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Christopher A Hurt

Agricultural Economics 

  • Professor of Agricultural Economics
765.494.4273
Krannert Room 575

Professor Hurt joined the department in 1981. He teaches an undergraduate course in livestock and meat marketing. Professor Hurt's areas of specialty include examination of family farm market problems, pricing strategies, and livestock futures market problems, pricing strategies, and livestock futures market performance.

In extension education, he provides analysis for participation in government programs, teaches marketing principles and alternatives, evaluates the livestock industry structure, and provides price analysis and outlook of live cattle and live hogs. Recently he has examined the factors influencing the structural changes in the pork industry, and evaluated the adoption of new technologies in moderate size midwestern farms.

Professor Hurt helps coordinate a fee-based market newsletter and report service published jointly with the University of Illinois. He serves as editor of the Purdue Agricultural Economics Report. Professor Hurt has received the USDA Superior Service Group Award, an American Agricultural Economics Group award, as well as two Indiana Extension Service Awards.

Awards & Honors

(2010) 2009 Quality of Communications Award. Agricultural and Applied Economics Association.

(2010) College of Agriculture Team Award: Integrated ethanol Co-Products Team. Purdue College of Agriculture.

(2005) 2005 Team Award for Soybean Rust Educational Programming. Purdue Cooperative Extension Specialist Association.

(2003) Most Quoted Purdue Web Person. Google Searchers Anonymous.

(2003) Outstanding Individual Extension Award. AAEA.

Selected Publications

Hurt, C. A. (2005). Soybeans Get Some Favorable News. Retrieved from http://www.agecon.purdue.edu/extension/prices/index.asp

Hurt, C. A. (2005). How Low Can Corn Prices Go?. 2. Retrieved from http://www.agecon.purdue.edu/extension/prices/index.asp

Hurt, C. A. (2005). Soybean Prices Still Struggle With Direction. 2. Retrieved from http://www.agecon.purdue.edu/extension/prices/index.asp

Hurt, C. A. (2005). Soybeans: Higher Prices May Be Needed?. 2. Retrieved from http://www.agecon.purdue.edu/extension/prices/index.asp

Hurt, C. A. (2005). Corn Supply Sets New Record: Harvest Lows Still to Come!. 2. Retrieved from http://www.agecon.purdue.edu/extension/prices/index.asp

Hurt, C. A. (2005). More Corn Means It's Less Valuable. 2. Retrieved from http://www.agecon.purdue.edu/extension/prices/index.asp

Hurt, C. A. (2005). Finish Up Old-Crop Corn Pricing, Hold Off New-Crop. 2. Retrieved from http://www.agecon.purdue.edu/extension/prices/index.asp

Hurt, C. A. (2005). Soybean Prices May Hold On!. 2. Retrieved from http://www.agecon.purdue.edu/extension/prices/index.asp

Hurt, C. A. (2005). There's Plenty of Corn According to USDA!. 2. Retrieved from http://www.agecon.purdue.edu/extension/prices/index.asp

Hurt, C. A. (2005). Soybean Supply OK for Now, But Too Close for Comfort!. 2. Retrieved from http://www.agecon.purdue.edu/extension/prices/index.asp