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Angie Peltier
Former Extension Educator, Commercial Agriculture



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Hill and Furrow

Current topics about crop production in Western Illinois, including field crops research at the NWIARDC in Monmouth.
Cash Rents

Registration now open for the 2017 Regional Crop Management Conferences

Registration is open for the 2017 Crop Management Conferences. These regional conferences provide a forum for discussion and interaction between participants and university researchers and are designed to address a wide array of topics pertinent to crop production in Illinois: crop management, pest management, nutrient management, soil and water management. Certified Crop Advisers can e...

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Figure. County average cropland cash rental rates (for non-irrigated land) for 2016 and compared to 2014 (the value within parentheses) (Data source: USDA-NASS).

Deadline Looms for Many Land Leases: Did Falling Rental Rates Between 2014 and 2016 Ensure Farm Profitability?

Cash rents: Popular topic in county Extension offices. By and large, the number one questions fielded in rural county extension offices relate to land rental rates. As many of the 2016 cropping-year leases are currently under review for 2017, many farmers and land-owners are currently negotiating land lease terms for the 2017 growing season. Rather than relying on strictly-verb...

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Dec. 18 Webinar Focuses on Cash Rent Decision Tool

Purdue University's Center for Commercial Agriculture is hosting an upcoming webinar entitled, "Making Long-Term Cash Rent Decisions Using a Cash Rent Decision Tool" to be held on Friday, December 18 between 8 and 9 a.m. (CST). The Director of Purdue's Center for Commercial Agriculture &Professor of Agricultural Economics, Dr. Jim Min...

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Exciting Program Planned for the 2015 Regional Crop Management Conferences!

Registration is now open for the 2015 Regional Crop Management Conferences. These 2-day conferences provide a forum for discussion and interaction between participants and university researchers and are designed to address a wide array of topics pertinent to crop production in Illinois: crop management, pest management, nutrient management, soil and water management. Certified Crop Advi...

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Figure. Historical (1984-2012) and forecast (2013-2014) average U.S. corn prices (Source: USDA-NASS).
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Weathering the storm: Net farm incomes projected to decline by more than 26 percent in 2014

According to the USDA, net farm income is expected to decline by 26.6 percent in 2014. This will put net income at its lowest level since 2010. Given these projections, farm operators will be looking for ways to trim expenses in the coming year(s). Five-part series: Controlling Costs with Lower Crop Revenues. With this in mind, University of Illinois Agricultura...

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December 16th webinar focuses on farmland rental rates from both the landlord and tenant perspectives

Any person that works at a local Extension office can tell you that at certain times of the year incoming phone calls are dominated by cash rent questions. These questions come from both parties that are negotiating rental rates: owners of farmland that aren't interested in farming it themselves and farmers looking to rent land to farm. Although most land rental agreements for 2014 are...

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Average 2012 cash rent statistics released. What's in store for 2013?

Although producers may be focused on harvest activities, landlords are likely busy setting land rental prices for the 2013 growing year. The National Agricultural Statistics Service released average 2012 county cash rent statistics earlier this month. Dr. Gary Schnitkey, University of Illinois Agricultural Economist, recently wrote an...

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