crop economics Publications

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  • December 6, 2016
  • 2017 Crop Budgets and Current Prices Say Switch to Soybeans and Expect Low Returns Gary Schnitkey and Darrel Good
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  • October 25, 2016
  • Soybean Yields in Illinois Gary Schnitkey
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  • October 20, 2016
  • Explaining Fluctuations in DDG Prices Michael Langemeier
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  • October 11, 2016
  • Corn and Soybean Acres in Illinois Gary Schnitkey
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  • September 27, 2016
  • 2017 Crop Budgets, 2016 Crop Returns, and 2016 Incomes Gary Schnitkey
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  • September 7, 2016
  • Break-Even Levels for Corn and Soybeans to Have the Same Profitability Gary Schnitkey
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  • August 23, 2016
  • What a Difference $.50 (or a Summer) Makes Gary Schnitkey
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  • August 16, 2016
  • Continued Downward Pressure on 2017 Cash Rent Gary Schnitkey
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  • July 26, 2016
  • Growth in Crop Costs and Cash Rents Gary Schnitkey
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  • July 19, 2016
  • Changes in Where Corn Is Grown in the Last Ten Years Gary Schnitkey
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  • July 12, 2016
  • Growth Rates of Fertilizer, Pesticide, and Seed Costs over Time Gary Schnitkey and Sarah Sellars
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  • July 7, 2016
  • Consider Planting Less Corn and More Soybeans in 2017 Gary Schnitkey
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  • July 6, 2016
  • Costs and Benefits of Cover Crops: An Example with Cereal Rye Gary Schnitkey, Jonathan Coppess, and Nick Paulson
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  • June 28, 2016
  • Release of Revised 2016 Illinois Crop Budgets Gary Schnitkey
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  • June 14, 2016
  • Anhydrous Ammonia, Corn, and Natural Gas Prices Over Time Gary Schnitkey
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  • June 7, 2016
  • Changes in Yields, Acres, and Prices of Cereal Grains over Time in the United States Gary Schnitkey
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  • May 24, 2016
  • Late Planting Decisions in 2016 Gary Schnitkey
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  • May 20, 2016
  • Does More Corn = More Profit for 2015??? Bradley Zwilling, Dwight Raab, and Brandy Krapf
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  • May 13, 2016
  • Projected Margins and Breakeven Prices for Corn Michael Langemeier and Michael Boehlje
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  • April 19, 2016
  • 2016 Corn and Soybean Returns Revisited Gary Schnitkey
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  • April 5, 2016
  • Averages and Seasonality of Prices for Nitrogen Fertilizers Gary Schnitkey
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  • March 29, 2016
  • County Corn and Soybean Yields in 2015 Gary Schnitkey
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  • March 15, 2016
  • Soybean Planting Decision in 2016: Are Soybeans-After-Soybeans Profitable? Gary Schnitkey
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  • February 18, 2016
  • To Harvest Stover or Not: Is it Worth it? Madhu Khanna and Nick Paulson
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  • February 16, 2016
  • Corn versus Soybean Returns: 2016 Projections with Historical Comparisons Gary Schnitkey
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  • December 10, 2015
  • A Big Data Revolution: Who Would Drive It? Steve Sonka and Yu-Tien Cheng
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  • December 3, 2015
  • A Big Data Revolution: What Would Drive It? Steve Sonka and Yu-Tien Cheng
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  • November 19, 2015
  • Big Data: Alive and Growing in the Food Sector! Steve Sonka and Yu-Tien Cheng
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  • November 12, 2015
  • Big Data in Farming: Why Matters! Steve Sonka and Yu-Tien Cheng
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  • November 5, 2015
  • Precision Agriculture: Not the Same as Big Data But... Steve Sonka and Yu-Tien Cheng
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  • October 29, 2015
  • Big Data: More Than a Lot of Numbers! Steve Sonka and Yu-Tien Cheng
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  • October 21, 2015
  • Using Enterprise Budgets to Compute Crop Breakeven Prices Michael Langemeier
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  • October 1, 2015
  • Per Acre Net Cash Return to U.S. Corn and Soybeans since 1975: Part I Carl Zulauf
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  • September 29, 2015
  • Revision to 2016 Crop Budgets: Lower Projected Returns Gary Schnitkey
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  • September 15, 2015
