Top Farmer Conference: January 5, 2024

Explore key factors influencing the U.S. economy & biofuels future. Join us for a one-day conference that will stimulate your thinking about agriculture's future and how you can position your farm to be successful in the years ahead. Attend in person in West Lafayette, Indiana or join us remotely.

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Land Values in Indiana (2016)

Recorded August 17, 2016 | Purdue agricultural economists present and discuss results from the 2016 Purdue Farmland Values Survey.​

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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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Ag Economy Barometer

The Ag Economy Barometer will be published the first Tuesday of each month. If you are interested in learning more about the Ag Economy Barometer, visit our website, where you can also register for email updates when the Ag Economy Barometer is published.

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Strategy & Business Planning for the Progressive Farm Business

Recorded June 8, 2016 | A discussion on strategy and business planning details for your farm business.

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Saving Money on Weed Control Without Reducing Yields

Jim Mintert says, “If you reduce yields because you have poor weed control, you will push your cost per bushel much higher, as much as $3.00 per bushel if you had a 20% drop in yields because of poor weed control.”

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Reducing Soybean Production Costs by Focusing on Planting Date

Purdue Agronomy’s Shaun Casteel and Jim Mintert discuss with Hoosier Ag Today’s Gary Truitt how focusing on early planting can improve soybean yields and reduce soybean farmers cost per bushel in 2016.​ ​

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Spring 2016 Crop Outlook

Recorded April 1, 2016 | A discussion on the revised Crop Outlook in light of new information provided by the USDA’s Prospective Plantings and Grain Stocks reports, both of which were released on March 31, 2016.​

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Reducing Soybean Production Costs

Purdue Agronomy’s Shaun Casteel and Jim Mintert discuss with Hoosier Ag Today’s Gary Truitt how using soybean seeding rates based upon field scale research conducted throughout Indiana can help reduce soybean farmers cost per bushel in 2016.

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​Making Your 2016 Crop Insurance Decisions

Recorded March 1, 2016 | A review of the 2016 crop insurance alternatives and provide suggestions with respect to crop insurance selections that farmers should consider using in 2016.​

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Reducing Corn Production Costs in 2016

Recorded February 1, 2016 | A discussion on research based fertilizer ane seeding rate recommendations to reduce corn production costs.

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