OFA’s advice to government: invest in rural Ontario By Brent Royce, Director, Ontario Federation...

By Brent Royce, Director, Ontario Federation of Agriculture Balancing a budget is tough and takes vision and discipline. The Ontario government is working on balancing...

IFES 2018: The Farm Bill 2018 By Jonathan Coppess, Department of Agricultural and Consumer...

This is a presentation summary from the 2018 Illinois Farm Economics Summit (IFES) which occurred December 17-21, 2018. A complete collection of presentations including...

Niche Agriculture Websites; Efficient and Effective Marketing- By Jim Eadie

Speciality boutique Agriculture media websites provide a hub for efficient and effective Agriculture Marketing and information sharing. Think back in time, when shopping districts...

IFES 2018: Crop Returns: Trade Disputes Leading to Lower Returns? By Gary Schnitkey

his is a presentation summary from the 2018 Illinois Farm Economics Summit (IFES) which occurred December 17-21, 2018. A complete collection of presentations including...

OFA awaits details of government plans for long-term growth, By Keith Currie, President, Ontario...

In early December, the provincial government laid out its approach to expanding natural gas access and reducing red tape for rural Ontario and the...

Incidence of High Debt-to-Asset Ratios Grow Over Time By ...

verage debt-to-asset ratios on Illinois grain farms have increased since 2013. At the same time, the percent of farms with debt-to-asset ratios over 0.5...

The Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018: Initial Review, By Jonathan Coppess, Department of Agricultural...

On Monday December 10, 2018, the House and Senate conference committee released the conference report for the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018; the final...

Protection Provided by Price Loss Coverage By Gary Schnitkey Department of Agricultural and Consumer...

Reports suggest that the 2018 Farm Bill will be signed soon.  Given the proposals contained in the House and Senate versions of the Farm...

Tracking the Pace of Corn Consumption, By Todd Hubbs,Department of Agricultural and Consumer Economics

The December corn futures contract closed lower for the third straight week on Friday.  Weakness in soybean and oil markets continue to place bearish...

Looking Towards the Crop Insurance Safety Net in 2019 By ...

urrent market conditions provide indications of the safety net that crop insurance will offer for 2019. At this point, the 2019 projected price for...

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