  • Revised 2015 Corn and Soybean Return Estimates Gary Schnitkey
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  • September 9, 2015
  • Parameters for a 2016 Cash Rent with Bonus Gary Schnitkey
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  • August 25, 2015
  • Commodity Program and Crop Insurance Payments Down as a Percent of Crop Revenue Gary Schnitkey
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  • August 18, 2015
  • 2016 ARC-CO Payment Estimates for 2016 Cash Rent Bids Gary Schnitkey
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  • May 19, 2015
  • Negative Returns and Downward Pressure on Cash Rents Gary Schnitkey
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  • May 12, 2015
  • Farmland Returns in 2015 Gary Schnitkey
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  • April 28, 2015
  • 2015 Gross Revenues for Corn: Likely Characteristics of Low, Middle and High Revenue Years Gary Schnitkey
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  • April 21, 2015
  • Projected 2015 Corn Revenue with Comparisons to Revenues from 2010 to 2014 Gary Schnitkey
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  • April 10, 2015
  • Is the Corn Belt Farm Economy too Specialized? Todd Kuethe
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  • April 7, 2015
  • 2015 Planting Intentions: Fertilizer, Seed, and Pesticide Manufacturers Dodge a Bullet Gary Schnitkey
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  • March 30, 2015
  • Expected Corn and Soybean Returns and Shifts in Acres Gary Schnitkey
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  • March 17, 2015
  • Possible Per Acre Gross Revenues for Corn in 2015 in Central Illinois Gary Schnitkey
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  • November 14, 2014
  • U.S. Farm Input Price Dynamics, 1981-2013 Carl Zulauf and Nick Rettig
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  • October 28, 2014
  • Soybeans Returns Projected Higher than Corn in 2014 Gary Schnitkey
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  • October 24, 2014
  • Cash Deficits Projected for Corn in 2014 and 2015 Gary Schnitkey
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  • October 21, 2014
  • Projected Corn Gross Revenues Down in 2014 and 2015 Gary Schnitkey
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  • October 17, 2014
  • With Tightening Margins, Keep in Mind Family Living Bradley L. Zwilling, Brandy Krapf and Dwight Raab
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  • October 9, 2014
  • Nitrogen Fertilizer Prices and 2015 Planting Decisions Gary Schnitkey
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  • September 16, 2014
  • Will Non-Land Costs Decrease in 2015? Gary Schnitkey
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  • August 12, 2014
  • Historic and Projected Cash Rents as Percentages of Crop Revenues Gary Schnitkey
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  • July 22, 2014
  • Renegotiating Cash Rents Down for 2015 Gary Schnitkey
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  • July 15, 2014
  • Range in Revenues and Returns Possible for Corn in 2014 Gary Schnitkey
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  • June 20, 2014
  • Controlling Cost vs. More Revenue? Brandy M. Krapf, Dwight D. Raab and Bradley L. Zwilling
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  • June 10, 2014
  • Projected 2014 Gross Revenues and Farmer Returns on Cash Rent Farmland Gary Schnitkey
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  • June 3, 2014
  • Non-Land Costs for Corn Increased in 2013 Gary Schnitkey
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  • May 28, 2014
  • Historical Variability of Soybean and Wheat Market Year Average Prices and Price Loss Coverage Payments Gary Schnitkey and Darrel Good
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  • May 20, 2014
  • Soybean-to-Corn Price Ratios in Spring and Fall Gary Schnitkey
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  • May 13, 2014
  • Evaluating the Historical Variability of Corn's Market Year Average Price and Projecting Price Loss Coverage Payments Gary Schnitkey and Darrel Good
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  • April 22, 2014
  • Illinois Prospective Plantings in 2014 with Historical Comparisons Gary Schnitkey
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  • April 15, 2014
  • Monthly Fertilizer Prices: Spring 2014 with Comparisons to 2009 through 2013 Gary Schnitkey
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  • April 8, 2014
  • Recent Price Changes on Harvest-time Corn and Soybean Contracts Gary Schnitkey
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  • March 20, 2014
  • Soybean-to-Corn Price Ratios in Spring and Fall Gary Schnitkey
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  • February 25, 2014
  • Controlling Costs with Lower Crop Revenues: Cash Rents Gary Schnitkey
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  • February 18, 2014
  • Controlling Costs with Lower Crop Revenues: Machinery Costs Gary Schnitkey
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  • February 4, 2014
