(Part 2) Indiana Farmland Cash Rental Rates 2023 Update

August 7, 2023

Purdue ag economists Todd Kuethe, James Mintert and Michael Langemeier discuss cash rental rates for Indiana farmland in this, the second of two AgCast episodes discussing the 2023 Purdue Farmland Values and Cash Rents Survey results.

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(Part 1) Indiana Farmland Values 2023 Update

August 6, 2023

Purdue ag economists Todd Kuethe, James Mintert and Michael Langemeier discuss Indiana farmland values on this, the first of two AgCast episodes discussing the 2023 Purdue Farmland Values and Cash Rents Survey results. Each June, the department of agricultural economics surveys knowledgeable professionals regarding Indiana’s farmland and cash rental market.

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August 2023 PAER issue: Indiana farmland prices continue to rise in 2023

August 6, 2023

Indiana farmland prices once again hit record highs in 2023, according to the recent Purdue Farmland Value and Cash Rents Survey. Statewide, the average price of top-quality farmland averaged $13,739 per acre, up 7.3% from June 2022. Average and poor-quality farmland increased 5.8% and 0.7% to $11,210 and $8,689 per acre, respectively.

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Comparing Corn and Soybean Marketing Strategies

August 3, 2023

This article identified the optimal portfolio of corn and soybean marketing strategies for a case farm in southeast Indiana. The hedge and roll strategy had the highest net return per acre, and the lowest level of downside risk of any of the individual marketing strategies. However, downside risk can be reduced by diversifying marketing strategies. In particular, combining the hedge and roll strategy with the marketing year cash price strategy was effective in reducing downside risk and resulted in only a slight decline in net return per acre.

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Farmers Remain Cautiously Optimistic About Agricultural Economy

August 1, 2023

Purdue ag economists James Mintert and Michael Langemeier share some insight into the results of the July 2023 Purdue University-CME Group Ag Economy Barometer survey. Agricultural producer sentiment improved slightly in July as the Purdue University-CME Group Ag Economy Barometer rose two points above its June reading to an index value of 123. This month’s survey was conducted from July 10-14, 2023.

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Comparing Soybean Marketing Strategies

July 31, 2023

While there have been numerous studies or articles that have evaluated grain marketing and crop insurance strategies separately, there is limited previous literature that examines these tools simultaneously. The purpose of this article is to identify which strategies contribute to an optimal portfolio of soybean marketing strategies for a case farm in southeast Indiana using a downside risk model.

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Comparing Corn Marketing Strategies

July 20, 2023

While there have been numerous studies or articles that have evaluated grain marketing and crop insurance strategies separately, there is limited previous literature that examines these tools simultaneously. The purpose of this study was to identify which strategies contributed to an optimal portfolio of corn marketing strategies for a case farm in southeast Indiana using a downside risk model.

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Purdue Farm Management Tour 2023 Recap

July 14, 2023

The Purdue Farm Management Tour was held on July 11th at the Hackman Family Farm Market and Rowland Farm in Southern Indiana. Over 200 Tour participants learned about the innovative paths these two farm operations took to incorporate the next generation into their family’s business. View photos from the event now.

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Benchmarking Crop Machinery Cost and Investment

July 10, 2023

The continued increase in size of tractors, combines, and other machinery has enabled farms to operate more acres and reduce labor use per acre. However, this increase in machinery size also makes it increasingly important to evaluate the efficient use of machinery.

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Farmer Sentiment Rebounds on More Optimistic View of Future

July 5, 2023

Purdue ag economists James Mintert and Michael Langemeier share some insight into the results of the June 2023 Purdue University-CME Group Ag Economy Barometer survey. Farmer sentiment rebounded in June as the Purdue University-CME Group Ag Economy Barometer rose 17 points to a reading of 121. This month’s survey was conducted from June 12-16, 2023.

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Commodity Classic 2024

The Purdue University Center for Commercial Agriculture will present a Learning Center Session on Thursday, February 29 entitled Positioning Your Farm for Long-Term Success during Commodity Classic in Houston, Texas.

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