Illinois: Production from Double-Crop Soybean Rotations May 18, 2022

🕔May 18, 2022
For 2023, growing wheat followed by soybeans (wheat-double-crop-soybeans) currently is projected to be more profitable than growing either corn or soybeans, particularly in southern Illinois. Much of the higher projected […]

Corn, Soybeans: Review of Prevented Plant Decisions for 2022 May 6, 2022

🕔May 6, 2022
Although planting progress can quickly catch up to average levels with favorable weather, planting progress to date lags across the Corn Belt, almost matching the pace in 2019 when many […]

Potential Disruptions in Nitrogen Fertilizer Trade Apr 27, 2022

🕔Apr 27, 2022
Most nitrogen fertilizers likely are in place for the 2022 production of spring crops in North America, albeit at much higher prices than in 2021. However, the continuing Ukraine-Russia war […]

Illinois Crop Budgets: Projected Profits Even with Record Costs Apr 14, 2022

🕔Apr 14, 2022
Illinois crop budgets for 2022 have been revised from their December release. Projected costs have been raised for 2022, and corn and soybean costs are at their highest in history. […]

Nitrogen Fertilizer Prices, Supply in Light of the Ukraine-Russia Conflict Apr 9, 2022

🕔Apr 9, 2022
Nitrogen fertilizer prices are high and likely will go higher due to repercussions from the Ukraine-Russia conflict. Herein, we trace the evolution of nitrogen price increases, making the case that […]

Illinois Wheat: A More Profitable Option for 2023? Apr 1, 2022

🕔Apr 1, 2022
The Ukraine-Russia war has resulted in much higher wheat prices as both Ukraine and Russia are significant exporters of wheat. As a result, some Illinois farmers may be considering planting […]

Illinois: 2021 Corn, Soybean Yields – Implications for Crop Insurance, Commodity Title Payments Mar 23, 2022

🕔Mar 23, 2022
The National Agriculture Statistics Service (NASS) recently released county yields. NASS county yields are not the same yields that will be used to calculate Agriculture Risk Coverage at the county […]

Illinois: Crop Insurance – What Is the Trend-Adjusted Yield Endorsement? Mar 16, 2022

🕔Mar 16, 2022
The Trend-Adjusted Yield Endorsement has been available to Illinois farmers since 2012, making 2022 the eleventh year of its availability. Use of the Trend-Adjusted Yield Endorsement increases the yields used […]

Illinois Corn, Soybeans: 2022 Forecast Returns Under Differing Rental Arrangements Feb 10, 2022

🕔Feb 10, 2022
Returns for share rent, cash rent, and variable cash rent arrangements are estimated for corn and soybeans on high-productivity farmland in central Illinois. Overall, both landowner and farmer returns will […]

Illinois Corn, Soybeans: Crop Insurance Decisions and Risk in 2022 Feb 4, 2022

🕔Feb 4, 2022
Projected prices used to set 2022 crop insurance guarantees will not be known until the end of February. Currently projected prices are estimated at $5.70 for corn and $13.50 for […]

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