Grain Markets: Variability of Exports for Large Exporters Jul 23, 2021

🕔Jul 23, 2021
It is not uncommon to read or hear the concern that the US is a residual supplier of corn, soybeans, and wheat to the world.  In other words, the US […]

Illinois Grain Farms: Conservation and Farmland Tenure Jul 23, 2021

🕔Jul 23, 2021
Most grain farms in Illinois over 500 acres rent most of their land base.  Moreover, the majority of rented farmland is controlled by larger acreage farms.  In 2017, farms of […]

Soybean Production: Brazil Likely to Remain World Leader Jul 20, 2021

🕔Jul 20, 2021
Brazil is projected to retain its position as the largest soybean producer over the next decade. In the 2020/21 season, Brazil produced a record of 4,994 million bushels of soybeans, […]

Soybeans: How Competitive Is U.S. Production? Jul 17, 2021

🕔Jul 17, 2021
Examining the competitiveness of soybean production in different regions of the world is often difficult due to lack of comparable data and agreement regarding what needs to be measured.  To […]

Brazilian Corn: Safrinha Crop Projections Shrink as Prices Hit Record High Jul 9, 2021

🕔Jul 9, 2021
Projections for the safrinha corn (second crop) in Brazil were reduced as the drought continued in the main producing regions, and more recently frosts seen in South-Central. The most recent […]

Corn Seed: Historical Relationships Suggest Rising Costs for 2022 Jul 9, 2021

🕔Jul 9, 2021
Seed costs for corn have trended up over time. Genetic improvements and biotechnology use in hybrids have led to higher yields, contributing to the general increases in seed prices and […]

Soybeans: The (Absence of a) Weather Risk Premium in New-Crop Futures Prices Jun 28, 2021

🕔Jun 28, 2021
A recent farmdoc daily article considered whether new-crop corn futures price behavior in the pre-harvest period is consistent with the presence of a growing season weather risk premium. The basic idea […]

Projected 2020 Commodity Title Payments Jun 28, 2021

🕔Jun 28, 2021
Given increases in prices since the late summer of 2020, commodity title payments for the 2020 marketing year will be limited. Price Loss Coverage (PLC) payments are not projected for […]

Where Did All the Crop Acres Go? Declines in U.S. Plantings Since 2014 Jun 26, 2021

🕔Jun 26, 2021
A recent farmdoc daily article reported estimates of the total acreage base, or size of the “acreage pie,” for the U.S. over 1998-2020.  The total was relatively stable from 1998 through […]

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 […]

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