Midwest Corn: Everything You Need to Know About Prevented Planting

🕔May 15, 2019Continued wet weather and saturated soils over much of the Midwest suggests that many farmers will be facing decisions on whether to take prevented planting.  Prevented planting is available for […]

Farm Business: How Are Your Buying and Marketing Skills?

🕔May 14, 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 […]

Corn: How Does Production Compare Among Top 5 Exporters?

🕔May 13, 2019Examining the competitiveness of corn 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 […]

Hubbs on Grain: Reconsidering USDA’s Corn Projections

🕔May 13, 2019The USDA’s WASDE report released on May 10 contained updated balance sheet projections for U.S. corn during the current marketing year and the 2019-20 marketing year.  Corn price fell on a forecast […]

Corn, Soybeans: How Will Late Planting Affect 2019 Acreage?

🕔May 10, 2019In a series of farmdoc daily articles in recent weeks we examined how fast the U.S. corn crop can be planted, the likelihood that the corn crop can be planted this […]

Midwest Corn, Soybeans: Making Late Planting Decisions

🕔May 8, 2019Planting over much of the Midwest is seriously delayed. History suggests the odds have also increased for lower corn yields in 2019 than in 2018, and soybean yields likely will […]

Hubbs on Grain: Soybeans – Concerns of More Acres, Weak Exports

🕔May 6, 2019Soybean prices continue to fall with indications that a resolution to the trade fight with China may be fading.  Concerns about the potential for more soybean acres and weak export […]

Corn Belt: What’s Ahead? Late Planting and Projected Yields, 2019

🕔May 2, 2019Wet conditions in much of the Corn Belt continue to hamper corn planting progress this spring.  The USDA’s most recent weekly Crop Progress report indicated that only 15 percent of the corn […]

Crop Insurance Loss Ratios in 2018

🕔May 1, 2019Most 2018 payments on Federal crop insurance products have now been entered into the Risk Management Agency’s (RMA’s) record system and losses for 2018 can be stated accurately. Similar to […]

Illinois: Number of Farms, Farmland Acreage Changes – 2012-2017

🕔Apr 29, 2019The Census of Agriculture is a national account of all U.S. farms, ranches, and operators. The Census is conducted every five years and provides valuable information on land use and […]

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