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Impacts of Chinese Soybean Tariffs on Financial Position of Central Illinois Grain Farms

Posted by Terri Miller -

Recent events suggest a possibility that China will place a 25% tariff on soybean exports from the United States to China. What effect would this have on soybean prices and farms? Krista Swanson, Gray Schnitkey, Todd Hubbs, Johnathan Coppess and Nick Paulson from the U of I Dept. of Agricultural and Consumer Economics weigh in with their latest article on farmdoc Daily. "Such a tariff...

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Invitation for Farmers - Petersburg Poultry Event is April 19.

Posted by Terri Miller -

Wanted to share this upcoming program sponsored by the Illinois Institute for Rural Affairs WIU and the Illinois Stewardship Alliance. Learn about LOCAL opportunities in poultry production! https://www.ilstewards.org/get-a-piece-of-the-poultry-pie-april-19th/ Consumers in Chicago and St Louis will d...

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Estimated 2017 ARC-CO Payments Released

Posted by Terri Miller -

The National Agricultural Statistical Service (NASS) released county yields for 2017 (released February 22) on NASS's Quick Stats website. With these NASS yields, fairly accurate estimates of 2017 Agricultural Risk Coverage at the county level (ARC-CO) payments can be made. Visit the link below to see U.S. maps showing estimated payments per base acr...

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Can soybean prices maintain recent strength through 2018?

Posted by Terri Miller -

Due to dry weather in Argentina, soybean prices showed recent strength despite rising ending-stocks projections for the current marketing year. At 530 million bushels, the current forecast for soybean ending stocks represents a 228 million bushels increase over last marketing-year's ending stocks. According to University of Illinois agricultural economist Todd Hubbs, the development of soybean...

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Soil and Water Management Seminar February 20 Offers CCA Continuing Education

Posted by Terri Miller -

Soil and water interactions will be the focus of a Soil and Water Management Webinar sponsored by University of Illinois Extension on February 20, 2018. The workshop will be held at the Logan County Extension office in Lincoln. Presentations will be delivered via PowerPoint and web conferencing from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Lunch will be provided. "Those at...

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2017 Machinery Cost Estimates (Custom Rates)

Posted by Terri Miller -

Need a copy of machinery cost estimates for your year-end paperwork? We have you covered. Download a PDF copy here !...

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Anticipating Dec.1 corn stocks - from Todd Hubbs

Posted by Terri Miller -

The USDA releases the estimate of corn stocks held in the United States on Jan. 12. On the same date, the final estimate of the size of the 2017 corn crop is revealed. The estimates show the level of corn consumption during the first quarter of the 2017-18 marketing year. According to University of Illinois agricultural economist Todd Hubbs, these estimates allow for an updated projection of the l...

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