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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Farmer Sentiment Sours as Crop Prices Decline

June 6, 2023
Purdue Commercial AgCast Podcast, Ag Economy Barometer Insight

Purdue ag economists James Mintert and Michael Langemeier share some insight into the results of the May 2023 Purdue University-CME Group Ag Economy Barometer survey. Producer sentiment fell to its weakest reading since July 2022, as the Purdue University-CME Group Ag Economy Barometer Index declined 19 points to a reading of 104 in May. This month’s survey was conducted from May 15-19, 2023.

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Farmer sentiment improves; less pessimism over interest rates

May 2, 2023
Purdue Commercial AgCast Podcast, Ag Economy Barometer Insight

Purdue ag economists James Mintert and Michael Langemeier share some insight into the results of the April 2023 Purdue University-CME Group Ag Economy Barometer survey. Farmer sentiment improved modestly in April as the Ag Economy Barometer reversed a two-month decline up 6 points to a reading of 123. This month’s survey was conducted from April 10-14, 2023.

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Critical Juncture for Crop Basis & Your Marketing Strategy for the Remainder of ’22 Crop

April 24, 2023

On this episode of the Purdue Commercial AgCast, Nathanael Thompson and James Mintert explore what’s been taking place in the Eastern Corn Belt on corn basis, the May/July CBT corn spread, as well as the July/September CBT corn spread, and discuss how you might pursue some marketing strategies for the remainder of the ’22 crop that you might have in storage. 

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Commodity Price Outlook and Interest Rate Concerns Cloud Farmer Sentiment

April 4, 2023
Purdue Commercial AgCast Podcast, Ag Economy Barometer Insight

Purdue ag economist James Mintert and Michael Langemeier break down the March Purdue University-CME Group Ag Economy Barometer and share some insights into farmer sentiment. This month’s survey was conducted from March 13-17, 2023.

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Prospective Plantings Report Update

March 31, 2023
Purdue Commercial AgCast Podcast

On March 31st USDA released the 2023 Prospective Plantings and the March Grain Stocks reports. Purdue ag economists James Mintert and Michael Langemeier reviewed the information contained in both reports and discussed implications for the corn and soybean outlook in 2023.

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Farmer Sentiment Dips in February

March 7, 2023
Purdue Commercial AgCast Podcast, Ag Economy Barometer Insight

Purdue ag economist James Mintert and Michael Langemeier break down the February Purdue University-CME Group Ag Economy Barometer and share some insights into the farmer sentiment dip. The Ag Economy Barometer dipped 5 points in February to a reading of 125. Farmers’ perspectives regarding both current conditions on their farms and their expectations for the future both weakened. This month’s survey was conducted from February 13-17, 2023.

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Financial Risk Management & Contingency Planning

March 2, 2023
Purdue Commercial AgCast Podcast

Farming is never the same from year to year – sometimes prices are good, net farm income is high, and other times margins are tight. Planning ahead, or contingency planning for financial hardship is important for any farm operation. How to evaluate farm financials, update financial statements, analyze performance, and when borrowing makes sense.

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Making Your 2023 Crop Insurance Decision

February 24, 2023
Crop Insurance 2023 Decision text with James Mintert and Michael Langemeier's photos in front of a corn field at sunset used as thumbnail image for video of Purdue Commercial AgCast podcast episode

Now is a great opportunity for producers to review their crop insurance choices for the upcoming season. Purdue University Center for Commercial Agriculture’s ag economists Michael Langemeier and James Mintert walk participants through key considerations for their 2023 insurance options. In particular, they discuss a handy thumb rule to use when considering an increase in coverage levels for RP insurance.

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Marketing Risk Management & Contingency Planning

February 23, 2023
Purdue Commercial AgCast Podcast

Product, price, place, and promotion are important in marketing to current and potential buyers. In this episode, a continuation of the Farm Risk Management podcast series, Ariana Torres, Renee Wiatt, and Jenna Nees join Brady Brewer to discuss contingency planning for marketing risk management. 

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Social Media Risk Management & Contingency Planning

February 16, 2023
Purdue Commercial AgCast Podcast

Farms and agribusinesses are confronted by many different types of risk in today’s market, including social media. In this third episode in the Farm Risk Management podcast series, Purdue University’s Jenna Nees, Renee Wiatt and Ariana Torres join Brady Brewer to discuss social media’s impact on businesses and how to build a contingency plan to protect your farm.

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