2019 ARC-CO Payments for Corn and Soybeans in the United States, By Gary Schnitkey

With the Farm Service Agency (FSA) recently releasing actual county yields for the 2019 program year, ARC-CO payments can now be calculated. Last week...

When Creating 2021 Budgets, Keep In Mind Family Living Costs, By Bradley Zwilling

In 2019, the total noncapital living expenses of 1,257 farm families enrolled in the Illinois Farm Business Farm Management Association (FBFM) averaged $78,894–or about...

Harvest season – a time to reflect, celebrate and promote Ontario’s agri-food sector, By...

Ontario’s agri-food sector has navigated a challenging year as a result of COVID-19. Nevertheless, our industry continues to prove its resiliency, strength and an...

Brazilian Soybean Profits to Reach Historical Highest in 2020/21, By Gary Schnitkey

Brazilian farmers are on a trajectory to have the highest soybean return in history for the 2019/20 marketing year. Soybean prices have reached highs...

Farmers National Co. Reports Stronger Than Expected Auction Prices For Farmland, by Farmers National...

Good quality cropland sold well at auctions during the pre-harvest sale season. The old real estate adage that "quality sells" is holding true in...

OFA focused on long-term soil health and conservation, By Teresa Van Raay, Director, Ontario...

Agricultural soil health is directly connected to the food production system and economic growth in Ontario. Health soils impact the viability, sustainability and productivity...

Brightened 2020 Income Outlook for Illinois Grain Farms , By Krista Swanson

In the past month, much has changed in outlook for grain farm income.  The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is projecting relatively high yields...

Survey shows Great Lakes water quality top of mind with Ontario farmers, By Mark...

In its second annual survey of farmers in southwestern Ontario, the Thames River Phosphorus Reduction Collaborative (PRC) set out to gauge awareness of the...

Cash Rents in 2020 and 2021 Projections, By Gary Schnitkey

The National Agricultural Statistical Service (NASS) recently released state and county rents for 2020. In addition, the Illinois Society of Professional Farm Managers and...

Food Waste and Covid-19: Impacts along the Supply Chain, By Brenna Ellison

The Covid-19 pandemic has created massive disruptions in the food system, from farm to fork. In some cases, we have observed and experienced severe...

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