Illinois: Grain Farm Projected Net Incomes for 2019, 2020 Nov 20, 2019

🕔Nov 20, 2019Due to lower corn and soybean yields, 2019 net farm incomes on Illinois grain farms are projected to decline more than $80,000 per farm from 2018 levels. The low yields […]

Corn, Soybeans: Decoding Prevent Plant Acres Nov 15, 2019

🕔Nov 15, 2019Puzzlement has surrounded prevent plant acres for corn in 2019.  Specifically, using November 1 data from USDA, FSA, how can corn have 11.4 million prevent plant acres when corn planted […]

Illinois: N Applications – How Does Timing Affect Cost, Returns? Nov 13, 2019

🕔Nov 13, 2019Overall returns on Illinois grain farms are projected to be much lower in 2019 than recent years, resulting in more consumer about managing input costs. Fertilizer, seed, and pesticide costs […]

“2018 Farm Bill What-If Tool” Estimates Program Payments Nov 6, 2019

🕔Nov 6, 2019The 2018 Farm Bill What-If Tool has been released (click here to download). This Microsoft Excel spreadsheet will estimate Price Loss Coverage (PLC) and Agricultural Risk Coverage at the county […]

ARC – Individual Vs. County – When Is It Worth Considering? Oct 30, 2019

🕔Oct 30, 2019ARC-IC (Agriculture Risk Coverage – Individual) has received less attention than ARC-CO (ARC – County) and PLC (Price Loss Coverage).  ARC-IC is operationally more complex, thus harder to explain and […]

Midwest Corn, Soybeans: Projected Yield, Revenue Changes from 2018 to 2019 Oct 23, 2019

🕔Oct 23, 2019Crop revenue changes from 2018 to 2019 will vary across Midwest states for both corn and soybeans. States in the eastern corn-belt — Illinois, Indiana, and Ohio — likely will […]

2014 Farm Bill – Which Paid More, PLC or ARC-CO? Oct 16, 2019

🕔Oct 16, 2019The Farm Service Agency recently released 2018 payment rates for both Agricultural Risk Coverage at the County Level (ARC-CO) and Price Loss Coverage (PLC). With this release, yearly payments for […]

Webinar: Farmland Leasing in 2020 – Oct. 25 Oct 14, 2019

🕔Oct 14, 2019Trade disruptions and wet planting weather likely lead to lower farm incomes in 2019, with prospects of continued lower incomes into 2020. In this environment we provide information useful in […]

4 Things to Consider When Making ARC vs. PLC Decision Oct 2, 2019

🕔Oct 2, 2019This article discusses four key elements to consider when choosing between Agricultural Risk Coverage at the County Level (ARC-CO) and Price Loss Coverage (PLC): expected payments, type of coverage, payment […]

Illinois: Cash Rents Roughly Unchanged in 2019 Sep 30, 2019

🕔Sep 30, 2019Cash rents in Illinois remained roughly the same in 2019 as in 2018, continuing a string of years with little changes in cash rents. In this article, average cash rents […]

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