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Storing the 2014 Corn Crop

  • July 28, 2014
  • Darrel Good

The majority of annually produced crops such as corn obviously have to be stored. For corn producers, the question at harvest time will be who will store the portion of…
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Renegotiating Cash Rents Down for 2015

  • July 22, 2014
  • Gary Schnitkey

Actual cropland returns in 2013 and projected returns in 2014 and 2015 are considerably below returns from 2010 through 2012. In many cases, projected 2015 returns will be lower than…
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Corn Price Premiums Continue to Fade

  • July 21, 2014
  • Darrel Good

Corn was the primary focus of the agricultural commodity complex beginning in the 2006-07 marketing year and continuing through the 2012-13 marketing year. Corn prices during that period were supported…
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Bigger Is Better?

  • July 18, 2014
  • Brandy Krapf, Dwight Raab and Bradley Zwilling

The notion that larger farms have a different and lower cost structure is prevalent. The idea that larger farms can negotiate lower prices would seem logical. The idea that larger…
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How Burdensome Are Corn Supplies?

  • July 14, 2014
  • Darrel Good

Corn prices have been declining for almost two years following the peak price generated by the very small U.S. crop in 2012. The recent sharp decline in prices has been…
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Introducing the Farm Bill Toolbox

  • July 10, 2014
  • Jonathan Coppess, Nick Paulson and Gary Schnitkey

Previously, articles on farmdoc Daily have provided details regarding the efforts to inform readers about the 2014 Farm Bill, particularly with regard to farm program decisions that will have to…
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Release of 2015 Crop Budgets

  • July 8, 2014
  • Gary Schnitkey

The 2015 Illinois Crop Budgets are available in the management section of farmdoc. Budgets are given for corn, soybeans, wheat, and double-crop soybeans grown in northern, central, and southern Illinois.…
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