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  • March 2, 2015
  • Pork's Boom and Bust Price Pattern Chris Hurt
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  • February 23, 2015
  • Projected Soybean Plantings Are Surprisingly Low John Newton
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  • February 2, 2015
  • Beef Expansion Is Underway Chris Hurt
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  • January 26, 2015
  • Reviewing the Pace of Corn and Soybean Exports John Newton
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  • November 24, 2014
  • Hog and Pork Prices Return to Reality Chris Hurt
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  • November 17, 2014
  • Corn and Soybean Acreage Questions Persist Darrel Good
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  • November 10, 2014
  • USDA Reports Provide Some Surprises, Particularly for Corn Darrel Good
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  • November 7, 2014
  • Crop Insurance Revenue Guarantees Likely Lower in 2015 Gary Schnitkey
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  • November 3, 2014
  • A Mixed Pace of Corn and Soybean Consumption Darrel Good
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  • October 27, 2014
  • Record Cattle Prices, Again and Again Chris Hurt
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  • October 20, 2014
  • Crop Storage Issues May Be Less Severe Than Anticipated Darrel Good
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  • July 28, 2014
  • Storing the 2014 Corn Crop Darrel Good
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  • July 14, 2014
  • How Burdensome Are Corn Supplies? Darrel Good
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  • July 7, 2014
  • Pork: USDA Reports Help Brighten Outlook Chris Hurt
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  • June 23, 2014
  • Anticipating the Soybean Stocks and Acreage Estimates Darrel Good
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  • June 16, 2014
  • Potential for U.S. Average Corn and Soybean Yields Darrel Good
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  • June 9, 2014
  • Importance of Month-End USDA Reports for Corn Darrel Good
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  • December 2, 2013
  • Why Is Anticipating Feed and Residual Use of Corn So Difficult? Darrel Good
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  • November 25, 2013
  • Corn Market Functioning as Needed? Darrel Good
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  • November 18, 2013
  • Hogs Provide Near $7 per Bushel Corn Value Chris Hurt
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  • November 11, 2013
  • Corn Used for Ethanol Production Darrel Good
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  • November 4, 2013
  • Strong Pace of Corn and Soybean Exports Darrel Good
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  • October 21, 2013
  • Cattle Prices Continue to Rise Chris Hurt
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  • October 14, 2013
  • Corn Prices Pressured by Both Supply and Demand Factors Darrel Good and Scott Irwin
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  • October 7, 2013
  • Crop Acreage in 2014 Darrel Good
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  • September 23, 2013
  • Potential Changes in Corn and Soybean Acreage Estimates Darrel Good
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  • September 16, 2013
  • Corn and Soybean Production - Some Unfinished Business Darrel Good
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  • September 10, 2013
  • 2013 County Cash Rents: Levels, Variability, and 2014 Cash Rent Decisions Gary Schnitkey
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  • September 3, 2013
  • Another Year of Rationing for Corn or Soybeans? Darrel Good
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  • August 19, 2013
  • Large Number of Late Season Corn Market Factors Darrel Good
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  • August 12, 2013
  • Corn and Soybean Production Forecasts Smaller Than Expected Darrel Good
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  • August 5, 2013
  • Short Corn Crop, Long Price Tail - Are We There Yet? Darrel Good
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  • July 29, 2013
  • Demand Prospects for Old Crop and New Crop Soybeans Darrel Good
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  • July 22, 2013
  • Beef Industry About to Make a Slow Turn Chris Hurt
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  • July 10, 2013
  • 2013 Net Incomes for Grain Farms Likely Below Levels in Recent Years Gary Schnitkey
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  • July 8, 2013
  • Pork Producers Can See the Promised Land Chris Hurt
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  • June 24, 2013
  • Have Small U.S. Soybean Supplies Finally Been Rationed? Darrel Good
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  • June 17, 2013
  • Anticipating the USDA June Stocks and Acreage Reports Darrel Good
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  • June 10, 2013
