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December 2, 2014 Capital Purchases and Lower Net Incomes   Continue Reading...
  Gary Schnitkey
November 14, 2014 U.S. Farm Input Price Dynamics, 1981-2013   Continue Reading...
  Carl Zulauf and Nick Rettig
November 11, 2014 Lower Fuel Prices Unlikely to have Large Impact on Non-Land Corn and Soybean Costs   Continue Reading...
  Gary Schnitkey
November 7, 2014 Crop Insurance Revenue Guarantees Likely Lower in 2015   Continue Reading...
  Gary Schnitkey
October 28, 2014 Soybeans Returns Projected Higher than Corn in 2014   Continue Reading...
  Gary Schnitkey
October 21, 2014 Projected Corn Gross Revenues Down in 2014 and 2015   Continue Reading...
  Gary Schnitkey
October 9, 2014 Nitrogen Fertilizer Prices and 2015 Planting Decisions   Continue Reading...
  Gary Schnitkey
September 23, 2014 Revisions to the 2014 Crop Budgets Indicate Need to Conserve Cash   Continue Reading...
  Gary Schnitkey
September 16, 2014 Will Non-Land Costs Decrease in 2015?   Continue Reading...
  Gary Schnitkey
September 3, 2014 2015 Crop Insurance Decision Tool and SCO   Continue Reading...
  Gary Schnitkey
August 26, 2014 Will High Yields Rescue 2014 Crop Returns?   Continue Reading...
  Gary Schnitkey
July 22, 2014 Renegotiating Cash Rents Down for 2015   Continue Reading...
  Gary Schnitkey
July 15, 2014 Range in Revenues and Returns Possible for Corn in 2014   Continue Reading...
  Gary Schnitkey
July 8, 2014 Release of 2015 Crop Budgets   Continue Reading...
  Gary Schnitkey
June 24, 2014 Prospects for Grain Farm Incomes in 2014   Continue Reading...
  Gary Schnitkey
June 20, 2014 Controlling Cost vs. More Revenue?   Continue Reading...
  Brandy M. Krapf, Dwight D. Raab and Bradley L. Zwilling
June 10, 2014 Projected 2014 Gross Revenues and Farmer Returns on Cash Rent Farmland   Continue Reading...
  Gary Schnitkey
June 3, 2014 Non-Land Costs for Corn Increased in 2013   Continue Reading...
  Gary Schnitkey
May 20, 2014 Soybean-to-Corn Price Ratios in Spring and Fall   Continue Reading...
  Gary Schnitkey
May 13, 2014 Evaluating the Historical Variability of Corn's Market Year Average Price and Projecting Price Loss Coverage Payments   Continue Reading...
  Gary Schnitkey and Darrel Good
April 18, 2014 Is There An Advantage To More Corn Acres in Your Rotation?   Continue Reading...
  Brandy M. Krapf, Dwight D. Raab and Bradley L. Zwilling
April 15, 2014 Monthly Fertilizer Prices: Spring 2014 with Comparisons to 2009 through 2013   Continue Reading...
  Gary Schnitkey
March 25, 2014 Causes of High U.S. Corn Yields: Evaluation of County Yields   Continue Reading...
  Gary Schnitkey
March 21, 2014 Cost to Produce Corn and Soybeans in Illinois-2013   Continue Reading...
  Brandy M. Krapf, Dwight D. Raab and Bradley L. Zwilling
March 20, 2014 Soybean-to-Corn Price Ratios in Spring and Fall   Continue Reading...
  Gary Schnitkey
February 18, 2014 Controlling Costs with Lower Crop Revenues: Machinery Costs   Continue Reading...
  Gary Schnitkey
February 4, 2014 Controlling Costs with Lower Crop Revenues: Direct Costs   Continue Reading...
  Gary Schnitkey
January 31, 2014 Planning For a Lower Revenue 2014   Continue Reading...
  Brandy M. Krapf, Dwight D. Raab and Bradley L. Zwilling
January 28, 2014 Controlling Costs with Lower Crop Revenues: Fertilizer Costs   Continue Reading...
  Gary Schnitkey
January 22, 2014 Controlling Costs With Lower Crop Revenues: Historical Overview   Continue Reading...
  Gary Schnitkey
January 14, 2014 Coverage Level Choices for Revenue Protection in 2014   Continue Reading...
  Gary Schnitkey
January 7, 2014 Area Risk Protection Insurance Policy: Comparison to Group Plans   Continue Reading...
  Gary Schnitkey
December 31, 2013 IFES 2013: Income, Financial Outlook, and Adjustments in 2014   Continue Reading...
  Gary Schnitkey
December 23, 2013 Estimated GRIP Payments for 2013   Continue Reading...
  Gary Schnitkey
December 20, 2013 Watching Your Liquidity Levels - Preparing for 2014   Continue Reading...
  Brandy M. Krapf, Dwight D. Raab and Bradley L. Zwilling
December 10, 2013 Crop Insurance Premiums and Guarantee Levels for 2014   Continue Reading...
  Gary Schnitkey
December 3, 2013 High Cash Rents and Farmer Returns   Continue Reading...
  Gary Schnitkey
November 26, 2013 Management Implications of Non-Decreasing Interest Rates   Continue Reading...
