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Ag Economy Barometer Stable, But Farmers Less Optimistic About Future

August 4, 2020
Purdue Commercial AgCast Podcast

Farmer sentiment in July was virtually unchanged from a month earlier as the Purdue University-CME Group Ag Economy Barometer rose just one point to a reading of 118. Purdue ag economists James Mintert and Michael Langemeier review the results from the July 2020 Ag Economy Barometer survey, a nationwide monthly survey of 400 ag producers.

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Farm Succession: Transitioning Business Management

July 22, 2020
Purdue Commercial AgCast Podcast

Following our episode about Farm Transition Planning, we now take a closer look at some of the key areas of forming and executing a farm succession plan. To kick this series off, Purdue Agricultural Economists Michael Langemeier and Brady Brewer cover the topic of transitioning management of a farm from one generation to the next.

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2020 Corn & Soybean Outlook Webinar

July 13, 2020
2020 Corn & Soybean Outlook webinar, recorded July 13, 2020

Recorded July 13, 2020 | Purdue agricultural economists Michael Langemeier and James Mintert provide an updated ag outlook featuring information from USDA’s latest reports, balance sheet estimates, and updated crop condition information.

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Forecasting Eastern Corn Belt Corn & Soybean Basis

July 10, 2020
Purdue Commercial AgCast Podcast

On this Purdue Commercial AgCast episode, Purdue ag economist Nathan Thompson joins Jim Mintert to discuss corn and soybean basis in the Eastern Corn Belt. Learn about the Crop Basis Tool, which is updated weekly, to forecast basis and provides…

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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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