Illinois Crop Returns: How Will Corn Fare vs. Soybeans in 2019?

🕔Feb 20, 2019Attention is beginning to focus on planting decisions of farmers in 2019, with some speculation that acres will shift from soybeans to corn.  Even given declines in expected soybean prices, […]

WASDE Oilseeds: U.S. Soybean Production Down 56Mln Bushels

🕔Feb 8, 2019U.S. oilseed production for 2018/19 is estimated at 134.0 million tons, down 1.5 million from the previous report. Smaller soybean, canola, peanut, and cottonseed crops are partly offset by an […]

Soybean Market: Dealing with the Cash from Market Facilitation Payments – DTN

🕔Feb 1, 2019Farm Service Agency offices are open again — hooray! That means anyone who didn’t already sign up for and receive their Market Facilitation Program (MFP) payments for 2018’s corn, cotton, […]

Soy, Corn, Cattle Prices: Hindsight and the Possibilities of Bullish Outcomes – DTN

🕔Jan 21, 2019Two weeks ago, this column talked about the history of corn prices and showed how low corn prices at the start of the year tend to have bullish outcomes and […]

Grain Marketing Mind Game – 4 Tips for Reducing Anxiety

🕔Jan 17, 2019We all breathe a sigh of relief once all of the grain is in the bin. However, it does not take long for the relief to turn to anxiety as […]

Illinois Grain Farms Should Expect Negative Incomes in 2019

🕔Jan 16, 2019In 2018, many grain farms in Illinois will have incomes above $70,000 per farm, the average from 2013 to 2017. Incomes in 2019 could be negative on many farms. While […]

Grain Prices: Are We Facing the “New Normal”?

🕔Jan 14, 2019This is a presentation summary from the 2018 Illinois Farm Economics Summit (IFES) which occurred December 17-21, 2018. A complete collection of presentations including PowerPoint Slides (PPT) and printable summaries […]

Hubbs on Grain: Soybean Price Uncertainty

🕔Jan 14, 2019Soybean prices rallied and then fell last week on developments in trade negotiations with China and the emergence of issues with the crop in South America.  Considerable uncertainty surrounds both […]

2019 Crop and Livestock Price Prospects

🕔Dec 28, 2018Crop prices continue adjusting to the current trade environment and large global inventories.  Global economic growth appears set to moderate after a prolonged recovery period following the recession.  Growth in […]

Arkansas: Rice, Soybeans Faced Tough Weather Challenges in 2018

🕔Dec 14, 2018A year of weather extremes — from a hard-frozen winter to a summer of drought to seemingly endless rains in the fall — took its toll on both rice and soybean, […]

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