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Purdue ag economists James Mintert and Michael Langemeier share some insight into the results of the April 2023 Purdue University-CME Group Ag Economy Barometer survey. Farmer sentiment improved modestly in April as the Ag Economy Barometer reversed a two-month decline up 6 points to a reading of 123. This month’s survey was conducted from April 10-14, 2023.Listen to this episode
Critical Juncture for Crop Basis & Your Marketing Strategy for the Remainder of ’22 Crop
On this episode of the Purdue Commercial AgCast, Nathanael Thompson and James Mintert explore what’s been taking place in the Eastern Corn Belt on corn basis, the May/July CBT corn spread, as well as the July/September CBT corn spread, and discuss how you might pursue some marketing strategies for the remainder of the ’22 crop that you might have in storage.Listen to this episode
Purdue ag economist James Mintert and Michael Langemeier break down the March Purdue University-CME Group Ag Economy Barometer and share some insights into farmer sentiment. This month’s survey was conducted from March 13-17, 2023.Listen to this episode
Prospective Plantings Report Update
On March 31st USDA released the 2023 Prospective Plantings and the March Grain Stocks reports. Purdue ag economists James Mintert and Michael Langemeier reviewed the information contained in both reports and discussed implications for the corn and soybean outlook in 2023.Listen to this episode
Farmer Sentiment Dips in February
Purdue ag economist James Mintert and Michael Langemeier break down the February Purdue University-CME Group Ag Economy Barometer and share some insights into the farmer sentiment dip. The Ag Economy Barometer dipped 5 points in February to a reading of 125. Farmers’ perspectives regarding both current conditions on their farms and their expectations for the future both weakened. This month’s survey was conducted from February 13-17, 2023.Listen to this episode
Financial Risk Management & Contingency Planning
Farming is never the same from year to year – sometimes prices are good, net farm income is high, and other times margins are tight. Planning ahead, or contingency planning for financial hardship is important for any farm operation. How to evaluate farm financials, update financial statements, analyze performance, and when borrowing makes sense.Listen to this episode
Making Your 2023 Crop Insurance Decision
Now is a great opportunity for producers to review their crop insurance choices for the upcoming season. Purdue University Center for Commercial Agriculture’s ag economists Michael Langemeier and James Mintert walk participants through key considerations for their 2023 insurance options. In particular, they discuss a handy thumb rule to use when considering an increase in coverage levels for RP insurance.Listen to this episode
Marketing Risk Management & Contingency Planning
Product, price, place, and promotion are important in marketing to current and potential buyers. In this episode, a continuation of the Farm Risk Management podcast series, Ariana Torres, Renee Wiatt, and Jenna Nees join Brady Brewer to discuss contingency planning for marketing risk management.Listen to this episode
Social Media Risk Management & Contingency Planning
Farms and agribusinesses are confronted by many different types of risk in today’s market, including social media. In this third episode in the Farm Risk Management podcast series, Purdue University’s Jenna Nees, Renee Wiatt and Ariana Torres join Brady Brewer to discuss social media’s impact on businesses and how to build a contingency plan to protect your farm.Listen to this episode
February Corn & Soybean Outlook Update
Recorded February 10 | Purdue agricultural economists Nathanael Thompson, Michael Langemeier, and James Mintert discussed the corn and soybean outlook following USDA’s February World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE) report and provided implications for crop marketing strategies.Listen to this episode