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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
Monthly Fertilizer Prices: Spring 2014 with Comparisons to 2009 through 2013 (April 15, 2014)
Fertilizer prices have been increasing in recent months; however, per acre fertilizer costs should be lower in 2014 than in recent years. Prices suggest fertilizer costs for corn of $150 per acre in 2014, compared to costs near $200 per acre in 2012 and 2013. More...
Causes of High U.S. Corn Yields: Evaluation of County Yields (March 25, 2014)
An evaluation of county yields for years between 2004 through 2013 suggests that corn yields have to be above average across the vast majority of the corn-belt counties for the U.S. to have a corn yield significantly above trend. Similarly, county yields in the majority of corn-belt counties have to be below average for the U.S. yield to be significantly below trend. More...
Cost to Produce Corn and Soybeans in Illinois-2013 (March 21, 2014)
In 2013, the total of all economic costs per acre for growing corn in Illinois averaged $1,033 in the northern section, $966 in the central section for farmland with “high” soil ratings, $951 in the central section for farmland with “low” soil ratings, and $872 in the southern section. 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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