skip to Main Content

Where Are Diesel Prices Headed?

  • September 30, 2015
  • Scott Irwin

A recent farmdoc daily article examined the relationship between Brent crude oil prices and U.S. average gasoline prices at the pump. The historical relationship indicated U.S. gasoline prices should be…
Read This Article
Weekly Outlook

Limited Pork Expansion

  • September 28, 2015
  • Chris Hurt

The pork industry has largely overcome the impacts of the 2014 PED virus. Pork producers have been disciplined in limiting expansion after record 2014 profits. As a result, pork supplies…
Read This Article
Weekly Outlook

Focus on Soybean Acreage

  • September 21, 2015
  • Darrel Good

The surveys conducted by the USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) in June revealed that producers had planted or intended to plant 85.1 million acres of soybeans in 2015. The…
Read This Article

Farm Financial Efficiency

  • September 18, 2015
  • Dwight Raab, Brandy Krapf, and Bradley Zwilling

While there is much concern in the farm sector about current ratios and working capital (with good reason), this article highlights four of the financial efficiency ratios and includes a…
Read This Article
Weekly Farm Economics

Revised 2015 Corn and Soybean Return Estimates

  • September 15, 2015
  • Gary Schnitkey

As harvest is beginning, more information is available to project 2015 revenues and returns. Revised returns are presented in this article for high-productivity farmland in central Illinois. Similar estimates for…
Read This Article

Sequestration and Farm Program Payments

  • September 11, 2015
  • Jonathan Coppess, Gary Schnitkey, Nick Paulson and Carl Zulauf

Recent reports indicate that payments from the Price Loss Coverage (PLC) or Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) programs for the 2014 crop year may be reduced by nearly 7% due to…
Read This Article
Weekly Farm Economics

Parameters for a 2016 Cash Rent with Bonus

  • September 9, 2015
  • Gary Schnitkey

Cash rents need to be lowered to avoid farmer losses in 2016. For obvious reasons, landowners are reluctant to lower cash rents, particularly given uncertainty about 2016 revenue. Switching from…
Read This Article
Back To Top
×Close search
Search