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PLC or ARC: Making Your 2024 Farm Bill Program Price Protection Decision

February 29, 2024
Purdue Commercial AgCast Podcast

Brad Lubben, policy specialist and extension associate professor from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, joins Purdue ag economists James Mintert and Michael Langemeier for a discussion on key 2024 farm program details. They highlight differences between the PLC and ARC programs for the 2024 crop year and how benefits from the two programs are likely to differ. After listening to the podcast you’ll be ready to make your 2024 farm program choice.

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USDA Farm Income Forecast, February 2024 Update

February 14, 2024
Purdue Commercial AgCast Podcast

Join host Brady Brewer for a Purdue Commercial AgCast episode with Purdue ag economist Michael Langemeier as they discuss USDA’s latest farm income forecast for February 2024. Net farm income is expected to decline by 25% but remain near the long-run average.

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Weakening Commodity Prices Cast A Shadow On Farmer Sentiment

February 6, 2024
Purdue Commercial AgCast Podcast

Farmer sentiment took a downturn at the start of 2024 as the January Purdue University-CME Group Ag Economy Barometer Index fell to a reading of 106, 8 points below a month earlier. Purdue ag economists James Mintert and Michael Langemeier share some insight into the results of the January 2024 Ag Economy Barometer survey on this Purdue Commercial AgCast episode.

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Farm Agility, Resilience & Strategic Risk

January 31, 2024
Purdue Commercial AgCast Podcast

Purdue ag economists Brady Brewer, Michael Langemeier and Margaret Lippsmeyer discuss the importance of strategic risk management and the factors that contribute to a farm’s resilience In this episode of the Purdue Commercial AgCast.

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Renewable Diesel Boom & Where Biofuels Are Headed

January 24, 2024
Purdue Commercial AgCast Podcast

Host Brady Brewer discussed the “boom” in renewable diesel and its expected impact on the soybean market with Dr. Scott Irwin, a professor of agricultural economics at the University of Illinois, on the latest episode of the Purdue Commercial AgCast.

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The Outlook for Corn & Soybeans

January 17, 2024
Purdue Commercial AgCast Podcast

Host Brady Brewer provides a recap of Dr. Chad Hart’s presentation on the 2024 agricultural crop market outlook at the Purdue Top Farmer Conference on the latest episode of the Purdue Commercial AgCast. Dr. Hart, a professor and crop marketing specialist at Iowa State University, explores the shift to “normalcy” for crop prices and farm incomes in 2024.

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Farm Bill Directions & Decisions

January 10, 2024
Purdue Commercial AgCast Podcast

Join host Brady Brewer as he recaps Dr. Brad Lubben’s presentation on the 2024 ag policy outlook at the 2024 Purdue Top Farmer Conference. Dr. Lubben, an extension ag policy specialist at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, navigates the complexities of the current farm bill landscape.

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U.S Farmer Sentiment Stable As Inflation Expectations Subside

January 2, 2024
Purdue Commercial AgCast Podcast, Ag Economy Barometer Insight

U.S. farmers’ sentiment changed very little in December compared to the preceding month. The Purdue University/CME Group Ag Economy Barometer recorded a reading of 114, just one point lower than a month earlier. Purdue ag economists James Mintert and Michael Langemeier share some insight into the results of the December 2023 Ag Economy Barometer survey on this Purdue Commercial AgCast episode.

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USDA Farm Income Forecast, December Update

December 20, 2023
Purdue Commercial AgCast Podcast

Curious about the outlook for farm incomes in the coming year? Join host Brady Brewer in this podcast episode with Purdue ag economist Michael Langemeier as they discuss farm income projections outlined in USDA’s December Farm Income Forecast. Michael shares producer perspectives from the Ag Economy Barometer and takes a closer look on an Indiana case farm.

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Farmer Sentiment Improves, Producers Credit Stronger Financial Conditions

December 5, 2023
Purdue Commercial AgCast Podcast, Ag Economy Barometer Insight

Agricultural producers’ sentiment increased for the second consecutive month, as the Purdue University/CME Group Ag Economy Barometer index rose 5 points to a reading of 115, a 12% increase compared to the previous year. Purdue ag economists James Mintert and Michael Langemeier share some insight into the results of the October 2023 Ag Economy Barometer survey on this Purdue Commercial AgCast episode.

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