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Frequent information updates for agricultural audiences

2012 County Yields and GRIP Payments - from Gary Schnitkey

Posted by John Fulton -

The National Agricultural Statistical Service (NASS) recently released county yields for corn and soybeans for 2012. These yields confirm that the drought significantly lowered 2012 production, with extremely low yields being prevalent in southern Illinois. Corn yields were more impacted than soybean yields. With county yield estimates, Group Risk Income Plan with the harvest price optio...

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10 year soybean yields for Logan, Menard, and Sangamon Counties

Posted by John Fulton -

Year Logan Menard Sangamon 2012 47.3 41.1 49.5 2011 54.6 50.7 55.5 20...

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10 Year Corn Yields for Logan, Menard, and Sangamon Counties

Posted by John Fulton -

Year Logan Menard Sangamon 2012 96.5 97.4 131.3 2011 173.4 169.4 165.7...

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2012 County Crop Yields Released

Posted by John Fulton -

The Crop Reporting Service of the USDA just released 2012 yields by county on February 21. The state average corn yield was 105 bushels per acre. Logan County averaged 96.5, Sangamon 131.3, Menard 97.4, DeWitt 134.4, Macon 102.8, Mason 110.2, Tazewell 133.4, and McLean 109.5. The top counties in the state were Mercer with 180.1, Warren at 164.9, Henderson with 162.6, Peoria at 161.9, an...

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GRIP-HR for 2013 - from Gary Schnitkey

Posted by John Fulton -

Group Risk Income Plan with the Harvest Revenue Option (GRIP-HR) has features that make it an attractive crop insurance product this year. GRIP-HR will make large payments in a drought year, a concern of many farmers as dryness extends across much of the western corn-belt and Great Plains. GRIP-HR also will make large payments if prices decline, a distinct possibility given large project...

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2013 Crop Insurance Tools Now Available - Farmdoc

Posted by John Fulton -

The 2013 iFarm Crop Insurance Tools are now available at the crop insurance section of farmdoc. iFarm Crop Insurance Payment Simulator This web-based tool provides estimates of premiums for available insurance products at each coverage election, and then calculates the expected frequency of payme...

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2013 Crop Insurance Projected Prices, Volatilities, and Harvest Price Impacts- from Bruce Sherrick and Gary Schnitkey

Posted by John Fulton -

The Risk Management Agency (RMA) "resets" various features of the crop insurance programs annually to reflect the market's estimate of the value of crops intended for production in the current year. Among the most important factors are (1) projected prices, (2) volatility factors, and (3) harvest prices. Projected prices directly determine the insurable value of production, and thus impact prem...

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