Illinois Grain Farm Incomes in 2020 Jul 15, 2020

🕔Jul 15, 2020
We project net incomes for a typical Illinois grain farm in 2020. Before the onset of COVID-19, 2020 net incomes were expected to be low without a turnaround in exports, […]

Illinois Corn, Soybeans: Crop Insurance – Making the Prevented Planting Decision Jun 5, 2020

🕔Jun 5, 2020
Some Illinois corn acres are still unplanted due to wet weather. The final plant date for crop insurance has passed for extreme southern Illinois (May 28) and is rapidly approaching […]

Corn, Soybeans: Old-Crop Cash Flow Considerations Under COVID-19 Apr 1, 2020

🕔Apr 1, 2020
Reductions in the sales value of unpriced grain likely will be the first place where grain farms feel the impacts of COVID-19 control measures. Overall, old-crop sales likely will be […]

ARC-IC: Payment Examples and Revised 2019 Payment Calculator Feb 5, 2020

🕔Feb 5, 2020
Agricultural Risk Coverage at the Individual Level (ARC-IC) will be an attractive alternative for farmers who had FSA farms that were completely prevented plant or had low yields in 2019. […]

Yield Updating Decisions Under the 2018 Farm Bill Dec 4, 2019

🕔Dec 4, 2019
Landowners will have a one-time yield updating decision under the 2018 Farm Bill: 1) keep the current Price Loss Coverage (PLC) yield that is assigned to a crop on a […]

“2018 Farm Bill What-If Tool” Estimates Program Payments Nov 6, 2019

🕔Nov 6, 2019
The 2018 Farm Bill What-If Tool has been released (click here to download). This Microsoft Excel spreadsheet will estimate Price Loss Coverage (PLC) and Agricultural Risk Coverage at the county […]

Northern Illinois Crop, Prevented-Planting Budgets for July Jul 3, 2019

🕔Jul 3, 2019
Overall, 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 […]

Prevent Plant as Land Diversion Policy Jul 1, 2019

🕔Jul 1, 2019
Prevent plant corn and soybean acres may be a record in 2019. Prevent plant is an insurance product.  It is also a conditional land diversion program.  The condition is that […]

Cover Crops and Prevent Planting – What You Need to Know Jun 26, 2019

🕔Jun 26, 2019
Many farmers will soon be considering whether to plant cover crops on prevent plant acres. If prevent planting payments are received through crop insurance, there are species selection and forage […]

Midwest Soy: Prevent Planting Decisions – Cover Crops – MFP Payments Jun 21, 2019

🕔Jun 21, 2019
Farmers across the Midwest can now take prevent planting payments on soybeans, as final planting dates for crop insurance purposes have arrived. Our comparisons suggest that planting soybeans do not […]

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