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2023 Purdue Farm Management Tour Prelude: Hackman Family Farm Market

June 22, 2023
Hackman Family Farm Market interview on the Purdue Commercial AgCast podcast. The Hackman's will be featured as part of the Purdue Farm Management Tour on July 11, 2023.

Megan Vanliew and Jacquelyn Jansinski, daughters of Tom & Ruth Hackman, discuss their roles on the Hackman family’s farm near Vallonia, Indiana with James Mintert. Hackman Family Farm Market is a diversified farm operation and will be featured as part of the Purdue Farm Management Tour on July 11, 2023.

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Soybean Outlook Update Following USDA’s June WASDE Report

June 16, 2023

Soybean futures volatility increased sharply this week as futures prices responded to concerns about dry weather possibly impacting crop yields. Purdue ag economists James Mintert and Nathanael Thompson discussed the updated soybean outlook on the latest Purdue Commercial AgCast video podcast.

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Corn Outlook Update Following USDA’s June WASDE Report

June 13, 2023
Corn Outlook Update Following USDA's June WASDE Report video podcast thumbnail with Nathan Thompson and James Mintert in front of a field of young corn

Purdue ag economists James Mintert and Nathanael Thompson discussed the updated corn outlook following USDA’s June World Ag Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE) report on the latest Purdue Commercial AgCast video podcast. The latest corn crop condition ratings were discussed along with implications for 2023 U.S. corn yield, production and carryover stocks.

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Farmer Sentiment Sours as Crop Prices Decline

June 6, 2023
Purdue Commercial AgCast Podcast, Ag Economy Barometer Insight

Purdue ag economists James Mintert and Michael Langemeier share some insight into the results of the May 2023 Purdue University-CME Group Ag Economy Barometer survey. Producer sentiment fell to its weakest reading since July 2022, as the Purdue University-CME Group Ag Economy Barometer Index declined 19 points to a reading of 104 in May. This month’s survey was conducted from May 15-19, 2023.

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Farmer sentiment improves; less pessimism over interest rates

May 2, 2023
Purdue Commercial AgCast Podcast, Ag Economy Barometer Insight

Purdue ag economists James Mintert and Michael Langemeier share some insight into the results of the April 2023 Purdue University-CME Group Ag Economy Barometer survey. Farmer sentiment improved modestly in April as the Ag Economy Barometer reversed a two-month decline up 6 points to a reading of 123. This month’s survey was conducted from April 10-14, 2023.

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Critical Juncture for Crop Basis & Your Marketing Strategy for the Remainder of ’22 Crop

April 24, 2023

On this episode of the Purdue Commercial AgCast, Nathanael Thompson and James Mintert explore what’s been taking place in the Eastern Corn Belt on corn basis, the May/July CBT corn spread, as well as the July/September CBT corn spread, and discuss how you might pursue some marketing strategies for the remainder of the ’22 crop that you might have in storage. 

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Commodity Price Outlook and Interest Rate Concerns Cloud Farmer Sentiment

April 4, 2023
Purdue Commercial AgCast Podcast, Ag Economy Barometer Insight

Purdue ag economist James Mintert and Michael Langemeier break down the March Purdue University-CME Group Ag Economy Barometer and share some insights into farmer sentiment. This month’s survey was conducted from March 13-17, 2023.

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Prospective Plantings Report Update

March 31, 2023
Purdue Commercial AgCast Podcast

On March 31st USDA released the 2023 Prospective Plantings and the March Grain Stocks reports. Purdue ag economists James Mintert and Michael Langemeier reviewed the information contained in both reports and discussed implications for the corn and soybean outlook in 2023.

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Farmer Sentiment Dips in February

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

Purdue ag economist James Mintert and Michael Langemeier break down the February Purdue University-CME Group Ag Economy Barometer and share some insights into the farmer sentiment dip. The Ag Economy Barometer dipped 5 points in February to a reading of 125. Farmers’ perspectives regarding both current conditions on their farms and their expectations for the future both weakened. This month’s survey was conducted from February 13-17, 2023.

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Financial Risk Management & Contingency Planning

March 2, 2023
Purdue Commercial AgCast Podcast

Farming is never the same from year to year – sometimes prices are good, net farm income is high, and other times margins are tight. Planning ahead, or contingency planning for financial hardship is important for any farm operation. How to evaluate farm financials, update financial statements, analyze performance, and when borrowing makes sense.

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