Illinois: Palmer Amaranth Can Take Your Corn, Soy Yields to Zero

🕔Jul 19, 2018Palmer amaranth has garnered much attention recently in both academic discussions and popular press releases, and with good reason. Palmer amaranth is one of the fastest growing weeds and is […]

Illinois Soybeans: Will Crop Insurance Payments Offset Low Prices in 2018?

🕔Jul 18, 2018Trade disputes have roiled commodity markets and created substantial uncertainty about the impact on agricultural exports, especially to China. China’s response to the Administration’s proposed tariffs included tariffs on U.S. […]

Soybean and Corn Export Outlook: Price Declines, Trade Issues – Video

🕔Jul 17, 2018The escalating trade issues between the U.S. and many of our trading partners continue to affect the outlook in both corn and soybean markets.  Drastic price declines since Memorial Day […]

EPA 2019 RFS Proposed Rulemaking: What You See Is Not What You Get

🕔Jul 13, 2018On June 26, 2018, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published its proposed rule for establishing the volume obligations under the Renewable Fuels Standard (RFS) (EPA Proposed Rule).  If finalized, the […]

Corn, Soybeans: Updated Supply, Demand, Price Prospects, Webinar, Aug. 10

🕔Jul 13, 2018The webinar will review the USDA’s U.S. corn and soybean yield and production forecasts released on August 10. The production forecasts will be combined with projections of marketing year consumption […]

Illinois: Grain Farm Income Projections After Recent Price Declines

🕔Jul 11, 2018In recent weeks, cash corn prices have declined by $.50 per bushel and soybean prices by $1.80 per bushel, resulting in much lower 2018 income expectations.  Crop revenue and returns […]

Global Wheat Production: 7 Countries Compared – Yield, Gross Revenue, Cost

🕔Jul 10, 2018Examining the competitiveness of wheat production in different regions of the world is often difficult due to lack of comparable data and consensus regarding what needs to be measured.  To […]

Livestock Markets: Too Much Pork, Tariffs Mean Too Few Buyers

🕔Jul 9, 2018The pork industry appears to be headed for a period of large losses in which excess pork supplies force prices below costs of production. In addition, demand will likely be […]

Farm Bill, 2018: Next Up – Resolving 5 Key Issues Between House and Senate

🕔Jul 6, 2018On June 28, 2018, the Senate overwhelmingly passed its version of the 2018 farm bill with an historic 86 to 11 vote (U.S. Senate, Roll Call Vote 143). Senate passage followed […]

Soybeans: Who Makes a Profit? 7 Farms Compared – U.S., Argentina, Brazil, Russia, Ukraine

🕔Jul 2, 2018Examining 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 […]

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