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Profit Margins for Dairy Producers Continue Negative Trend in 2013, Likely to Turn Positive in 2014 (12/19/2014)
Higher milk prices were not enough to offset higher costs resulting in total economic costs exceeding returns for Illinois dairy producers in 2013, according to figures summarized by University of Illinois agricultural economists in cooperation with the Illinois Farm Business Farm Management Association. More...
Corn Price Strength Continues (12/15/2014)
March 2015 corn futures traded to a high of $4.115 on December 15, the highest level since July 10 and $0.80 above the low reached on October 1. The average spot cash price at South-Central Illinois elevators was reported at $3.785 on December 12, $1.01 above the low on October 1. More...
Base Acre and Yield Updating Tool: A Release of Spreadsheet to Aid in Making Farm Bill Decisions (12/9/2014)
The Base Acre and Yield Updating spreadsheet is available on the farmdoc website. This tool will aid in making the first two sets of Farm Bill decisions: 1) base acre allocation and 2) yield updating. It also makes comparisons of expected payments from Agricultural Risk Coverage County Option (ARC-CO) and Price Loss Coverage (PLC) programs calculated by Agricultural Policy Analysis System. More...
How Will the December 1 Corn Stocks Estimate Be Interpreted? (12/8/2014)
It is always a challenge to anticipate the USDA's quarterly estimate of corn stocks, but the estimate of the December 1 inventory, to be released on January 12, 2015, is a special challenge. Not only is there the usual uncertainty about the magnitude of feed and residual use of corn during the first quarter of the marketing year, there is uncertainty about the potential change in the corn production estimate that is released on the same day. More...
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