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All issues concerning Small Farms, Agriculture, Local Food Systems, and the Natural Resources.

More Corn in 2013?

Posted by Myla Munro Ringler -

In the next several months, planting decisions will be finalized, with one of the central question being how much corn will be planted. Herein, the corn versus soybean planting decision for 2013 is examined for high-productivity farmland. If more corn acres are to be planted in 2013, more corn likely needs to be planted on high-productivity farmland. In most cases, switching to more co...

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USDA Reports Provide Some Price Direction

Posted by Myla Munro Ringler -

On Jan. 11, the USDA released a series of reports that provide important fundamental information for the crop markets. The information included the final estimate of the size of the 2012 United States corn and soybean crops, estimates of December 1 crop inventories, a winter wheat seedings estimate, and updated U.S. and world supply and consumption forecasts for the current marketing year. Univ...

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IFES 2012: Overview and Impacts of Proposed Changes in the 2012 Farm Bill

Posted by Myla Munro Ringler -

This is a presentation summary from the 2012 Illinois Farm Economics Summit (IFES) which occurred December 10-14, 2012 at locations across Illinois. Summaries and MP3 podcasts of all presentations will be republished on farmdoc daily. The 'Presentations' section of the farmdoc site has PDF presentation slides and MP3 podcasts from all presenters...

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