Farm Business: Management and Conservation in the Face of Lower Returns

🕔Jan 11, 2019This is a presentation summary from the 2018 Illinois Farm Economics Summit (IFES) which occurred December 17-21, 2018. A complete collection of presentations including PowerPoint Slides (PPT) and printable summaries […]

Are Input Decisions Affected by Crop Insurance?

🕔Nov 29, 2018New research by agricultural economists at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln challenges traditional thinking on federal crop insurance. Since the inception of the federal crop insurance program, researchers have questioned whether […]

Nebraska Crop Production Budgets for 2019

🕔Nov 20, 2018The Nebraska Crop Production Budgets have been revised and updated for 2019 with 78 budgets covering 15 crops. Also included is information on crop budgeting procedures, machinery operation and ownership […]

Corn, Soybeans: Fertilizer Prices Higher for 2019 Crops

🕔Sep 26, 2018August and September fertilizer prices confirm expectations of rising fertilizer costs for 2019.  So far, anhydrous ammonia prices are close to $80 per ton higher for 2019 production as compared […]

Illinois: Fertilizer, Seed, Chemical Costs – 2019 Projections

🕔Jun 7, 2018Fertilizer, seed, and chemical costs represent a sizable portion of the total costs of producing corn. In this article, costs for these three inputs are reported for the years from […]

South Dakota Corn, Soy, Wheat: Costs of Production in 2018

🕔May 29, 2018This article analyzes the actual cost of production (2017) compared to the projected cost (2018) for corn, soybeans, and wheat in the Northern Great Plains based on figures from the […]

Iowa: Land Prices, Some Input Costs Should Decline

🕔Feb 19, 2018Land and input costs for corn and soybean production are expected to decline in 2018, according to research conducted by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. The research, released in […]

Midwest Farmers Can Cut Energy Bills, Gain Federal Incentives Through Purdue Audit

🕔Oct 27, 2017Running a farm operation is a constant numbers game, with farmers constantly evaluating the costs of replacing equipment, fertilizer, feed and labor against market prices. Another significant cost comes in […]

Midwest Corn, Soybeans: Machinery Cost Estimates for 2017

🕔Jun 28, 2017Machinery cost estimates for various field operations and machines have been updated for 2017. The last time machinery costs were released on farmdoc was in 2015. Between 2015 and 2017, […]

Texas: High, Low Input Farming Discussed at 54th Stiles Farm Field Day

🕔Jun 21, 2017Blackland farmers from across the region toured sorghum, corn and cotton fields learning more about using high and low input crop production at the recent 54th Stiles Farm Foundation Field […]

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