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Importance of Crop Basis when Marketing Grain

February 2, 2023

Basis is an important component for crop producers to consider when marketing grain because it is used to convert the futures price to a local cash equivalent. Futures prices and basis follow different seasonal patterns so the ability to manage futures price risk and basis risk independently creates an opportunity to improve returns. Join Purdue ag economists and co-creators of the Purdue Crop Basis Tool, Nathan Thompson and Jim Mintert for an episode discussing the advantages of using the Center’s Crop Basis Tool.

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How Much Have Eggs & Other Food Prices Risen?

January 26, 2023
Purdue Commercial AgCast Podcast

With egg prices up nearly 75% and grocery bills on the rise, Jayson Lusk joins Brady Brewer to discuss food price inflation on this AgCast episode. Although food prices have been on the rise since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, certain grocery items have risen more than others. Jayson, Director of the Center for Food Demand Analysis and Sustainability (CFDAS), shares why many livestock producers are scaling back, the effects of supply chain issues, and how food inflation is affecting consumer spending and preferences.

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2023 Top Farmer Conference Recap: Interest Rates

January 19, 2023
Purdue Commercial AgCast Podcast

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.

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2023 Top Farmer Conference Recap: Machinery

January 18, 2023
Purdue Commercial AgCast Podcast

Associate Professor of Agricultural Economics at the University of Kentucky Tyler Mark joined Purdue’s Brady Brewer at the 2023 Top Farmer Conference to discuss the machinery market. In this episode, the two discuss key factors related to machinery prices, and what buyers should be thinking about as they make equipment purchase decisions in 2023 and 2024. 

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2023 Top Farmer Conference Recap: Land Values

January 17, 2023
Purdue Commercial AgCast Podcast

Purdue’s Brady Brewer was joined by R.D. Schrader, President of Schrader Real Estate and Auction Co., and Howard Halderman, President and CEO of Halderman Real Estate and Farm Management at the 2023 Purdue Top Farmer Conference to discuss land values. In this episode, Brewer, Schrader and Halderman give insights into what is in store for the farmland market, how interest rates may impact farmland markets, and the impact of institutional buyers. 

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January Corn & Soybean Outlook Update

January 13, 2023
Dec Corn & Soybean Outlook Update Recording

Nathan Thompson and Michael Langemeier joined James Mintert on this podcast to discuss new information from USDA’s January 2023 World Ag Supply & Demand Estimates (WASDE) report, which was released on January 12th. During the podcast they also provided an update on Eastern Corn Belt corn and soybean basis bids, marketing opportunities for both old and new crop corn and soybeans along with current breakeven estimates for corn and soybean production in 2023.

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2023 Top Farmer Conference Recap: Corn & Soybean Outlook with Iowa State’s Chad Hart

January 12, 2023
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Dr. Chad Hart, crop marketing specialist from Iowa State University, joined Purdue’s Brady Brewer on January 6, 2023 at the Purdue Top Farmer Conference to discuss the key factors he is monitoring that will impact both the corn and soybean price outlook in 2023 and 2024.

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Farmer Sentiment Rebounds at Year End on Stronger 2022 Income

January 3, 2023
Purdue Commercial AgCast Podcast, Ag Economy Barometer Insight

Producer sentiment improved sharply in December as the Purdue University-CME Group Ag Economy Barometer Index reading of 126 was 24 points higher than a month earlier. This month’s survey was conducted from December 5-9, 2022.

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Production Risk Management & Contingency Planning

December 28, 2022
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In this second episode of a new series on Farm Risk Management, Jenna Nees, Ed Farris, and Michael Langemeier join Brady Brewer to discuss contingency planning for production risk. Minimizing risk through management practices, reducing production variability, and managing ways…

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December Corn & Soybean Outlook Update

December 19, 2022
Dec Corn & Soybean Outlook Update Recording

Recorded December 19 | Purdue ag economists discuss a longer-term view of the changing cost structure facing corn and soybean prices, key factors likely to impact corn and soybean prices in 2023 and discussed how to use scenario’s when analyzing price risk and making marketing decisions.

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