September 16, 2020

Growing Your Digital Agriculture Strategy

Purdue ag economists Nathan Delay, Nathanael Thompson and James Mintert examine trends in digital ag technology usage by U.S. corn and soybean farms and identify technology usage patterns that have an impact on productivity and efficiency. Results indicate farms that are “Passive Adopters” of technology are losing ground compared to farms identified as “Data Users” and “Information Seekers”, the two categories of farm operations that have effectively harnessed the power of bundling ag technologies to improve their efficiency. View the video to see where your farm operation is on the precision ag technology adoption curve and to think about what your future digital ag strategy should be.




The Value of Data/Information and the Payoff of Precision Farming

February 22, 2021

As we develop technologies and tools to expand the toolkit for precision farming and digitization systems and platforms to enhance farmer’s profit margins as well as create value for the value chain and society as a whole, the farming sector will be increasingly transformed from “growing stuff” to biological manufacturing.


Data and Precision Ag Usage

June 17, 2020

Purdue ag economists, Nate Delay joins Brady Brewer to discuss how farms actually collect, manage, and analyze data during today’s episode on the Purdue Commercial AgCast.


Farm Data Usage in Commercial Agriculture

January 23, 2020

This survey provides a useful glimpse into the farm data lifecycle from collection to action to evaluation. We find that among large commercial corn and soybean operations, data collection is common (92% collect at least one type of farm data) and that collection is strongly related to farm characteristics.



March Corn & Soybean Outlook Update

Join us Wednesday, March 10 at 12:30 p.m. EST for an update on the corn and soybean outlook following release of USDA’s March Crop Production and World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates (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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2021 Crop Insurance Decisions

Mark your calendar: Monday, March 1 at 10:30 a.m. EST – Purdue ag economists Michael Langemeier and James Mintert will provide insight into decision making on crop insurance. Registration is free but necessary to receive the link to join live or get notice of the webinar recording.

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