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Farmer Sentiment Drifts Lower, Rising Interest Rates Contribute to Uneasiness

October 4, 2022
Purdue Commercial AgCast Podcast, Ag Economy Barometer Insight

The Purdue University-CME Group Ag Economy Barometer index drifted lower to a reading of 112 in September which was 5 points lower than a month earlier. This month’s survey was conducted from September 19-23, 2022. Purdue ag economists Michael Langemeier and James Mintert break down the results of the September 2022 Ag Economy Barometer survey.

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Farm Impact from Rising Inflation and Interest Rates: September Update

September 29, 2022
Purdue Commercial AgCast Podcast

Purdue agricultural economists Brady Brewer and Michael Langemeier discuss updated inflation numbers and interest rates and the impacts on agriculture in this episode of Purdue Commercial AgCast. Farm inputs like fertilizer, diesel, machinery and building supplies are discussed, as well as capital investments like land and real estate, and how the cost of debt is affecting budgets and operating interest rates.

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10 Tips for Communications in Your Farm Business

September 26, 2022
Purdue Commercial AgCast Podcast

On this episode Purdue ag economist Brady Brewer hosts a discussion that will provide you with 10 tips for better communication within your farm business. Joining Dr. Brewer is Family Business Management Specialist Renee Wiatt, Extension Area XI Director Kelly Heckaman, and Fayette County ANR Educator Heather Caldwell. 

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September Corn & Soybean Outlook Update

September 16, 2022

Recorded September 16 | Purdue ag economists discussed USDA’s September Crop Production and World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE) reports.

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Farmer Sentiment Improves But Producers Still Concerned About Rising Costs and Inflation

September 6, 2022
Purdue Commercial AgCast Podcast, Ag Economy Barometer Insight

Farmer sentiment improved in August as the Purdue-CME Group Ag Economy Barometer index rose 14 points above its July reading to 117. This month’s survey was conducted from August 15-19, 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. Purdue ag economists Michael Langemeier, Nathan Thompson, and James Mintert break down the results of the August 2022 Ag Economy Barometer survey. Slides and audio transcript are available and can be found below.

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Indiana Farmland Values & Cash Rental Rates: 2022 Update Webinar

August 24, 2022

Recorded August 24 | Purdue ag economists break down the Purdue Farmland Values and Cash Rents Survey results and the USDA Land Values report.

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August Corn & Soybean Outlook Update

August 12, 2022

Recorded August 12 | Purdue ag economists discussed USDA’s August Crop Production and World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE) reports and updates on balance sheet estimates for both the ’21/22 and ’22/23 crop years, ethanol demand, ending stock estimates, corn and soybean basis and profitability estimates.

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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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