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2013 County Corn and Soybean Yields Released

Posted by John Fulton -

2013 County Crop Yields Released The National Ag Statistics Office has released 2013 corn and soybean yields by county on February 20. The state average corn yield was 178 bushels per acre, compared to the 105 bushel average of the 2012 drought. Logan County averaged 198.1 bushels per acre and Sangamon County averaged 198.2. Menard and DeWitt Counties were among a group not having indiv...

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2014 Crop Insurance Decisions and the Farm Bill - from Gary Schnitkey

Posted by John Fulton -

Passage of the 2014 Farm Bill leads to questions on whether the Farm Bill impacts 2014 crop insurance decisions.   Because the 2014 Farm Bill does not change crop insurance programs in 2014, the 2014 Farm Bill will not impact 2014 decisions. The 2014 Farm Bill may impact crop insurance decisions in 2015.  The two most significant differences between the 2013 and 2014 crop in...

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