  Gary Schnitkey
November 19, 2013 Lower Crop Insurance Guarantees in 2014   Continue Reading...
  Gary Schnitkey
November 15, 2013 Expense Election (IRS Code Section 179): Where are we going and where have we been?   Continue Reading...
  Brandy M. Krapf, Dwight D. Raab, and Bradley L. Zwilling
November 12, 2013 Break-Even Soybean Prices: History and Projections   Continue Reading...
  Gary Schnitkey
November 5, 2013 Break-Even Corn Prices: History and Projections   Continue Reading...
  Gary Schnitkey
October 29, 2013 Proportion of Farms with High Cash Rent Percentages and Levels   Continue Reading...
  Gary Schnitkey
October 25, 2013 Illinois Farmland Leasing Changes   Continue Reading...
  Bradley L. Zwilling, Brandy Krapf, and Dwight D. Raab
October 22, 2013 Corn and Soybean Returns Suggest Stable Illinois Acreages   Continue Reading...
  Gary Schnitkey
October 15, 2013 The 2012 Drought, Net Incomes with and without Insurance, and a Policy Concern   Continue Reading...
  Gary Schnitkey
October 11, 2013 2014 Returns for Corn under Drought, Median, and High Yield Scenarios   Continue Reading...
  Gary Schnitkey
October 8, 2013 Range in Farm Yields during the 2012 Drought Year   Continue Reading...
  Gary Schnitkey
October 3, 2013 Crop Insurance Payments in 2013 for Corn and Soybeans   Continue Reading...
  Gary Schnitkey
October 1, 2013 Projected 2013 and 2014 Operator and Farmland Returns   Continue Reading...
  Gary Schnitkey
September 24, 2013 Corn-to-Soybean Yield Ratios: History and the Future   Continue Reading...
  Gary Schnitkey
September 20, 2013 Mark Your Financial Progress   Continue Reading...
  Bradley L. Zwilling, Brandy Krapf, and Dwight D. Raab
September 19, 2013 Estimated ARC Program Performance in 2012   Continue Reading...
  Nick Paulson
September 17, 2013 2013 Projected Soybean Yields Compared to Trend Yields   Continue Reading...
  Gary Schnitkey
September 13, 2013 2013 Projected Corn Yield Compared to Trend Yields   Continue Reading...
  Gary Schnitkey
September 10, 2013 2013 County Cash Rents: Levels, Variability, and 2014 Cash Rent Decisions   Continue Reading...
  Gary Schnitkey
September 4, 2013 Farm Managers See More Stable Farmland Prices   Continue Reading...
  Gary Schnitkey
August 30, 2013 Expected Cash Rents in 2014 on Professionally Managed Farmland   Continue Reading...
  Gary Schnitkey
August 28, 2013 USDA Corn and Soybean Production Forecasting Procedures Revisited With a Focus on Derived Ear Weights   Continue Reading...
  Darrel Good and Scott Irwin
August 27, 2013 Wheat Returns on Southern Illinois Farms   Continue Reading...
  Gary Schnitkey
August 20, 2013 Hedging the 2013 Corn and Soybean Crop Given Crop Insurance   Continue Reading...
  Gary Schnitkey
August 16, 2013 Farm and Family Living Income and Expenses for 2012   Continue Reading...
  Brandy M. Krapf, Dwight D. Raab, and Bradley L. Zwilling
August 13, 2013 Share-Rent Landowner Returns Compared to Cash Rents   Continue Reading...
  Gary Schnitkey
August 8, 2013 Illinois Farm Real Estate Increase 16.4% for 2013   Continue Reading...
  Bradley L. Zwilling
August 6, 2013 Fertilizer Costs Move Down   Continue Reading...
  Gary Schnitkey
July 30, 2013 2014 Crop Budgets   Continue Reading...
  Gary Schnitkey
July 25, 2013 Stability of Farm Income   Continue Reading...
  Bradley L. Zwilling and Dwight D. Raab
July 24, 2013 ACRE Payments in Illinois in 2012 and 2013   Continue Reading...
  Gary Schnitkey
July 23, 2013 Farmland Ownership and Rental Percentages in Illinois: A 2007 to 2012 Perspective   Continue Reading...
  Gary Schnitkey
July 16, 2013 Returns and Cash Rents given $4.80 Corn and $10.75 Soybean Prices   Continue Reading...
  Gary Schnitkey
July 10, 2013 2013 Net Incomes for Grain Farms Likely Below Levels in Recent Years   Continue Reading...
  Gary Schnitkey
July 9, 2013 Concentration of Corn and Soybean Production in the U.S.   Continue Reading...
  Gary Schnitkey
July 2, 2013 Reductions in Insurance Guarantees Due to Lower 2013 Yields   Continue Reading...
  Gary Schnitkey
June 25, 2013 Chinese and U.S. Pork Consumption and Production   Continue Reading...
  Gary Schnitkey
June 18, 2013 Prevented Planting Payments versus Planting Soybeans   Continue Reading...
  Gary Schnitkey
June 13, 2013 Release of Revenue and Costs for Corn, Soybeans, Wheat, and Double-Crop Soybeans   Continue Reading...
