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Ag Outlook Webinar

Ag Outlook webinar, recorded June 12, 2020

Recorded June 12, 2020 | Purdue agricultural economists Michael Langemeier and James Mintert provide an updated ag outlook, which includes information from USDA’s June WASDE report along with updated profitability estimates for corn and soybeans. The webinar also addressed questions regarding eligibility for and assistance provided by USDA’s CFAP program.

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Feed Cost Indices for Laying Hens

This article discusses recent trends in feed costs for laying hens.  A ration consisting of corn, soybean meal, dry distillers’ grain, soybean oil, and supplements was used to create the feed cost indices.

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Update on the Livestock and Meat Situation

Purdue Commercial AgCast Podcast

Recorded April 28, 2020 | Purdue ag economists Jayson Lusk and James Mintert review the shifts in pork and beef production resulting from COVID-19 along with the impact these shifts have had on U.S. wholesale beef and pork prices as well as prices for cattle and hogs.

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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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Ag Outlook: Looking Beyond the 2020 Crop Year

Ag Outlook, Top Farmer 2020 slidedeck presentation by Chad Hart, Associate Professor of Economics, Iowa State University.

Top Farmer 2020 slidedeck presentation by Chad Hart, Associate Professor of Economics, Iowa State University. Examine the current outlook for corn and soybeans, but also take a longer view of what’s ahead for the U.S. ag economy and the management implications for the next several years.

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2019-12 PAER: 2020 Agricultural Outlook Issue

Purdue Agricultural Economics Report (PAER): 2020 Agricultural Outlook Issue, December 2019

Welcome to our annual outlook issue of the Purdue Ag Econ Report (PAER), where we look back at last year and ahead at economic conditions for agriculture in 2020. This year we are diving into the following topics: the U.S. economy, trade conflict impacts, food prices, animal industries, corn & soybeans, and cash rents and land values.

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Increasing meat production likely to push cattle prices lower

Increasing beef production, combined with larger pork and chicken production, will exert substantial downward pressure on slaughter cattle prices the rest of the year.

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Do you know how important trade is for the U.S. meat industry?

Growth in trade of animal products has been quite dramatic since the mid-1980s and U.S. agricultural producers – those engaged in animal agriculture and those engaged in feed grain and oilseed production – have benefited greatly.

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​Ag Business Climate Outlook for 2018

Recorded January 3, 2018 | Purdue ag. economists Chris Hurt, Michael Langemeier & Jim Mintert discuss the ag. economy outlook and management strategies for 2018.

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