August 28, 2020

Using Vendor and Trade Credit for Farm Purchases

Purdue University agricultural economist Brady Brewer is joined by Purdue Agricultural Economics graduate student Chad Fiechter and Kansas State agricultural economist Jennifer Ifft to discuss issues surrounding vendor and trade credit in the agricultural finance sector. There has been a lot of growth in farmer use of vendor and trade credit as terms and conditions for this credit can sometimes be cheaper for farmers. This episode focuses on what this credit means for farmers and what pitfalls there may be for a producer that is thinking about using this type of financing for the purchase of equipment or inputs.




Ag Economy Outlook & Financial and Risk Management Strategies for 2023

March 21, 2023

Slidedeck presentation by James Mintert given in Kokomo, Indiana on March 21, 2023.


Financial & Risk Management Strategies for 2023 at Commodity Classic

March 10, 2023

The learning center session presentation slide deck given at Commodity Classic in Orlando, Florida. Presented by the Center’s James Mintert and Michael Langemeier.


Farmer Sentiment Dips in February

March 7, 2023

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.



Monthly Corn & Soybean Outlook Update

Webinar each month following USDA’s release of the updated World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE). Catch the next monthly update on April 1 for the corn and soybean outlook following release of USDA’s Prospective Plantings reports. Registration is free.

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