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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
Base Acre and Yield Updating Decisions: Push to the Finish (January 21, 2015)
The deadline for completing base acre and yield updating decisions is February 27th. While the decisions usually are straightforward, collecting the information and completing the process will take some time. For this reason, beginning the process now seems prudent. More...
Yield Exclusion: Description and Guidance (January 13, 2015)
The Yield Exclusion (YE) allows specific years to be dropped from the calculation of guarantee yields for crop insurance. This article describes YE, provides an example of Actual Production History (APH) yield calculation and premium quotation under YE, and provides guidance for YE’s use. More...
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...
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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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