Historic Cost Declines After Price Declines Nov 25, 2022

    🕔Nov 25, 2022
    Corn prices declined from high levels in 2012 to much lower levels in 2013 through 2019. In this article we examine production cost declines which occurred after the 2012 price […]

    Wheat, Corn Prices Tempered, Easing Global Food Cost Concerns Jul 3, 2022

    🕔Jul 3, 2022
    Yusuf Khan and Will Horner reported in today’s Wall Street Journal that, “Fine farm weather and a rush of Russian grain ships through the Black Sea have taken the sting out of […]

    Grain Markets: What Are Long-Run Prices? Jun 1, 2022

    🕔Jun 1, 2022
    The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) recently released projected outlays for Federal farm programs from 2021 to 2031. To make these ten-year projections, CBO used estimates of commodity prices over the next […]

    Corn, Soybeans: Potential Fall Prices, Based on History May 26, 2022

    🕔May 26, 2022
    Corn and soybean prices for 2022 fall delivery are at high levels. During the first two weeks in May, fall delivery bids in central Illinois averaged $7.39 per bushel for […]

    Chicago Corn Exceeds $8- Approaches Record, While Russian Fertilizer Reaching Brazil Apr 22, 2022

    🕔Apr 22, 2022
    Bloomberg’s Tarso Veloso Ribeiro reported yesterday that, “Corn futures in Chicago exceeded $8 a bushel for the first time in almost a decade, approaching a record high as war threatens […]

    $8 Cash Corn Bids Start to Surface – DTN Apr 16, 2022

    🕔Apr 16, 2022
    Cash corn prices hit $8 or higher in 205 places on the DTN National Corn Index spot bid map. Basis levels in the corn-needy areas of the United States have […]

    Corn: Upside and Downside Price Scenarios Apr 1, 2022

    🕔Apr 1, 2022
    The Russian invasion of Ukraine has created uncertainty in global grain exports. This uncertainty has and likely will continue to result in short-term opportunity for US corn exports. Grains are […]

    Feb. WASDE Report Holds Few Surprises, but Grain Markets Surge – DTN Feb 11, 2022

    🕔Feb 11, 2022
    The February USDA Crop Production and World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE) reports provided few surprises, as there were only minor changes to report, and, as expected, USDA was […]

    Illinois: Farm Income Outlook for 2022 Dec 30, 2021

    🕔Dec 30, 2021
    Net income on Illinois grain farms will be at record levels in 2021, likely near $325,000 per farm. This $325,000 represents an average for grain farms enrolled in Illinois Farm […]

    Illinois Corn, Soybeans: 2022 Break-Even Prices Dec 22, 2021

    🕔Dec 22, 2021
    Break-even prices to cover total costs for 2022 are projected at $4.73 per bushel for corn and $11.06 per bushel for soybeans. Compared to historical levels, these break-even prices are […]


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