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December 5, 2014
Changing Business Climate for Agriculture and the Outlook for 2015
The period from 2006 through 2013 was very profitable for crop farms, but unprofitable for many livestock operations. But the business climate inagriculture changed in 2014 as crop profit margins narrowed sharply and animal agriculture margins improved. Purdue Economists Chris Hurt, Michael Boehlje, Michael Langemeier and Jim Mintert outline drivers of this changing business climate and discuss strategies farms can put in place to help manage the downturn in crop agriculture and the upswing in animal agriculture.
Webinar each month following USDA’s release of the updated World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE). Join us Wednesday, November 10 for our next monthly update on the corn and soybean outlook following release of USDA’s November Crop Production and World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE) reports. Registration is free.Read More