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Coronavirus Food Assistance Program Application Details

Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP) Application Details

USDA’s Farm Service Agency is accepting applications for the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP) from producers who have suffered losses. Indiana FSA Director Steve Brown and staff join Jim Mintert for a discussion on eligibility requirements, payment rates and application details of the 2020 CFAP program.

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Ag Outlook Webinar

Ag Outlook webinar

Recorded May 15, 2020 | Purdue agricultural economists Michael Langemeier and James Mintert discuss the ag outlook and profitability estimates as a result of the COVID-19 global pandemic.

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COVID-19’s Impacts on U.S. Food and Agriculture Webinar

COVID-19’s Impacts on U.S. Food and Agriculture Webinar

Recorded April 20, 2020 | Purdue ag economists Jayson Lusk, Michael Langemeier, and James Mintert examine COVID-19’s impact on U.S. food and agriculture.

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2020-04 Purdue Agricultural Economics Report (PAER)

In this Purdue Ag Econ Report (PAER) special edition, we look at COVID-19 impacts on agriculture and related topics. Contents: Retail markets get a boost during COVID-19; SBA help for small (and family businesses; COVID-19 weakens ethanol demand leading to reduced corn usage forecast; Short-term effects of COVID-19 on U.S. soybean and wheat exports; Changing crop net return prospects; Threats to local government revenues from the coronavirus recession; COVID-19 and online grocery prices; Specialty farm households’ consumption and risk behavior after natural disasters

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Impact of COVID-19 on the Biofuels Industry and Implications for Corn and Soybean Markets

This report shows that the spread of COVID-19 in the U.S. is expected to reduce the demand for both corn and soybeans due to reductions in demand for ethanol and soy biodiesel.

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Spring 2020 Crop Outlook Webinar

Spring 2020 Crop Outlook webinar, April 1

Recorded April 1, 2020 | Purdue agricultural economists Michael Langemeier and James Mintert provide updated information from USDA’s March 31st release of their Prospective Plantings and Grain Stocks reports along with implications of COVID-19 on the outlook for corn and soybeans.

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Preparing to Meet with Your Ag Lender

The slidedeck presented by the Center’s Michael Langemeier during the farm finance presentation at our Crop Marketing & Farm Finance Workshops. The session explored the use of enterprise budgets to evaluate long-term enterprise profitability, and whole-farm financial projections to evaluate profitability and repayment capacity for the upcoming year.

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Improving Your Crop Marketing Skills

The slidedeck presented by the Center’s James Mintert and Nathan Thompson during the crop marketing presentation at our Crop Marketing & Farm Finance Workshops. The session focus was on learning about your local basis patterns and how you can take advantage of that knowledge to improve profitability on your farming operation and reduce risk.

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Prospects for Swine Feed Costs in 2020

Figure 4. Annual Farrow-to-Finish Feed Cost Indices, 2000 to 2019

Recent trends in feed costs for farrow-to-finish and swine finishing enterprises, and projections for 2020.  Feed costs are expected to be similar to that experienced in 2019.  However, current projections have a wide band around them.

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Making Your Farm Bill Decisions in 2020

The Farm Bill Decision Making Workshop slidedeck presentation by Michael Langemeier and James Mintert.

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