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December Corn & Soybean Outlook Update

December 2020 Corn and Soybean Outlook Update Webinar recording

Recorded Dec. 11, 2020 | Purdue ag economists Michael Langemeier, Nathanael Thompson and James Mintert discussed United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) December Crop Production and World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE) reports.

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November Corn & Soybean Outlook Update

November 2020 Corn and Soybean Outlook Update Webinar recording

Recorded Nov. 11, 2020 | Purdue ag economists Nathanael Thompson and James Mintert provide an updated corn and soybean outlook immediately following release of USDA’s November Crop Production and World Agricultural Supply and Demand (WASDE) reports.

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October Corn & Soybean Outlook Update

October Corn and Soybean Outlook Update Webinar, Oct. 9, 2020

Recorded Oct. 9, 2020 | Purdue ag economists Michael Langemeier, Nathanael Thompson and James Mintert provide an updated corn and soybean outlook following release of USDA’s October Crop Production and World Agricultural Supply and Demand (WASDE) reports.

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Fall 2020 Crop Outlook Webinar

Fall 2020 Crop Outlook Webinar recording

Recorded September 11, 2020 | Purdue agricultural economists Michael Langemeier and James Mintert discussed USDA’s September Crop Production and World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE) reports.

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Becoming a “Best in Class” Farm

Corn Belt agriculture is in the midst of transitioning from one of the most profitable periods on record to what could be an extended period of tight margins for most corn and soybean operations. Now that the 2015 planting season is drawing to a close, you should take time to reevaluate your farming operation and consider how you can make sure your farm is strategically positioned to be a “best in class” operation in the years ahead. Doing so will help ensure that your farm will thrive, not just survive, in an era of tight operating margins.

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Corn Drying and Shrink Comparison

Iowa State's Corn Drying and Shrink Comparison decision tool

Iowa State University offers corn producers resources to help weigh potential delayed harvest and/or result in additional field losses due to drier stalks and ears against potential drying charges and/or discounts.

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Comparison of Drying Systems

Use Iowa State University’s spreadsheet decision tool to compare total drying cost per bushel based on the type of drying system and price inputs.

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Estimating the Cost for Drying Corn

Estimating the Cost for Drying Corn

The cost of drying corn grain will depend on the type and size of drying system utilized, the amount of moisture to be removed, the weather conditions during the drying period, and the current per unit costs for electricity and drying fuel.

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