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Crops

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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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 November 2020 crop budget estimations for 2021.

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November Corn & Soybean Outlook Update

November 2020 Corn and Soybean Outlook Update Webinar recording

Recorded Nov. 11 | Purdue ag economists Nathanael Thompson and James Mintert provide an updated corn and soybean outlook immediately following release of USDA’s November Crop Production and World Agricultural Supply and Demand (WASDE) reports.

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Long-run Cash Rent

Examine breakeven prices, earnings per acre, breakeven cash rents, and trends in working capital with this spreadsheet tool.

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Comparison of Conventional and 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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October Corn & Soybean Outlook Update

October Corn and Soybean Outlook Update Webinar, Oct. 9, 2020

Recorded Oct. 9 | Purdue ag economists Michael Langemeier, Nathanael Thompson and James Mintert provide an updated corn and soybean outlook following release of USDA’s October Crop Production and World Agricultural Supply and Demand (WASDE) reports.

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Fall 2020 Crop Outlook Webinar

Fall 2020 Crop Outlook Webinar recording

Recorded September 11, 2020 | Purdue agricultural economists Michael Langemeier and James Mintert discussed USDA’s September Crop Production and World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE) reports.

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Conventional and Organic Enterprise Net Returns

Conventional And Organic Enterprise Net Returns

This article uses FINBIN data from 2015 to 2019, to compare crop yields, gross revenue, total expense, and net returns for conventional and organic alfalfa, corn, oats, soybeans, and winter wheat.

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August Crop Production Report Panel Webinar

Recorded August 12, 2020 | Purdue Extension and United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) experts gathered virtually on August 12 to discuss the results of the 2020 USDA crop report and the current status of Indiana’s major cash crops.

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