  • Difficult to Anticipate Corn Production Darrel Good
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  • June 3, 2013
  • Hog Profits Return but Delayed Planting Keeps Producers Wary Chris Hurt
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  • May 28, 2013
  • Focus Shifts to Soybean Planting Progress Darrel Good
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  • May 20, 2013
  • Corn and Soybean Prices Continue to Retrace 2012 Drought Rally Darrel Good
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  • May 13, 2013
  • Market Size for US Corn and Soybeans Darrel Good
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  • May 1, 2013
  • Late Planting and Tools in FAST Ryan Batts and Gary Schnitkey
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  • April 29, 2013
  • How Large Does the Corn Crop Need to Be? Darrel Good
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  • April 23, 2013
  • The 2013 ACRE Decision Gary Schnitkey
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  • April 22, 2013
  • Will Weak Cattle Prices Continue? Chris Hurt
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  • April 15, 2013
  • Early Season Corn Production Concerns Darrel Good
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  • April 1, 2013
  • Another Surprising Corn Stocks Estimate Darrel Good
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  • March 18, 2013
  • Mid-Year Soybean Stocks Darrel Good
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  • March 11, 2013
  • Anticipating the USDA's March 1 Corn Stocks Estimate Darrel Good
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  • March 4, 2013
  • Spring Pork Price Recovery Threatened Chris Hurt
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  • February 25, 2013
  • A Review of the USDA's 2013-14 Projections for Corn and Soybeans Darrel Good
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  • February 18, 2013
  • Soybean Price Prospects - Near Term and Long Term Darrel Good
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  • February 12, 2013
  • GRIP-HR: A Good Product for 2013 Gary Schnitkey
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  • February 11, 2013
  • Evaluating Corn and Soybean Consumption Projections Darrel Good
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  • January 28, 2013
  • Update on Corn Consumption Darrel Good
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  • January 23, 2013
  • More Corn in 2013? Gary Schnitkey
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  • January 22, 2013
  • Early Focus on the Prospective Size of the 2013 U.S. Corn Crop Darrel Good
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  • January 14, 2013
  • USDA Reports Provide Some Price Direction Darrel Good
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  • January 7, 2013
  • Pork Profits on the Horizon Chris Hurt
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  • January 4, 2013
  • IFES 2012: Overview and Impacts of Proposed Changes in the 2012 Farm Bill Nick Paulson
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  • January 3, 2013
  • IFES 2012: Crop Insurance - 2012 Performance and Updates for 2013 Bruce Sherrick
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  • January 2, 2013
  • IFES 2012: Crop Insurance - Tax Reporting Options Gary Hoff
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  • December 28, 2012
  • IFES 2012: The Impact of Biofuels Mandates on Grain and Oilseed Scott Irwin
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  • December 27, 2012
  • IFES 2012: Crop and Livestock Price Prospects for 2013 Darrel Good
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  • December 17, 2012
  • Difficult to Anticipate December 1 Corn Stocks Estimate Darrel Good
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  • December 10, 2012
  • Will Corn and Soybean Prices Return to Pre-Drought Levels? Darrel Good
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  • December 3, 2012
  • Continued Support for Corn Prices Darrel Good
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  • November 26, 2012
  • Focus on Soybean Oil Darrel Good
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  • November 19, 2012
  • Pork Producers Did Not Panic Chris Hurt
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  • November 12, 2012
  • Corn and Soybean Prices Following Short-Crop Pattern Darrel Good
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  • November 5, 2012
  • Which Way for Soybean Prices? Darrel Good
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  • October 29, 2012
  • Monitoring Corn Consumption Darrel Good
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  • October 23, 2012
  • Landowner and Farmer Returns under Share Rental Arrangements with Differing Prices Gary Schnitkey
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  • October 22, 2012
  • Cattle Prices Will Continue to Rise Chris Hurt
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  • October 16, 2012
  • Cash Rents Given Differing Price Levels Gary Schnitkey
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  • October 15, 2012
