2022 Planting Decisions, Nitrogen Fertilizer Prices, and Corn and Soybean Prices, By Gary Schnitkey

For 2022, planting decisions relative to corn and soybeans are likely more complicated than usual due to rising production costs and uncertainties about commodity...

OFA sees value in incentive programs to recognize farmers for ecological goods and services,...

The natural environment supports diverse ecosystems and thrives on biodiversity. As farmers, we must continue to prioritize enhancing our farmland to support prosperous growth...

Weekly Farm Economics Machinery Cost Estimates for 2021, By Dale Lattz

Machinery cost estimates for 2021 have been released and are available on the farmdoc website (see Management section of farmdoc). Machinery costs are updated...

Wisconsin Farm Land Values Update, By Brent Wiese from Compeer Financial

Each year, Farm Credit and Compeer Financial update their real estate benchmarks across the territory. The benchmarks consist of bare land and improved tracts,...

2020 Incomes and Capital Expenditure , By Krista Swanson from the University of Illinois

Average net farm income on Illinois grains farms was above-average in 2020 primarily because of two factors: 1) higher corn and soybean prices in...

Conventional and Organic Enterprise Net Returns, By Michael Langemeier from Purdue University

Due to continued increases in demand for certified organic grains, crop farmers that have transitioned from conventional to certified organic grains report higher net...

Trends in Farmland Leasing , By Nick Paulson from the University of Illinois

Over time, more Illinois farmland is being cash rented rather than share rented. Cash rental arrangements adjust more slowly to changes in farmland returns...

Comparing Machinery Values On Illinois Grain Farms, by Bradley Zwilling

Not only has machinery values been increasing over time, so has the size of farms. This study compares machinery values on Illinois grain farms...

Evaluating Impact of House Ways & Means Proposal for Tax Changes, By Krista Swanson

New details for a potential $3.5 trillion spending and tax package were released by the House Ways & Means Committee on Monday September 13,...

OFA reminds members of their responsibility for a safe harvest on the roads. By...

As the fall season approaches and some normalcy returns to our daily lives, the pace of traffic has picked up. School buses are back...
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