Conventional and Organic Enterprise Net Returns

August 3, 2022

Due to continued increases in demand for certified organic grains, crop farmers that have transitioned from conventional to certified organic grains report higher net returns per acre. This article uses FINBIN data from 2017 to 2021 to update comparisons of crop yields, gross revenue, total expense, and net returns for conventional and organic alfalfa, corn, oats, soybeans, and winter wheat.

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Slight increase in producer sentiment despite rising costs and lower crop prices

August 2, 2022

The Purdue-CME Group Ag Economy Barometer sentiment index rose 6 points in July to a reading of 103. Producers in this month’s survey were somewhat more optimistic about both current and future economic conditions on their farms than they were in June. This month’s survey was conducted from July 11-15, 2022. The Purdue University-CME Group Ag Economy Barometer sentiment index is calculated each month from 400 U.S. agricultural producers’ responses to a telephone survey. Slides and audio transcript are available and can be found below.

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Rising Interest Rates…Implications for Farmers

July 22, 2022

On this episode Purdue ag economists Brady Brewer and Michael Langemeier discuss inflation and interest rates in the agricultural sector…

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Farm Succession: Roadmapping Your Farm Transition

July 15, 2022

On this episode Purdue ag economist Brady Brewer along with the Purdue farm transition team Maria Marshall, Renee Wiatt, and Kyle Weaver, discuss the importance and implementation of roadmapping in your farm succession process. 

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July Corn & Soybean Outlook Update

July 13, 2022

Recorded July 13 | Purdue ag economists discussed the corn and soybean outlook following USDA’s July World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE) report and provided implications for crop marketing strategies.

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Farm Succession: Financial Readiness for Succession

July 6, 2022

On this episode Purdue ag economists Brady Brewer and Michael Langemeier, along with extension educator Ed Farris discuss farm financial…

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Farmer Sentiment Remains Weak, Crop Producers Contemplating Acreage Shifts in 2023

July 5, 2022

Farmer sentiment remained weak in June as the Purdue University-CME Group Ag Economy Barometer fell to a reading of 97, 2 points below its May reading. This month’s survey was conducted from June 13-17, 2022. The Purdue University-CME Group Ag Economy Barometer sentiment index is calculated each month from 400 U.S. agricultural producers’ responses to a telephone survey. Slides and audio transcript are available and can be found below.

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Trends in Working Capital

July 1, 2022

This article discusses recent trends in working capital and differences in working capital among farms, and provides working capital benchmarks.  Data from USDA-ERS as well as the Center for Farm Financial Management in Minnesota is utilized.

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June Corn & Soybean Outlook Update

June 13, 2022

Recorded June 13 | Purdue ag economists discussed the corn and soybean outlook following USDA’s June World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE) report and provided implications for crop marketing strategies.

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Farmer Sentiment Plummets As Production Costs Skyrocket

June 7, 2022

The Purdue University-CME Group Ag Economy Barometer plummeted in May to a reading of just 99, the weakest farmer sentiment reading since April 2020. The May 2022 barometer reading marked just the 9th time since data collection began in fall 2015 that the overall measure of farmer sentiment fell below 100. This month’s survey was conducted from May 16-20, 2022. Slides and a transcript from the discussion are available.

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🌾 What is the most important change in agriculture that you have witnessed? | Read what some of the Master Farmers from this year’s Master Farmer Reception and panel discussion had to say in this article by the Indiana Prairie Farmer. Read it here https://purdue.ag/3PgZyKe

Purdue Ag economist Michael Langemeier tracks trends in farmland price to rent ratios in Indiana. @PUCommercialAg https://ag.purdue.edu/commercialag/home/paer-article/trends-in-farmland-price-to-rent-ratios-in-indiana-3/

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Indiana Farmland Values & Cash Rental Rates: 2022 Update Webinar

August 24, 2022 at 1:00 p.m. EDT   Values for farmland have increased over the last year. Purdue ag economists Todd Kuethe, James Mintert and Michael Langemeier will review results from the 2022 Purdue Farmland Values and Cash Rents Survey to provide an update on the change in Indiana farmland…

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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). Catch the next monthly update on August 12th for the corn and soybean outlook following release of USDA’s August Crop Production and World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE) reports. Registration is free.

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