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November 11, 2020

November Corn & Soybean Outlook Update

Purdue ag economists Nathanael Thompson and James Mintert discussed United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) November Crop Production and World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE) reports on November 11. The webinar provided key changes in the USDA’s corn and soybean balance sheet, implications on the ag trade outlook and marketing strategies, and updated potential profitability estimates for 2021.

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




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