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August Corn & Soybean Outlook Update

August 12, 2022

Purdue ag economists Nathanael Thompson, and James Mintert recorded the August monthly outlook podcast on August 12, 2022. This took place following the release of USDA’s August Crop Production and World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE) reports.

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Slight increase in producer sentiment despite rising costs and lower crop prices

August 2, 2022
Purdue Commercial AgCast Podcast, Ag Economy Barometer Insight

The Purdue-CME Group Ag Economy Barometer sentiment index rose 6 points in July to a reading of 103. Producers in this month’s survey were somewhat more optimistic about both current and future economic conditions on their farms than they were in June. This month’s survey was conducted from July 11-15, 2022. The Purdue University-CME Group Ag Economy Barometer sentiment index is calculated each month from 400 U.S. agricultural producers’ responses to a telephone survey. Slides and audio transcript are available and can be found below.

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Rising Interest Rates…Implications for Farmers

July 22, 2022
Purdue Commercial AgCast Podcast

On this episode Purdue ag economists Brady Brewer and Michael Langemeier discuss inflation and interest rates in the agricultural sector as well as the agricultural credit markets. Gain more insight on interest rates, inflation and more!

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Farm Succession: Roadmapping Your Farm Transition

July 15, 2022
Purdue Commercial AgCast Podcast

On this episode Purdue ag economist Brady Brewer along with the Purdue farm transition team Maria Marshall, Renee Wiatt, and Kyle Weaver, discuss the importance and implementation of roadmapping in your farm succession process. 

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July Corn & Soybean Outlook Update

July 13, 2022
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Recorded July 13 | Purdue ag economists discussed the corn and soybean outlook following USDA’s July World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE) report and provided implications for crop marketing strategies.

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Farm Succession: Financial Readiness for Succession

July 6, 2022
Purdue Commercial AgCast Podcast

On this episode Purdue ag economists Brady Brewer and Michael Langemeier, along with extension educator Ed Farris discuss farm financial readiness and how it impacts succession planning. A downloadable version of The Farm’s Legacy: A Guidebook for Intra-Family Succession is…

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Farmer Sentiment Remains Weak, Crop Producers Contemplating Acreage Shifts in 2023

July 5, 2022
Purdue Commercial AgCast Podcast, Ag Economy Barometer Insight

Farmer sentiment remained weak in June as the Purdue University-CME Group Ag Economy Barometer fell to a reading of 97, 2 points below its May reading. This month’s survey was conducted from June 13-17, 2022. The Purdue University-CME Group Ag Economy Barometer sentiment index is calculated each month from 400 U.S. agricultural producers’ responses to a telephone survey. Slides and audio transcript are available and can be found below.

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June Corn & Soybean Outlook Update

June 13, 2022

Recorded June 13 | Purdue ag economists discussed the corn and soybean outlook following USDA’s June World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE) report and provided implications for crop marketing strategies.

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Farmer Sentiment Plummets As Production Costs Skyrocket

June 7, 2022
Purdue Commercial AgCast Podcast, Ag Economy Barometer Insight

The Purdue University-CME Group Ag Economy Barometer plummeted in May to a reading of just 99, the weakest farmer sentiment reading since April 2020. The May 2022 barometer reading marked just the 9th time since data collection began in fall 2015 that the overall measure of farmer sentiment fell below 100. This month’s survey was conducted from May 16-20, 2022. Slides and a transcript from the discussion are available.

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Farm Succession: Exiting the Business In a Timely Manner

June 4, 2022
Purdue Commercial AgCast Podcast

How soon should you start succession planning? What are important things to think about that need transferred? What makes a good business partner, and how can you make this decision? On this episode, Purdue ag economist Brady Brewer discusses these…

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