  • Controlling Costs with Lower Crop Revenues: Direct Costs Gary Schnitkey
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  • January 31, 2014
  • Planning For a Lower Revenue 2014 Brandy M. Krapf, Dwight D. Raab and Bradley L. Zwilling
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  • January 28, 2014
  • Controlling Costs with Lower Crop Revenues: Fertilizer Costs Gary Schnitkey
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  • January 22, 2014
  • Controlling Costs With Lower Crop Revenues: Historical Overview Gary Schnitkey
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  • October 22, 2013
  • Corn and Soybean Returns Suggest Stable Illinois Acreages Gary Schnitkey
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  • October 11, 2013
  • 2014 Returns for Corn under Drought, Median, and High Yield Scenarios Gary Schnitkey
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  • September 17, 2013
  • 2013 Projected Soybean Yields Compared to Trend Yields Gary Schnitkey
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  • September 13, 2013
  • 2013 Projected Corn Yield Compared to Trend Yields Gary Schnitkey
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  • August 29, 2013
  • The Evolution of Price Expectations for Corn and Soybeans in 2013 Bruce Sherrick
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  • August 20, 2013
  • Hedging the 2013 Corn and Soybean Crop Given Crop Insurance Gary Schnitkey
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  • August 6, 2013
  • Fertilizer Costs Move Down Gary Schnitkey
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  • July 16, 2013
  • Returns and Cash Rents given $4.80 Corn and $10.75 Soybean Prices Gary Schnitkey
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  • July 9, 2013
  • Concentration of Corn and Soybean Production in the U.S. Gary Schnitkey
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  • June 18, 2013
  • Prevented Planting Payments versus Planting Soybeans Gary Schnitkey
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  • June 4, 2013
  • Non-land Costs Continue to Increase Gary Schnitkey
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  • May 30, 2013
  • Crop Insurance Program Losses in Perspective Bruce J. Sherrick and Gary D. Schnitkey
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  • May 1, 2013
  • Late Planting and Tools in FAST Ryan Batts and Gary Schnitkey
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  • April 19, 2013
  • More Corn...More Profit??? Bradley L. Zwilling and Dwight D. Raab
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  • April 9, 2013
  • 2013 Cash Rents on Professionally Managed Farmland in Illinois Gary Schnitkey
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  • April 4, 2013
  • Recent Price Changes Alter Relative Corn and Soybean Returns Gary Schnitkey
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  • April 2, 2013
  • Shifts in Planting Acres across States Largely Follow Previous Trends Gary Schintkey
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  • March 28, 2013
  • Geographical Acreage Changes between 2006 and 2012 in Corn, Soybeans, Wheat, and Cotton Gary Schnitkey
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  • March 1, 2013
  • Evaluating Your Crop Insurance Options in 2013 Bruce Sherrick and Gary Schnitkey
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  • February 20, 2013
  • Locating the 2012 Drought Using State Corn Yields Gary Schnitkey
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  • February 19, 2013
  • Projected Prices and Soybean-to-Corn Price Ratios in 2013 Gary Schnitkey
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  • February 5, 2013
  • Low Crop Revenue Most Likely Due to Lower Prices Gary Schnitkey
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  • February 1, 2013
  • 2013 Crop Insurance Projected Prices, Volatilities, and Harvest Price Impacts Bruce Sherrick and Gary Schnitkey
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  • January 23, 2013
  • More Corn in 2013? Gary Schnitkey
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  • December 18, 2012
  • Per Acre Non-land Costs of Grain Farms of Different Sizes Gary Schnitkey
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  • December 12, 2012
  • Range in 2013 Market Year Average Prices for Soybeans Suggested by History Gary Schnitkey
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  • December 4, 2012
  • Range in 2013 Market Year Average Prices for Corn Suggested by History Gary Schnitkey
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  • October 30, 2012
  • Current Fertilizer Prices, Natural Gas, and Longer-Run Supply Gary Schnitkey
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  • October 12, 2012
  • Relative Importance of Price vs. Yield variability in Crop Revenue Risk Bruce Sherrick
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  • September 18, 2012
  • Wheat in 2013? Gary Schnitkey
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  • August 23, 2012
  • The Impact of the 2012 Drought on Corn and Soybean Yield Updates for the PLC Program Nick Paulson
