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Frequent information updates for agricultural audiences

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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Forming Corn and Soybean Price Expectations for 2016-17 - from Scott Irwin and Darrel Good

Posted by John Fulton -
In the farmdoc daily article of April 6, 2016 we offered a new specification for the relationship between the marketing year ending stocks-to-use ratio and the marketing year average farm price for corn and soybeans. Forecasting the marketing year average price using the new stoc...

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National Organic Feed Grain and Feedstuffs Bi-Weekly Report Available

Posted by John Fulton -
Here is the link to the latest issue of the latest National Organic Grains and Feedstuffs Marketing Newsletter:...

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Downward Pressures on 2016 and 2017 Cash Rents - from Gary Schnitkey

Posted by John Fulton -
Cash rents on professionally-managed farmland decreased in 2016. In 2017, pressures to lower cash rents will intensify if commodity prices do not increase. In this article, a table is presented that summarizes cash rents for professionally managed and "average" farmland in Illinois for 2014 through 2016. The 2016 cash rents for "average" farmland is a projection. Data from the Illinois So...

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