Illinois: Grain Farm Income Projections After Recent Price Declines

🕔Jul 11, 2018In recent weeks, cash corn prices have declined by $.50 per bushel and soybean prices by $1.80 per bushel, resulting in much lower 2018 income expectations.  Crop revenue and returns […]

Illinois: Agronomy Day, Savoy, Aug. 16

🕔Jul 11, 2018Ever wondered how you could use drones to make life easier on the farm? Need new and effective management strategies for western corn rootworm, soybean diseases, or herbicide-resistant weeds? Plan […]

Soybeans: Who Makes a Profit? 7 Farms Compared – U.S., Argentina, Brazil, Russia, Ukraine

🕔Jul 2, 2018Examining the competitiveness of soybean 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 […]

Cover Crops: Understanding Budget Implications

🕔Jun 29, 2018Farmers remain under pressure to adopt practices that will reduce nutrient losses from their fields and cover crops are considered the most effective in-field practice for reducing nitrogen and phosphorus […]

Illinois Corn: Has the Era of Decreasing Per Acre Corn Costs Ended?

🕔Jun 22, 2018Since 2014, non-land costs of producing corn on high-productivity farmland in central Illinois declined from $617 per acre in 2014 to $569 per acre in 2017, a decrease of $48 […]

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 […]

Corn Production: How Competitive is the U.S. vs. Argentina, Brazil, Russia, Ukraine?

🕔Jun 1, 2018Examining 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 […]

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 […]

Illinois Corn, Soybeans: Costs of Production in 2017

🕔Apr 23, 2018In 2017, the total of all economic costs per acre for growing corn in Illinois averaged $876 in the northern section, $868 in the central section for farmland with “high” […]

Texas: Ag Symposium, San Antonio, April 17

🕔Mar 26, 2018The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service in Bexar County will present the 2018 Ag Symposium “Putting $ Back in Your Pocket” from 8 a.m.-noon April 17 in San Antonio. The symposium will […]

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