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2016 Logan County Crop Yield Survey

2016 Corn Yield Survey of Logan County - from Logan County Farm Bureau Young Leaders

Posted by John Fulton -
The Logan County Farm Bureau Young Leaders conducted their 2nd annual crop tour on the 18th of August. The main goal of the crop tour is to obtain an estimated corn yield for Logan County. Daniel Eeten, Jared Brown, Kyle Atteberry, Kyle Klockenga, Eli Klokkenga and Matt Wrage spear headed the crop tour with consistency and accuracy in mind....

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Corn and Soybean Storage - from Darrel Good

Posted by John Fulton -
The current USDA projections indicate that U.S. corn and soybean supplies will be record large for the 2016-17 marketing year that begins on Sept.1. The corn supply (production, carryover stocks, and imports) is projected at 16.909 billion bushels, 1.512 billion bushels larger than last year's supply and 1.43 billion bushels larger than the record large supply of two years ago. The soybean supp...

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2016 Sangamon County Corn Yield Survey

2016 Corn Yield Survey of Sangamon County Illinois - done by Sangamon County Farm Bureau

Posted by John Fulton -
The 2016 corn yield survey was completed August 18 by the Sangamon County, Illinois Farm Bureau. The associated picture has results by township from the survey....

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National Organic Feed Grain and Feedstuffs Bi-Weekly Report Available

Posted by John Fulton -
The latest bi-weekly price report for organic grains and feedstuffs is available from the Ag Marketing Service at...

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University of Illinois Agronomy Day August 18

Posted by John Fulton -
The University of Illinois Crop Sciences Department will be hosting the annual Agronomy Day on Thursday, August 18 frin 7 am to 2 pm at the new sit on the South Farms in Urbana. Several stops have CCA and CEU credits available. For more information, the website is http://agronomyday.cropsci.illinois.edu/...

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What Corn and Soybean Yields Are the Markets Trading - from Darrel Good

Posted by John Fulton -
Ample July precipitation in a large portion of the U.S. corn and soybean production areas, coupled with very high crop condition ratings for both crops, have generated expectations for large yields for both crops. Those expectations have resulted in a sharp decline in prices beginning in mid-June for corn and early July for soybeans. The USDA is scheduled to release the first surv...

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Corn and Soybean Revenue Projections for 2016 and 2017 from Gary Schnitkey

Posted by John Fulton -
While considerable uncertainties still exist, revenue projections for 2016 and 2017 are provided in this article for the average of high-productivity farms located in central Illinois. The 2016 revenue projections provide an indication of whether 2016 will be a better or worse income year than 2015, a year in which net incomes on many grain farms were extremely low. The 2017 projection pro...

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