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Honey Bee Health

  • May 20, 2011
  • Kathy Baylis

In the words of Monty Python: "and now for something completely different..." Sitting in East-Central Illinois, when we think agriculture, we think corn and soybeans. I wanted to draw attention…
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WASDE Highlights

  • May 11, 2011
  • Darrel Good

The USDA's World Agricultural Outlook Board (WAOB) released the monthly report of World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE) today. That report contained the first forecasts for the 2011-12 marketing…
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Do High Prices Destroy Demand?

  • May 10, 2011
  • Scott Irwin and Darrel Good

During the period of rapidly increasing commodity prices since the summer of 2010, there has been occasional reference to "demand destruction" resulting from higher prices. That terminology is misleading and…
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Can Corn Prices Rebound Again?

  • May 9, 2011
  • Darrel Good

The corn market has been the "poster child" for the sharp increase in agricultural commodity prices that began last summer and extended into the spring of 2011. Higher corn prices…
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Why Every Farmer Should Consider ACRE

  • May 4, 2011
  • Gary Schnitkey

Many farms have not been enrolled in the Average Crop Revenue Election (ACRE) program, and instead still are receiving Federal commodity program payments in the traditional manner that includes a…
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