Researchers at the University of Illinois estimate that a farmer growing crops on rented land in northern Illinois will lose $64 an acre of corn next year, versus $95 an acre of soybeans. It is the first time since 2013 that corn is projected to be a better economic proposition than soybeans, according to the researchers. Many farmers and agricultural officials said final crop choices might not be made until just weeks or days before planting gets under way, partly because of uncertainty over tariffs.1
1Newman, Jesse, and Jacob Bunge. Tariffs May Crown Corn King Again. The Wall Street Journal, Dow Jones & Company, 28 Oct. 2018, www.wsj.com/articles/tariffs-may-crown-corn-king-again-1540728000.
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