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June Corn & Soybean Outlook Update

Recorded June 13 | Purdue ag economists discussed the corn and soybean outlook following USDA’s June World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE) report and provided implications for crop marketing strategies.

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Explaining Fluctuations in DDG Prices

Distiller’s dried grains (DDGs) are a co-product of dry-milled ethanol production. U.S. ethanol plants have the capacity to produce more than 17 billion gallons of ethanol and 35 million tons of DDG (Ag MRC). DDGs from corn contain, on average, 30 percent protein, 10 percent fat, and 7 percent fiber.

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May Corn & Soybean Outlook Update

Recorded May 16 | Purdue ag economists discussed the corn and soybean outlook following USDA’s May World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE) report and provided implications for crop marketing strategies.

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International Benchmarks for Wheat Production

This paper examines the competitiveness of wheat production for important international wheat production regions using 2016 to 2020 data from the agri benchmark network. Data from ten typical farms with wheat enterprise data from Argentina, Australia, Canada, Germany, Russia, Ukraine, and United States were used in this paper.

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Inflation, Interest Rates & the Cost of Farm Inputs

What really is inflation? How is it measured? What is the potential impact on consumers and the ag sector? Purdue agricultural economists Brady Brewer, Michael Langemeier, and James Mintert discuss these questions and the potential impacts of rising inflation & Fed policy on interest rates. Near the end of the conversation, they discuss the long-run relationship between inflation and farm input prices. Slides and a transcript from the discussion are available.

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Trends in General Inflation and Farm Input Prices

Numerous factors are responsible for the surge in fertilizer prices. Each input used in production agriculture and in other industries has its own set of supply and demand fundamentals. However, input prices can also be affected by changes in general inflation.

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April Corn & Soybean Outlook Update

Recorded April 12 | Purdue ag economists discussed the corn and soybean outlook following USDA’s April World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE) report and provided implications for crop marketing strategies.

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Corn & Soybean Prospective Plantings Report Update

Purdue agricultural economists Michael Langemeier, Nathan Thompson and James Mintert discussed the implications of the Prospective Plantings report from USDA-NASS which was released on March 31, 2022. Implications for 2022 crop corn and soybean production based on the report’s planted acreage estimates were discussed along with a “first pass” at what it might mean for carryover estimates into the 2023 crop year.

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International Benchmarks for Soybean Production (2022)

Examining the competitiveness of soybean production in different regions of the world is often difficult due to lack of comparable data and agreement regarding what needs to be measured. This paper examines the competitiveness of soybean production for important international soybean regions using 2016 to 2020 data from the agri benchmark network. 

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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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