The images are indelible, captured in novels, history books, songs and old black-and-white photographs.  During the mid-1930s, as Americans were trying to claw their way out of the depths of the Great Depression a severe drought triggered massive dust...
Fertilizer prices dramatically increased last Spring. After anhydrous ammonia spent most of 2018 around $500 per ton, prices jumped to more than $600 per ton in early 2019. Prices remained mostly unchanged until late summer. This week's post reviews...
Source: byJennifer Ifft, Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management Cornell University as report appeared on U of Illinois' FarmDoc.com Introduction To manage input costs, many producers take advantage of early pay and other discounts offered by input suppliers. Seed...
Every farmer works in concert with the natural environment. Water, air and soil are the backbone of our farm businesses, and we understand the importance of sound resource management. We follow, with keen interest, any government decisions that impact...
Department of Agricultural and Consumer Economics University of Illinois September 27, 2019 farmdoc daily (9):181 Recommended citation format: Schnitkey, G. "2019 Illinois County and State Cash Rents." farmdoc daily (9):181, Department of Agricultural and Consumer Economics, University of Illinois at...
As the federal government moves forward with plans for an offset system to address greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, OFA continues to advocate for the positive role agriculture has in addressing climate change. The recent release of the government’s proposed...
Last week’s price rally in the soybean market relied on the prospects of easing trade tensions with China.  The potential for soybean prices to maintain recent momentum depends on developments in trade negotiations and production prospects for both the...
This is the sixth in a series of articles celebrating the 20th anniversary of farmdoc. A list of all nine articles in the series and authors can be found at the end of this article.  When the farmdoc project...
This is the second in a series of articles celebrating the 20th anniversary of farmdoc. A list of all nine articles in the series and authors can be found at the end of this article.  Commodity outlook at farmdoc...
Agri-marketers, I wanted to introduce a new term ADPR.  ADPR is an enhanced form of Advertising, which allows a PR component for a more robust digital campaign. I created a new term for Advertising with the goal to have...
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