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Trends in Corn Plant Populations

Trends in seed costs are driven by both changes in seed prices and changes in corn plant populations.  This article examines trends in corn plant populations in Iowa, Illinois, and Indiana.  In addition, this article examines the proportion of seed costs per acre that are explained by changes in seed prices and plant populations.

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2021 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.  Purdue Extension educators and specialists developed the questionnaire.  Purdue Educators distributed the questionnaires at meetings and events statewide during the last month of 2020 and the first three months of 2021. 

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April Corn & Soybean Outlook Update

Recorded April 12 | Purdue ag economists review USDA’s April Crop Production and World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE) reports.

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Planting Intentions & March 31st Outlook Update

Purdue ag economists James Mintert, Nathanael Thompson, and Michael Langemeier focus on the corn and soybean outlook in light of USDA’s March Prospective Plantings and Grain Stocks reports.

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March Corn & Soybean Outlook Update

Recorded March 10 | Purdue ag economists reviewed USDA’s March Crop Production and World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE) reports and provided implications for the upcoming crop year.

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2021 Crop Insurance Decisions

Recorded March 1, 2021 | Purdue ag economists Michael Langemeier and James Mintert provided insight into decision making on crop insurance.

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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 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

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

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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