  Gary Schnitkey
June 11, 2013 Farm Program Payments under Alternative Proposals   Continue Reading...
  Gary Schnitkey
June 6, 2013 Expected Price Support Payments for Corn and Soybeans   Continue Reading...
  Nick Paulson
June 4, 2013 Non-land Costs Continue to Increase   Continue Reading...
  Gary Schnitkey
May 30, 2013 Evaluating Taking Prevented Planting Payments for Corn   Continue Reading...
  Gary Schnitkey
May 30, 2013 Crop Insurance Program Losses in Perspective   Continue Reading...
  Bruce J. Sherrick and Gary D. Schnitkey
May 29, 2013 Payment Expectations for the 2013 ACRE Program   Continue Reading...
  Gary Schnitkey
May 21, 2013 Farmland Prices and Interest Rates   Continue Reading...
  Gary Schnitkey
May 17, 2013 Changes in Farm Debt   Continue Reading...
  Bradley L. Zwilling and Dwight D. Raab
May 14, 2013 Balance Sheets on Grain Farms from 2005 to 2011   Continue Reading...
  Ben Hugenberg and Gary Schnitkey
May 10, 2013 Comparing Current and 1970 Farm Prosperity: Cash Farm Expenses   Continue Reading...
  Carl Zulauf
May 3, 2013 A Historical Perspective on Illinois Farmland Sales   Continue Reading...
  Erik D. Hanson and Bruce J. Sherrick
May 1, 2013 Late Planting and Tools in FAST   Continue Reading...
  Ryan Batts and Gary Schnitkey
April 30, 2013 Farm Bill Negotiations: Selection between Three Programs   Continue Reading...
  Gary Schntikey and Carl Zulauf
April 25, 2013 How Much of the 2013 Corn Crop Will Be Planted Late?   Continue Reading...
  Darrel Good and Scott Irwin
April 23, 2013 The 2013 ACRE Decision   Continue Reading...
  Gary Schnitkey
April 19, 2013 More Corn...More Profit???   Continue Reading...
  Bradley L. Zwilling and Dwight D. Raab
April 18, 2013 Comparing Current and 1970 Farm Prosperity: Farm Debt   Continue Reading...
  Carl Zulauf and Nick Rettig
April 16, 2013 Release of 2013 ACRE Payment Estimator   Continue Reading...
  Gary Schnitkey
April 11, 2013 Have Not Filed Your Return Yet?   Continue Reading...
  Gary Hoff
April 9, 2013 2013 Cash Rents on Professionally Managed Farmland in Illinois   Continue Reading...
  Gary Schnitkey
April 4, 2013 Recent Price Changes Alter Relative Corn and Soybean Returns   Continue Reading...
  Gary Schnitkey
April 2, 2013 Shifts in Planting Acres across States Largely Follow Previous Trends   Continue Reading...
  Gary Schintkey
March 28, 2013 Geographical Acreage Changes between 2006 and 2012 in Corn, Soybeans, Wheat, and Cotton   Continue Reading...
  Gary Schnitkey
March 26, 2013 Release of an Updated FAST Tool: Balance Sheet Program   Continue Reading...
  Ryan Batts
March 19, 2013 Drought and Crop Insurance Loss Experience in 2012   Continue Reading...
  Gary Schnitkey
March 15, 2013 Control What You Can   Continue Reading...
  Brad Zwilling and Dwight Raab
March 14, 2013 TIAA-CREF and the University of Illinois Launch TIAA-CREF Center for Farmland Research   Continue Reading...
  Bruce Sherrick
March 13, 2013 Prices Paid for Farm Inputs vs. Prices Received for Crops: Implications for Managing Risk and Farm Policy   Continue Reading...
  Carl Zulauf and Nick Rettig
March 12, 2013 Early Planting and Final Planting Dates for Crop Insurance   Continue Reading...
  Gary Schnitkey
March 7, 2013 Relationship between Crop Returns and Acreage Decisions   Continue Reading...
  Nick Paulson
March 5, 2013 Crop Insurance Product Recommendations   Continue Reading...
  Gary Schnitkey
February 26, 2013 2013 Illinois County Yields and GRIP Payments   Continue Reading...
  Gary Schnitkey
February 22, 2013 2013 Farm Program Choice: An Initial Perspective   Continue Reading...
  Carl Zulauf and Gary Schnitkey
February 20, 2013 Locating the 2012 Drought Using State Corn Yields   Continue Reading...
  Gary Schnitkey
February 19, 2013 Projected Prices and Soybean-to-Corn Price Ratios in 2013   Continue Reading...
  Gary Schnitkey
February 15, 2013 Know Your Term Debt and Capital Lease Coverage Ratio   Continue Reading...
  Brad Zwilling and Dwight Raab
February 12, 2013 GRIP-HR: A Good Product for 2013   Continue Reading...
  Gary Schnitkey
February 5, 2013 Low Crop Revenue Most Likely Due to Lower Prices   Continue Reading...
  Gary Schnitkey
February 1, 2013 2013 Crop Insurance Projected Prices, Volatilities, and Harvest Price Impacts   Continue Reading...
