Livestock: How Will Corn Prices Affect Swine Finishing Feed Costs?

🕔Jul 15, 2019Corn price futures for the December 2019 contract increased from $3.79 per bushel for the week ending May 10 to $4.55 for the week ending June 28.  Even though corn […]

Hubbs on Grain: Corn Prices Heating Up

🕔Jul 15, 2019Despite the USDA raising 2018-19 marketing year ending stocks for corn in last Thursday’s WASDE report, corn prices moved higher to end the week.  December corn futures prices returned to […]

Corn, Soy Prevented Planted Payments May Top $3.5Bln

🕔Jul 10, 2019Historical data is used in this article to arrive at estimates of prevent planting payments in 2019. Based on historical information, per acre payment rates of $308 per acre for […]

Livestock: Corn Prices Higher – What About Feed Cost?

🕔Jul 8, 2019As farms continue to consolidate it becomes increasingly important to assess a farm’s management skills.  At a certain farm size, it is no longer easy or feasible for the manager […]

Livestock: Will Pork Producers Have a Profitable Year?

🕔Jul 8, 2019The pork outlook started this year on a downbeat, then in March and April markets recognized that African swine fever in China could cause global pork shortages and lean futures […]

Northern Illinois Crop, Prevented-Planting Budgets for July

🕔Jul 3, 2019Overall, projections suggest low returns for corn, soybeans, and prevent-plant acres in Northern Illinois, an area that has been hard hit with wet weather, delayed planting, and prevent planting. Corn […]

Prevent Plant as Land Diversion Policy

🕔Jul 1, 2019Prevent plant corn and soybean acres may be a record in 2019. Prevent plant is an insurance product.  It is also a conditional land diversion program.  The condition is that […]

Soybeans: Just How Late is the 2019 Crop?

🕔Jun 27, 2019The lateness of planting the 2019 U.S. soybean crop has rightfully been getting a lot of attention.  We have highlighted this issue and its implications for acreage, yield, and prices […]

Cover Crops and Prevent Planting – What You Need to Know

🕔Jun 26, 2019Many farmers will soon be considering whether to plant cover crops on prevent plant acres. If prevent planting payments are received through crop insurance, there are species selection and forage […]

Webinar – Updated Supply, Demand And Price Prospects for Corn, Soy

🕔Jun 25, 2019The webinar will review USDA’s June 28 Grain Stocks and Acreage reports and considers balance sheet and price implications for both old and new crop corn and soybeans. The USDA’s […]

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