  • Beyond the October Production Forecasts for Corn and Soybeans Darrel Good
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  • October 8, 2012
  • Corn and Soybean Prices Searching for Support Darrel Good
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  • October 1, 2012
  • Large Losses Still Loom for Pork Industry Chris Hurt
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  • September 24, 2012
  • Soybean Prices Tumble, but There are Some Positive Developments Darrel Good
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  • September 17, 2012
  • Early Corn Harvest and September 1 Stocks Darrel Good
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  • September 11, 2012
  • Cash Rents in 2012 and 2013 Gary Schnitkey
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  • September 10, 2012
  • Renewed Focus on U.S. Crop Exports Darrel Good
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  • September 4, 2012
  • Questions About Corn Acreage Darrel Good
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  • August 27, 2012
  • Pork Industry Faces Record Losses Chris Hurt
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  • August 21, 2012
  • Projected 2013 Corn and Soybean Budgets Gary Schnitkey
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  • August 20, 2012
  • Rationing the 2012 U.S. Soybean Crop Darrel Good
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  • August 13, 2012
  • Corn and Soybean Forecasts, What's Next? Darrel Good
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  • August 6, 2012
  • Drought and the Cattle Industry Chris Hurt
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  • July 30, 2012
  • Anticipating the Size of the 2012 Corn and Soybean Crops Darrel Good
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  • July 24, 2012
  • Consider Hedging RP Guarantee before Harvest Gary Schnitkey
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  • July 23, 2012
  • Are Soybean Prices High Enough? Darrel Good
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  • July 16, 2012
  • Expected Price Pattern for Corn and Soybeans Darrel Good
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  • July 9, 2012
  • Pork Industry Faces Financial Disaster? Chris Hurt
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  • July 2, 2012
  • Considerable Uncertainty About Both Corn Supply and Demand Darrel Good
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  • June 28, 2012
  • Grain Farm Income Prospects Given Drought Conditions in 2012 Gary Schnitkey
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  • June 25, 2012
  • Soybean Fundamentals Remain Strong Darrel Good
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  • June 18, 2012
  • Anticipating the Estimates of June 1 Stocks of Corn and Soybeans Darrel Good
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  • June 13, 2012
  • Differences across Crops in Spending Under the 2012 Senate Agriculture Committee Farm Bill Gary Schnitkey
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  • June 11, 2012
  • Update on Export Progress Darrel Good
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  • June 5, 2012
  • Performance of the Super Committee Target Price Proposal Gary Schnitkey
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  • June 4, 2012
  • Soybean Price Roller Coaster Darrel Good
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  • May 29, 2012
  • The Season for Determining Corn Yields is Underway Darrel Good
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  • May 22, 2012
  • Net Returns with ARC under Differing Price Scenarios Gary Schnitkey
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  • May 21, 2012
  • Pork Producers Ask, What Happened? Chris Hurt
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  • May 14, 2012
  • Corn Market Direction Unfolding, Magnitude Still Uncertain Darrel Good
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  • May 9, 2012
  • ARC and Multi-Year Price Declines Gary Schnitkey
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  • May 7, 2012
  • Corn Prices in Three Parts Darrel Good
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  • May 1, 2012
  • Impacts of Limits on Crop Insurance Risk Subsidies Gary Schnitkey
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  • April 30, 2012
  • Is The Cattle Market Too Cautious? Chris Hurt
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  • April 23, 2012
  • Expectations for the 2012-13 Corn Marketing Year Darrel Good
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  • April 16, 2012
  • Has the 2011 Corn Crop Been Rationed? Darrel Good
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  • April 9, 2012
  • Pork Profit Outlook Gets Trimmed Chris Hurt
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  • April 3, 2012
  • Little Change in Where Corn is Planted in the United States Gary Schnitkey
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  • March 27, 2012
  • Projected Corn-Soybean Returns Do Not Suggest Shift to Corn in Illinois: An Application of the Planting Decision Model Gary Schnitkey
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  • March 26, 2012
  • March USDA Reports and Beyond Darrel Good