  Bruce Sherrick and Gary Schnitkey
January 29, 2013 The 75 to 85% Coverage Level Choice for RP Crop Insurance   Continue Reading...
  Gary Schnitkey
January 25, 2013 Landlord Characteristics in the USA and in Illinois   Continue Reading...
  Todd Kuethe and Jennifer Ifft
January 24, 2013 Rental Agreements in the USA and in Illinois   Continue Reading...
  Todd Kuethe and Jennifer Ifft
January 23, 2013 More Corn in 2013?   Continue Reading...
  Gary Schnitkey
January 18, 2013 Management Review of 2012...While Looking Forward to 2013   Continue Reading...
  Bradley L. Zwilling and Dwight D. Raab
January 17, 2013 Farmland Tenure in the USA and in Illinois   Continue Reading...
  Todd Kuethe and Jennifer Ifft
January 15, 2013 Crop Insurance Use in 2012 and 2013 Projections   Continue Reading...
  Gary Schnitkey
January 8, 2013 Crop Insurance Premiums and the 2013 Crop Insurance Decision Tool   Continue Reading...
  Gary Schnitkey
January 4, 2013 IFES 2012: Overview and Impacts of Proposed Changes in the 2012 Farm Bill   Continue Reading...
  Nick Paulson
January 3, 2013 IFES 2012: Crop Insurance - 2012 Performance and Updates for 2013   Continue Reading...
  Bruce Sherrick
December 26, 2012 IFES 2012: 2013 Projected Crop Farm Incomes: A Drought Reprieve   Continue Reading...
  Gary Schnitkey
December 21, 2012 Your Farm's Financial Health (Debt-to-Asset Ratio)   Continue Reading...
  Bradley L. Zwilling and Dwight D. Raab
December 18, 2012 Per Acre Non-land Costs of Grain Farms of Different Sizes   Continue Reading...
  Gary Schnitkey
December 14, 2012 RIN Stock Update: Implications of the 2012 Drought   Continue Reading...
  Nick Paulson
December 12, 2012 Range in 2013 Market Year Average Prices for Soybeans Suggested by History   Continue Reading...
  Gary Schnitkey
December 11, 2012 Will ACRE Pay in 2012?   Continue Reading...
  Gary Schnitkey
December 4, 2012 Range in 2013 Market Year Average Prices for Corn Suggested by History   Continue Reading...
  Gary Schnitkey
November 29, 2012 Farmland Turnover in Illinois   Continue Reading...
  Bruce J. Sherrick
November 28, 2012 Risks Faced by Farms with High Cash Rents   Continue Reading...
  Gary Schnitkey
November 27, 2012 Expiring Tax Provisions   Continue Reading...
  Mitchell A. Fruhling and Dwight D. Raab
November 20, 2012 2013 Net Farm Income Projections   Continue Reading...
  Gary Schnitkey
November 16, 2012 Management Review of 2012 - Consider the Role of Advisers to Your Farm Business   Continue Reading...
  Bradley L. Zwilling and Dwight D. Raab
November 13, 2012 Crop Insurance and Rental Arrangements: Lessons from the 2012 Drought   Continue Reading...
  Gary Schnikey
November 6, 2012 2013 Crop Revenue Risk: Waiting for Projected Prices   Continue Reading...
  Gary Schnitkey
November 1, 2012 2012 Harvest Prices for Corn and Soybeans: Implications for Crop Insurance Payments   Continue Reading...
  Gary Schnitkey
October 30, 2012 Current Fertilizer Prices, Natural Gas, and Longer-Run Supply   Continue Reading...
  Gary Schnitkey
October 25, 2012 Wheat Feeding   Continue Reading...
  Carl Zulauf and Nick Rettig
October 23, 2012 Landowner and Farmer Returns under Share Rental Arrangements with Differing Prices   Continue Reading...
  Gary Schnitkey
October 19, 2012 The Increasing Waistline of the Deferred Tax Monster   Continue Reading...
  Bradley L. Zwilling and Dwight D. Raab
October 18, 2012 Cash Rents and Crop Revenues in Illinois   Continue Reading...
  Nick Paulson
October 16, 2012 Cash Rents Given Differing Price Levels   Continue Reading...
  Gary Schnitkey
October 12, 2012 Relative Importance of Price vs. Yield variability in Crop Revenue Risk   Continue Reading...
  Bruce Sherrick
October 9, 2012 Harvest Prices and Insurance Payments   Continue Reading...
  Gary Schnitkey
October 4, 2012 Rental Rates for Share, Flex, and Cash Rent Agreements in Illinois   Continue Reading...
  Nick Paulson
October 2, 2012 Trends in Cash Rent Leasing Terms   Continue Reading...
  Gary Schnitkey
September 27, 2012 Interaction between Crop Insurance and Price Support Programs   Continue Reading...
  Carl Zulauf
September 25, 2012 Wheat Crop Insurance in 2013   Continue Reading...
  Gary Schnitkey
September 21, 2012 Farm Liquidity - Working Capital to Value of Farm Production   Continue Reading...
  Brad Zwilling and Dwight Raab
September 18, 2012 Wheat in 2013?   Continue Reading...
  Gary Schnitkey
September 13, 2012 Projected 2012 Crop Reporting District Yields Relative to Trend-line Yields   Continue Reading...
