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Farm Assets Conference | Dec 15 in Champaign

  • December 8, 2023

This winter we invite you to spend some time with the farmdoc Team. We’re certain it will be worth your while. Our winter meeting series includes five locations and three different meeting types. It kicks off here on campus with the annual Farm Assets Conference at the i-Hotel on Friday, December 15.
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The Farm Assets Conference tackles unique agricultural issues.…

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CONAB Updates Brazil Corn & Soybean Production

  • December 7, 2023

Brazil’s counterpart to USDA has updated its corn and soybean production figures for the 2023/24 crop year. It expects Brazilian producers to harvest 312.3 million tons of grains in total or about 2.4% less than last season. The drop in the production estimate CONAB writes is explained by the “low occurrence of rain and the high temperatures recorded in the Central-West states, while in the South of the country, mainly in Rio Grande do Sul, by excessive precipitation”.…

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ILLINOIS has it going on at the Farm Progress Show

  • August 28, 2023

We invite you to visit the University of Illinois tent at the 2023 Farm Progress Show in Decatur. On Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday of this week Illinois Extension and the College of ACES will be on-site at the nation’s largest outdoor agricultural event. Our tent is located at the corner of 3rd and West or just about two blocks to the right of the Main Gate as you enter the grounds.
This Google Maps link will make it easy for you to find walking directions to the U of I tent from anywhere on the grounds or even to drive to the Farm Progress Show site.…

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University of Illinois Extension Strategic Planning Survey

  • July 28, 2023

We invite you to engage in our University of Illinois Extension strategic planning process that will continue into the 2024 calendar year. 
As part of our efforts, we have created a survey that focuses on supporting Phases 1 and 2 of the planning process: 1) Assessing Our Current State and Engaging Stakeholders, and 2) Developing Our Vision and Strategic Priorities. We welcome and greatly appreciate your participation in completing the survey.  
All submissions should be submitted via the online survey,…

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An Analysis of the Proposed 4% Farmer-Premium Payment Cap

  • July 7, 2023

Welcome to 5-Minute Farmdoc, your go-to channel for insightful discussions on various topics related to agriculture. In today’s episode, we delve into the world of crop insurance and explore a recent proposal discussed by our colleagues from North Dakota. They suggest a change to the subsidy mechanism that assists farmers in covering the costs of crop insurance policies. This proposal aims to cap the farmer’s premium costs at 4% of the policy’s liability,…

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Drought Spreads Across Illinois as Dry Weather Continues

  • June 2, 2023

Dry conditions continue to worsen in Illinois as drought spreads across the state, according to Illinois State Climatologist Trent Ford at the Illinois State Water Survey.
The U.S. Drought Monitor now shows the Chicagoland area, much of central Illinois, and areas along the Missouri border from Quincy to St. Louis are in moderate drought, and the northern two-thirds of the state are characterized as abnormally dry.
Among the many impacts of drought conditions, lawns, gardens, and trees have begun to show moderate to significant moisture stress in northeast and central Illinois.…

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Corn Rootworm Bt Resistance Webinar Today at 11am

  • March 30, 2023

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Bt Resistance and Management Recommendations for Illinois
Corn rootworm remains the most economically damaging insect pest of corn in Illinois, though its impact in recent years has primarily been felt in the northern third of the state. The ongoing development of resistance to Bt traits has complicated management decisions for Illinois farmers. Join University of Illinois scientists to discuss the status of rootworm populations and Bt resistance throughout Illinois,…

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Listen to the All Day Ag Outlook Presentations

  • March 12, 2023

March 7, 2023  University of Illinois Extension hosted a farmer conference at the Beef House in Covington, Indiana. The All Day Ag Outlook has been held annually since 1991. This year’s event showcased U of I College of ACES farmdoc team members, WILLAg On Air market analysts, the Illinois FBFM, agricultural weather, and John Deere computer intelligence. We are hopeful you find the linked audio presentations from the day insightful. These files have been compiled into a single playlist which you may use to review or share the content.…

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Safety Nets from Crop Insurance in 2023

  • March 12, 2023

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The Risk Management Agency (RMA) has released 2023 projected prices for crop insurance. For Illinois and most Midwest states, projected prices are $5.91 per bushel for corn and $13.76 for soybeans. Those projected prices are some of the highest in history and will provide solid safety nets. Still, many operations will face losses before crop insurance guarantees make payments.
Listen to a March 2 interview with University of Illinois ag economist Gary Schnitkey and Nick Paulson about ARC/PLC and crop insurance decisions.

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Register for the All Day Ag Outlook

  • February 2, 2023

All Day Ag Outlook
The farmdoc Team,, and University of Illinois Extension are proud to present the All Day Ag Outlook. This meeting has been an annual tradition in the month of March at the Beef House in Covington, Indiana since 1991.
This year’s program is scheduled for Tuesday, March 7, 2023. The doors open at 7:30 a.m. central / 8:30 a.m. eastern and includes both coffee and rolls in the morning and a Beef House lunch.…

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