NET FARM INCOMES EVEN LOWER IN 2017

August 16th, 2017  |  Today's News |  Farm Policy |  Additional Research

According to University of Illinois economist Gary Schnitkey, net farm incomes in 2017 will be down from 2016 incomes unless grain prices respond to lower yields. Of course, there will be...

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2018 FORECAST PLACES CORN PRICES BELOW $4.00 PER BUSHEL

July 10th, 2017  |  Today's News |  Additional Research

According to the University of Illinois, farmers planning for 2018 cash rents and acreage allocations can safely plan on corn prices of $3.80 and soybean prices of $9.50.  These are based on trend...

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FUEL ETHANOL: THE FUTURE OF CLEAN OCTANE, TODAY

July 6th, 2017  |  ICMB |  Ethanol |  Additional Research

Have questions about ethanol? Start here!   The following research was compiled by the Illinois Corn Marketing Board for the U.S. Grains Council. Whether you have no idea what fuel ethanol is...

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2017 GM CROP IMPACT REPORT

June 13th, 2017  |  Additional Research

We believe in the power of GM crops to help farmers in the fight for environment sustainability while improving the chances of a stable livelihood for farmers. On both sides of the GM debate,...

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2015 Illinois Agriculture Economic Contribution

June 13th, 2017  |  Additional Research

  As a member of the Illinois Livestock Development Group, we understand the contribution that livestock plays in overall corn usage. More than that, we care about the agriculture ecosystem and...

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CORN CROP ISN’T AS FAR BEHIND AS YOU MIGHT THINK

May 31st, 2017  |  Today's News |  Additional Research

Farmers might be a little “down in the mouth” about this year’s corn crop after a very wet spring and a lot of corn had to be replanted.  According to yesterday’s USDA report though, nationwide,...

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ETHANOL EXPORTS

May 23rd, 2017  |  Ethanol |  Exports |  Additional Research

According to a report from the Renewable Fuels Association, In 2015, the U.S. exported 836 million gallons of ethanol— identical to 2014’s volume and tied for the second-highest annual total on...

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CORN REVENUES FOR 2017 COULD BE $741 PER ACRE SAYS U OF I

April 20th, 2017  |  Today's News |  Additional Research

The University of Illinois’ economist Dr. Gary Schnitkey forecasts in his farmdoc daily article “Revenues Below $700 per Acre Possible with Corn in 2017” that gross revenues on corn acres for 2017...

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U.S. GRAINS COUNCIL CONFIRMS HIGH QUALITY OF 2016 U.S. CORN

April 10th, 2017  |  Today's News |  Exports |  Additional Research

The 2016/2017 corn export quality report found the average aggregate quality of the corn assembled for export early in the marketing year was better than or equal to U.S. No. 2 on all grade...

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