  Gary Schnitkey
September 11, 2012 Cash Rents in 2012 and 2013   Continue Reading...
  Gary Schnitkey
September 7, 2012 2012 Farm Bill Debate: Multiple-Year Risk Assistance Programs   Continue Reading...
  Carl Zulauf
September 6, 2012 RIN Values: What Do They Tell Us about the Impact of Biofuel Mandates?   Continue Reading...
  Seth Meyer and Nick Paulson
September 5, 2012 Crop Insurance and the Harvest Price Option   Continue Reading...
  Gary Schnitkey
August 30, 2012 2012 Drought: Yield Loss, Revenue Loss, and Harvest Price Option   Continue Reading...
  Carl Zulauf
August 28, 2012 Crop Insurance in 2013   Continue Reading...
  Gary Schnitkey
August 24, 2012 Current Farmland Prices in Line with Farmland Returns and Interest Rates   Continue Reading...
  Gary Schnitkey
August 23, 2012 The Impact of the 2012 Drought on Corn and Soybean Yield Updates for the PLC Program   Continue Reading...
  Nick Paulson
August 22, 2012 Non-Harvested Corn and Soybean Acres: Historical Context   Continue Reading...
  Carl Zulauf
August 21, 2012 Projected 2013 Corn and Soybean Budgets   Continue Reading...
  Gary Schnitkey
August 17, 2012 Farm Liquidity - Your Current Ratio   Continue Reading...
  Bradley L. Zwilling and Dwight D. Raab
August 14, 2012 2012 Corn and Soybeans Yields Relative to Historical Yields   Continue Reading...
  Gary Schnitkey
August 9, 2012 Price vs. Revenue Farm Safety Net   Continue Reading...
  Carl Zulauf
August 8, 2012 More Ways to Hedge the RP Guarantee Before Harvest   Continue Reading...
  Paul E. Peterson and Gary Schnitkey
August 7, 2012 Initial Perspectives of Crop Insurance Underwriting Losses due to the 2012 Drought   Continue Reading...
  Gary Schnitkey and Bruce Sherrick
August 7, 2012 Illinois Farm Real Estate Continues Double Digit Increase   Continue Reading...
  Bradley L. Zwilling
July 31, 2012 Release of an Online FAST Tool to Calculate Crop Insurance Payments   Continue Reading...
  Ryan Batts and Gary Schnitkey
July 27, 2012 The 2012 Drought and Income Tax Deferral of Crop Insurance and/or Disaster Payments   Continue Reading...
  Roger McEowen
July 24, 2012 Consider Hedging RP Guarantee before Harvest   Continue Reading...
  Gary Schnitkey
July 20, 2012 Springfield RMA Releases "Crop Insurance during a Drought"   Continue Reading...
  Gary Schnitkey
July 20, 2012 Cash Is King   Continue Reading...
  Brad Zwilling, Jim Locher and Dwight Raab
July 17, 2012 Likelihood of Payments in 2012 from ACRE, Counter-Cyclical Programs, and SURE   Continue Reading...
  Gary Schnitkey
July 12, 2012 Price Loss Coverage in the House Discussion Bill and Acreage Decisions   Continue Reading...
  Gary Schnitkey and Carl Zulauf
July 3, 2012 Crop Insurance in 2012   Continue Reading...
  Gary Schnitkey
June 28, 2012 Grain Farm Income Prospects Given Drought Conditions in 2012   Continue Reading...
  Gary Schnitkey
June 22, 2012 Machinery Capital Invested on the Farm - Then and Now   Continue Reading...
  Brad Zwilling, Jim Locher and Dwight D. Raab
June 21, 2012 Farm Payment Limits: History and Observations   Continue Reading...
  Carl Zulauf
June 19, 2012 Do Recent Prices Understate Downside Price Risk in Corn?   Continue Reading...
  Gary Schnitkey
June 15, 2012 Farmland Values: What do Investors Say?   Continue Reading...
  Brent Gloy
June 13, 2012 Differences across Crops in Spending Under the 2012 Senate Agriculture Committee Farm Bill   Continue Reading...
  Gary Schnitkey
June 5, 2012 Performance of the Super Committee Target Price Proposal   Continue Reading...
  Gary Schnitkey
May 31, 2012 Olympic Moving Average and Potential Price Protection   Continue Reading...
  Carl Zulauf
May 30, 2012 Machinery Cost Estimates for 2012 and 2013   Continue Reading...
  Gary Schnitkey
May 22, 2012 Net Returns with ARC under Differing Price Scenarios   Continue Reading...
  Gary Schnitkey
May 18, 2012 Are Illinois Farmers Getting Older?   Continue Reading...
  Brad Zwilling, Jim Locher and Dwight Raab
May 17, 2012 Annual Payment Limits for the ARC Program and Farm Size in Illinois   Continue Reading...
  Nick Paulson
May 15, 2012 Simple versus Olympic Averages in Prices used in Farm Commodity Programs   Continue Reading...
  Gary Schnitkey
May 9, 2012 ARC and Multi-Year Price Declines   Continue Reading...
  Gary Schnitkey
May 1, 2012 Impacts of Limits on Crop Insurance Risk Subsidies   Continue Reading...
