Ag Economy: FAPRI – U.S. Net Farm Income Projected to Decline

🕔Sep 20, 2018On Tuesday, the Food and Agricultural Policy Research Institute (FAPRI) at the University of Missouri released its Baseline Update for U.S. Farm Income and the Farm Balance Sheet.  Today’s update includes […]

Georgia Pecans: Scab and the Cost of Production in 2018

🕔Aug 29, 2018If nothing else, 2018 has been a wet year. As far as nut scab is concerned, the frequency of rainfall really starts to matter in June and its importance continues […]

Cover Crops: Cereal Rye – Weighing the Costs vs. Benefits

🕔Aug 15, 2018Many farmers begin experimenting with cover crops by planting cereal rye into corn stalks with the following crop being soybeans (see NREC Guide for more detail).  This article discusses some of the […]

Ag Economy: USDA Highlights Land Values, Cash Rents, Production Costs

🕔Aug 3, 2018On Thursday, USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) released three updates that provide current insight into the state of the U.S. agricultural economy.  The releases focused on land values, cash […]

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 […]

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