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High Input Costs and Rising Interest Rates Top Concerns As Farmer Sentiment Remains Unchanged

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

Farmer sentiment was unchanged in November as the Purdue University-CME Group Ag Economy Barometer Index came in at a reading of 102, the same as in October. There was however a slight shift in underlying sentiment as the Index of Current Conditions declined 3 points this month to a reading of 98 while the Index of Future Expectations rose 2 points to 104.
This month’s survey was conducted from November 14-18, 2022.

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Tax Planning & Working Capital in a Strong Income Year

November 23, 2022
Purdue Commercial AgCast Podcast

For many crop and livestock producers, 2021 and 2022 have been relatively strong net farm income years. Therefore, tax planning strategies will be relatively important. Purdue agricultural economists Brady Brewer and Michael Langemeier discuss strategies that maintain working capital in this episode of the Purdue Commercial AgCast.

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November Corn & Soybean Outlook Update

November 11, 2022

Recorded November 11 | Purdue ag economists discussed USDA’s November Crop Production and World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE) reports and the current corn and soybean outlook.

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Ag Economy Barometer Declines Again, Producers Express Concern About Interest Rate Policy

November 1, 2022
Purdue Commercial AgCast Podcast, Ag Economy Barometer Insight

Farmer sentiment weakened again in October as the Purdue University-CME Group Ag Economy Barometer fell to a reading of 102, down 10 points compared to a month earlier. This month’s survey was conducted from October 10-14, 2022.

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October Corn & Soybean Outlook Update

October 14, 2022

Recorded October 14 | Purdue ag economists discussed USDA’s October Crop Production and World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE) reports and the current corn and soybean outlook.

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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 Communication 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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