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Crops

2021 Crop Cost and Return Guide

The Purdue Crop Cost and Return Guide offers farmers a resource to project financials for the coming cropping year. These are the February 2021 crop budget estimations for 2021.

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The Value of Data/Information and the Payoff of Precision Farming

As we develop technologies and tools to expand the toolkit for precision farming and digitization systems and platforms to enhance farmer’s profit margins as well as create value for the value chain and society as a whole, the farming sector will be increasingly transformed from “growing stuff” to biological manufacturing.

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February Corn & Soybean Outlook Update

February Corn and Soybean Outlook Updated webinar, February 10, 2021

Recorded February 10, 2021 | Purdue ag economists Michael Langemeier, Nathanael Thompson and James Mintert discuss USDA’s February Crop Production and World Agricultural Supply and Demand (WASDE) reports.

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2021 Farm Bill Decisions for Crop Producers

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 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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December Corn & Soybean Outlook Update

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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Crop Budget Spreadsheet

This spreadsheet can be used along with the Purdue Crop Cost & Return Guide to examine gross revenue, costs, and earnings for crop enterprises.  The user can evaluate up to three full-season crops, and the wheat double-crop soybean system.

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Cover Crop Decision Making Tool

This spreadsheet can be used to examine whether it is beneficial to use a cover crop. When evaluating cover crop use, we typically compare the potential improvement in crop yields, and fertilizer and other cost savings to the cover crop seed cost, the planting costs and potential termination costs for the cover crop.

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Fungicide Decision Making Tool

This spreadsheet can be used to examine whether it is beneficial to apply fungicide to corn. Sensitivity analysis pertaining to the change in yield improvement, the change in corn price, change in the crop price discount, and the change in treatment and application cost can be conducted.

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Crop Cost and Returns

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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