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Farmer Adoption of Enhanced Conservation

October 28, 2020
Purdue Commercial AgCast Podcast

What are and what drives the adoption of “enhanced conservation practices” on the farm? In this Purdue Commercial AgCast episode, Purdue agricultural economists Allan Gray and Brady Brewer discuss their recent research that examines the adoption practices of enhanced conservation practices.

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October Corn & Soybean Outlook Update

October 9, 2020
October Corn and Soybean Outlook Update Webinar, Oct. 9, 2020

Recorded Oct. 9 | Purdue ag economists Michael Langemeier, Nathanael Thompson and James Mintert provide an updated corn and soybean outlook following release of USDA’s October Crop Production and World Agricultural Supply and Demand (WASDE) reports.

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Ag Barometer Rises as Crop Prices Rally and USDA Announces CFAP 2

October 6, 2020
Purdue Commercial AgCast Podcast

Purdue ag economists James Mintert and Michael Langemeier review the results and give some insight into the September 2020 Ag Economy Barometer survey, a nationwide monthly survey of 400 ag producers. U.S. agricultural producers became more optimistic again in September…

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Farm Succession: Human Resources for Transition Planning

September 30, 2020
Purdue Commercial AgCast Podcast

Keeping the farm business running between generations and management tiers can be difficult, but job descriptions and keeping open communication is key. Purdue agricultural economists Brady Brewer and members of the Purdue Farm Transition team Jenna Nees, Denise Schroeder, and Kyle Weaver discuss the importance of having a strong HR strategy and some common issues that many farms face as they transition management roles.

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Understanding USDA Farm Income Forecasts

September 23, 2020
Purdue Commercial AgCast Podcast

USDA forecasts farm income in February and then releases four additional updates throughout the year as more data becomes available. In this episode of the Purdue Commercial AgCast, Purdue agricultural economists Todd Kuethe and Brady Brewer discuss the USDA Farm Income Forecast, which was updated on September 2, and the accuracy and bias of these forecasts along with how to interpret the adjustments.

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Fall 2020 Crop Outlook Webinar

September 11, 2020
Fall 2020 Crop Outlook Webinar recording

Recorded September 11, 2020 | Purdue agricultural economists Michael Langemeier and James Mintert discussed USDA’s September Crop Production and World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE) reports.

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Farmer Sentiment Rebounds as Commodity Prices Rally and Agriculture Trade Prospects Improve

September 1, 2020
Purdue Commercial AgCast Podcast

Purdue ag economists James Mintert and Michael Langemeier review the results from the August 2020 Ag Economy Barometer survey, a nationwide monthly survey of 400 ag producers. The barometer and its two sub-indices all posted their most positive readings since February 2020 when record highs were established and before the pandemic began.

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Using Vendor and Trade Credit for Farm Purchases

August 28, 2020
Purdue Commercial AgCast Podcast

Purdue University agricultural economist Brady Brewer is joined by Purdue Agricultural Economics graduate student Chad Fiechter and Kansas State agricultural economist Jennifer Ifft to discuss issues surrounding vendor and trade credit in the agricultural finance sector. There has been a…

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Farm Succession: Feasibility of Adding a Family Employee

August 20, 2020
Purdue Commercial AgCast Podcast

Adding to our series about Farm Transition Planning, in this third Purdue Commercial AgCast episode, we discuss how to evaluate if the farm can add an operator or hired employee.

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Indiana Farmland Values & Cash Rental Rates: 2020 Update Webinar

August 7, 2020

Recorded August 7, 2020 | Purdue ag economists Todd Kuethe, James Mintert, and Michael Langemeier discuss the latest Purdue Land Values Survey and USDA’s Land Values report.

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