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Understanding USDA Farm Income Forecasts

September 23, 2020
Purdue Commercial AgCast Podcast

USDA forecasts farm income in February and then releases four additional updates throughout the year as more data becomes available. In this episode of the Purdue Commercial AgCast, Purdue agricultural economists Todd Kuethe and Brady Brewer discuss the USDA Farm Income Forecast, which was updated on September 2, and the accuracy and bias of these forecasts along with how to interpret the adjustments.

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Fall 2020 Crop Outlook Webinar

September 11, 2020
Fall 2020 Crop Outlook Webinar, Sept. 11

Recorded September 11, 2020 | Purdue agricultural economists Michael Langemeier and James Mintert discussed USDA’s September Crop Production and World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE) reports.

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Farmer Sentiment Rebounds as Commodity Prices Rally and Agriculture Trade Prospects Improve

September 1, 2020
Purdue Commercial AgCast Podcast

Purdue ag economists James Mintert and Michael Langemeier review the results from the August 2020 Ag Economy Barometer survey, a nationwide monthly survey of 400 ag producers. The barometer and its two sub-indices all posted their most positive readings since February 2020 when record highs were established and before the pandemic began.

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Using Vendor and Trade Credit for Farm Purchases

August 28, 2020
Purdue Commercial AgCast Podcast

Purdue University agricultural economist Brady Brewer is joined by Purdue Agricultural Economics graduate student Chad Fiechter and Kansas State agricultural economist Jennifer Ifft to discuss issues surrounding vendor and trade credit in the agricultural finance sector. There has been a…

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Farm Succession: Feasibility of Adding a Family Employee

August 20, 2020
Purdue Commercial AgCast Podcast

Adding to our series about Farm Transition Planning, in this third Purdue Commercial AgCast episode, we discuss how to evaluate if the farm can add an operator or hired employee.

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Indiana Farmland Values & Cash Rental Rates: 2020 Update Webinar

August 7, 2020

Recorded August 7, 2020 | Purdue ag economists Todd Kuethe, James Mintert, and Michael Langemeier discuss the latest Purdue Land Values Survey and USDA’s Land Values report.

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Ag Economy Barometer Stable, But Farmers Less Optimistic About Future

August 4, 2020
Purdue Commercial AgCast Podcast

Farmer sentiment in July was virtually unchanged from a month earlier as the Purdue University-CME Group Ag Economy Barometer rose just one point to a reading of 118. Purdue ag economists James Mintert and Michael Langemeier review the results from the July 2020 Ag Economy Barometer survey, a nationwide monthly survey of 400 ag producers.

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Farm Succession: Transitioning Business Management

July 22, 2020
Purdue Commercial AgCast Podcast

Following our episode about Farm Transition Planning, we now take a closer look at some of the key areas of forming and executing a farm succession plan. To kick this series off, Purdue Agricultural Economists Michael Langemeier and Brady Brewer cover the topic of transitioning management of a farm from one generation to the next.

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2020 Corn & Soybean Outlook Webinar

July 13, 2020
2020 Corn & Soybean Outlook webinar, recorded July 13, 2020

Recorded July 13, 2020 | Purdue agricultural economists Michael Langemeier and James Mintert provide an updated ag outlook featuring information from USDA’s latest reports, balance sheet estimates, and updated crop condition information.

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Forecasting Eastern Corn Belt Corn & Soybean Basis

July 10, 2020
Purdue Commercial AgCast Podcast

On this Purdue Commercial AgCast episode, Purdue ag economist Nathan Thompson joins Jim Mintert to discuss corn and soybean basis in the Eastern Corn Belt. Learn about the Crop Basis Tool, which is updated weekly, to forecast basis and provides…

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