Ag Economy: Loan Delinquency, Bankruptcy Filings on the Rise

🕔Aug 6, 2019Recent news items have highlighted variables associated with the agricultural economy, including: loan repayment rates, debt levels, bankruptcy filings and agricultural production expenses.  Today’s update includes a brief recap of […]

Northern Illinois Crop, Prevented-Planting Budgets for July

🕔Jul 3, 2019Overall, projections suggest low returns for corn, soybeans, and prevent-plant acres in Northern Illinois, an area that has been hard hit with wet weather, delayed planting, and prevent planting. Corn […]

Michigan: MSU Introduces Crop Budget Estimator

🕔May 31, 2019Many economists are estimating that farm profits will be at similar levels to those experienced this past year.  With cold temperatures and wet conditions this spring creating additional uncertainty to […]

Mississippi: How Current Rainfall May Influence Crop Inputs – Podcast

🕔May 15, 2019Jason, Bobby, Jeff, and Tom discuss how crop inputs may be influenced by the wet weather conditions. http://extension.msstate.edu/sites/default/files/audio/Water%20issues%205-10-19.mp3 /

Premier Crop Systems – “Start Managing at a Finer Scale”

🕔May 15, 2019Now is always the right time to start managing your farm decisions at a finer scale.  If someone were to ask you if you know your cost of production, you likely […]

Corn: How Does Production Compare Among Top 5 Exporters?

🕔May 13, 2019Examining the competitiveness of corn production in different regions of the world is often difficult due to lack of comparable data and agreement regarding what needs to be measured. To […]

Illinois: One Last Look at 2019 Crop Budgets Before Planting

🕔Apr 24, 2019Hopefully, planting proceeds quickly as weather forecasts suggest drying weather this week. Using up-to-date prices, we take one more look at 2019 corn and soybean budgets before planting commences. Not […]

Illinois Corn, Soybeans: How Much Did It Cost to Produce a Crop in 2018?

🕔Apr 22, 2019In 2018, the total of all economic costs per acre for growing corn in Illinois averaged $875 in the northern section, $877 in the central section for farmland with “high” […]

Michigan Soybeans: Reducing Production Costs in 2019

🕔Mar 8, 2019Soybean market prices for the 2019-2020 marketing year are projected to be below the breakeven price when land costs are included. Because of this, producers will need to minimize production […]

Illinois Crop Returns: How Will Corn Fare vs. Soybeans in 2019?

🕔Feb 20, 2019Attention is beginning to focus on planting decisions of farmers in 2019, with some speculation that acres will shift from soybeans to corn.  Even given declines in expected soybean prices, […]

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