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​​​​​​​​​​​Purdue Extension panel to analyze August Crop Production report

By Darrin Pack

August 11, 2016

A Purdue Extension panel of crop and agribusiness specialists will analyze the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s August Crop Production report during a special program Friday (Aug. 12), from 1:30-2:30 p.m. EDT, in the ballroom of the Farm Bureau Building at the Indiana State Fairgrounds in Indianapolis.

The forum, which is open to the public, will be moderated by Jay Akridge, Glenn W. Sample Dean of the Purdue College of Agriculture.

Panelists are:

* Shaun Casteel, associate professor of agronomy and Extension soybean specialist.

* Chris Hurt, professor of agricultural economics and Extension agricultural economist.

* Greg Matli, Indiana state statistician of the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service.

* Bob Nielsen, professor of agronomy and Extension corn specialist.

The August Crop Production report provides the government’s first projections of how much grain farmers might harvest this year. It is scheduled to be released at noon EDT Friday (Aug. 12).

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