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2022 Crop Cost and Return Guide

2022 Crop Budget Guide

The Purdue Crop Cost and Return Guide offers farmers a resource to project financials for the coming cropping year. These are the October 2021 crop budget estimations for 2022.

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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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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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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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Fungicide Decision Making Tool

This spreadsheet can be used to examine whether it is beneficial to apply fungicide to corn. Sensitivity analysis pertaining to the change in yield improvement, the change in corn price, change in the crop price discount, and the change in treatment and application cost can be conducted.

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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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