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Finances

Navigating Farm Loan Interest Rates

Host Brady Brewer, accompanied by guests Dr. Jennifer Iftt, Dr. Noah Miller, and Dr. Gerald Mashange, explore how agricultural loan interest rates vary among lenders. In this Purdue Commercial AgCast episode, they unpack a series of recent FarmDoc articles dissecting the nuances of interest rates in ag loans across various groups of lenders, geographic regions, and different types of farms.

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Interest Rate Dilemma – Fixed or Variable

The current farm demand for long-term loan products seems to suggest some farm borrowers are anticipating lower future interest rates. Farm borrowers should carefully consider their exposure to interest rate changes when choosing long-term loan products.

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International Benchmarks for Wheat Production (2024)

Examining the competitiveness of wheat production in different regions of the world is often difficult due to lack of comparable data and agreement regarding what needs to be measured. To be useful, international data needs to be expressed in common production units and converted to a common currency.

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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. Updated April 2024.

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International Benchmarks for Soybean Production (2024)

Examine the competitiveness of soybean production for important international soybean regions using 2018 to 2022 data from the agri benchmark network.

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USDA Farm Income Forecast, February 2024 Update

Join host Brady Brewer for a Purdue Commercial AgCast episode with Purdue ag economist Michael Langemeier as they discuss USDA’s latest farm income forecast for February 2024. Net farm income is expected to decline by 25% but remain near the long-run average.

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Producer Sentiment, Farmland Value Expectations, and Farm Financial Performance

Farmland is by far and away the largest asset on most farm balance sheets. Given the importance of farmland prices to the financial health of farms, it is useful to explore factors that impact farmland price expectations. This article examines the relationship between producer sentiment, farmland value expectations, and farm financial performance.

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International Benchmarks for Corn Production

Examined yield, gross revenue, and cost for farms in the agri benchmark network from Argentina, Brazil, Canada, the Ukraine, and the United States.

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USDA Farm Income Forecast, December Update

Curious about the outlook for farm incomes in the coming year? Join host Brady Brewer in this podcast episode with Purdue ag economist Michael Langemeier as they discuss farm income projections outlined in USDA’s December Farm Income Forecast. Michael shares producer perspectives from the Ag Economy Barometer and takes a closer look on an Indiana case farm.

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Prospects for Swine Feed Costs in 2024

Indiana corn prices have dropped sharply since September. The most recent WASDE report indicates that corn prices could remain low for the foreseeable future. Obviously, lower expected corn prices will translate into lower expected feed costs during the first part of 2024. What trends in feed costs will we see for 2024? And what’s the impact of corn and soybean meal prices on feed costs for farrow-to-finish and swine finishing operations?

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