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Wheat Crop Insurance in 2013

  • September 25, 2012
  • Gary Schnitkey

Changes in wheat insurance in 2013 are as follows: 1) the Trend Adjustment (TA) yield endorsement will be available for wheat in some counties in 2013, 2) projected prices are…
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Illinois Farm Disaster Areas

  • September 19, 2012
  • Gary Hoff

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack has declared all but four Illinois counties as disaster areas due to the 2012 drought. Those counties not in the disaster area are Cook,…
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Weekly Farm Economics

Wheat in 2013?

  • September 18, 2012
  • Gary Schnitkey

Recent high wheat prices have led to speculation that wheat acres may increase in 2013. Herein, projected 2013 returns for corn, soybeans, and wheat-double-crop-soybeans are compared to historical averages for…
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Cash Rents in 2012 and 2013

  • September 11, 2012
  • Gary Schnitkey

Listen to MP3 podcast According to the National Agricultural Statistical Service (NASS), Illinois cash rents in 2012 increased by 16% over 2011 levels. Cash rents increases between 2012 and 2013…
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Weekly Outlook

Renewed Focus on U.S. Crop Exports

  • September 10, 2012
  • Darrel Good

Listen to MP3 podcast Crop markets continue to be heavily influenced by the prospective size of the U.S. corn and soybean crops, with the USDA's September 12 Crop Production report…
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Questions About Corn Acreage

  • September 4, 2012
  • Darrel Good

Listen to MP3 podcast The pace of consumption of U.S. corn has been slowing, as evidenced by small weekly exports and export sales, smaller weekly estimates of ethanol production, declining…
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