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Farmer Sentiment Rebounds Amidst Ongoing COVID-19 Concerns

July 7, 2020
Purdue Commercial AgCast Podcast

Farmer sentiment improved for the second month in a row, rebounding from sharp declines that took place in both March and April. In this episode of Purdue Commercial AgCast, Purdue ag economists James Mintert reviews the results from the June 2020 Ag Economy Barometer, a nationwide monthly survey of 400 ag producers.

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Cover Crop Profitability

July 1, 2020
Purdue Commercial AgCast Podcast

Cover crops can have agronomic benefits but also add costs. In this Purdue Commercial AgCast episode, Brady Brewer and Megan Hughes discuss profitability on 3 cover crops – annual ryegrass, cereal rye, and an oat/radish blend.

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Farm Transition Planning

June 24, 2020
Purdue Commercial AgCast Podcast

Maria Marshall, professor and director of Purdue’s Institute for Family Business, joins Brady Brewer to discuss farm succession planning. They answer why it’s important to start planning both a management and an ownership transfer ahead of time, who to have on your team of advisors, and the things you can do to start to prepare.

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Data and Precision Ag Usage

June 17, 2020
Purdue Commercial AgCast Podcast

Purdue ag economists, Nate Delay joins Brady Brewer to discuss how farms actually collect, manage, and analyze data during today’s episode on the Purdue Commercial AgCast.

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Ag Outlook Webinar

June 12, 2020
Ag Outlook webinar, recorded June 12, 2020

Recorded June 12, 2020 | Purdue agricultural economists Michael Langemeier and James Mintert provide an updated ag outlook, which includes information from USDA’s June WASDE report along with updated profitability estimates for corn and soybeans. The webinar also addressed questions regarding eligibility for and assistance provided by USDA’s CFAP program.

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COVID-19 Continues to Impact Farmer Sentiment; Majority Indicate Economic Assistance Bill Necessary

June 2, 2020
Purdue Commercial AgCast Podcast

Farmer sentiment improved slightly in May after falling sharply in both March and April. Purdue ag economists Michael Langemeier and James Mintert discuss the May Purdue University/CME Group Ag Economy Barometer on this episode of the Purdue Commercial AgCast.

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Coronavirus Food Assistance Program Application Details

May 27, 2020
Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP) Application Details

USDA’s Farm Service Agency is accepting applications for the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP) from producers who have suffered losses. Indiana FSA Director Steve Brown and staff join Jim Mintert for a discussion on eligibility requirements, payment rates and application details of the 2020 CFAP program.

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Farmland Values in Today’s Market

May 21, 2020
Purdue Commercial AgCast Podcast

Purdue agricultural economists Brady Brewer and Todd Kuethe discuss the farmland market during today’s episode. With the COVID-19 pandemic and the unprecedented year 2020 is presenting, Todd talks about what has been happening in farmland pricing, sales, policy, and interest rates.

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Ag Outlook Webinar

May 15, 2020
Ag Outlook webinar

Recorded May 15, 2020 | Purdue agricultural economists Michael Langemeier and James Mintert discuss the ag outlook and profitability estimates as a result of the COVID-19 global pandemic.

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Contingency Planning with Cash Flow Shortages

May 15, 2020
Purdue Commercial AgCast Podcast

As cash flows from the farm operation become tighter due to COVID-19 and weaker commodity prices, it is necessary to find other funds to help pay for asset purchases or delay asset purchases, and to repay debt. On this episode,…

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