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June Corn & Soybean Outlook Update

June 14, 2021
June Corn and Soybean Outlook Update webinar, recorded June 14, 2021

Recorded June 14 | Purdue ag economists review USDA’s June Crop Production and World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE) reports.

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Ag Economy Barometer Declines Sharply; Producers Remain Bullish on Farmland Values

June 1, 2021
Purdue Commercial AgCast Podcast, Ag Economy Barometer Insight

The Ag Economy Barometer declined 20 points in May to 158 which is the lowest barometer reading since September 2020 when the index stood at 156. Both principal sub-indices, the Index of Current Conditions and Index of Futures Expectations, declined also.

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Farm Succession: Retirement Planning

May 20, 2021
Purdue Commercial AgCast Podcast

In this Purdue Commercial AgCast episode, the tenth in our Farm Transition Planning series, Purdue ag economists Brady Brewer discusses retirement planning with the Purdue Farm Transition team, Kelly Heckaman, Jeff Pell and Denise Schroeder.

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May Corn & Soybean Outlook Update

May 14, 2021
May Corn & Soybean Outlook Update webinar, May 14, 2021

Recorded May 14 | Purdue ag economists review USDA’s May Crop Production and World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE) reports.

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Ag Economy Barometer Remains Strong; Producers Concerned About Possible Changes in Estate Tax Policy

May 4, 2021
Purdue Commercial AgCast Podcast, Ag Economy Barometer Insight

The April reading of the Ag Economy Barometer was 178, virtually unchanged from a month earlier when the index stood at 177 and just 5 points below its all-time high of 183, which was set back in October. Compared to March, however, there was a small change in producers’ perspective on the ag economy as they became more optimistic about the future, while their appraisal of the current situation waned.

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Farm Succession: Contingency Plan

April 26, 2021
Purdue Commercial AgCast Podcast

Planning for the unexpected helps the farm business continue and thrive when life throws a curve. Dr. Maria Marshall and Renee Wiatt join Dr. Brady Brewer to discuss what is in a contingency plan, risks that a contingency plan can cover, and why having one is needed for a successful farm transition.

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April Corn & Soybean Outlook Update

April 12, 2021
April Corn & Soybean Outlook Update webinar, April 12, 2021

Recorded April 12 | Purdue ag economists review USDA’s April Crop Production and World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE) reports.

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Strong Commodity Prices and Improved Financial Conditions Boost Ag Economy Barometer

April 6, 2021
Purdue Commercial AgCast Podcast, Ag Economy Barometer Insight

The Ag Economy Barometer rose in March to 177, the highest reading for the barometer since the record high reading of 184 in October. Strong ag commodity prices and improved farm financial conditions continue to support the Ag Economy Barometer readings as we head into spring.

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Planting Intentions & March 31st Outlook Update

March 31, 2021
Purdue Commercial AgCast Podcast

Purdue ag economists James Mintert, Nathanael Thompson, and Michael Langemeier focus on the corn and soybean outlook in light of USDA’s March Prospective Plantings and Grain Stocks reports.

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The Value of Farm Data

March 24, 2021
Purdue Commercial AgCast Podcast

Purdue University agricultural economist Brady Brewer is joined by Purdue agricultural economist Nate Delay to discuss the value of your farm data in this episode of the Purdue Commercial AgCast. They discuss the types of farm data, the trust in sharing your data, and what price you’d put on that data.

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