FarmWeek for October 20
Here is your October 20 edition of FarmWeek via Issuu.com.
Projected Corn Gross Revenues Down in 2014 and 2015
Per acre gross revenue for corn in 2014 is projected to be $808 per acre in northern Illinois, $292 lower than the 2011 through 2013 average of $1,100 per acre.
Keep family living costs in mind as margins tighten
In 2013, the total noncapital living expenses of 1,307 farm families enrolled in the Illinois Farm Business Farm Management Association (FBFM) averaged $80,716 -- or $6,726 a month per family. That's 5.3 percent higher than in 2012.
New state CAFO rules the new normal for livestock farmers
Livestock farmers need to set aside any preconceived notions about new state livestock regulations and be prepared for the new normal in Illinois. We have comments from IFB's Lauren Lurkins.
At home on the range; bison excel in Illinois
David Ruhter, Newman, worked at zoos more than 20 years before he and his wife, Kathleen, decided to start their own livestock operation.
Weekend sun restarts harvest efforts
Illinois farmers made some progress last week, as fields began to dry out.
Relief at the pump: Fuel price decline could continue
Weary consumers, truckers and farmers who experienced sticker shock at fuel pumps in recent years finally received some relief the past few months.
Informa sees record soybean acres next year
Farmers are expected to cut corn acres and switch to soybeans next spring.