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  • March 19, 2012
  • Corn Yield Prospects Darrel Good
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  • March 13, 2012
  • Will ACRE Pay in 2011 and 2012? Gary Schnitkey
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  • March 12, 2012
  • Continued Focus on Corn Consumption and Stocks Darrel Good
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  • March 5, 2012
  • Anticipating the March 1 Corn Stocks Estimate Darrel Good
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  • February 28, 2012
  • Crop Insurance Use in 2011 and Suggestions for 2012 Gary Schnitkey
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  • February 27, 2012
  • Will Consumers Come Back to Pork? Yes! Chris Hurt
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  • February 24, 2012
  • GRIP Payments in 2011 Gary Schnitkey
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  • February 21, 2012
  • Is RP with the Harvest Price Exclusion a Good Option for 2012? Gary Schnitkey
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  • February 20, 2012
  • Corn and Soybean Export Progress Darrrel Good
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  • February 13, 2012
  • Soybean Export and Acreage Prospects Support Prices Darrel Good
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  • February 6, 2012
  • Corn Market Remains Unsettled Darrel Good
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  • January 31, 2012
  • Corn-Soybean Planting Decisions and Longer Run Returns Gary Schnitkey
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  • January 30, 2012
  • Cattle Producers Show Surprise Interest in Expansion Chris Hurt
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  • January 24, 2012
  • Group Risk Income Plan (GRIP) in 2012 Gary Schnitkey
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  • January 23, 2012
  • Corn Price Swings to Continue? Darrel Good
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  • January 17, 2012
  • Understanding the Surprise in the USDA Corn Stocks Estimate Darrel Good
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  • January 9, 2012
  • Focus on South American Weather, USDA Reports Darrel Good
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  • December 19, 2011
  • 2011 IFES: Crop and Livestock Price Prospects for 2012 Darrel Good
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  • December 12, 2011
  • Continued Weakness in Crop Prices Darrel Good
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  • December 6, 2011
  • Trend-Adjusted APH Yield Endorsement Gary Schnitkey
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  • December 5, 2011
  • Anticipating Crop Prices in 2012 Darrel Good
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  • November 28, 2011
  • Corn and Soybean Demand and Acreage Prospects for 2012 Darrel Good
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  • November 21, 2011
  • Hogs: 2012 the Best Year in High-Priced Feed Era Chris Hurt
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  • November 15, 2011
  • What is in an Average Cash Rent? Gary Schnitkey
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  • November 14, 2011
  • Corn and Soybean Prices Continue to Struggle Darrel Good
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  • November 7, 2011
  • Soybean Export Progress Darrel Good
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  • November 1, 2011
  • Break-Even Corn-After-Corn Yields and Yield Drags Gary Schnitkey
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  • October 31, 2011
  • Crop Prices Treading Water Darrel Good
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  • October 25, 2011
  • Commodity Prices Resulting in $50,000 Net Farm Income Gary Schnitkey
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  • October 24, 2011
  • Cattle Can Eat Corn Too Chris Hurt
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  • October 18, 2011
  • Relationship between Anhydrous Ammonia and Natural Gas Prices Gary Schnitkey
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  • October 17, 2011
  • Corn and Soybean Consumption Darrel Good
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  • October 10, 2011
  • Revisiting Recent Corn Stocks Estimates Darrel Good and Scott Irwin
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  • October 3, 2011
  • Pork Outlook Brightens Chris Hurt
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  • September 27, 2011
  • Cash Rent with Bonus Leasing Arrangement: Description and Example Gary Schnitkey
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  • September 26, 2011
  • Soybean Production and Consumption Uncertainty Darrel Good
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  • September 19, 2011
  • Will the Corn Production Forecast Change? Darrel Good
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  • September 13, 2011
  • Cash Rent Information Available for Setting 2012 Rents Gary Schnitkey
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  • September 12, 2011
  • Smaller Corn Crop Confirmed Darrel Good
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  • September 6, 2011
