Value of US Production of Farm Commodities amid Tariff Conflict(October 12, 2018)
This article takes a step back from the headline of tariffs and agriculture to address a broader question, "How have estimates of the value of production changed since advent of the tariff conflict?" This change reflects more factors than tariffs…More.
Reviewing Prices and Market Facilitation Payments(October 11, 2018)
As the trade conflict with China continues, prices for many agricultural commodities remain relatively low. Illinois corn and soybean prices dipped to new lows in September, coinciding with the latest rounds of tariffs. The difference between selling an entire crop…More.
Information for Making 2019 Cash Rental Decisions(October 9, 2018)
This article presents information useful in determining appropriate levels of 2019 cash rents including average cash rents for the state of Illinois, average cash rents for counties, and average cash rents for differing Productivity Indexes. Also presented are expected 2019…More.
Ending Stocks Moving Higher for Corn and Soybeans(October 8, 2018)
The USDA's estimates of September 1 grains stocks pressured the price for both corn and soybeans on much higher than expected stocks. Despite the higher ending stocks estimates for both crops, an apparent resolution to NAFTA negotiations and weather issues…More.
Swine Feed Cost Projections for 2019(October 5, 2018)
Corn and soybean prices have weakened considerably since late May. Using USDA-NASS corn and soybean prices for Indiana, corn prices declined from $3.92 to $3.54 per bushel from May to August while soybean prices declined from $10.50 to $8.85 per…More.