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USDA Reports Have Some Surprises

  • March 31, 2011
  • Darrel Good

The much anticipated USDA Prospective Plantings and Grain Stocks reports were released this morning and contained a few important surprises. For a review of the USDA methodology for the Prospective…
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“Progressive” Farm Subsidies

  • March 30, 2011
  • Barrett Kirwan

U.S. farm subsidies are often villified because a "disproportionate share of the benefits" go to large farms. In some sense, this shouldn't be surprising; farm subsidies are designed to pay…
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A New Era in Crop Prices?

  • March 29, 2011
  • Scott Irwin and Darrel Good

In a 2008 report and a 2009 article we addressed the following basic question: Are higher crop prices here to stay? We argued that unfolding evidence suggested that corn, soybean,…
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Hog Price Peak Coming Soon?

  • March 28, 2011
  • Chris Hurt

Listen to MP3 podcast The highest hog prices on record will soon be arriving. These may be the highest hog prices for the next several years as well, especially if…
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Domestic Soybean Crush Remains Slow

  • March 24, 2011
  • Darrel Good

The USDA projects that soybean stocks at the end of the current marketing year will total only 140 million bushels, or about 4.2% of projected consumption. With expectations for such…
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Update on Corn Consumption

  • March 21, 2011
  • Darrel Good

Listen to MP3 podcast The corn market, along with most other commodity and financial markets, was negatively impacted by the uncertainty created by the natural disaster in Japan and on-going…
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Welcome to farmdoc Daily!

  • March 17, 2011
  • Scott Irwin

The goal of the farmdoc Project has not changed since its inception in 1999 - to provide crop and livestock producers in the U.S. Corn Belt with round-the-clock access to…
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Farmland Prices and Bubbles

  • March 17, 2011
  • Gary Schnitkey

The Illinois Society of Professional Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers released their annual farmland values report in Bloomington on March 16, 2011. Between January 1, 2010 and December 31, 2010,…
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Crop Insurance in 2011

  • March 11, 2011
  • Gary Schnitkey

Listen to MP3 The following points address questions that have arisen during the 2011 crop insurance decision season:
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March 1 Corn and Soybean Stocks

  • March 7, 2011
  • Darrel Good

Listen to MP3 The USDA will release two important reports on March 31. These are the Prospective Plantings and March 1 Grain Stocks reports. A lot of discussion has focused…
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Suggestions for the COMBO Product

  • March 3, 2011
  • Gary Schnitkey

Like in previous years, Illinois farmers have till March 15th to change their crop insurance coverage for corn and soybeans. Unlike previous years, farmers will not have Crop Revenue Coverage…
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