Farm Management Tour: July 17, 2024

Learn about innovative farm management strategies, new technologies for improving efficiency and productivity, ways to ensure a successful transition of farm operations to the next generation. Join us at the 91st annual Purdue Farm Management Tour and reception honoring the 2024 Indiana Master Farmers in Randolph County (Winchester), Indiana on Wednesday, July 17th.

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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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Crop Insurance Product Comparisons

This article examines the relative attractiveness of the various crop insurance products for a case farm in west central Indiana. The discussion below focuses on individual products rather than area products.

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Using Enterprise Budgets to Compute Crop Breakeven Prices

Enterprise budgets are often one of the building blocks to creating a whole-farm plan.

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2017 Indiana Farm Custom Rates

The rates reported in this publication were compiled from questionnaires received from farmers, farm owners, farm custom operators, and professional farm managers in Indiana.

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2017 Gross Revenue Scenarios for Soybeans

Soybean production margins have been tight since 2014 and are likely to remain tight in 2017. In this environment, it is natural to think about possible gross revenues for soybeans in 2017.

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2017 Gross Revenue Scenarios for Corn

Crop margins have been extremely tight since 2014 and are likely to remain tight for in 2017. In this environment, it is natural to think about possible gross revenues for corn in 2017.

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Relationship between Cash Rent and Net Return to Land

This article examines the relationship between cash rent and net return to land for Indiana, and attempts to answer this question.

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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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2017 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 Purdue University’s March 2017 crop budget estimations​ as prepared by faculty from Agricultural Economics, Agronomy, and Botany and Plant Pathology.

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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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