  Gary Schnitkey
April 24, 2012 Payments from a 70% Yield Insurance   Continue Reading...
  Gary Schnitkey
April 20, 2012 Covering Your Costs - Part 2   Continue Reading...
  Dwight D. Raab
April 19, 2012 Net Payments to Farmers by Crop Insurance: Historical Trends and the 2012 Farm Safety Net Debate   Continue Reading...
  Carl Zulauf
April 17, 2012 2011 Corn and Soybean Yields in Perspective   Continue Reading...
  Gary Schnitkey
April 12, 2012 Graphical Illustrations of Proposed Farm Revenue Programs and Crop Insurance   Continue Reading...
  Gary Schnitkey
April 10, 2012 Risk Implications of Commodity Programs in the 2012 Farm Bill   Continue Reading...
  Gary Schnitkey
April 6, 2012 Understanding the Lifespan and Maturity of a RIN   Continue Reading...
  Nick Paulson
April 3, 2012 Little Change in Where Corn is Planted in the United States   Continue Reading...
  Gary Schnitkey
March 29, 2012 Cash Holdings Continue to Rise   Continue Reading...
  Paul Ellinger
March 28, 2012 Annual Management Return Performance for Illinois Grain Farms: Yields and Prices   Continue Reading...
  Nick Paulson
March 27, 2012 Projected Corn-Soybean Returns Do Not Suggest Shift to Corn in Illinois: An Application of the Planting Decision Model   Continue Reading...
  Gary Schnitkey
March 21, 2012 farmdoc daily is One Year Old!   Continue Reading...
  Scott Irwin
March 20, 2012 Impacts of Planting before Crop Insurance Earliest Planting Date   Continue Reading...
  Gary Schnitkey
March 13, 2012 Will ACRE Pay in 2011 and 2012?   Continue Reading...
  Gary Schnitkey
March 6, 2012 2012 Revenue Guarantees Compared to Costs   Continue Reading...
  Gary Schnitkey
March 1, 2012 Crop Insurance Decisions in 2012 - Some Final Thoughts   Continue Reading...
  Bruce Sherrick and Gary Schnitkey
February 29, 2012 An Annual Look at the Components of Management Returns for Illinois Grain Farms   Continue Reading...
  Nick Paulson
February 28, 2012 Crop Insurance Use in 2011 and Suggestions for 2012   Continue Reading...
  Gary Schnitkey
February 24, 2012 GRIP Payments in 2011   Continue Reading...
  Gary Schnitkey
February 21, 2012 Is RP with the Harvest Price Exclusion a Good Option for 2012?   Continue Reading...
  Gary Schnitkey
February 17, 2012 Keep In Mind Family Living When Doing Crop Budgets   Continue Reading...
  Bradley L. Zwilling
February 16, 2012 A Follow Up on the Persistence of Management Returns: Yields and Prices   Continue Reading...
  Nick Paulson
February 14, 2012 Projected Prices for Crop Insurance Based on First Two-weeks of February   Continue Reading...
  Gary Schnitkey
February 7, 2012 Premiums on Trend-Adjusted APH Endorsements   Continue Reading...
  Gary Schnitkey and Bruce Sherrick
January 31, 2012 Corn-Soybean Planting Decisions and Longer Run Returns   Continue Reading...
  Gary Schnitkey
January 25, 2012 ACRE Price Component Forecast, 2012 Crop   Continue Reading...
  Carl Zulauf
January 24, 2012 Group Risk Income Plan (GRIP) in 2012   Continue Reading...
  Gary Schnitkey
January 20, 2012 Farm Capital Investments   Continue Reading...
  Dwight Raab
January 18, 2012 COMBO Crop Insurance Premium Changes in 2012   Continue Reading...
  Gary Schnitkey and Bruce Sherrick
January 10, 2012 2012 Crop Insurance Decision Tool   Continue Reading...
  Gary Schnitkey
January 6, 2012 Seasonal Fertilizer Prices   Continue Reading...
  Gary Schnitkey
January 4, 2012 Why Was ACRE a No-Go with Iowa Farmers?   Continue Reading...
  William M. Edwards
December 23, 2011 2011 IFES: Crop Insurance - New Features, Programs & Performance   Continue Reading...
  Bruce Sherrick
December 22, 2011 2011 IFES: Stress Testing Agricultural Returns in 2012 and Beyond   Continue Reading...
  Gary Schnitkey
December 20, 2011 2011 IFES: USDA - NASS Revealed: Procedures in Setting Crop, Livestock and Economic Estimates   Continue Reading...
  Brad Schwab and Mark Schleusener
December 13, 2011 February Settlement Period Critical in Determining Downside Revenue Risks   Continue Reading...
  Gary Schnitkey
December 8, 2011 Persistence in Management Returns for Illinois Grain Farms, 2005-2009   Continue Reading...
  Nick Paulson and Xijie Lv
December 6, 2011 Trend-Adjusted APH Yield Endorsement   Continue Reading...
  Gary Schnitkey
December 2, 2011 More Iron on the Farm: Machinery Investment Increasing   Continue Reading...
