Illinois Grain Farm Incomes in 2020 Jul 15, 2020

🕔Jul 15, 2020
We project net incomes for a typical Illinois grain farm in 2020. Before the onset of COVID-19, 2020 net incomes were expected to be low without a turnaround in exports, […]

Corn, Soybeans: World Market Conditions Suggest Set-Asides Not an Effective Farm Policy Jul 13, 2020

🕔Jul 13, 2020
As set-asides are discussed as a farm policy alternative, the changing global nature of agricultural production needs to be considered.  As world production of corn and soybeans has increased significantly […]

Hubbs on Grain: Soybean Demand Linked to Economic Recovery Jul 13, 2020

🕔Jul 13, 2020
Wet and warm conditions over some key soybean growing regions pressured soybean prices recently.  The prospect of a good soybean crop places added emphasis on demand over the next year.  […]

Soybeans and PLC: A Need for Better Equity Among Program Crops Jul 9, 2020

🕔Jul 9, 2020
This article examines the reference price for soybeans.  It is sparked in part by soybeans being only one of only 5 covered commodities that received no payment from the Price […]

Hubbs on Grain: USDA Surprises Drive Corn Prices Higher Jul 6, 2020

🕔Jul 6, 2020
The Acreage and Grain Stocks reports, released on June 30, produced some surprises for the corn market.  The drop in acreage spurred a rally in corn prices and injected some optimism into the corn outlook […]

Retiring Farmland To Boost Markets…An Idea Past Its Prime? Jul 2, 2020

🕔Jul 2, 2020
The return of low prices and the impacts of trade conflict and the coronavirus pandemic have driven increased interest in land retirement or set aside policies and prompted this series, […]

Livestock: Bearish Hogs, Pigs Report with Few Bright Spots on the Horizon Jun 29, 2020

🕔Jun 29, 2020
Another all-time record hog inventory amidst the COVID-19 pandemic extends further downward pressure on prices. The USDA’s June Hogs and Pigs report places the June 1 inventory of all hogs and pigs […]

Would Set-Aside Programs Boost Commodity Prices? (First In A Series) Jun 29, 2020

🕔Jun 29, 2020
Low prices, trade conflict and a global pandemic are producing a potential perfect storm of problems for the farm economy that a flood of federal payments is unlikely to address.  […]

Soybeans: Expected Harvest Prices for 2020 Jun 24, 2020

🕔Jun 24, 2020
We developed a statistical model that projects the 2020 harvest price for soybeans, given a national soybean yield and average of May futures prices. This projection represents the harvest price […]

Hubbs on Grain: June Corn Stocks Report – What Can We Expect? Jun 22, 2020

🕔Jun 22, 2020
The USDA releases the June 1 corn stocks estimate on June 30.  Typically, the Acreage report published on the same day eclipses the quarterly grain stocks report.  While the Acreage […]

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