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General Farm Management & Strategy

How Much Have Eggs & Other Food Prices Risen?

With egg prices up nearly 75% and grocery bills on the rise, Jayson Lusk joins Brady Brewer to discuss food price inflation on this AgCast episode. Although food prices have been on the rise since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, certain grocery items have risen more than others. Jayson, Director of the Center for Food Demand Analysis and Sustainability (CFDAS), shares why many livestock producers are scaling back, the effects of supply chain issues, and how food inflation is affecting consumer spending and preferences.

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January Corn & Soybean Outlook Update

Nathan Thompson and Michael Langemeier joined James Mintert on this podcast to discuss new information from USDA’s January 2023 World Ag Supply & Demand Estimates (WASDE) report, which was released on January 12th. During the podcast they also provided an update on Eastern Corn Belt corn and soybean basis bids, marketing opportunities for both old and new crop corn and soybeans along with current breakeven estimates for corn and soybean production in 2023.

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Farmer Sentiment Rebounds at Year End on Stronger 2022 Income

Producer sentiment improved sharply in December as the Purdue University-CME Group Ag Economy Barometer Index reading of 126 was 24 points higher than a month earlier. This month’s survey was conducted from December 5-9, 2022.

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Production Risk Management & Contingency Planning

In this second episode of a new series on Farm Risk Management, Jenna Nees, Ed Farris, and Michael Langemeier join Brady Brewer to discuss contingency planning for production risk. Minimizing risk through management practices, reducing production variability, and managing ways to transfer some of the production risk should be reevaluated every year. Implementing diversification, flexibility,…

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December Corn & Soybean Outlook Update

Recorded December 19 | Purdue ag economists discuss a longer-term view of the changing cost structure facing corn and soybean prices, key factors likely to impact corn and soybean prices in 2023 and discussed how to use scenario’s when analyzing price risk and making marketing decisions.

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Human Resource Risk Management & Contingency Planning

Farms and agribusinesses are confronted by many different types of risk, but consideration to human resource risk is overlooked by far too many. If critical functions cannot be completed due to a death, disability, disaster, divorce, or disagreement the farm business cannot operate at full efficiency. One way to combat HR risk is by writing…

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U.S. Farm Sector Capital Expenditures

In response to relatively strong net farm income during the last three years, real capital expenditures have increased approximately 32 percent. Whether capital expenditures continue to increase depends on future net farm income prospects as well as factors such as interest rates, machinery inventories, and machinery and building prices.

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High Input Costs and Rising Interest Rates Top Concerns As Farmer Sentiment Remains Unchanged

Farmer sentiment was unchanged in November as the Purdue University-CME Group Ag Economy Barometer Index came in at a reading of 102, the same as in October. There was however a slight shift in underlying sentiment as the Index of Current Conditions declined 3 points this month to a reading of 98 while the Index of Future Expectations rose 2 points to 104.
This month’s survey was conducted from November 14-18, 2022.

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Tax Planning & Working Capital in a Strong Income Year

For many crop and livestock producers, 2021 and 2022 have been relatively strong net farm income years. Therefore, tax planning strategies will be relatively important. Purdue agricultural economists Brady Brewer and Michael Langemeier discuss strategies that maintain working capital in this episode of the Purdue Commercial AgCast.

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November Corn & Soybean Outlook Update

Recorded November 11 | Purdue ag economists discussed USDA’s November Crop Production and World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE) reports and the current corn and soybean outlook.

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