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Frequent information updates for agricultural audiences

Crop Scouting Session to be held

Posted by John Fulton -
The last crop scouting session for the season will be held on Tuesday, July, 26 from 9 am to 11 am at John and Sue Adams Farm. Angie Peltier, Extension Educator, will be the presenter. Following is information: Please refer to the entry at...

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Important FSA Notices for contracts and acreage certification - from Logan Co. FSA Office

Posted by John Fulton -
IMPORTANT NOTICE 2016 ARC/PLC SIGN UP Sign up for the 2016 ARC/PLC Program now! The sign up process is very easy (pending no farm operation changes). Contracts are ready for signatures. Please stop in now! Scanned and e-mail signatures are acceptable. Deadline to complete 2016 contracts is August 1st. 2016 Crop Certification *Deadline to Certify is July...

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Updated 2016 Illinois Crop Budgets - from Gary Schnitkey

Posted by John Fulton -
The 2016 Illinois Crop Budgets have been revised and the "June 2016" version is now available on farmdoc . A significant change between the previous version released in December 2015 and the June version is an increase in soybean price. Even given this price increase, projected returns contained in th...

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Corn Price Outlook based on Corn Stocks, Acreage, and Yield - from Darrel Good

Posted by John Fulton -
Corn futures prices have increased about $0.75 since the surprisingly large 2016 corn planting intentions were reported on March 31. The strength reflects declining South American production prospects and the associated strength in export demand for U.S. corn; expectations that planted acreage fell short of intentions; and recent yield concerns associated with an extended period of hot wea...

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Crop Scouting Workshop Series Set for Logan County

Posted by John Fulton -
2016 Logan Co. Field Crop Scouting Workshop Series Date Host Educator SW NM IPM CM Tuesday June 7 Blair Hoerbert 2506 1...

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Projected Margins and Breakeven Prices for Corn - from Michael Langemeier and Michael Boehlje from Purdue University

Posted by John Fulton -
A recent farmdoc daily article ( April 29, 2016 ) examines the relationship between farm corn price and the stocks-to-use ratio. Using the authors' reciprocal model, the forecast of 2016-17 U.S. average farm corn price was $3.70 per bushel. How does this price...

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National Organic Feed Grain and Feedstuffs Market News Update

Posted by John Fulton -
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