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2017 Machinery Cost Estimates (Custom Rates)

Posted by Terri Miller -

Need a copy of machinery cost estimates for your year-end paperwork? We have you covered. Download a PDF copy here !...

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Anticipating Dec.1 corn stocks - from Todd Hubbs

Posted by Terri Miller -

The USDA releases the estimate of corn stocks held in the United States on Jan. 12. On the same date, the final estimate of the size of the 2017 corn crop is revealed. The estimates show the level of corn consumption during the first quarter of the 2017-18 marketing year. According to University of Illinois agricultural economist Todd Hubbs, these estimates allow for an updated projection of the l...

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Soil and Water Management Seminar for Certified Crop Advisors Coming February 20

Posted by Terri Miller -

Soil and Water Management Seminar for Certified Crop Advisors is coming to the Logan County Extension office in Lincoln, IL. (February 20 - 9:00 am to 2:30 pm). Registration is $45.00 per person, which includes materials and lunch. 4.5 hours of Certified Crop Advisor Credit in soil and water management available. For presentation at multiple locations, web conferencing and Pow...

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Hog price prospects strengthen - From Chris Hurt

Posted by Terri Miller -

URBANA, Ill. – Hog prices this fall have been stronger than anticipated. In early October, USDA analysts estimated that fourth-quarter live prices would average $38 to $40 per hundredweight. According to Purdue University Extension economist Chris Hurt, now it looks like the actual price will be $46 to $47. "It is always enjoyable to exceed expectations, but what is the source of the better ho...

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Corn supply a burden to prices - fromTodd Hubbs

Posted by Terri Miller -

Source: Todd Hubbs, 217-300-4688, jhubbs3@illinois.edu URBANA, Ill. – The USDA's Crop Production report released on Nov. 9 described an unexpectedly large corn yield increase for the 2017 crop. Corn prices suffered a moderate decline following the report's release, considering the magnitude of the yield increase...

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Acreage Prospects for 2018 - from Todd Hubbs

Posted by Terri Miller -

Corn and soybean prices have weathered the USDA's November Crop Production report that contained larger forecasts of the size of the 2017 harvest, relative to market expectations, for both crops. Considerable speculation will occur over the next few months about the acreage decisions farmers will make in 2018. Current market conditions appear to support moderate soybean and corn acreage expansi...

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