Illinois Farm Finances: How Will Chinese Tariffs Affect Grain Farms?

🕔Apr 18, 2018Recent events suggest a possibility that China will place a 25% tariff on soybean exports from the United States to China. Such a tariff would result in lower soybean prices […]

Oil Crops Outlook: Strong U.S. Soy Meal Demand Fuels Record Crush

🕔Apr 13, 2018Brighter market conditions for domestic soybean processors prompted this month’s forecast increase in the 2017/18 crush by 10 million bushels to 1.97 billion. Higher forecasts for domestic use (by 250,000 […]

Grain Markets: 2018 Acreage Decisions – Steady as She Goes in Rough Waters

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🕔Apr 12, 2018The recent release of the Prospective Planting report and the threat of a 25% tariff on U.S. soybean imports to China has resulted in swings in corn and soybean futures […]

WASDE Oilseeds: Domestic Soybean Stocks Lowered on Higher Crushing

🕔Apr 10, 2018U.S. soybean supply and use changes for 2017/18 include increased crush, lower seed and residual use, and lower ending stocks. Soybean crush is projected at a record 1,970 million bushels, […]

Illinois: Trends in Farm Balance Sheets Over Time

🕔Mar 15, 2018Trends in the financial position of Illinois farms are presented in this article. Overall, farms gained financial strength from 2006 to 2012. Since 2012, working capital has declined. The net […]

Corn’s Cinderella Ride: How Long Before It Turns Into A Pumpkin Again? – DTN

🕔Mar 14, 2018For U.S. grain producers, the presence of noncommercial traders in grain futures has always been both a blessing and a curse, and we are already seeing evidence of that again […]

Corn & Soybean Prices, Weather Forecast: Deja Vu All Over Again? – DTN

🕔Mar 2, 2018As February draws to a close, farmers and market analysts are quickly calculating the average closing prices from this month for December 2018 corn futures and November 2018 soybean futures. […]

U.S. Farm Income Decline: $123Bln in 2013 to $63.8Bln for 2017- Commentary

🕔Mar 1, 2018Editor’s Note: Click here for related commentary.  Over the last six weeks we have reviewed the US costs and returns for the crops that are most widely grown in the US: corn, […]

Corn and Soybeans Prices: Online Tool Sorts Out Futures Contract Probabilities

🕔Feb 21, 2018As crop insurance and crop planting decisions are being made for the 2018 crop year, it is useful to assess possible springtime and harvest pricing information, and understand the impact […]

Can Soybean Prices Maintain Recent Strength Through 2018?

🕔Feb 19, 2018Crush Volume Is A Bright Spot Due to dry weather in Argentina, soybean prices showed recent strength despite rising ending stocks projections for the current marketing year. At 530 million […]

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