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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
Projected 2015 Corn Revenue with Comparisons to Revenues from 2010 to 2014 (April 21, 2015)
In Illinois, 2015 gross revenues for corn are projected to be lower than 2014 gross revenues. In 2015 for corn, gross revenues are projected in the mid to high $800 per acre range for farms in Northern and Central Illinois with high-productivity farmland. Gross revenues in the low $800 per acre range are projected for farms with lower-productivity farmland in Central Illinois. Gross revenues in the low $700 range are projected for Southern Illinois farms. More...
2014 Loss Experience for Revenue Protection on Corn, Soybeans, and Wheat (April 14, 2015)
This article describes loss performance for Revenue Protection (RP), a revenue insurance plan used to insure most acres in the United States. Corn, soybeans, and wheat had loss ratios of 1.04, .54, and 1.12, respectively. Loss ratios were above 1.0 in many counties of Iowa and Minnesota for corn and soybeans. Counties in the southern Great Plains had loss ratios above 1.0 for wheat. In Illinois, RP loss ratios were .40 for corn and .24 for soybeans. More...
Expected Corn and Soybean Returns and Shifts in Acres (March 30, 2015)
Expected corn minus soybean returns in 2015 were calculated for U.S. counties. These expected returns suggest that shifts to soybeans are more likely outside the Corn Belt. Moreover, expected 2015 returns suggest smaller acreage shifts than in other recent years. 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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