Illinois: Soil Temps, Moisture Levels Declining in Early March

🕔Mar 16, 2018Cooler, drier weather has led to declining soil temperatures and moisture levels, according to Jennie Atkins, Water and Atmospheric Resources Monitoring Program manager at the Illinois State Water Survey, part […]

Illinois: Trends in Farm Balance Sheets Over Time

🕔Mar 15, 2018Trends in the financial position of Illinois farms are presented in this article. Overall, farms gained financial strength from 2006 to 2012. Since 2012, working capital has declined. The net […]

Illinois Corn: Managing Corn Rootworm Populations in 2018

🕔Mar 9, 2018Rootworm management is a yearly consideration for most corn producers in central and northern Illinois. Western corn rootworm is the primary pest species throughout most of the state, but areas […]

Illinois: Farm Income and Policy Simulator Offers Real-World Economics

🕔Mar 7, 2018With today’s article, the Gardner Agriculture Policy Program introduces a comprehensive tool for farm income, economics and policy analysis (farmdoc daily, January 27, 2017). The Gardner Farm Income and Policy Simulator […]

Illinois: Soil Temps Warmer Than Normal This Winter

🕔Mar 7, 2018Illinois’ milder winter soil temperatures may have an impact on pest populations, according to researchers at the Prairie Research Institute at Illinois. Overall, soil temperatures were milder than normal, according […]

Herbicide Labels: Adjacent and Neighboring – How Far Is That?

🕔Feb 21, 2018“Adjacent” and “neighboring” can be defined by a dictionary, but no dictionary can provide the distances considered adjacent or neighboring for herbicide products.

Illinois: Why Should Farmers Know About the Illinois Schedule SA Income Allocations?

🕔Feb 19, 2018On July 6, 2017, Illinois Public Act 100-0022 became law. One item in this Act was an Illinois income tax rate increase effective July 1, 2017. The Illinois income tax […]

Illinois: Ag Technology Innovation Summit, Champaign, Feb. 28

🕔Feb 15, 2018The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is convening its third annual summit on agriculture technology innovation and opportunities for entrepreneurship on Feb. 28 at the iHotel and Conference Center in […]

Illinois Corn, Soybeans: Revised Crop Budgets for 2018

🕔Feb 13, 2018Revised 2018 corn and soybean budgets are available in the management section of farmdoc (here). The major revision was to commodity prices. A $3.60 per bushel corn price and $9.60 […]

Illinois: Ag Perspectives on Trade Matters

🕔Feb 8, 2018Concerns about agricultural trade continue to weigh heavily on farmers in Illinois and across the country as renegotiations over NAFTA finished up their sixth round in Montreal, Canada (Torry, Feb. 5, […]

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