Farmers’ Sentiment Steady, Lack of a Farm Bill a Concern – Ag Barometer

🕔Dec 4, 2018The Purdue University/CME Group Ag Economy Barometer November reading was 134, a decline of just over 1 percent from a month earlier when the barometer stood at 136. The November […]

Farm Business: 7 Financial, Risk Management Suggestions for 2019

🕔Nov 14, 2018With planning for next year’s crop underway, this article makes suggestions related to financial and risk management for grain farms.  Projections for extremely low income in 2019 set the overall […]

Ag Economy Barometer: Producer Sentiment Rebounds in October

🕔Nov 6, 2018The Purdue University/CME Group Ag Economy Barometer rebounded in October to a reading of 136—a 22-point increase in the index compared to September—leaving the barometer nearly equal to its level one year […]

Soybean Acres to Drop in 2019 Says USDA

🕔Nov 6, 2018On Friday, the USDA’s Office of the Chief Economist (OCE) released selected tables prepared for the Department’s upcoming Agricultural Baseline Projections report.  In part, the tables demonstrated that, “USDA estimated 82.5 million acres of soybean plantings for […]

Hubbs on Grain: What Will Acreage Look Like in 2019?

🕔Oct 30, 2018As we finish harvest, considerable speculation will occur over the next few months about the acreage decisions farmers will make in 2019.  Current market conditions support an acreage increase in […]

Mississippi: Hope Reigns as Farmers Begin 2018 Plantings

🕔Mar 29, 2018Rains may delay field work, but they don’t dampen farmers’ optimism for 2018. Along with plantings that have already taken place, another sign of the new season is the release […]

Arkansas: Acreage Gains for Rice, Corn, Cotton, Sorghum, Soybeans; Peanuts Flat

🕔Mar 29, 2018Rice is expected to pick up 170,000 acres for the 2018 growing season in Arkansas, but continued rain here and drought in South America may shift that forecast in favor […]

Prospective Plantings: Cotton, Wheat Acreage Up; Corn, Soybeans Down Slightly

🕔Mar 29, 2018Corn planted area for all purposes in 2018 is estimated at 88.0 million acres, down 2 percent or 2.14 million acres from last year. Compared with last year, planted acreage […]

Grain Markets: Corn and Soybean Acreage in 2018

🕔Mar 26, 2018Listen to MP3 Podcast Speculation over the competition between spring crops for acreage is a hot topic for discussion over recent weeks. Projections for corn and soybean acreage from many […]

Illinois: How Has Crop Acreage Shifted Since 1996?

🕔Dec 13, 2017Since 2012, acres in the U.S. have been shifting out of corn and into soybeans, likely as a result of higher returns for soybeans than for corn. The longer termed […]

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