Last Friday Feb 20th, NASS released county data for the 2014 corn and soybean crop. Paul Neiffer has put together tables showing the potential payment or in the case of Western Illinois lack of payment due to the exceptional corn and soybean yield for our area. This yield divided by the 86% of the benchmark guarantee for Adams, and Hancock County will not yield a 2014 ARC-County corn payment unless prices average $3.08 or lower for the 2014 crop year. For example for Hancock County the revenue guarantee is $782.92 * 86% = $673.31 / 218 corn yield = $3.09. For Adams County the revenue guarantee is $719.44 * 86% = $618.72 / 202 corn yield = $3.06. These yields can still be tweaked, but past history has shown that we are within 5 bushels of the final yield number for the county. http://www.farmcpatoday.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/Illinois.pdf
Corn - Delayed Price: Free Until August 31, 2015 $0.00125 /bu per day until sold on dry bushels, Dp corn dry/shrink to 15.0%. Beans - Free until Oct 1.
Field Scout Information For information about scouting your fields please contact: Michael Hicks 217-430-4899 or Warren Hull 217-964-2111 Field scouting videos: 1. Phillip Dewald
Come join us for our Check-R-Board Days event with Triple S Express and Russ Beeler! We will be meeting at UFC – Ursa location and making stops at Shaffer’s and Beeler’s where we will learn about our Great Starts program as well as some cow herd supplementation and a pasture walk. We will then head back to Ursa and have supper along with an optional tour of the feed mill. This will be a GREAT opportunity to learn about the value we can bring to your farm. Come join us for an afternoon of seeing, learning, and networking! Also you will have a chance to win a YETI COOLER and sign up for the national sweepstakes for a chance to win a John Deere Gator! Please meet at Ursa – 202 W. Maple Ave – at 3:00 pm on September 8th. Please RSVP with Wes Hornback at 217-440-3738