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    Weekly Price Outlook: How many acres of corn needed in 2015?

    One of the functions of crop markets is to direct planting decisions of U.S. producers. That process begins with fall seeded crops, primarily winter wheat, and continues through the following spring. According to a University of Illinois agricultural economist, the market's assessment of the amount of acreage needed of various crops in any production cycle is complicated and continually changes.

    • Oct. 22, 2014
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    Weekly Price Outlook: It's been a big year for ethanol

    Ethanol production, consumption, and stocks data are typically reviewed on a calendar-year basis because Renewable Fuel Standards (RFS) are established for calendar years. However, according to a University of Illinois agricultural economist, because corn is the major feedstock for domestic ethanol production, ethanol data on a corn marketing year basis (September to August) are important for monitoring and anticipating marketing-year corn consumption.

    • Oct. 15, 2014