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Veteran Advisor

Stay With Soybeans

The University of Illinois recommends that Illinois farmers on good ground not be too fast to switch to more corn.


Summary and Conclusions

Current fall delivery prices do not suggest that switching to more corn away from soybeans will result in higher profitability on high-productivity farmland in central Illinois.  Due to high relatively corn yields, central Illinois is one of the most profitable areas to grow corn relative to soybeans, If central Illinois budgets do not suggest a switch to corn, budgets in less productive areas likely will not suggest a shift from soybeans to corn.


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