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Machinery & Facilities

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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Financial Management – Statements & Analysis

Financial Management Series

A series of financial management articles that examine financial statements and financial analysis. Financial management involves the evaluation of liquidity and solvency, financial planning, acquisition and use of financial resources, asset purchases and farm growth, and relationships with agricultural lenders.

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COVID-19 Continues to Impact Farmer Sentiment; Majority Indicate Economic Assistance Bill Necessary

Purdue Commercial AgCast Podcast

Farmer sentiment improved slightly in May after falling sharply in both March and April. Purdue ag economists Michael Langemeier and James Mintert discuss the May Purdue University/CME Group Ag Economy Barometer on this episode of the Purdue Commercial AgCast.

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April Ag Barometer Drops Below 100 as Coronavirus Disrupts Agriculture

Purdue Commercial AgCast Podcast

Coronavirus concerns, commodity price declines, and supply-chain disruptions sink producer sentiment to a three-year low. Purdue ag economists Michael Langemeier and James Mintert discuss the April Purdue University/CME Group Ag Economy Barometer on this episode of the Purdue Commercial AgCast.

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2020 Crop Cost and Return Guide

Purdue 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 March 2020 crop budget estimations for 2020.

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What Do Farmers Have to Say About the Ag Economy?

2019 Ag Policy Forum, hosted by the Indiana Soybean Alliance & Indiana Corn Growers Association in Noblesville, Indiana, presentation by James Mintert.

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2019 Indiana Farm Custom Rates

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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2019 Crop Cost and Return Guide

Purdue Crop Cost and Return Guide

Purdue Extension specialists in Agricultural Economics, Agronomy, and Botany & Plant Pathology collaborate to provide a resource to project financials for the upcoming cropping year. This is the March 2019 updated guide.

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Self-Propelled Spraying: Machinery Ownership vs. Custom Hire

When crop producers are determining whether it is feasible to purchase a self-propelled sprayer, it is imperative to compare machine ownership costs to custom hire charges.

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Farm Machinery Costs and Custom Rates

This article compares machinery costs per acre for a case farm to custom rates associated with a field cultivation operation and a self-propelled sprayer operation.

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