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    Corn Seed: Historical Relationships Suggest Rising Costs for 2022 Jul 9, 2021

    🕔Jul 9, 2021
    Seed costs for corn have trended up over time. Genetic improvements and biotechnology use in hybrids have led to higher yields, contributing to the general increases in seed prices and […]

    Seed Corn Costs: Seed Company Financing vs. Traditional Financing Oct 17, 2019

    🕔Oct 17, 2019
    To manage input costs, many producers take advantage of early pay and other discounts offered by input suppliers. Seed and chemicals often have complex pricing, with a range of pre-pay […]

    Plains Cotton Growers – 2019 Seed Cost Calculator Now Available Feb 22, 2019

    🕔Feb 22, 2019
    The 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, 2018

    🕔Jun 7, 2018
    Fertilizer, 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, 2017

    🕔Jul 26, 2017
    Crop 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, 2017

    🕔Jul 18, 2017
    Per 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, 2016

    🕔Dec 12, 2016
    One 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, 2016

    🕔Oct 28, 2016
    In 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, 2016

    🕔Sep 19, 2016
    The 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, 2016

    🕔Feb 22, 2016
    Development 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 […]

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