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September 11, 2020

Fall 2020 Crop Outlook Webinar

Purdue agricultural economists Michael Langemeier and James Mintert discussed USDA’s September Crop Production and World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE) reports on September 11. The reports provided USDA’s first objective yield estimates for the 2020 corn and soybean crops. The webinar includes an overview of the information on the two reports along with a discussion regarding implications of the changes for the corn and soybean outlook in addition to a review of the likely changes in corn and soybean profitability and what that portends for 2021 cash rental rates.

The recording of the webinar and the slides used during the presentation are available below for download. A companion episode on the Purdue Commercial AgCast podcast is also available below or any platform where you access your podcasts.




Understanding USDA Farm Income Forecasts

September 23, 2020

USDA forecasts farm income in February and then releases four additional updates throughout the year as more data becomes available. In this episode of the Purdue Commercial AgCast, Purdue agricultural economists Todd Kuethe and Brady Brewer discuss the USDA Farm Income Forecast, which was updated on September 2, and the accuracy and bias of these forecasts along with how to interpret the adjustments.


Conventional and Organic Enterprise Net Returns

September 2, 2020

This article uses FINBIN data from 2015 to 2019, to compare crop yields, gross revenue, total expense, and net returns for conventional and organic alfalfa, corn, oats, soybeans, and winter wheat.


August Crop Production Report Panel Webinar

August 12, 2020

Recorded August 12, 2020 | Purdue Extension and United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) experts gathered virtually on August 12 to discuss the results of the 2020 USDA crop report and the current status of Indiana’s major cash crops.



October Corn & Soybean Outlook Update

Join us Friday, October 9 at 3:30 p.m. (EDT) for an updated corn and soybean outlook immediately following release of USDA’s October Crop Production and World Agricultural Supply and Demand (WASDE) reports. Registration is free but necessary to receive the link to join live or get notice of the webinar recording.

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