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Frequent information updates for agricultural audiences

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

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2015 ARP and SCO Payments for Corn and Soybeans in Illinois - from Gary Schnitkey

Posted by John Fulton -
For 2015, county level insurance products made payments in some Illinois Counties. Area Risk Protection (ARP) made payments in 25 counties for corn and three counties for soybeans. Supplemental Coverage Option (SCO) made payments in 16 counties for corn and one county for soybeans. For corn, some of the ARP payments were large. Area Revenue Protection (ARP) Payments...

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Updated Black Cutworm first cutting dates for additional counties including Logan

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Illinois Black Cutworm Moth Captures and Projected Cutting Dates - from Kelly Estes

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Is Fall-applied Nitrogen Still Available? - from Emerson Nafziger

Posted by John Fulton -
The pattern of warmer- and wetter-than-usual weather this past winter has changed in recent months, but hopes for a warm, dry, early spring have faded. Corn growers are concerned about the amount of fall-applied nitrogen that might have been lost through the winter and how this might change nitrogen management this spring. "Most Illinois producers waited until soil temperatures had drop...

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Cost to Produce Corn and Soybeans in 2015 - from Brandy Krapf, Dwight Raab, and Bradley Zwilling

Posted by John Fulton -
In 2015, the total of all economic costs per acre for growing corn in Illinois averaged $921 in the northern section, $896 in the central section for farmland with "high" soil ratings, $886 in the central section for farmland with "low" soil ratings, and $851 in the southern section. Soybean costs per acre were $656, $668, $629 and $631, respectively (see Table 1). Costs were lower in sout...

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