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Corn Exports are On Pace

Each Friday over the past three weeks December corn futures closed lower. These lower weekly thresholds have come despite a very good export pace. USDA projects this marketing year U.S. corn exports will top two-point-four-billion bushels. So far that doesn’t look too bad says University of Illinois Agricultural Economist Todd Hubbs, “We are definitely on pace. We’ll above last year’s pace, but everybody needs to remember we got off to a sluggish start last year and it really picked up in the second-half of the marketing year. We’ve seen a little bit of weakness recently, but we are still within the 2.45 billion bushels in my opinion.”Hubbs is okay with USDA’s corn-used-to-produce ethanol figure, too. Although he says that’ll depend on ethanol exports as plant margins are really tight. He’s hopeful the corn-used-for-feed number will look better in January. That’ll depend a lot on the December Grain Stocks report. Still he says, “Right now, from the November projections, we are on trac…

Nov 18 | WILLAg Newsletter

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November 18, 2018

This Tuesday you are invited to Normal, Illinois for the Farm Assets Conference. I’ve seen parts of the presentations that will be made and fully expect this to be an impactful event. The tickets are $40. Our doors open at 9:30am at the Marriott Hotel and Conference Center. If you arrive by 8am the Illinois Corn Growers Association will provide you with breakfast and you may attend their annual meeting prior to the Farm Assets Conference.

purchase your ticket by noon Monday
http://www.farmassetsconference.com

I’ve been traveling the last couple of weeks and thought you might find these three articles from the farmdocDaily website interesting.

Todd
Financial and Risk Management Decisions for 2019What to Expect from USMCA (or NAFTA 1.01)Nitrogen Loss Reduction Practices: What Do They Cost?Financial and Risk Management Decisions for 2019
Gary Schnitkey and Krista Swanson
Department of Agricultural and Consumer Economics
University of Illinois

With planning for next yea…

2018 Farm Assets Conference

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November 3, 2018

Dear Subscriber,

I hope your harvest season has gone well. As it winds down please consider making a trek to Normal, Illinois for the 2018 Farm Assets Conference. This is a pivotal year for agriculture. Things from this point forward will be different. Changes are coming rapidly. We’re going to address some of the possibilities.

Please come and listen. Please come and ask questions. Personally, I use these events as learning experiences to help tailor the daily WILLAg radio programming. It is a direct reaction to the questions you ask.

The cost is only $40 and we’ve put together a fantastic agenda. Do scroll down to find out more. The 2018 Farm Assets Conference is in Normal, Illinois at the Marriott Hotel and Conference Center on November 20th. Our doors open at 9:30am. The Illinois Corn Growers Association annual meeting precedes it at 8:00am.

buy your tickets now

Todd E. Gleason, Farm Broadcaster
University of Illinois Extension | WILLAg.org
tgleason@illinois.edu or …