Extension Ag Update
November/December 2007
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Choosing Next Year's Crop
Choosing the right hybrid or variety is one of the most important steps in planning. The typical corn hybrid is only in the market about three years, so evaluating new seed sources must be done every year. Choosing the best genetics for your particular field conditions can add to your profit. More

Farmland Prices vs. Farmland Returns
While farmland prices currently exceed capitalized values, likely increases in cash rents will bring farmland prices and capitalized values more closely in line with the historical average difference, according to a University of Illinois Extension study. More

Rural Route 2 is Available at 1-800-468-1834
The Rural Route 2 service is designed to help farm families get through tough times.  This confidential service provides referrals for farm business and family financial advice; helps manage economic as well as personal situations; helps locate local support; and identifies assistance through the Illinois Farm Development Authority.  More

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