Sales surged 18.7% for farm tractors and 12.3% for combines nationwide in September.
Using options provides profitable opportunities at a later date.
Energy Information Administration forecasts heating bills could decrease 16%.
Foreign buyers have opportunity to buy embryos, semen, cattle and Illinois dairy products.
USDA currently projects corn production this season could total 13.77 billion bushels.
Better corn prices give farmers several marketing options at harvest.
It's a new tool to help farmers offset risk.