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All issues concerning Small Farms, Agriculture, Local Food Systems, and the Natural Resources.
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New, New Era of Grain Prices

I recently attended one of the 2018 Farm Economic Summit meeting and heard a presentation given by Dr. Scott Irwin, Dept. of Agricultural & Consumer Economics at University of Illinois. In this talk, we were shown the similarities between the price trends of the past 70 years....

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Habits of the Most Profitable Central Illinois Farmers

At the recent Illinois Farm Economic Summit (IFES) meetings, Drs. Nick Paulson and Dale Lattz of the farmdoc team shared the results of two studies that highlighted the differences in profitability between the top third and bottom third of farms in Illinois and the typical management practice...

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Corn Prices Fade

This is the title of an article written by Darrell Good , Dept of Ag and Consumer Economics, University of Illinois. In the article, Dr. Good points out that corn prices rose 90 cents for mid-June to Mid-July on...

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The Farm Bill Sign-up 3-Step

No, this is not a new country-western dance. It is the process you should use for signing up for the new 2014 Farm Bill, otherwise known as "The Agricultural Act of 2014".  You will be making decisions that will affect the 2014 through 2018 crop years. Yes, we will be signing up in 2015 for a program that started in 2014. The three steps are: To keep or u...

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