December 15, 2021

December Outlook Update at The Indiana Farm Equipment & Technology Expo

Purdue ag economists Michael Langemeier, Nathanael Thompson and James Mintert hosted a live seminar on December 15 during The Indiana Farm Equipment and Technology Expo. The team discussed the corn and soybean outlook following release of USDA’s December World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE) report, and provided crop marketing and farm management strategies to help keep producers’ bottom line black in 2022. Updates on corn and soybean export prospects, ethanol demand, ending stock estimates, and corn and soybean basis along with farm income projections were also discussed.

The seminar recording and slides used during the Expo presentation are available for download below. The audio recording from the broadcast is also available below or can be accessed on your favorite podcast app.




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