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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
Profit Margins for Dairy Producers Continue Negative Trend in 2013, Likely to Turn Positive in 2014 (December 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...
Base Acre and Yield Updating Tool: A Release of Spreadsheet to Aid in Making Farm Bill Decisions (December 9, 2014)
The Base Acre and Yield Updating spreadsheet aids 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...
Discussion of Fixed Cash Lease (Short Form for One Year) (November 25, 2014)
A new farmland lease form called “Fixed Cash Lease (Short Form for One Year)” is now available on farmdoc. This lease is for a fixed cash rent that is one-year in length. More...
 Data Spotlight
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.

Click here for instructions on using the Illinois Farm Management Handbook.

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