Crop Insurance: Margin Protection – What Is It, Does It Help? Sep 4, 2022

    🕔Sep 4, 2022
    Margin Protection (MP) is multi-peril crop insurance that provides coverage against unexpected decreases in operating margins. Given the expectation for higher costs and lower returns for 2023, there may be […]

    Illinois: Corn Projected More Profitable than Soybeans Well into June Apr 22, 2022

    🕔Apr 22, 2022
    We examine the expected returns from planting corn and soybeans by date in Central Illinois. Corn is projected to be more profitable than soybeans from April through June 10 by […]

    Midwest: 2021 Crop Insurance Decision Tool Now Available Jan 20, 2021

    🕔Jan 20, 2021
    The 2021 Crop Insurance Decision Tool has been released to aid in crop insurance decisions. It is a Microsoft Excel workbook that can be downloaded from farmdoc (here). One sheet in this workbook provides […]

    Illinois Grain Farm Incomes in 2020 Jul 15, 2020

    🕔Jul 15, 2020
    We project net incomes for a typical Illinois grain farm in 2020. Before the onset of COVID-19, 2020 net incomes were expected to be low without a turnaround in exports, […]

    Illinois Corn, Soybeans: Crop Insurance – Making the Prevented Planting Decision Jun 5, 2020

    🕔Jun 5, 2020
    Some Illinois corn acres are still unplanted due to wet weather. The final plant date for crop insurance has passed for extreme southern Illinois (May 28) and is rapidly approaching […]

    Corn, Soybeans: Old-Crop Cash Flow Considerations Under COVID-19 Apr 1, 2020

    🕔Apr 1, 2020
    Reductions in the sales value of unpriced grain likely will be the first place where grain farms feel the impacts of COVID-19 control measures. Overall, old-crop sales likely will be […]

    ARC-IC: Payment Examples and Revised 2019 Payment Calculator Feb 5, 2020

    🕔Feb 5, 2020
    Agricultural Risk Coverage at the Individual Level (ARC-IC) will be an attractive alternative for farmers who had FSA farms that were completely prevented plant or had low yields in 2019. […]

    Yield Updating Decisions Under the 2018 Farm Bill Dec 4, 2019

    🕔Dec 4, 2019
    Landowners will have a one-time yield updating decision under the 2018 Farm Bill: 1) keep the current Price Loss Coverage (PLC) yield that is assigned to a crop on a […]

    “2018 Farm Bill What-If Tool” Estimates Program Payments Nov 6, 2019

    🕔Nov 6, 2019
    The 2018 Farm Bill What-If Tool has been released (click here to download). This Microsoft Excel spreadsheet will estimate Price Loss Coverage (PLC) and Agricultural Risk Coverage at the county […]

    Northern Illinois Crop, Prevented-Planting Budgets for July Jul 3, 2019

    🕔Jul 3, 2019
    Overall, projections suggest low returns for corn, soybeans, and prevent-plant acres in Northern Illinois, an area that has been hard hit with wet weather, delayed planting, and prevent planting. Corn […]


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