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Farmland Values and Cash Rental Rates -- 2017 Indiana Land Values Survey

August 16, 2017

James Mintert & Michael Langemeier


James Mintert and Michael Langemeier talk about Indiana farmland values and cash rents and their continued downward adjustments.

Ag Economy Barometer -- July 2017 Report Update

August 3, 2017

James Mintert & David Widmar


James Mintert and David Widmar lead the quarterly webinar about the Purdue/CME Group Ag Economy Barometer and thought-leader survey.

2017 Crop Outlook -- After USDA's Crop Acreage Report

July 3, 2017

David Widmar & Chris Hurt


Chris Hurt and David Widmar give a 2017 crops outlook overview based on USDA's June 30 acreage report.

Ag Economy Barometer -- April Report Update

May 4, 2017

James Mintert, David Widmar & Michael Langemeier


James Mintert, David Widmar and Michael Langemeier discuss the April 2017 Ag Economy Barometer and quarterly thought-leader survery.

2017 Crop Outlook -- After USDA's Planting Intentions Report​​​

April 3, 2017

​Chris Hurt, Michael Langemeier & James Mintert


Chris Hurt, Michael Langemeier and James Mintert discuss the crop outlook. Webinar includes updated information from USDA's March 31 Grain Stocks and Prospective Plantings reports.

Making Your 2017 Crop Insurance Choices​​​

February 28, 2017​​

​James Mintert & Michael Langemeier


​​​James Mintert and Michael Langemeier discuss some of the key issues facing crop producers as they make their 2017 crop insurance decisions.

Ag Economy Barometer -- January Report Update​​​

February 9, 2017​​

​David Widmar & Michael Langemeier


​​​David Widmar and Michael Langemeier review the February 7 Ag Economy Barometer report, discuss sentiment drivers and talk about the barometer's quarterly thought-leader survey.

Family Business as a Competitive Advantage​​​

January 31, 2017​​

​James Mintert, Maria Marshall & Renee Wiatt


​​​James Mintert, Maria Marshall and Renee Wiatt talk about the competitive advantage of the family business and introduce the Purdue Institute of Family Firms.

Reducing Your Crop Production Costs - Fo​cus on Fertility​​​

January 20, 2017​​

​J​​im Camberato, James Mintert & ​Michael Langemeier


​​​Purdue Agronomy's Jim Camberato, along with ag. economists James Mintert & Michael Langemeier, discuss ways to reduce your crop production costs by adjusting your crop fertility program.  ​ ​

Ag Business Climate Outlook for 2017​

January 6, 2017


Michael Langemeier, Chris Hurt & James Mintert​


​Chris Hurt, Michael Langemeier and Jim Mintert discuss the key factors that will impact the agricultural outlook in 2017.​​
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​​Farm Bill Discussion

November 18, 2016​

Michael Langemeier & James Mintert​


​Purdue ag. economists Michael Langemeier, Jim Mintert & David Widmar discuss how the 2014 Farm Bill is working with an emphasis on the ARC-County & PLC programs.
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​Purdue-CME Group Ag Economy Barometer October Survey Review & Discussion

​November 3, 2016

​James Mintert & Michael Langemeier


​Fall 2016 Crop Outlook

September 13, 2016​

Chris Hurt, Michael Langemeier & James Mintert​


​Putting a Value on Sweat Equity in the Farm Business

August 23, 2016​

​Michael Langemeier & Denise Schroeder


Purdue ag. economist Michael Langemeier & Purdue Extension's Denise Schroeder discuss how to divide business income between generations on a family farm and provide a simplified approach to valuing "sweat equity" in the family farming business. ​ ​

Land Values in Indiana August 17, 2016 Craig Dobbins, Michael
Langemeier & Mike Boehlje


​Purdue ag economists Craig Dobbins, Michael Langemeier and Mike Boehlje present and discuss results from the 2016 Purdue Farmland Values Survey.​ ​

2016 Crop Outl​ook​

July 1, 201​​6

Chris Hurt, Jim Mint​ert, & David Widmar​


Chris Hurt, Jim Mintert, and David Widmar from​ the Center of Commercial Agriculture discuss​ the corn, soybean, and wheat outlook following the release of USDA's June 30th Grain Stocks and Acreage Reports. ​​ ​ ​