  Paul Ellinger
November 29, 2011 Reductions in Projected 2012 Crop Returns due to Projected Prices Reductions   Continue Reading...
  Gary Schnitkey
November 23, 2011 Incomes More Sensitive to Price Declines on Cash Rent Farms   Continue Reading...
  Gary Schnitkey
November 17, 2011 Projected Incomes Given Differing Commodity Prices   Continue Reading...
  Gary Schnitkey
November 16, 2011 Shift from Income Support to Revenue-Based Risk Management in Farm Programs   Continue Reading...
  Nick Paulson
November 15, 2011 What is in an Average Cash Rent?   Continue Reading...
  Gary Schnitkey
November 9, 2011 Numerous Changes in Crop Production and Consumption Forecasts   Continue Reading...
  Darrel Good
November 8, 2011 Crop Insurance Harvest Prices in 2011   Continue Reading...
  Gary Schnitkey
November 1, 2011 Break-Even Corn-After-Corn Yields and Yield Drags   Continue Reading...
  Gary Schnitkey
October 27, 2011 Comparison of ARRM versus SRRP Proposal   Continue Reading...
  Gary Schnitkey
October 25, 2011 Commodity Prices Resulting in $50,000 Net Farm Income   Continue Reading...
  Gary Schnitkey
October 19, 2011 Important Trends in Crop Insurance Coverage Options for 2012   Continue Reading...
  Bruce Sherrick
October 18, 2011 Relationship between Anhydrous Ammonia and Natural Gas Prices   Continue Reading...
  Gary Schnitkey
October 11, 2011 Simulated ARRM Payments Compared to Actual Commodity Program Payments, 1995 to 2010   Continue Reading...
  Gary Schnitkey
October 7, 2011 Current Commodity Programs and Integrating with Crop Insurance   Continue Reading...
  Gary Schnitkey
October 4, 2011 Farm Commodity Programs Given the Existence of Crop Insurance   Continue Reading...
  Gary Schnitkey
September 28, 2011 Coverage Level Choice on Farm-Level Revenue Insurance by Illinois Farmers   Continue Reading...
  Gary Schnitkey
September 27, 2011 Cash Rent with Bonus Leasing Arrangement: Description and Example   Continue Reading...
  Gary Schnitkey
September 21, 2011 Which Entity is Best for My Estate Plan?   Continue Reading...
  Gary Goodwin
September 20, 2011 Projected Price and Volatility for Wheat Crop Insurance   Continue Reading...
  Gary Schnitkey
September 16, 2011 Yield Drag and Breakeven Yields between Corn-after-Corn and Soybeans   Continue Reading...
  Gary Schnitkey
September 15, 2011 Considering a Variable Cash Lease for 2012   Continue Reading...
  Nick Paulson
September 14, 2011 Beware of the Increasing Level of Deferred Income Tax   Continue Reading...
  Dwight Raab
September 13, 2011 Cash Rent Information Available for Setting 2012 Rents   Continue Reading...
  Gary Schnitkey
September 9, 2011 Illinois Farmland Investment Performance,... Revisited,... Again...   Continue Reading...
  Bruce Sherrick
September 8, 2011 Wheat Insurance and the Crop Insurance Decision Tool   Continue Reading...
  Gary Schnitkey
September 7, 2011 Limited Liability Entities and Self Employment Tax Issues: New Tax Court Case Ruling   Continue Reading...
  Gary Goodwin
September 2, 2011 Downside Revenue Risk on 2012 Corn   Continue Reading...
  Gary Schnitkey
August 31, 2011 Crop Insurance Implications of Aflatoxin in Corn   Continue Reading...
  Gary Schnitkey
August 24, 2011 Index Numbers of Illinois Farmland Values   Continue Reading...
  Bradley L. Zwilling
August 23, 2011 Likelihood of Safety Net Payments in Illinois for 2011   Continue Reading...
  Gary Schnitkey
August 18, 2011 Projected Crop Reporting District Yields Compared to Historical Yields Given Drought   Continue Reading...
  Gary Schnitkey
August 16, 2011 Near Trend-line Yields Needed in Illinois and Iowa to Meet 12.9 Million Projected Production   Continue Reading...
  Gary Schnitkey
August 16, 2011 Near Trend-line Yields Needed in Illinois and Iowa to Meet 12.9 Million Projected Production   Continue Reading...
  Gary Schnitkey
August 10, 2011 Buying and Selling Machinery Outright vs. Trade   Continue Reading...
  Nate Edlefson
August 9, 2011 2011 Illinois Farmland Values Increase 18 Percent   Continue Reading...
  Gary Schnitkey
August 2, 2011 Wheat/Double-Crop Soybeans Competitive in Southern Illinois for 2012   Continue Reading...
  Gary Schnitkey
July 29, 2011 Farmland Prices: Where to from Here?   Continue Reading...
  Gary Schnitkey
July 27, 2011 Estate Planning for Farmers May Be Overdue   Continue Reading...
  Gary Goodwin
July 26, 2011 Hot, Dry Weather and Crop Insurance   Continue Reading...
  Gary Schnitkey
July 21, 2011 AgIndex Declines in Second Quarter 2011   Continue Reading...
