October 28, 2020

Farmer Adoption of Enhanced Conservation

What are and what drives the adoption of “enhanced conservation practices” on the farm? In this Purdue Commercial AgCast episode, Purdue agricultural economists Allan Gray and Brady Brewer discuss their recent research that examines the adoption practices of enhanced conservation practices. This study consisted of focus groups with farmers and agricultural retailers across the Midwest. Dr. Gray and Dr. Brewer discuss what constitutes an enhanced conservation practice according to the study participants along with what drives producer adoption and how retailers view their role in helping farmers analyze what practices they may benefit from adopting.

Find out more about the research discussed on the Purdue Center for Food and Agricultural Business website at https://purdue.ag/3kxkdeC.




Carbon Markets for U.S. Row Crop Producers: Opportunities and Challenges

June 24, 2021

Recorded June 24 | Purdue ag economists Carson Reeling, Nathanael Thompson and James Mintert discussed the opportunities and challenges of the carbon markets for row crop producers.


2021 Indiana Farm Custom Rates

April 23, 2021

The rates reported in this publication were compiled from questionnaires received from farmers, farm owners, farm custom operators, and professional farm managers in Indiana.  Purdue Extension educators and specialists developed the questionnaire.  Purdue Educators distributed the questionnaires at meetings and events statewide during the last month of 2020 and the first three months of 2021. 


Cover Crop Decision Making Tool

December 11, 2020

This spreadsheet can be used to examine whether it is beneficial to use a cover crop. When evaluating cover crop use, we typically compare the potential improvement in crop yields, and fertilizer and other cost savings to the cover crop seed cost, the planting costs and potential termination costs for the cover crop.



Top Farmer Conference 2023

January 6, 2023

A management programs geared specifically for farmers. Surrounded by farm management, farm policy, agricultural finance and marketing experts, and a group of your peers, the conference will stimulate your thinking about agriculture’s future and how you can position your farm to be successful in the years ahead.

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Monthly Corn & Soybean Outlook Webinar Series

Webinar each month following USDA’s release of the updated World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE). Catch the next monthly update on December 19th for the corn and soybean outlook following release of USDA’s December Crop Production and World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE) reports. Registration is free.

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