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Discover how interest rates impact farming decisions, machinery choices, and the value of farmland. In this ag credit update podcast, Purdue ag economists Brady Brewer and Michael Langemeier discuss recent inflation trends, interest rate trajectories, loan markets and the ripple effects at the farm.Read More
In this episode, Purdue’s Brady Brewer was joined by Michael Langemeier, associate director of Purdue’s Center for Commercial Agriculture and Jason Henderson, senior associate dean of Purdue’s College of Agriculture and professor of agricultural economics. The podcast episode was a follow-up to the panel discussion the group had at the 2023 Purdue Top Farmer Conference focused on the U.S. economy, the Federal Reserve’s policy choices in 2023 and what it means for interest rates and the farm economy.Read More
In response to relatively strong net farm income during the last three years, real capital expenditures have increased approximately 32 percent. Whether capital expenditures continue to increase depends on future net farm income prospects as well as factors such as interest rates, machinery inventories, and machinery and building prices.Read More
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.Read More