Farm Management Tour: July 17, 2024

Learn about innovative farm management strategies, new technologies for improving efficiency and productivity, ways to ensure a successful transition of farm operations to the next generation. Join us at the 91st annual Purdue Farm Management Tour and reception honoring the 2024 Indiana Master Farmers in Randolph County (Winchester), Indiana on Wednesday, July 17th.

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Farm Agility, Resilience & Strategic Risk

January 31, 2024
Purdue Commercial AgCast Podcast

Purdue ag economists Brady Brewer, Michael Langemeier and Margaret Lippsmeyer discuss the importance of strategic risk management and the factors that contribute to a farm’s resilience In this episode of the Purdue Commercial AgCast.

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Renewable Diesel Boom & Where Biofuels Are Headed

January 24, 2024
Purdue Commercial AgCast Podcast

Host Brady Brewer discussed the “boom” in renewable diesel and its expected impact on the soybean market with Dr. Scott Irwin, a professor of agricultural economics at the University of Illinois, on the latest episode of the Purdue Commercial AgCast.

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The Outlook for Corn & Soybeans

January 17, 2024
Purdue Commercial AgCast Podcast

Host Brady Brewer provides a recap of Dr. Chad Hart’s presentation on the 2024 agricultural crop market outlook at the Purdue Top Farmer Conference on the latest episode of the Purdue Commercial AgCast. Dr. Hart, a professor and crop marketing specialist at Iowa State University, explores the shift to “normalcy” for crop prices and farm incomes in 2024.

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Farm Bill Directions & Decisions

January 10, 2024
Purdue Commercial AgCast Podcast

Join host Brady Brewer as he recaps Dr. Brad Lubben’s presentation on the 2024 ag policy outlook at the 2024 Purdue Top Farmer Conference. Dr. Lubben, an extension ag policy specialist at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, navigates the complexities of the current farm bill landscape.

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U.S Farmer Sentiment Stable As Inflation Expectations Subside

January 2, 2024
Purdue Commercial AgCast Podcast, Ag Economy Barometer Insight

U.S. farmers’ sentiment changed very little in December compared to the preceding month. The Purdue University/CME Group Ag Economy Barometer recorded a reading of 114, just one point lower than a month earlier. Purdue ag economists James Mintert and Michael Langemeier share some insight into the results of the December 2023 Ag Economy Barometer survey on this Purdue Commercial AgCast episode.

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USDA Farm Income Forecast, December Update

December 20, 2023
Purdue Commercial AgCast Podcast

Curious about the outlook for farm incomes in the coming year? Join host Brady Brewer in this podcast episode with Purdue ag economist Michael Langemeier as they discuss farm income projections outlined in USDA’s December Farm Income Forecast. Michael shares producer perspectives from the Ag Economy Barometer and takes a closer look on an Indiana case farm.

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Farmer Sentiment Improves, Producers Credit Stronger Financial Conditions

December 5, 2023
Purdue Commercial AgCast Podcast, Ag Economy Barometer Insight

Agricultural producers’ sentiment increased for the second consecutive month, as the Purdue University/CME Group Ag Economy Barometer index rose 5 points to a reading of 115, a 12% increase compared to the previous year. Purdue ag economists James Mintert and Michael Langemeier share some insight into the results of the October 2023 Ag Economy Barometer survey on this Purdue Commercial AgCast episode.

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Farmer Sentiment Rises as Producers Report Improved Financial Conditions On Their Farms

November 7, 2023
Purdue Commercial AgCast Podcast, Ag Economy Barometer Insight

The Purdue University-CME Group Ag Economy Barometer rose 4 points in October to a reading of 110. The modest improvement in farmer sentiment resulted from farmers’ improved perspective on current conditions on their farms as well as their expectations for the future. Purdue ag economists James Mintert and Michael Langemeier share some insight into the results of the October 2023 Ag Economy Barometer survey on this Purdue Commercial AgCast episode.

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Weakening Crop Prices and High Production Costs Weigh on Farmer Sentiment

October 3, 2023
Purdue Commercial AgCast Podcast, Ag Economy Barometer Insight

Agricultural producers’ sentiment declined for the second month in a row during September as the Purdue University-CME Group Ag Economy Barometer fell 9 points to a reading of 106. This month’s Ag Economy Barometer survey was conducted from September 11-15, 2023.

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USDA Farm Income Forecast, August Update

September 13, 2023
Purdue Commercial AgCast Podcast

Join us in this Purdue Commercial AgCast episode as we dive into the latest USDA farm income forecast released in August 2023. Discover the factors behind a notable 23% drop in net farm income and gain insights into the impact on various commodities, from corn and soybeans to wheat, and even cow-calf operations.

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