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Corn Consumption Update

  • January 30, 2017
  • Todd Hubbs

Since early October, March 2017 corn futures prices fluctuated in a price range between $3.40 and $3.70. The USDA's WASDE report released on January 12 presented a mixed signal on…
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Gardner Policy Series

Introducing the Gardner Agriculture Policy Program

  • January 27, 2017
  • Jonathan Coppess, Gary Schnitkey, Nick Paulson, and Kathy Baylis

Beginning January 2017, the Department of Agricultural and Consumer Economics (ACE) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in conjunction with the farmdoc project will operate the Gardner Agriculture Policy…
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Weekly Farm Economics

Consider Using ARP for Soybeans

  • January 24, 2017
  • Gary Schnitkey

This year, downside price risk on soybeans is a larger concern than usual. For those farmers who are particularly concerned about downside price risk, Area Risk Protection (ARP) at the…
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Weekly Outlook

Is it Time to Sell Some 2017 Soybeans?

  • January 23, 2017
  • Todd Hubbs

Soybean prices increased dramatically over the week ending January 20 on reduced production estimates for the U.S. and increased uncertainty in the prospects for South American soybean production. Old crop…
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