Farm Management Tour: July 17, 2024

Learn about innovative farm management strategies, new technologies for improving efficiency and productivity, ways to ensure a successful transition of farm operations to the next generation. Join us at the 91st annual Purdue Farm Management Tour and reception honoring the 2024 Indiana Master Farmers in Randolph County (Winchester), Indiana on Wednesday, July 17th.

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2021 Farm Bill Decisions for Crop Producers

January 21, 2021
2021 Farm Bill Decisions for Crop Producers, Episode 38 on the Purdue Commercial AgCast podcast

Crop producers need to make their 2021 farm program choices at their local Farm Service Agency (FSA) office (or online) by March 15, 2021. Producers have the option of choosing either the Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) or the Price Loss Coverage (PLC) program.

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January Corn & Soybean Outlook Update

January 13, 2021
January Corn and Soybean Outlook Updated webinar, January 13, 2021

Recorded January 13, 2021 | Purdue ag economists Michael Langemeier, Nathanael Thompson and James Mintert discussed the updated corn and soybean outlook following release of USDA’s January Crop Production and World Agricultural Supply and Demand (WASDE) reports.

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Farmer Sentiment Rises As Income Prospects Improve, Concerns About Key Policy Issues Remain

January 5, 2021
Purdue Commercial AgCast Podcast

Farmer sentiment improved modestly in December as the Purdue University-CME Group Ag Economy Barometer rose to a reading of 174, up 7 points from November. Purdue ag economists James Mintert and Michael Langemeier review the results and give their insight on this episode of the Purdue Commercial AgCast.

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December Corn & Soybean Outlook Update

December 11, 2020
December 2020 Corn and Soybean Outlook Update Webinar recording

Recorded Dec. 11, 2020 | Purdue ag economists Michael Langemeier, Nathanael Thompson and James Mintert discussed United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) December Crop Production and World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE) reports.

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December 2020: USDA Farm Income Forecast Update

December 9, 2020
Purdue Commercial AgCast Podcast

Purdue agricultural economists James Mintert and Brady Brewer discuss the latest December release of the USDA Farm Income Forecast report. Each year, United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) forecasts farm income in February and then releases additional updates throughout the year as more data becomes available. This Purdue Commercial AgCast episode discusses the latest updates to the 2020 forecast released by USDA on December 2nd.

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Farmer Sentiment Pulls Back Post-Election: Regulation, Trade, and Taxes Rated As Top Concerns

December 1, 2020
Purdue Commercial AgCast Podcast

U.S. farmers’ sentiment weakened following the November 2020 elections, as the Purdue University-CME Group Ag Economy Barometer fell 16 points from a month earlier to a reading of 167. The decline in the Ag Economy Barometer was the result of weakened expectations for the future on the part of agricultural producers. Purdue ag economists James Mintert and Michael Langemeier review the results and give their insight on this episode of the Purdue Commercial AgCast.

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Crop Cost and Returns

November 24, 2020
Purdue Commercial AgCast Podcast

On this Purdue Commercial AgCast episode, Dr. Michael Langemeier and Dr. Brady Brewer discuss the latest numbers from the Purdue Center for Commercial Agriculture’s decision tool along with tips on how to use this tool to make farm operating decisions.

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November Corn & Soybean Outlook Update

November 11, 2020
November 2020 Corn and Soybean Outlook Update Webinar recording

Recorded Nov. 11, 2020 | Purdue ag economists Nathanael Thompson and James Mintert provide an updated corn and soybean outlook immediately following release of USDA’s November Crop Production and World Agricultural Supply and Demand (WASDE) reports.

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Ag Economy Barometer Rises to Record High On Improving Financial Conditions

November 3, 2020
Purdue Commercial AgCast Podcast

Farmer sentiment hit a new record high in October as the Purdue University-CME Group Ag Economy Barometer climbed to a reading of 183, a 27-point increase compared to September. On this episode of the Purdue Commercial AgCast, Purdue ag economists James Mintert and Michael Langemeier review the results and give some insight into the survey results.

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Farmer Adoption of Enhanced Conservation

October 28, 2020
Purdue Commercial AgCast Podcast

What are and what drives the adoption of “enhanced conservation practices” on the farm? In this Purdue Commercial AgCast episode, Purdue agricultural economists Allan Gray and Brady Brewer discuss their recent research that examines the adoption practices of enhanced conservation practices.

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