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Estimated 2017 ARC-CO Payments

  • February 27, 2018
  • Gary Schnitkey, Jonathan Coppess, Nick Paulson and

The National Agricultural Statistical Service (NASS) released county yields for 2017 (released February 22 on NASS's Quick Stats website. With these NASS yields, fairly accurate estimates of 2017 Agricultural Risk…
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Gardner Policy Series

Farm Bill Review: Origins of Fixed Price Policy

  • February 22, 2018
  • Jonathan Coppess, Nick Paulson, Gary Schnitkey and Carl Zulauf

The changes to farm programs included in the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018 discussed recently were an unusual revision of farm policy both in timing and method. Congress agreed to…
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Weekly Farm Economics

Revised 2018 Corn and Soybean Budgets

  • February 13, 2018
  • Gary Schnitkey

Revised 2018 corn and soybean budgets are available in the management section of farmdoc. The major revision was to commodity prices. A $3.60 per bushel corn price and $9.60 per…
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Weekly Outlook

Corn and Soybean Export Development

  • February 12, 2018
  • Todd Hubbs

Corn and soybean export projections for the 2017-18 marketing year changed substantially in the February 8 WASDE report. The adjustments to export projections for both crops confirmed recent market information…
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How Do I Finance the Growth of My Operation?

  • February 9, 2018
  • Michael Langemeier and Michael Boehlje

There are numerous motivations for farms to expand their businesses. Even in today's environment of tight margins, many farms are exploring expansion options. When exploring these options, it is important…
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2017 Year End RIN Update

  • February 8, 2018
  • Nick Paulson

Today's article provides the annual summary update on Renewable Identification Number (RIN) generation in 2017 based on available data from EPA's EMTS. Previous quarterly updates covered RIN generation through the…
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Gardner Policy Series

Illinois Ag Perspectives on Trade Matters

  • February 7, 2018
  • Steve Burak, Kathy Baylis, Qianting Xie and Jonathan Coppess

Concerns about agricultural trade continue to weigh heavily on farmers in Illinois and across the country as renegotiations over NAFTA finished up their sixth round in Montreal, Canada. Despite some…
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