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Are you looking for help with market reports and analysis? How about farm leasing options, cash rent and land values? Information, answers and data is at your fingertips from the University of Illinois’ Department of Agricultural and Consumer Economics.

Experts from this Department at the University of Illinois post research based information on their farmdoc website. The website is organized by categories of information, one such category is the farmdocdaily portion of their website. On farmdocdaily, you can stay connected to the experts every weekday through a new article. Some of the articles from last week include Biodiesel Production Profitability, Cash Rents in 2018 and 19, and Pork Tariffs and the Pork Industry outlook. To make it more convenient, you can subscribe to receive the farmdocdaily updates automatically.

In addition to the daily updates, the farmdoc website contains a calendar of upcoming webinars and a library of past webinars. The most recent webinar that has been recorded and available in their library is entitled “Implications of USDA Grain Stocks and Prospective Plantings Reports for Corn and Soybean Prices”. This live webinar was presented on March 30, 2018, but is still available for viewing at your convenience. On the upcoming schedule are two webinars, which will provide the updated supply, demand and price prospect for corn and soybeans, one scheduled on June 29 and the other on August 19, 2018.

If you haven’t yet reviewed or used their Crop Insurance Tools, you may want to take a minute to check them out. New iFarm tools are available for Spring 2018, as well as, the 2018 version of the FAST (Farm, Analysis, Decision, Tools) Crop Insurance Decision Tool.

The farmdoc website is available at http://farmdoc.illinois.edu/. I encourage you to utilize the knowledge of the Department of Agricultural and Consumer Economics faculty and staff to help you make informed farm management decisions this year.

For more information on University of Illinois Extension programming in Coles, Cumberland, Douglas, Moultrie and Shelby counties, visit our website at http://web.extension.illinois.edu/ccdms/index.html or call us at 217-345-7034.

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