Illinois: Implications of Higher Fertilizer Prices Oct 19, 2021

🕔Oct 19, 2021
On Thursday, Bloomberg writers Tatiana Freitas and Fabiana Batista reported that, “Brazilian farmer Antonio Carlos Jacobsen usually buys fertilizer a few weeks before planting his corn fields. Soaring fertilizer prices are pushing him to move […]

Illinois: Pandemic Assistance Programs to Ag Producers in 2020 Oct 13, 2021

🕔Oct 13, 2021
Disclaimer: The findings and conclusions in this presentation are those of the authors and should not be construed to represent any official U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) or U.S. Government determination […]

Illinois: 2020 Incomes and Capital Expenditure Oct 13, 2021

🕔Oct 13, 2021
Average net farm income on Illinois grains farms was above-average in 2020 primarily because of two factors: 1) higher corn and soybean prices in the second half of 2020, and […]

Illinois Corn: Fall Fertilizer Decisions for 2021 Oct 7, 2021

🕔Oct 7, 2021
With warm and dry weather prevailing over the past month, harvest of the corn and soybean crops has proceeded at a brisk pace in Illinois. By October 1, 41% of […]

Illinois: Trends in Farmland Leasing Oct 4, 2021

🕔Oct 4, 2021
Over time, more Illinois farmland is being cash rented rather than share rented. Cash rental arrangements adjust more slowly to changes in farmland returns than share rental agreements. As more […]

Livestock: R-CALF Beef Checkoff Case to Continue – DTN Oct 1, 2021

🕔Oct 1, 2021
A lawsuit against USDA challenging the Beef Checkoff program will be allowed to continue after a federal court on Wednesday denied the agency’s motion to dismiss. Ranchers-Cattlemen Action Legal Fund, […]

Illinois Grain Farms: Comparing Machinery Values Sep 25, 2021

🕔Sep 25, 2021
Not only has machinery values been increasing over time, so has the size of farms.  This study compares machinery values on Illinois grain farms enrolled in Illinois Farm Business Farm […]

Corn, Soybeans: Sept. Yield Checks – Following Up on the Digital Yield Tour – DTN Sep 21, 2021

🕔Sep 21, 2021
National yield estimates are the epitome of averages, especially in a year like this one with devasting drought in one region of the Corn Belt and blissful bounty in others. […]

Midwest Corn: Tar Spot, Southern Rust Present and Spreading – DTN Aug 20, 2021

🕔Aug 20, 2021
August is edging toward September, but some corn diseases just won’t let up. Tar spot on corn and Southern corn rust remain stubbornly on the move in cornfields in the […]

Illinois Corn, Soybeans: 2022 Crop Budgets Contain Higher Costs Aug 7, 2021

🕔Aug 7, 2021
Non-land costs for 2022 corn and soybean production are projected to be at all-time highs. Despite these high costs, corn and soybean production is projected to be profitable in 2022 […]

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