Top Farmer Conference: January 5, 2024

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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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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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Making Your 2017 Crop Insurance Choices​​​

​​​Recorded February 28, 2017 | James Mintert and Michael Langemeier discuss some of the key issues facing crop producers as they make their 2017 crop insurance decisions.

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Family Business as a Competitive Advantage​​​

Recorded January 31, 2017 | James Mintert, Maria Marshall and Renee Wiatt talk about the competitive advantage of the family business and introduce the Purdue Institute of Family Firms.

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Reducing Your Crop Production Costs – Focus on Fertility​​​

Recorded January 20, 2017 | Purdue Agronomy’s Jim Camberato, along with agricultural economists James Mintert and Michael Langemeier, discuss ways to reduce your crop production costs by adjusting your crop fertility program.

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Ag Business Climate Outlook for 2017​

Recorded January 6, 2017 | Chris Hurt, Michael Langemeier and Jim Mintert discuss the key factors that will impact the agricultural outlook in 2017.

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2014 Farm Bill Discussion

Recorded November 18, 2016 | Purdue agricultural economists Michael Langemeier, Jim Mintert & David Widmar discuss how the 2014 Farm Bill is working with an emphasis on the ARC-County & PLC programs.

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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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​Putting a Value on Sweat Equity in the Farm Business

Recorded August 23, 2016 | Michael Langemeier and Purdue Extension’s Denise Schroeder discuss how to divide business income between generations on a family farm and provide a simplified approach to valuing “sweat equity” in the family farming business.

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