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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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International Benchmarks for Soybean Production

This paper examined yield, gross revenue, and cost for farms in the agri benchmark network from Argentina, Brazil, Russia, the Ukraine, and the United States with soybean enterprise data.  Yield, gross revenue, and cost were substantially higher for the U.S. farms. 

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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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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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Impact of Higher Corn Prices on Cattle Finishing Net Returns

Each $0.10 increase in corn price results in an increase in feeding cost of gain of approximately $0.88.  In turn, each $1 increase in feeding cost of gain results in a $5.56 per head decrease in cattle finishing net returns. 

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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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Understanding the Five C’s of Credit

Purdue Commercial AgCast Podcast

Purdue ag economists Brady Brewer and Michael Langemeier discuss credit underwriting and the criteria financial institutions use to determine eligibility of an applicant in this episode of the Purdue Commercial AgCast.

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Cattle Finishing Net Returns Prospects for 2021

COVID-19 and fluctuating fed cattle and feed prices resulted in another challenging year for cattle finishers. This article updates feeding cost of gain, breakeven prices, and net return estimates for 2020 and provides projections for the first half of 2021.

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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.

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