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International Benchmarks for Wheat Production

This paper examines the competitiveness of wheat production for important international wheat production regions using 2015 to 2019 data from the agri benchmark network. 

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July Corn & Soybean Outlook Update

Recorded July 14 | Purdue ag economists review USDA’s July Crop Production and World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE) reports.

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USDA Acreage Report & June 30th Outlook Update

Purdue Commercial AgCast Podcast

According to today’s (June 30) released numbers by USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS), the acreage estimate came in on the low end of expectations.  Purdue ag economists James Mintert, Nathanael Thompson, and Michael Langemeier provide a discussion of the implications for corn and soybean markets following USDA’s release of the June Acreage report.

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Comparison of Conventional & Organic Crop Rotations (Spreadsheet Tool)

This spreadsheet compares conventional and organic rotations over a ten-year horizon. Specifically, net returns are compared for a conventional corn/soybean rotation, a conventional corn/soybean/wheat rotation, and an organic corn/soybean/wheat rotation.

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Comparison of Conventional Crop Rotation with an Organic Forage-Based Crop Rotation (Spreadsheet Tool)

This spreadsheet compares conventional crop rotation with an organic forage-based crop rotation over a ten-year horizon.

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Opportunities and Challenges Associated with “Carbon Farming” for U.S. Row-Crop Producers

Alternatives for addressing climate change are varied (McKinsey and Company, 2009). Here we specifically discuss one such alternative that is receiving increasing attention: sequestering carbon in agricultural soils.1 The soil carbon pool plays an important role in the global carbon cycle. However, the expansion of agriculture and modern agricultural practices have contributed to the release of soil carbon into the atmosphere.

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Carbon Markets for U.S. Row Crop Producers: Opportunities and Challenges

Carbon Markets For U.S. Row Crop Producers: Opportunities And Challenges webinar, recorded June 24, 2021

Recorded June 24 | Purdue ag economists Carson Reeling, Nathanael Thompson and James Mintert discussed the opportunities and challenges of the carbon markets for row crop producers.

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June Corn & Soybean Outlook Update

June Corn and Soybean Outlook Update webinar, recorded June 14, 2021

Recorded June 14 | Purdue ag economists review USDA’s June Crop Production and World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE) reports.

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International Benchmarks for Corn Production

Examining the competitiveness of corn 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 corn production for important international corn regions using 2015 to 2019 data from the agri benchmark network.

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May Corn & Soybean Outlook Update

May Corn & Soybean Outlook Update webinar, May 14, 2021

Recorded May 14 | Purdue ag economists review USDA’s May Crop Production and World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE) reports.

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