Climate Change: By 2100, Ohio “Will look more like Arkansas or West Texas” – DTN

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🕔Sep 21, 2018At 6 feet, 8 inches tall, with a bushy, orange beard, Aaron Wilson towers very visibly above the crowds at Ohio State University’s Farm Science Review.   But it’s what he’s […]

Illinois Corn, Soybeans: 2019 Crop Budgets Suggest Dismal Returns

🕔Sep 19, 2018Due to lower soybean prices and higher costs, budgets suggest returns will be very low for corn and soybeans in 2019.  Conserving cash, cutting investments, reducing costs, and renegotiating cash […]

Illinois Corn, Soybeans: Biggest Pest Problem in 2018

🕔Sep 18, 2018As field and research season winds down, we’re able to finish collecting and summarizing data. One of our biggest summer projects is the annual corn and soybean survey. While some […]

Farmland Values Decline in Illinois, Iowa; Up in Northern Midwest

🕔Sep 17, 2018Today’s update looks at a variety of information sources that highlight recent developments relating to farmland values, with particular focus on Illinois, Iowa and the States in the Minneapolis Federal Reserve […]

Iowa Corn: Tar Spot Samples Needed for Research

🕔Sep 12, 2018The University of Illinois, Urbana, is seeking assistance from its friendly neighbor to the west, the corn-state of Iowa, in locating samples of tar spot in corn. This is part […]

Illinois Corn, Soybeans: 2018 Gross Revenue Depends on Yields, Pre-Harvest Hedging

🕔Sep 12, 2018Recently released yield estimates and the announcement of Market Facilitation Program details allows for more accurate estimates of 2018 gross revenue for corn and soybeans. Gross revenue in 2018 could […]

Illinois Corn and Soy: Record High Yields Projected for 2018 – Overconfident?

🕔Sep 6, 2018Illinois again will have exceptional yields in 2018, with the National Agricultural Statistical Service (NASS) projecting record high yields for both corn and soybeans. Recent high yields may give overconfidence in […]

Farm Trade Aid: Signup Starts – 5 States Expected to Get 45% Share – DTN

🕔Sep 5, 2018Farmers officially can start applying Tuesday for the Trump administration’s trade-aid package at their local Farm Service Agency offices.   As rolled out last week by USDA, farmers can expect to […]

Illinois Grain: Will August 1 Crop Yield Predictions Hold Up?

🕔Sep 5, 2018Illinois corn and soybean yields in 2018 were predicted in the August 1 NASS report (released on August 10) to be 205 and 65 bushels per acre, respectively, both an […]

Dicamba: States Give EPA a List – Early Season Cutoff, Year-to-Year Label – DTN

🕔Aug 31, 2018“We understand why this tool is needed in some states to control herbicide-resistant weeds, but this is not a sustainable model right now with our funding and the number of […]

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