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2017 Year End Tax Planning Ideas

  • December 27, 2017
  • Dwight Raab

With the recent passage of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (Congress passed on 12/20; President signed on 12/22) there are significant changes to the deductible amount of state income,…
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Gardner Policy Series

Declining Cost of Production and Farm Policy

  • December 14, 2017
  • Carl Zulauf, Nick Paulson, Jonathan Coppess and Gary Schnitkey

In a July 25, 2017 farmdoc daily article, Schnitkey discussed declining cost of production for Illinois corn and soybeans. This article extends the discussion to the U.S. and to barley,…
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Weekly Outlook

Corn Use for Ethanol Update

  • December 11, 2017
  • Todd Hubbs

The recent strength in ethanol production has led to speculation about changes to USDA's estimate of corn used for ethanol in the pending WASDE report. Ethanol production for the week…
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Weekly Outlook

Hog Price Prospects Strengthen

  • December 4, 2017
  • Chris Hurt

Hog prices this fall have been stronger than anticipated. In early October, USDA analysts estimated that fourth quarter live prices would average $38 to $40 per hundredweight. Now it looks…
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