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  • July 19, 2012
  • Current Expectations of Future Corn Prices, and Ghosts of Prices Past Bruce Sherrick
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  • May 17, 2012
  • Annual Payment Limits for the ARC Program and Farm Size in Illinois Nick Paulson
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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 28, 2012
  • Annual Management Return Performance for Illinois Grain Farms: Yields and Prices Nick Paulson
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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 6, 2012
  • 2012 Revenue Guarantees Compared to Costs Gary Schnitkey
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  • March 1, 2012
  • Crop Insurance Decisions in 2012 - Some Final Thoughts Bruce Sherrick and Gary Schnitkey
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  • February 29, 2012
  • An Annual Look at the Components of Management Returns for Illinois Grain Farms Nick Paulson
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  • February 16, 2012
  • A Follow Up on the Persistence of Management Returns: Yields and Prices Nick Paulson
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  • February 7, 2012
  • Premiums on Trend-Adjusted APH Endorsements Gary Schnitkey and Bruce Sherrick
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  • January 31, 2012
  • Corn-Soybean Planting Decisions and Longer Run Returns Gary Schnitkey
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  • January 18, 2012
  • COMBO Crop Insurance Premium Changes in 2012 Gary Schnitkey and Bruce Sherrick
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  • January 6, 2012
  • Seasonal Fertilizer Prices Gary Schnitkey
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  • December 23, 2011
  • 2011 IFES: Crop Insurance - New Features, Programs & Performance Bruce Sherrick
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  • December 8, 2011
  • Persistence in Management Returns for Illinois Grain Farms, 2005-2009 Nick Paulson and Xijie Lv
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  • November 29, 2011
  • Reductions in Projected 2012 Crop Returns due to Projected Prices Reductions Gary Schnitkey
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  • November 23, 2011
  • Incomes More Sensitive to Price Declines on Cash Rent Farms Gary Schnitkey
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  • October 19, 2011
  • Important Trends in Crop Insurance Coverage Options for 2012 Bruce Sherrick
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  • October 18, 2011
  • Relationship between Anhydrous Ammonia and Natural Gas Prices Gary Schnitkey
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  • September 16, 2011
  • Yield Drag and Breakeven Yields between Corn-after-Corn and Soybeans Gary Schnitkey
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  • September 15, 2011
  • Considering a Variable Cash Lease for 2012 Nick Paulson
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  • September 2, 2011
  • Downside Revenue Risk on 2012 Corn Gary Schnitkey
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  • August 2, 2011
  • Wheat/Double-Crop Soybeans Competitive in Southern Illinois for 2012 Gary Schnitkey
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  • July 21, 2011
  • AgIndex Declines in Second Quarter 2011 Gary Schnitkey and Clay Kramer
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  • July 14, 2011
  • Forward Contract Delivery Prices Point to Higher 2012 Fertilizer Costs for Corn Gary Schnitkey
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  • June 29, 2011
  • Anhydrous Ammonia Prices: Continued Increases Likely Gary Schnitkey
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  • May 24, 2011
  • Prospects for Corn Acre Losses in 2011 Gary Schnitkey
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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 12, 2011
  • Corn Replanting Decision Tool Released as Part of FAST Gary Schnitkey, Ryan Batts, and Emerson Nafziger
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  • May 3, 2011
  • Profitability and Farm Size on Grain Farms in Illinois Mak Kern and Nick Paulson
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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 15, 2011
  • Fertilizer Prices Continue Gradual Increase Gary Schnitkey
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  • April 13, 2011
  • Performance of Publicly-Traded Agricultural Firms Since 2007 Clay Kramer and Gary Schnitkey
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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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  • February 24, 2011
  • Commodity Price Changes and Corn-Minus-Soybean Returns Gary Schnitkey
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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 17, 2011
  • Acreages and Corn and Soybean Returns Gary Schnitkey
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  • February 13, 2011
  • Fertilizer prices stabilize in first month and half of 2011 Gary Schnitkey