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The Farm Economics Facts and Opinions (FEFOs) newsletters address economic topics related to farm management. Two issues are released per month. Below are listed the latest three. See an archive of all FEFOs here
Soybeans Returns Projected Higher than Corn in 2014 (October 28, 2014)
Projections indicate that soybeans will be more profitable than corn in 2014. Having a higher return for soybeans is unusual and may have implications for 2015 planting decisions. More...
Projected Corn Gross Revenues Down in 2014 and 2015 (October 21, 2014)
Per acre gross revenue for corn in 2014 is projected to be $808 per acre in northern Illinois, $292 lower than the 2011 through 2013 average of $1,100 per acre. Given the current price outlook, average gross revenue in 2015 is projected lower than 2014 revenue. These lower revenues will require cash flow adjustments on farms. More...
Will Non-Land Costs Decrease in 2015? (September 16, 2014)
Modest decreases in costs are projected for 2014. It is, however, difficult to identify where further large decreases in costs will occur in 2015. Fertilizer and seed costs need to decrease if non-land costs are to continue to lower levels. More...
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Farm Returns, Cent. ILFertilizer Prices, ILLand Prices, IL

Information in this section is useful in a variety of management decisions. Much of the data used in this section comes from the Illinois Farm Business Farm Management (FBFM) Associations.

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