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Pork Producers Ask, What Happened?

  • May 21, 2012
  • Chris Hurt

There is an old saying that, "Life is what actually happens when you're planning on something else!" That adage is playing out for pork producers this spring. The spring hog…
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Are Illinois Farmers Getting Older?

  • May 18, 2012
  • Brad Zwilling, Jim Locher, and Dwight D. Raab

There is some thought that the age of the farmer/producer is advancing rapidly and with the barriers to entry into the business of farming, that there are fewer and fewer…
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Weekly Farm Economics

ARC and Multi-Year Price Declines

  • May 9, 2012
  • Gary Schnitkey

The Senate Agriculture Committee recently passed a version of the Farm Bill that now moves for debate in the entire Senate. This Bill replaces direct, counter-cyclical, and SURE payments with…
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Weekly Outlook

Corn Prices in Three Parts

  • May 7, 2012
  • Darrel Good

Corn prices have recently moved in three distinct patterns. These include the patterns for new crop futures, old crop futures, and old crop cash prices.
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