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County Corn and Soybean Yields in 2015

  • March 29, 2016
  • Gary Schnitkey

In 2015, most counties in the western Corn-belt had yields above trend, while many counties in northern Indiana, northwest Illinois and western Ohio had yields below trend. Illinois yields were…
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Fewer Hogs and Higher Prices

  • March 28, 2016
  • Chris Hurt

The nation's pork producers have indicated to USDA that they are not expanding the breeding herd and, in fact, intend to reduce farrowings this spring and summer. This means pork…
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farmdoc daily Turns Five Today!

  • March 17, 2016
  • Scott Irwin

Please join us today in celebrating the five-year anniversary of farmdoc daily. When the farmdoc team committed to the goal of publishing one original article of research-based analysis and information…
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Stress Testing Financial Performance

  • March 4, 2016
  • Michael Langemeier

Stress testing describes a range of techniques that can be used to access the vulnerability of a firm's balance sheet and income statement to changes in prices, production, or financing.…
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2015 Year End RIN Update

  • March 3, 2016
  • Nick Paulson

Today's article provides the final update on Renewable Identification Number (RIN) generation in 2015 based on available data from EPA's EMTS. Previous quarterly updates covered RIN generation throughout 2015.
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Weekly Farm Economics

Crop Insurance Decisions for 2016

  • March 1, 2016
  • Bruce Sherrick and Gary Schnitkey

The Risk Management Agency (RMA) has now concluded its price discovery period used to determined final prices and volatility factors for federally sponsored corn and soybean crop insurance products for…
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