Soybeans: Research, Tech Combine to Reduce Input Costs – DTN Nov 17, 2020

🕔Nov 17, 2020
When Mother Nature cooperates, variable-rate research proves soybean growers can plant 100,000 seeds per acre to grow 75,000 uniform plants for optimum yield. But, given spring and summer weather extremes, […]

Corn: Optimize Planting Rates to Maximize Return on Investment – DTN Oct 16, 2020

🕔Oct 16, 2020
John Verell III is a corn-yield champion, but pushing seeding rates is not part of his winning strategy on his farm, near Jackson, Tennessee. In 2019, a yield of 320.8 […]

Illinois Corn: Cutting Fertilizer Rates to Save Costs Aug 26, 2020

🕔Aug 26, 2020
Many farmers could experience greater financial returns by reducing fertilizer rates.  Many farmers apply nitrogen at rates above those recommended by land grant university research.  Moreover, in 2017, UIUC university […]

Illinois Corn, Soybeans: 2021 Crop Budgets Available Aug 5, 2020

🕔Aug 5, 2020
Planning for the 2021 crop will begin soon with the determination of 2021 cash rents, selection of 2021 seed hybrids and varieties, application of fertilizers and commencement of fall tillage. […]

Illinois Corn, Soybeans: 2021 Crop Budgets with Current Price Estimates Jul 22, 2020

🕔Jul 22, 2020
Corn and soybean budgets for 2021 are shown using prices of $3.40 per bushel for corn and $8.50 per bushel for soybeans. Without additional Federal aid, these prices would result […]

Illinois Corn, Soybeans: How Much Were Production Costs in 2019? May 18, 2020

🕔May 18, 2020
In 2019, the total of all economic costs per acre for growing corn in Illinois averaged $878 in the northern section, $912 in the central section for farmland with “high” […]

Georgia: Row Crop Comparison Tool Updated for April Apr 21, 2020

🕔Apr 21, 2020
The UGA Extension Economists April Update of the crop comparison tool has been updated and is available here.  As you are all aware, prices for commodities and inputs are volatile […]

Michigan: 12 Tips to Reduce Soybean Production Costs in a Tough Year Apr 2, 2020

🕔Apr 2, 2020
Soybean market prices for the 2020-2021 marketing year are projected to be below the breakeven price when land costs are included. The following recommendations from Michigan State University Extension are […]

Iowa: Comparing Costs of Crop Production Feb 4, 2020

🕔Feb 4, 2020
Managing the cost of crop production will continue to be critical for farmer profitability this year, and farmers have some recent data to consider, found in Iowa State University Extension […]

Tobacco: Why It’s Important to Grow for Less in 2020 Nov 21, 2019

🕔Nov 21, 2019
There can be no doubt: Tobacco farmers will face a huge challenge making a profit in 2020 for a variety of reasons.

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