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Fall 2017 Crop Outlook & Marketing Strategies

Recorded October 13, 2017 | Purdue ag economists Chris Hurt and Jim Mintert discuss the corn & soybean outlook, and marketing strategies to consider, following release of USDA’s Oct. 2017 Crop Production & WASDE reports.

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Increase in U.S. Calf Crop Points Towards Larger Beef Supplies in 2018-2019

This is the third consecutive year that the calf crop size has increased after bottoming out at 33.5 million head in 2014.

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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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Prevented Planting and Replant Decisions

With corn and soybean planting in the Eastern Corn Belt behind schedule, many farmers are dealing with prevented planting and replant decisions. In response, we have put together materials pertaining to these decisions.

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Pork Industry Favored by Strong Demand

Prices will be supported by stronger demand because of a growing U.S. economy and by a robust eight percent growth in exports as projected by USDA.

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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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More Pork in 2017 with Higher Hog Prices?

The latest Hogs and Pigs report released on December 23 indicated that pork supplies in 2017 will be larger than pre-report expectations.

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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 Crop Outl​ook​

Recorded July 1, 2016 | The panelist discuss​ the corn, soybean, and wheat outlook following the release of USDA’s June 30th Grain Stocks and Acreage Reports.

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The Farm Safety Net: The Good and Not So Good

This article examined earnings per acre projections for a case farm in west central Indiana. ARC-CO payments were significantly higher under a low price scenario than under a high price scenario.

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