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2017 Crop Outlook – After USDA’s Crop Acreage Report

Recorded July 3, 2017 | Purdue ag economists Chris Hurt & David Widmar discuss implications of USDA’s June 30 Acreage report on the outlook for corn and soybeans.

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Spring 2017 Crop Outlook – After USDA’s Planting Intentions Report​​​

Recorded April 3, 2017 | Chris Hurt, Michael Langemeier and James Mintert discuss the crop outlook which includes updated information from USDA’s March 31 Grain Stocks and Prospective Plantings reports.

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Cattle Industry Still in Expansion Mode, at Least for Now

The dramatic price decline, and resulting falloff in profitability by cow-calf producers, led to questions about possible impacts on industry expansion. The report leaves little doubt that the industry is still in expansion mode, at least for now.

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Ag Business Climate Outlook for 2017​

Recorded January 6, 2017 | Chris Hurt, Michael Langemeier and Jim Mintert discuss the key factors that will impact the agricultural outlook in 2017.

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Fall 2016 Crop Outlook

Recorded September 13, 2016 | Chris Hurt, Michael Langemeier & Jim Mintert discuss the 2016 corn & soybean price outlook and look ahead to 2017 following release of USDA’s Sept. 2016 crop production & supply/demand estimates.

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2016 Agriculture and Applied Economics Association Annual Outlook Survey Highlights

Results from these two surveys reveal that there are some stark differences in opinion between economists and producers regarding the U.S. agricultural economy.

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The Financial Downturn: Back to the Future (Reversion to the Mean)

Mike Boehlje presents his Distinguished Professor Seminar on the Purdue campus. Mike discusses the downturn in the U.S. agriculture sector, applied research he has conducted with Purdue colleagues related to this topic and programming provided by Purdue.​

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Crop Margins in a Boom-Moderation Price Cycle

A glance at a chart of commodity prices over say 100 or more years reveals periods of surging prices followed by a period of moderation in prices. Once prices moderate, they may stay relatively low for an extended time. Some have observed that this total cycle may be around 30 years, with the boom-moderation phase lasting 12 to 15 years.

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​Long-Term Outlook for U.S. Ag. Economy

Recorded October 30, 2015 | Discussion focuses on the macroeconomic outlook and expected impacts on exchange rates and interest rates, a review of factors driving change in the crop sector including shifts in supplies taking place, and a review of expected returns for corn and soybeans and prospects for farmland prices in the the Midwest.

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Crop ​Outlook for 2015-2016​​

Recorded September 14, 2015 | Outlook for corn and soybeans following USDA’s Sept. 2015 Crop Production & Supply/Demand Reports. Features review of factors influencing prices and provides marketing & management recommendations. Program features Purdue Economists Chris Hurt, Corinne Alexander & James Mintert.

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