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Farmland Turnover in Illinois

  • November 29, 2012
  • Bruce J. Sherrick

There have been several very notable land sales in Illinois and surrounding states setting new high per acre sales prices in many areas, and leading to increased interest by others…
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Expiring Tax Provisions

  • November 27, 2012
  • Mitchell A. Fruhling and Dwight D. Raab

Starting with tomorrow's date (11/28/2012), you have 34 days to put your 2012 tax planning strategies in place. In those same 34 days, it is possible that Congress could enact…
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Focus on Soybean Oil

  • November 26, 2012
  • Darrel Good

Listen to MP3 podcast The sharp increase in soybean prices that began in June 2012 and peaked in early September 2012 was carried more by soybean meal prices than by…
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2013 Net Farm Income Projections

  • November 20, 2012
  • Gary Schnitkey

Current futures prices suggest harvest-time 2013 prices of $5.80 per bushel for corn and $12.40 per bushel for soybeans. Given these prices, 2013 farm incomes likely would be above average.…
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Pork Producers Did Not Panic

  • November 19, 2012
  • Chris Hurt

Listen to MP3 podcast Here is some good advice: If you are in a crisis, DO NOT PANIC! Pork producers were facing a drought driven crisis late last summer. December…
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Farm Losses Demystified

  • November 14, 2012
  • Marc Lovell

Farmers are sometimes surprised to find that the full amount of a year's loss from farming isn't the same loss amount that they can claim as a deduction on their…
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2012 Election

  • November 7, 2012
  • Carl Zulauf

While votes remain to be counted and races to be determined, the U.S. has chosen to stay with its current split-party alignment of a Democratic President, a Democratic Senate, and…
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Which Way for Soybean Prices?

  • November 5, 2012
  • Darrel Good

Listen to MP3 podcast Soybean prices reached a peak on September 4, with November 2012 futures trading to $17.89 per bushel. The price of that contract declined to about $15.50…
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