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Estimates of 2015 ARC-CO Payments - from Gary Schnitkey

Posted by John Fulton -

Many farmers will place estimates of 2015 Agricultural Risk Coverage - County Option (ARC-CO) payments on the 2015 income statement as revenue, resulting in an accrued ARC-CO payment on their balance sheets. Having a reasonable estimate of ARC-CO payments will aid in these income and balance sheet valuations. At this point, there is a great deal of uncertainty about 2015 ARC-CO payments. S...

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2016 Illinois State Fair Junior Show Age Eligibility Rules

Posted by John Fulton -

While it may seem a little bit off topic, there have been many questions concerning eligibility for exhibition in the Junior Show at future State Fair Opportunities. Many questions have come to us concerning livestock exhibition, particularly for youth who are beyond the 4-H enrollment age. Here is a synopsis of eligibility rules for the 2016 fair:...

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2015 University of Illinois Variety Yield Trial Data

Posted by John Fulton -

The 2015 Yield Trial information has now been added to the variety testing program information website. You simply click on the tab for the crop you want, and select the type of file by the region of the state and year. The site is at:

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