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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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Corn & Soybean Prospective Plantings Report Update

April 4, 2022
Purdue Commercial AgCast Podcast

Purdue agricultural economists Michael Langemeier, Nathan Thompson and James Mintert discussed the implications of the Prospective Plantings report from USDA-NASS which was released on March 31, 2022. Implications for 2022 crop corn and soybean production based on the report’s planted acreage estimates were discussed along with a “first pass” at what it might mean for carryover estimates into the 2023 crop year.

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March Corn & Soybean Outlook Update

March 11, 2022
March 11, 2022 Monthly Outlook Update podcast

Recorded March 11 | Purdue ag economists review USDA’s March World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE) report.

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Crop Insurance Choices for 2022

March 4, 2022
Purdue Commercial AgCast Podcast

Managing risk is always important, but especially so this year. This episode of the Purdue Commercial AgCast is a great opportunity for producers to review their crop insurance choices for the upcoming season.

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Farmer Sentiment Rises During Commodity Price Rally; Concern Over Production Costs Remains

March 1, 2022

The Purdue University-CME Group Ag Economy Barometer rose 6 points in February to 125, matching the sentiment index’s reading from December. This month’s survey was conducted from February 14-18 2022, which was just prior to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

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