  Gary Schnitkey and Clay Kramer
July 20, 2011 2012 Corn and Soybean Budgets   Continue Reading...
  Gary Schnitkey
July 15, 2011 Regional Implications of a County-Based ACRE Program   Continue Reading...
  Nick Paulson
July 14, 2011 Forward Contract Delivery Prices Point to Higher 2012 Fertilizer Costs for Corn   Continue Reading...
  Gary Schnitkey
July 6, 2011 Risk Reductions Possible by Hedging 2012 Grain Production in the Summer of 2011   Continue Reading...
  Gary Schnitkey
July 1, 2011 Where Did the Corn Acres Come From?   Continue Reading...
  Gary Schnitkey
June 29, 2011 Anhydrous Ammonia Prices: Continued Increases Likely   Continue Reading...
  Gary Schnitkey
June 22, 2011 Cost to Produce Corn and Soybeans in Illinois--2010   Continue Reading...
  Bradley L. Zwilling
June 15, 2011 Release of an Updated FAST Tool: Balance Sheet & Historical Financial Statements Program   Continue Reading...
  Ryan Batts
June 8, 2011 Prevented Planting and Late Planting Papers   Continue Reading...
  Gary Schnitkey
June 8, 2011 Prevented Planting Calculator Released as Part of FAST Planting Decision Model   Continue Reading...
  Gary Schnitkey
June 2, 2011 Upside Potential Given Up by Taking Corn Prevented Planting Payments   Continue Reading...
  Gary Schnitkey
May 25, 2011 Economics of Prevented Planting in Corn   Continue Reading...
  Gary Schnitkey
May 24, 2011 Prospects for Corn Acre Losses in 2011   Continue Reading...
  Gary Schnitkey
May 20, 2011 Honey Bee Health   Continue Reading...
  Kathy Baylis
May 19, 2011 Prevented and Late Planting Provisions in Crop Insurance   Continue Reading...
  Gary Schnitkey
May 18, 2011 Will Hedging 2011 Corn Now Reduce Downside Revenue Risk?   Continue Reading...
  Gary Schnitkey and Bruce Sherrick
May 12, 2011 Corn Replanting Decision Tool Released as Part of FAST   Continue Reading...
  Gary Schnitkey, Ryan Batts, and Emerson Nafziger
May 6, 2011 The ACRE Program Decision for 2011   Continue Reading...
  Nick Paulson
May 4, 2011 Why Every Farmer Should Consider ACRE   Continue Reading...
  Gary Schnitkey
May 3, 2011 Profitability and Farm Size on Grain Farms in Illinois   Continue Reading...
  Mak Kern and Nick Paulson
April 29, 2011 ACRE Program Enrollment in 2009 and 2010   Continue Reading...
  Nick Paulson
April 27, 2011 Planting Delays and Switching to Soybeans: A New FAST Spreadsheet   Continue Reading...
  Gary Schnitkey and Ryan Batts
April 26, 2011 How Good Were 2010 Soybean Yields in Illinois?   Continue Reading...
  Gary Schnitkey
April 26, 2011 How Poor Were 2010 Corn Yields in Illinois?   Continue Reading...
  Gary Schnitkey
April 21, 2011 Increasing Charitable Yields with Bushel Gifts   Continue Reading...
  Jim Locher
April 15, 2011 Fertilizer Prices Continue Gradual Increase   Continue Reading...
  Gary Schnitkey
April 13, 2011 Performance of Publicly-Traded Agricultural Firms Since 2007   Continue Reading...
  Clay Kramer and Gary Schnitkey
April 3, 2011 Production of Bioenergy Crops in the Midwest   Continue Reading...
  Madhu Khanna, Atul Jain & Anthony Oliver
March 25, 2011 Corn Profitability Higher than Soybean Profitability in the Corn-belt: Will Corn Acres Increase?   Continue Reading...
  Gary Schnitkey
March 17, 2011 Farmland Prices and Bubbles   Continue Reading...
  Gary Schnitkey
March 11, 2011 Crop Insurance in 2011   Continue Reading...
  Gary Schnitkey
March 3, 2011 Suggestions for the COMBO Product   Continue Reading...
  Gary Schnitkey
February 28, 2011 Estimated GRIP-HR Payments for 2010   Continue Reading...
  Gary Schnitkey
February 28, 2011 Almost Final Projected Prices   Continue Reading...
  Gary Schnitkey
February 24, 2011 Commodity Price Changes and Corn-Minus-Soybean Returns   Continue Reading...
  Gary Schnitkey
February 23, 2011 Higher 2011 GRIP Premiums Still Below Expected Payments   Continue Reading...
  Gary Schnitkey and Bruce Sherrick
February 17, 2011 Acreages and Corn and Soybean Returns   Continue Reading...
  Gary Schnitkey
February 13, 2011 RP Premium Using Projected Prices and Volatilities on Feb 13th   Continue Reading...
  Gary Schnitkey
February 13, 2011 Fertilizer prices stabilize in first month and half of 2011   Continue Reading...
  Gary Schnitkey
February 11, 2011 Projected Prices in Mid February   Continue Reading...
  Gary Schnitkey
February 3, 2011 SURE Payment Signup   Continue Reading...
  Gary Schnitkey