevented Planting Affect Income in 2019? Jul 8, 2020

🕔Jul 8, 2020
In 2019, many farmers in Illinois had prevented plant (PP) acres, acres that couldn’t be planted due to excessive moisture throughout the planting season. Previous analyses indicated that taking PP […]

Govt. Programs Increasingly Important Part of Farm Income Jun 15, 2020

🕔Jun 15, 2020
DTN Ag Policy Editor Chris Clayton reported last week that, “The American Farm Bureau Federation on Wednesday sent a detailed list of recommendations to Congress to help farmers, stating that even though lawmakers had provided […]

Ag Markets: FAPRI Baseline Update for U.S. Jun 10, 2020

🕔Jun 10, 2020
On Tuesday, the University of Missouri’s Food and Agricultural Policy Research Institute (FAPRI) released its June Baseline Update for U.S. Agricultural Markets.   The update incorporates government payment programs that were announced before June […]

Farmers Urge Economic Assistance Bill Is Necessary – Ag Barometer Jun 2, 2020

🕔Jun 2, 2020
Farmer sentiment improved slightly in May after falling sharply in both March and April. The Purdue University-CME Group Ag Economy Barometer reading in May was 103, up 7 points from the April […]

Kansas: Average Net Farm Income Expected to Drop 87% Jun 1, 2020

🕔Jun 1, 2020
Early on in the COVID-19 virus pandemic, it looked like agriculture might be an area that would maintain some semblance of normalcy. Farmers and ranchers tend to work in more […]

Federal Reserve Ag Credit Surveys: Economy Conditions By Region May 15, 2020

🕔May 15, 2020
On Thursday, the Federal Reserve Banks of Chicago and Kansas City released updates regarding farm income, farmland values and agricultural credit conditions from the first quarter of 2020. Earlier this month, the Federal […]

Indiana: Cover Crops and Farm Profitability May 5, 2020

🕔May 5, 2020
The addition of cover crops to a farm’s agricultural system can have significant impacts on the bottom line of the business. Despite strong agronomic evidence of the positive impact cover […]

Ag Barometer Index Drops Below 100 as Coronavirus Disrupts Agriculture May 5, 2020

🕔May 5, 2020
For the second month in a row the Purdue University-CME Group Ag Economy Barometer dropped sharply, falling 25 points in April to a reading of 96. This marks the first time the […]

COVID-19 Effects Persist: Decline in Farm Income, Processing Disruptions, Phase One Trade Apr 15, 2020

🕔Apr 15, 2020
DTN Ag Policy Editor Chris Clayton reported this week that, “An updated economic analysis looking at the impact of COVID-19 projects crop farmers to see $11.85 billion in lower revenue in 2020 and all […]

Farm Finances: Contingency Planning with Cash Flow Shortages Apr 6, 2020

🕔Apr 6, 2020
A contingency plan is a course of action designed to help a business determine how to respond to possible future events.  Contingency plans are often referred to as “Plan B”.  […]

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