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General Farm Management & Strategy

October Corn & Soybean Outlook Update

October Corn and Soybean Monthly Outlook Update webinar, recorded October 13, 2021

Recorded October 13 | Purdue ag economists review USDA’s October Crop Production and World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE) reports.

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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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Farmer Sentiment Declines in September, Inflation Expectations Jump

Purdue Commercial AgCast Podcast, Ag Economy Barometer Insight

Sentiment among agricultural producers weakened in September as the Ag Economy Barometer declined 14 points to a reading of 124. This is the weakest farmer sentiment reading since July 2020 when the index stood at 118. Producers were less optimistic…

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Conventional and Organic Enterprise Net Returns

Certified organic land accounts for less than 2% of U.S. farmland.  Information pertaining to the relative profitability of conventional and organic production is often lacking. This article uses FINBIN data from 2016 to 2020 to update comparisons of crop yields, gross revenue, total expense, and net returns for conventional and organic alfalfa, corn, oats, soybeans, and winter wheat. 

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The Ag Economy Barometer Provides Insight Into Ag Producers’ Sentiment

Recently results from the 70th Purdue University – CME Group Ag Economy Barometer survey were published. In the nearly six years we’ve been conducting surveys and analyzing survey responses, we’ve learned a lot about U.S. farmers’ sentiment and many of the drivers of their sentiment.

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September Corn & Soybean Outlook Update

Recorded September 13 | Purdue ag economists review USDA’s September Crop Production and World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE) reports.

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Farmer Sentiment Improves in August, But Inflationary Concerns Mount

Purdue Commercial AgCast Podcast, Ag Economy Barometer Insight

Purdue ag economists James Mintert and Michael Langemeier review the results and give some insight into the August 2021 Ag Economy Barometer survey, a nationwide monthly survey of 400 ag producers, on this episode of the Purdue Commercial AgCast. This month’s survey was conducted from August 23-27, 2021.

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Comparisons of Net Returns for Crop Share Leases and a Fixed Cash Rent Lease

This article updates net return projections for 2021, and compares the net returns of two crop share leasing arrangements with a fixed cash rent leasing arrangement.

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Indiana Farmland Values & Cash Rental Rates: 2021 Update Webinar

Recorded August 20 | Purdue ag economists break down the Purdue Farmland Values and Cash Rents Survey results and the USDA Land Values report.

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August Corn & Soybean Outlook Update

Recorded August 13 | Purdue ag economists review USDA’s August Crop Production and World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE) reports.

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