Plains Cotton Growers – 2019 Seed Cost Calculator Now Available

🕔Feb 22, 2019The 2019 version of the Plains Cotton Growers, Inc. Seed Cost Calculator is ready and available for download from the PCG website. The PCG seed cost calculator is an interactive […]

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 […]

Illinois: 2018 Crop Budgets – More of the Same

🕔Jul 26, 2017Crop budgets for 2018 now are available on farmdoc. In addition, 2017 crop budgets have been revised and 2016 returns and costs have been updated. Overall, 2018 budgets suggest more […]

Corn: Seed Costs Unlikely to Decrease Without Acreage Decline

🕔Jul 18, 2017Per acre seed costs for corn likely will not significantly decrease until corn acres decline. Seed companies have little incentive to reduce prices under stable or growing acreages. In 2017, […]

Flint on Crops: We Can Reduce Soybean Seed Cost – Commentary

🕔Dec 12, 2016One of the most cherished talents among people is the ability to influence opinions and ideas. The fact that ideas among farmers have changed little is demonstrated as they continue […]

Farm Industry Evolution: Mergers, Prices, Acquisitions – How Did We Get Here?

🕔Oct 28, 2016In the past few decades, agricultural input markets have evolved, and family-owned and other small businesses transformed into larger enterprises that integrated plant breeding, conditioning, production, marketing, and other functions. […]

Crop Production: Is There Still Value in GM Crops?

🕔Sep 19, 2016The day after the Bayer/Monsanto agreement was announced this week, The Wall Street Journal had an article entitled “Behind the Monsanto Deal, Doubts About the GMO Revolution” (subscription required or […]

Saving Roundup Ready (RR1) Soybean Seed – The Ins, Outs And Economics

🕔Feb 22, 2016Development of glyphosate-resistant transgenes started in the early 1980s and was commercially introduced in soybean varieties in 1996 as Roundup Ready (hereafter referred to as RR1). Producers perceived that the […]

Arkansas Soybeans: U of A Expands Research on Non-GMO Varieties

🕔May 20, 2015The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture is expanding its research into conventional or non-GMO soybean varieties as growers eye them as a way to combat escalating production costs […]

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