Saving Money on Weed Control Without Reducing Yields

​May 10, 2016

Bill Johnson & Jim Mintert with Hoosier Ag Today's Gary Truitt​


Purdue-CME Group Ag Economy Barometer-April 2016 Survey

May 5, 2016​

Jim Mintert, David Widmar & Michael Langemeier​


Jim Mintert, David Widmar & Michael Langemeier from the Center for Commercial Agriculture discuss the April 2016 reading of the Purdue-CME Group Ag Economy Barometer. Included is analysis regarding what's driving change in the Ag Economy Barometer.​
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Reducing Soybean Production Costs by Focusing on Planting Date

​April 5, 2016

Shaun Casteel & Jim Mintert with Hoosier Ag Today's Gary Truitt​


Purdue Agronomy's Shaun Casteel and Jim Mintert discuss with Hoosier Ag Today's Gary Truitt how focusing on early planting can improve soybean yields and reduce soybean farmers cost per bushel in 2016.​ ​

Crop Outlook

April 1, 2016​

Chris Hurt, Michael Langemeier and David Widmar​


Chris Hurt, Michael Langemeier and David Widmar discuss the revised Crop Outlook in light of new information provided by the USDA's Prospective Plantings and Grain Stocks reports, both of which were released on March 31, 2016.​
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Reducing Soybean Production Costs

​March 9, 2016

​Shaun Casteel & Jim Mintert with Hoosier Ag Today's Gary Truitt


Purdue Agronomy's Shaun Casteel and Jim Mintert discuss with Hoosier Ag Today's Gary Truitt how using soybean seeding rates based upon field scale research conducted throughout Indiana can help reduce soybean farmers cost per bushel in 2016.
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Making Your 2016 Crop Insurance Decisions

March 1, 2016​

Michael Langemeier & James Mintert​


Purdue Ag. Economists Michael Langemeier and Jim Mintert review the 2016 crop insurance alternatives and provide suggestions with respect to crop insurance selections that farmers should consider using in 2016.​ ​ ​

​Reducing Corn Production Costs in 2016

February 1, 2016​

Bob Nielsen, Jim Camberato, Michael Langemeier & Jim Mintert​


Purdue Agronomists Bob Nielsen & Jim Camberato discuss research based fertilizer & seeding rate recommendations to reduce corn production costs with Michael Langemeier & Jim Mintert of the Center for Commercial Agriculture. Nitrogen, P & K recommendations are reviewed in addition to a discussion ​of corn seeding rates. Timing of fertilizer applications and application techniques are also discussed. Purdue Agronomy's seeding rate recommendation publication referenced during the webinar is available here and Purdue Agronomy's nitrogen rate recommendations referenced during the webinar are available here.

January 20, 2016​

​Mike Boehlje

Mike Boehlje presents his Distinguished Professor Seminar on the Purdue campus. Mike discusses the downturn in the U.S. agriculture sector, applied research he has conducted with Purdue colleagues related to this topic and programming provided by Purdue.​ ​ ​

Long-Term Cash Rent Decisions Using A Cash Rent Decision Tool​

December 18, 2015​

James Mintert & Michael Langemeier​


​Discusses dilemma facing Corn Belt farmers/landowners regarding farmland cash rental rates and potential for operator losses over the next several years. James Mintert and Michael Langemeier demonstrate use of a cash rent spreadsheet tool to calculate breakeven cash rents, compare the breakeven cash rent to local market rents, compute the market rate premium (if any) above the breakeven rate and the impact paying premiums could have on a farm's liquidity over the course of the next five years. The spreadsheet tool discussed during the webinar is available for download here.

Capturing the Upside & Buffering the Downside

November 30, 2015​

Mike Boehlje, Michael Langemeier & Mike Gunderson​


Key management strategies farmers can use to successfully manage their farms during the economic downturn in agriculture. Mike Boehlje, Michael Langemeier and Mike Gunderson​ discuss several clear cut strategies that farmers can implement now that will help position their farming operation for success in the years ahead.

Long-Term Outlook for U.S. Ag. Economy

October 30, 2015​

Jason Henderson, Chris Hurt, Michael Langemeier & James Mintert​


Key factors influencing long-term outlook for the U.S. agricultural sector featuring Chris Hurt, Jason Henderson, Michael Langemeier & Jim Mintert. Discussion focuses on the macroeconomic outlook and expected impacts on exchange rates and interest rates, a review of factors driving change in the crop sector including shifts in supplies taking place, and a review of expected returns for corn and soybeans and prospects for farmland prices in the the Midwest.

