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Diplodia Ear Rot - from Angie Peltier

Posted by John Fulton -
Corn producers in western and west-southwestern Illinois should be on the lookout for symptoms of Diplodia ear mold during harvest. An informal survey of several grain elevators and farmers in Western Illinois reported up to fifty percent kernel damage in some locations. Factors such as planting date, the timing of rain events after fertilization, and hybrid susceptibility can result in a range...

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Is It Too Early to Sell the 2017 Soybean Crop? - from Darrel Good

Posted by John Fulton -
Soybean prices during the last five months of the 2015-16 marketing year averaged much higher than during the first seven months of the year. For example, the average daily bid price at central Illinois locations was $8.67 during the first seven months and $10.28 during the last five months of the year. Those daily prices ranged from $8.40 on March 1, 2016 to $11.58 on June 30, 2016....

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2016 Illinois Pasture Rent by County by Ag Statistics

Posted by John Fulton -
Year County Data Item Value 2016 ADAMS RENT, CASH, PASTURELAND - EXPENSE, MEASURED IN $ / ACRE 43 2016 BROWN RENT, CASH, PAST...

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2016 Illininois Cropland County Cash Rent Survey from Ag Statistics

Posted by John Fulton -
Year County Data Item Value 2016 ADAMS RENT, CASH, CROPLAND, NON-IRRIGATED - EXPENSE, MEASURED IN $ / ACRE...

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Break-Even Levels for Corn and Soybeans to Have the Same Profitability - from Gary Schnitkey

Posted by John Fulton -
A comparison of break-even prices to delivery bid prices for the fall of 2017 suggest that soybeans will be more profitable than corn. Relative to soybean costs, corn costs must be reduced by $60 to $80 per acre before corn and soybeans are projected to have the same profitability in 2017. Soybeans More Profitable Than Corn As discussed in a...

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Grain Farm Income and Cash Rent Outlook: 2016 and 2017 Webinar Registration

Posted by John Fulton -
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Will Crop Insurance Pay in 2016 - from Gary Schnitkey

Posted by John Fulton -
With harvest approaching, questions on whether crop insurance will make payments this year are beginning to arise, particularly for corn where the prospects are for the harvest price to be below the projected price. In this article, we evaluate whether crop insurance will make payments for Midwest farms purchasing Revenue Protection (RP). Current futures prices are used to estimate harvest...

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