January Corn & Soybean Outlook Update

January 14, 2022

Recorded January 14 | Purdue ag economists review USDA’s January Crop Production and World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE) reports.

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Cattle Finishing Net Returns Prospects for 2022

January 7, 2022

Due to relatively strong fed cattle prices, cattle finishing net returns ended 2021 on a positive note.  Will these positive net returns continue into 2022?  This article examines feeding cost of gain, breakeven prices, and net return estimates for 2021, and provides projections for the first half of 2022.

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Farmer Sentiment Rises on Strengthening Current Financial Position

January 4, 2022

For only the second time since May, the Ag Economy Barometer rose in December. This month’s index climbed to a reading of 125, 9 points higher than in November. This month’s survey was conducted from December 8-14, 2021.

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2022 Crop Cost and Return Guide

December 20, 2021

The Purdue Crop Cost and Return Guide offers farmers a resource to project financials for the coming cropping year. These are the December 2021 crop budget estimations for 2022.

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December Outlook Update at The Indiana Farm Equipment & Technology Expo

December 15, 2021

Recorded December 15 | Purdue ag economists discussed the corn and soybean outlook and provided crop marketing and risk strategies to keep producer’s bottom line black at The Indiana Farm Equipment and Technology Expo.

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Farmer Sentiment Weakens as Production Cost Concerns Mount

December 7, 2021

The Ag Economy Barometer slipped to a reading of 116 in November, down 5 points from October and 30% lower than in November 2020 when the barometer stood at 167.

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2021-12-03 Ag Outlook

December 3, 2021

The Ag Outlook slidedeck presentation by James Mintert given in Vincennes on Dec. 3, 2021.

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Prospects for Swine Feed Costs in 2022

December 2, 2021

Given the uncertainty related to supply and demand, feed prices are likely to remain volatile during the 21/22 marketing year. This article examines trends in feed costs as well as the impact of corn and soybean meal prices on feed costs for farrow-to-finish and swine finishing operations.

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Pork Belly Price Strength Leads the Way Among Pork Cuts

November 23, 2021

The pandemic disrupted food production, processing, distribution, and consumption across the board. As a result, dramatic shifts in price relationships have become commonplace. Examining changes in these price relationships can provide clues to shifting interest among consumers for food items, including various pork cuts.

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Factors Impacting Feeding Cost of Gain

November 22, 2021

Purdue ag economist Michael Langemeier discusses the key factors impacting feeding cost of gain in commercial feedlots.

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“Certainly, ‘22 is not going to be as good as 2021, but I don't think it's going to be that different from 2020. And that's good news..." says @PurdueAgEcon's Michael Langemeier. He joins @PurdueCorn & @CasteelCorner for the latest Purdue #CropChat.


The webinar recording and slides from today's outlook webinar are now available! The team discussed the #corn & #soybean outlook following USDA's January Crop Production & WASDE reports and provided implications for 2021 & 2022 crop marketing strategies.

High feed costs driven mostly by the corn market will be a challenge for #Cattle producers in 2022 according to @PUCommercialAg. But there's still good news. Read more on @brownfield: https://brownfieldagnews.com/news/cattle-producers-can-expect-to-breakeven-in-2022-as-feed-costs-remain-the-problem/

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Monthly Corn & Soybean Outlook Webinar Series

Webinar each month following USDA’s release of the updated World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE). Join us Thursday, February 10 for our next monthly update on the corn and soybean outlook following release of USDA’s February Crop Production and World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE) reports. Registration is free.

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