Illinois Average Farm Price Received
A new tool is now available at the farmdoc website. It is the
Illinois Average Farm Price Received Database Tool. It shows
farm price received data, for multiple commodities, in the state
of Illinois for the period 1960 to present. These historical price
series are often useful for long-range planning. Seven commodities
are included in the tool: corn, soybeans, wheat, barrows and gilts,
steers and heifers, calves and milk. Monthly average prices and
monthly marketing weights are available for corn, soybeans and
wheat. Only monthly average prices are available for barrows and
gilts, steers and heifers, calves and milk. It is important to
note that the prices represent the average price actually received
by farmers, and therefore, may be different from average prices
offered by the market.
Counter-Cyclical Payment Tool
The tool calculates what the average market price needs to
be for a given commodity for the rest of the year in order for
year average price to just equal the threshold price and result
in no counter-cyclical payment. The tool currently addresses corn,
soybeans and wheat, but oats, barley, grain sorghum, and upland
cotton will be added shortly.
Prices Inquiry System
This software provides the ability to retrieve the following
information: Insurance Plan, Unit of Measure, Type Code, Practice
Code/Rate Class/Crush District, Cat Price/Cat Amount, Established
Price/Reference Maximum Amount, Additional Price, Base Price, and
Harvest Price by State and County for individual/all crop(s). The
results can be printed in the tabular format.
Foreign Agricultural Service
A wide array of information on weather, exports and markets
around the world.
2003 Illinois Fertilizer Research Conference proceedings
Reports on fertilizer research in Illinois can be found here.
Updated and New CAFO Factsheets
Consider forage soybeans as an alterative crop.
Economic and Structural Relationships in U.S. Hog Production
Rapid change in the size and ownership structure of U.S. hog
production has created new and varied challenges for the industry.
describes an industry becoming increasingly concentrated among
fewer and larger farms, and becoming more economically efficient.
These changes have not come without problems. The increasing
market control and power concentrated among packers and large
and the manure management problem posed by an increasing concentration
of hog manure on fewer operations, are paramount concerns.
Examines the U.S. aquaculture industry including production,
inventory, sales, prices, inputs, and trade of catfish,
trout, tilapia, salmon,
mollusks, crawfish, shrimp, ornamental fish, and new species.