Ida Aftermath Stymies Grain Exports as Trade Routes Altered, China Eyes Brazil Soy, By...

Reuters writers Karl Plume and PJ Huffstutter reported this week that, “Grain shippers on the U.S. Gulf Coast reported more damage from Hurricane Ida to...

Salvaging Drought-Stressed Soybeans as Feed, By Sara Bauder from South Dakota State University

One of the more popular questions we’ve been receiving lately involves using soybeans as forage. Prior to WWII, the principal use of soybean was...

Stress Test of 2022 Crop Returns , By Krista Swanson the University of Illinois

Illinois Crop Budgets for 2022 corn and soybeans were released in July (see farmdoc Daily, July 27, 2021). Positive returns are projected for both...

Cash Rents Rise in 2021 with Implications for 2022 , By Gary Schnitkey

The U.S. Department of Agriculture released 2021 state-level cash rents. The average cash rent in Illinois was $227 per acre, a $5 increase over...

A Straight-Forward Structure for a Variable Cash Rent , By Krista Swanson

Unlike fixed cash rental arrangements, payments from a variable cash rent arrangements will vary based on prices and yields. Often during times of changing...

Farmers National Co. On What’s Up For Rents In 2022? by Randy Dickhut, Farmers...

With the calendar turning to August, it is the time of year when landowners and tenants should be giving thought to rental terms for...

Comparing Net Returns For Alternative Leasing Arrangements 8-9-2021, by Michael Langemeier, Center for Commercial...

Obtaining control of land through leasing has a long history in the United States. Leases on agricultural land are strongly influenced by local custom...

2021 Fertilizer Price Increases in Perspective, with Implications for 2022 Costs, By Nick Paulson...

Fertilizer prices have increased dramatically over the past year, with prices on major fertilizer products in Illinois increasing by over 50%. High fertilizer prices...

OFA anticipates return to Farm Shows and Fairs, By Drew Spoelstra, Vice President, Ontario...

Agricultural events are without a doubt an annual highlight for everyone in the sector. We circle the dates in our calendars, purchase tickets, plan...

2022 Crop Budgets Contain Higher Costs, By Gary Schnitkey University of Illinois

Non-land costs for 2022 corn and soybean production are projected to be at all-time highs. Despite these high costs, corn and soybean production is...
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