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In this issue...

  • Farm incomes are down-a lot, and farm financial problems are up. What’s driving these trends and what type of farms are most vulnerable? This article runs “stress tests” to find out.
  • PIFF is here to help your family business. What’s PIFF? The Purdue Initiative for Family Firms. Whether your family has a farm or a small local retail business, PIFF can help.
  • Scientists revolutionized genetics with GMO’s, but groups of consumers remain skeptical. The Purdue Ag School has a new web site to better communicate GMO information to the public.
  • Here is a simple question: “Does it pay to store corn and soybeans?” We provide a partial answer by evaluating the storage returns over the most recent 10 years. There is a list of implications as well.
  • Why are we honoring Dr. Gerry Harrison in the Purdue Agricultural Economics Report?
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