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Market Facilitation Program: Impacts and Initial Analysis

  • August 28, 2018
  • Gary Schnitkey, Jonathan Coppess, Nick Paulson, Krista Swanson and Carl Zulauf

USDA released details on aid it will provide to farmers in response to trade disputes, resulting in tariffs instituted by the U.S. and retaliatory tariffs from trading partners, especially China.…
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Trends in Farm Balance Sheets over Time

  • March 13, 2018
  • Gary Schnitkey

Trends in the financial position of Illinois farms are presented in this article. Overall, farms gained financial strength from 2006 to 2012. Since 2012, working capital has declined. The net…
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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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Crop Insurance Performance of Soybeans

  • January 9, 2018
  • Gary Schnitkey

Conversations with farmers suggest that some are considering lowering coverage levels or eliminating crop insurance on soybeans. Doing so would conserve cash and many farmers note that they have received…
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