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Flexible Cash Lease Comparisons

  • October 26, 2018
  • Michael Langemeier

A recent article used a case farm in west central Indiana to illustrate net returns to land derived from crop share, fixed cash rent, and flexible cash lease arrangements. This…
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Weekly Farm Economics

Fertilizer Prices Higher for 2019 Crop

  • September 25, 2018
  • Gary Schnitkey

August and September fertilizer prices confirm expectations of rising fertilizer costs for 2019. So far, anhydrous ammonia prices are close to $80 per ton higher for 2019 production as compared…
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Gardner Policy Series

U.S. Field Crop Income – Return to Normalcy

  • March 21, 2018
  • Carl Zulauf , Gary Schnitkey, Jonathan Coppess and Nick Paulson

The economic state of U.S. crop farming has drawn considerable attention in recent years. This article uses U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) cost of production data to compare the ratio…
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Weekly Farm Economics

Seed Costs for Corn in 2017 and 2018

  • July 18, 2017
  • Gary Schnitkey

Per acre seed costs for corn likely will not significantly decrease until corn acres decline. Seed companies have little incentive to reduce prices under stable or growing acreages. In 2017,…
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Weekly Farm Economics

Fertilizer Costs in 2017 and 2018

  • July 11, 2017
  • Gary Schnitkey

Fertilizer prices have fallen in recent years, leading to lower fertilizer costs, major costs of producing corn and soybeans that have declined the most since the commodity price declines in…
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