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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
Purdue Commercial AgCast Podcast, Ag Economy Barometer Insight

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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Farm Succession: Exiting the Business In a Timely Manner

June 4, 2022
Purdue Commercial AgCast Podcast

How soon should you start succession planning? What are important things to think about that need transferred? What makes a good business partner, and how can you make this decision? On this episode, Purdue ag economist Brady Brewer discusses these…

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Nontraditional Lenders and their Impact on the Agricultural Credit Markets

June 1, 2022
Purdue Commercial AgCast Podcast

In this episode Purdue associate professor and agricultural economist Dr. Brady Brewer along with a panel of experts discuss various aspects of the ag credit market and how nontraditional lenders are impacting the ag credit markets. The powerpoint slide are…

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May Corn & Soybean Outlook Update

May 16, 2022
May Outlook Recorded

Recorded May 16 | Purdue ag economists discussed the corn and soybean outlook following USDA’s May World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE) report and provided implications for crop marketing strategies.

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Agricultural Job Market & the Purdue Ag Jobs Dashboard

May 9, 2022
Purdue Commercial AgCast Podcast

Wondering what the current agriculture job market is? 

In this episode Purdue University Center for Commercial Agriculture’s ag economists Brady Brewer and Nathan Delay discuss the agricultural job market and the Purdue University’s Department of Agriculture Economics Ag Jobs Dashboard from research conducted by grad student Doug Abney.

The dashboard is an overview of monthly data collected of the agricultural job market over time, starting the summer of 2021. Slides and a transcript from the discussion are available.

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Producer Sentiment Improves With Strengthened Commodity Prices; But High Cost Inflation Worries Farmers

May 3, 2022
Purdue Commercial AgCast Podcast, Ag Economy Barometer Insight

The Purdue University-CME Group Ag Economy Barometer improved in April to a reading of 121, which was 8 points higher than a month earlier. Despite this month’s increase, the ag sentiment index remains 32% lower than its April 2021 reading. This month’s survey was conducted from April 18-22, 2022. Slides and a transcript from the discussion are available.

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Inflation, Interest Rates & the Cost of Farm Inputs

April 20, 2022
Purdue Commercial AgCast Podcast

What really is inflation? How is it measured? What is the potential impact on consumers and the ag sector? Purdue agricultural economists Brady Brewer, Michael Langemeier, and James Mintert discuss these questions and the potential impacts of rising inflation & Fed policy on interest rates. Near the end of the conversation, they discuss the long-run relationship between inflation and farm input prices. Slides and a transcript from the discussion are available.

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April Corn & Soybean Outlook Update

April 12, 2022
April 12, 2022 Monthly Outlook Update webinar

Recorded April 12 | Purdue ag economists discussed the corn and soybean outlook following USDA’s April World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE) report and provided implications for crop marketing strategies.

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Ag Economy Barometer Slides Lower, Producers Concerned About War’s Impact on Input Prices

April 5, 2022
Purdue Commercial AgCast Podcast, Ag Economy Barometer Insight

The Purdue University-CME Group Ag Economy Barometer dipped to a reading of 113 in March, the weakest farmer sentiment reading since May 2020 which was in the early days of the pandemic. The March reading was 12 points lower than a month earlier and 36% lower than in March 2021. This month’s survey was conducted from  March 14-18, 2022.

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