Crop Basis Tool
The Purdue Center for Commercial Agriculture’s Crop Basis Tool can be used to examine weekly nearby and deferred basis for corn and soybeans in Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, and Ohio. Daily cash price data from individual grain elevators and processors are averaged within each crop reporting district to create a regional average cash price series. The regional average cash price data is used to compute weekly basis (cash price minus futures price) for corn and soybeans, using Wednesday cash and futures prices to generate weekly basis data for each crop and crop reporting region. The number of buyers vary by crop reporting district and by week, depending on how many buyers choose to report their cash prices. Cash price data are provided by DTN and represent approximately 2,000 buyers across the four states.
To facilitate comparisons across years in the Crop Basis Tool, a crop year is defined as having 48 weeks with four weeks per month. When a month has five Wednesdays, prices from the fourth and fifth Wednesdays are averaged and reported as the fourth week. As a result, Week = 1 is the first week of September (beginning of the crop year), Week = 5 is the first week of October, and so on.
Top Farmer 2020 slidedeck presentation by Chad Hart, Associate Professor of Economics, Iowa State University. Examine the current outlook for corn and soybeans, but also take a longer view of what’s ahead for the U.S. ag economy and the management implications for the next several years.READ MORE
Monday, February 24, 2020 at 12:30 p.m. (EST) | Join us online, it’s free! Purdue agricultural economists, Michael Langemeier and James Mintert will discuss 2020 crop insurance choices and provide insight into decision making for corn and soybean farmers.Read More
Wednesdays, February 5 & 12, 2020 at two Indiana locations | Take part in a free workshop focused on helping you to make your Farm Bill decisions by the sign-up deadline of March 15th. Each workshop provides farmers information on the 2018 Farm Bill choices.Read More
Choose from 3 Indiana locations in February and March 2020 | Take part in a free workshop focused on helping improve farm profitability in 2020. Each workshop provides farmers an opportunity to improve both their crop marketing and financial management skill sets.Read More