Crop ​Oulook for 2015-2016​​

September 14, 2015

Chris Hurt, Corinne Alexander and James Mintert


​Outlook for corn and soybeans following USDA's Sept. 2015 Crop Production & Supply/Demand Reports. Features review of factors influencing prices and provides marketing & management recommendations. Program features Purdue Economists Chris Hurt, Corinne Alexander & James Mintert.


​Where Are Indiana Farmland Values Headed?

August 7, 2015​

​Craig Dobbins, Michael Langemier and James Mintert


Results from the June 2015 Purdue Farmland Values Survey including average farmland and cash rental value estimates for the state of Indiana and key cropping regions within the state. Estimates for future direction of both farmland values and cash rental rates are provided in this webinar featuring Craig Dobbins, Michael Langemeier and James Mintert of the Purdue Center for Commercial Agriculture.​
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Crop Outlook and Management Strategy​​

​​July 1, 2015​

Chris Hurt, Mic​​​hael Langemeier and David Widmar


​​​Chris Hurt, Michael Langemeier, and David Widmar review the fundamental drivers of crop prices and updated management recommendations in light of shifting crop conditions.

2015 Crop ​​​Outlook

April ​​1, 2015

Corinne Alexander, Chris Hurt and Jim Mintert

​​​​Corn and soybean crop price outlook for 2015. Purdue Economists Chris Hurt, Corinne Alexander and Jim​ Mintert review the updated crop outlook, following the release of USDA's March Prospective Plantings and Grain Stocks reports, and discuss marketing strategies for the 2014 and 2015 crops.​

2015 Crop Insurance De​​cisions

​​March 2, 2015

Michael Langemeier and J​​im Mintert


​​Michael Langemeier and James Mintert from Purdue's Center for Commercial Ag. review and analyze 2015 crop insurance c​hoices. Included are a review of the "natural hedge', available crop insurance products, 2015 price guarantees, coverage levels, and a case farm that illustrates cost of various insurance products in White Co. Indiana.

2014 Farm Bill Questions​​

February 16, ​​2015

Roman Keeney, Michael Langemeier and​​ Jim Mintert


​​​Analysis of key decisions farmers and landowners need to make regarding their participation in programs available under the 2014 Farm Bill. Roman Keeney, Jim​ Mintert & Michael Langemeier discuss base acreage reallocation, ARC-County, PLC and ARC-Individual programs. Includes a demonstration of spreadsheet tool that compares expected returns from both ARC-County and PLC programs.

How Do You Win In Toug​​h Times?

January 23, 2015​​

Mike Boehlje, B​​ruce Erickson, Michael Langemeier and Jim Mintert


Management strategies that you can put in place now to help your farm deal with the pressure of low profitability in the crop sector. Purdue Economists Michael Langemeier and Jim Mintert discuss the “Best in Class” strategies which will help position your farm for success now and in the years ahead.​

Managing Your Farm In An Economic Do​​wnturn

December 18, 2​​​014

Mike Boehlje, Chris Hurt and Jim Mintert​​


​​Purdue economists Chris Hurt, Mi​ke Boehl​je & Jim Mintert discuss strategies farmers can use to successfully manage their farm during the current economic downturn in crop agriculture.

Farm Bill Choi​ces​

December​​ 5, 2014

Mike Boehlje, M​​ichael Langemeier and Jim Mintert


​​​​​Webinar presentation by Purdue Economists Jim Mintert, Mike Boehlje & Michael Langemeier featuring a discussion of farm program choices that farmers and landowners need to make in early 2015. Programs discussed include ARC-County, PLC, and ARC-Individual, as well as base acreage reallocation and yield updating. Key considerations farmers should evaluate when making their program decisions are discussed.

Changing Business Climate for Agriculture and the Outlook for 2015​​​​

December​​ 5, 2014

Mike Boehlje, Chris Hurt, Michael Langemeier and Jim Mintert


​​​​​The period from 2006 through 2013 was very profitable for crop farms, but unprofitable for many livestock operations. But the business climate inagriculture changed in 2014 as crop profit margins narrowed sharply and animal agriculture margins improved. Purdue Economists Chris Hurt, Michael Boehlje, Michael Langemeier and Jim Mintert outline drivers of this changing business climate and discuss strategies farms can put in place to help manage the downturn in crop agriculture and the upswing in animal agriculture.


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