  • Economics of Corn and Soybean Storage Darrel Good
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  • August 29, 2011
  • Early Price Peak for Corn and Soybeans? Darrel Good
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  • August 15, 2011
  • No Room to Increase Corn Consumption Darrel Good
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  • August 8, 2011
  • Corn and Soybean Production Prospects Darrel Good
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  • August 2, 2011
  • Wheat/Double-Crop Soybeans Competitive in Southern Illinois for 2012 Gary Schnitkey
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  • August 1, 2011
  • Corn and Soybean Consumption Coming Up Short Darrel Good
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  • July 25, 2011
  • Beef Shortage Means Hold On To The Cows Chris Hurt
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  • July 20, 2011
  • 2012 Corn and Soybean Budgets Gary Schnitkey
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  • July 18, 2011
  • How Much Risk to the Corn Crop? Darrel Good
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  • July 11, 2011
  • Corn Market Waiting on August Production Report Darrel Good
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  • July 5, 2011
  • Sorting Out the June 1 Corn Stocks Estimate Darrel Good
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  • June 27, 2011
  • Pork Outlook Looks Up as Corn Prices Go Down Chris Hurt
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  • June 20, 2011
  • USDA Stocks and Acreage Reports Darrel Good
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  • June 13, 2011
  • Attention Shifting from Acreage to Corn and Soybean Yields Darrel Good
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  • June 6, 2011
  • Can Corn and Soybean Crops Overcome Late Planting? Darrel Good
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  • May 31, 2011
  • Crop Markets Reflect Both New and Missing Information Darrel Good
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  • May 25, 2011
  • Economics of Prevented Planting in Corn Gary Schnitkey
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  • May 23, 2011
  • Corn Market Continues to Focus on Production Prospects Darrel Good
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  • May 18, 2011
  • Will Hedging 2011 Corn Now Reduce Downside Revenue Risk? Gary Schnitkey and Bruce Sherrick
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  • May 16, 2011
  • A Rebound in World Grain Production Expected Darrel Good
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  • May 9, 2011
  • Can Corn Prices Rebound Again? Darrel Good
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  • May 2, 2011
  • Corn and Soybean Prices Continue an Erratic Pattern Darrel Good
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  • April 27, 2011
  • Planting Delays and Switching to Soybeans: A New FAST Spreadsheet Gary Schnitkey and Ryan Batts
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  • April 25, 2011
  • Cattle Prices Move Past Seasonal Highs Chris Hurt
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  • April 18, 2011
  • Corn and Soybean Prices to Reflect Substantial Uncertainty Darrel Good
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  • April 13, 2011
  • Performance of Publicly-Traded Agricultural Firms Since 2007 Clay Kramer and Gary Schnitkey
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  • April 11, 2011
  • Questions Still Remain About Corn and Soybean Demand Darrel Good
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  • April 4, 2011
  • Focus Remains on Corn Demand Darrel Good
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  • April 3, 2011
  • Production of Bioenergy Crops in the Midwest Madhu Khanna, Atul Jain & Anthony Oliver
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  • March 28, 2011
  • Hog Price Peak Coming Soon? Chris Hurt
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  • March 25, 2011
  • Corn Profitability Higher than Soybean Profitability in the Corn-belt: Will Corn Acres Increase? Gary Schnitkey
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  • March 23, 2011
  • USDA Corn and Soybean Acreage Estimates and Yield Forecasts: Dispelling Myths and Misunderstandings Darrel Good and Scott Irwin
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  • March 21, 2011
  • Update on Corn Consumption Darrel Good
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  • March 18, 2011
  • Measuring Indirect Land Use Change with Biofuels: Implications for Policy Mahdu Khanna
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  • March 14, 2011
  • Corn and Soybean Prices - Mission Accomplished? Darrel Good
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  • February 28, 2011
  • Pork Industry Walking Tight Rope Chris Hurt
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  • February 23, 2011
  • Higher 2011 GRIP Premiums Still Below Expected Payments Gary Schnitkey and Bruce Sherrick
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  • February 14, 2011
  • Mixed News for Corn and Soybean Exports Darrel Good