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U.S. Farm Sector Balance Sheet

  • September 22, 2017
  • Michael Langemeier

U.S. net farm income has declined approximately 49% since its peak in 2013. The balance sheet for the U.S. farm sector continues to adjust to the declines in U.S. net…
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Weekly Farm Economics

Margin Protection Insurance

  • September 8, 2017
  • Gary Schnitkey

Margin Protection is a new insurance product available for insuring corn and soybeans in Illinois. Some farmers may find Margin Protection beneficial. Farmers who purchase Area Risk Protection (ARP) may…
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Weekly Outlook

Storing Corn and Soybeans in 2017

  • September 5, 2017
  • Todd Hubbs

The current price structure of corn and soybean futures markets indicate positive carry in both markets and raises the question of whether producers should make decisions about grain sales. The…
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Farm Machinery Costs and Custom Rates

  • September 1, 2017
  • Michael Langemeier

Numerous farms that are either hiring a custom operator or providing custom rate services to other farms use published custom rate surveys. Though this information is very useful when establishing…
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