September 29, 2022

Farm Impact from Rising Inflation and Interest Rates: September Update

Purdue agricultural economists Brady Brewer and Michael Langemeier discuss updated inflation numbers and interest rates and the impacts on agriculture in this episode of Purdue Commercial AgCast. Farm inputs like fertilizer, diesel, machinery and building supplies are discussed, as well as capital investments like land and real estate, and how the cost of debt is affecting budgets and operating interest rates. They also discuss the choice of variable interest rate loans vs fixed interest rate loans, a decision many farmers may be facing.  Near the end of the conversation, they discuss the impact to net farm income prospects. Slides from the discussion can be found below.

 

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