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Corn Prices Moving Forward

  • March 27, 2017
  • Todd Hubbs

May corn futures prices tumbled to the lowest price level since December during the week ending March 24. Large crop estimates from around the world placed downward pressure on the…
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Then and Now – Machinery Values

  • March 17, 2017
  • Bradley Zwilling, Dwight Raab and Brandy Krapf

This article reviews machinery values from a group of Illinois grain farms at two points in time. Total machinery value and machinery value per acre are reviewed from periods that…
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The Ongoing Debate over Farmland Taxation

  • March 10, 2017
  • Jennifer Ifft and Todd Kuethe

All 50 U.S. states provide some form of preferential tax treatment for agricultural land. These tax policies were adopted state-by-state in response to the rapid loss of farmland associated with…
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The Federal Safety Net for 2017

  • March 7, 2017
  • Gary Schnitkey

The two Federal safety net program providing risk protection to crop farmers are crop insurance and the commodity title of the farm bill, with commodity title payments coming through Agricultural…
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