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General Farm Management & Strategy

Ag Economy Barometer Remains Strong; Producers Concerned About Possible Changes in Estate Tax Policy

Purdue Commercial AgCast Podcast, Ag Economy Barometer Insight

The April reading of the Ag Economy Barometer was 178, virtually unchanged from a month earlier when the index stood at 177 and just 5 points below its all-time high of 183, which was set back in October. Compared to March, however, there was a small change in producers’ perspective on the ag economy as they became more optimistic about the future, while their appraisal of the current situation waned.

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Farm Succession: Contingency Plan

Purdue Commercial AgCast Podcast

Planning for the unexpected helps the farm business continue and thrive when life throws a curve. Dr. Maria Marshall and Renee Wiatt join Dr. Brady Brewer to discuss what is in a contingency plan, risks that a contingency plan can cover, and why having one is needed for a successful farm transition.

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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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April Corn & Soybean Outlook Update

April Corn & Soybean Outlook Update webinar, April 12, 2021

Recorded April 12 | Purdue ag economists review USDA’s April Crop Production and World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE) reports.

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Strong Commodity Prices and Improved Financial Conditions Boost Ag Economy Barometer

Purdue Commercial AgCast Podcast, Ag Economy Barometer Insight

The Ag Economy Barometer rose in March to 177, the highest reading for the barometer since the record high reading of 184 in October. Strong ag commodity prices and improved farm financial conditions continue to support the Ag Economy Barometer readings as we head into spring.

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Planting Intentions & March 31st Outlook Update

Purdue Commercial AgCast Podcast

Purdue ag economists James Mintert, Nathanael Thompson, and Michael Langemeier focus on the corn and soybean outlook in light of USDA’s March Prospective Plantings and Grain Stocks reports.

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Farm Succession: Operating Agreements

Purdue Commercial AgCast Podcast

Who can join the farm? And how? What terms are set on compensation if equity and contributions aren’t equal? In this episode, our eighth in our Farm Transition Planning series, Purdue ag economists Brady Brewer and Michael Langemeier discuss agreements that are important in a farm business with Purdue Farm Transition team member Ed Farris. They talk operating agreements and common provisions, as well as buy/sell agreements.

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March Corn & Soybean Outlook Update

March Corn & Soybean Outlook Update webinar, March 10, 2021

Recorded March 10 | Purdue ag economists reviewed USDA’s March Crop Production and World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE) reports and provided implications for the upcoming crop year.

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2021 Crop Insurance Decisions

2021 Crop Insurance Decisions webinar, March 1, 2021

Recorded March 1, 2021 | Purdue ag economists Michael Langemeier and James Mintert provided insight into decision making on crop insurance.

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Producers Bullish About Farmland Values Amid Strong Current Conditions

Purdue Commercial AgCast Podcast, Ag Economy Barometer Insight

February’s Ag Economy Barometer changed very little compared to January, down 2 points to a reading of 165. Purdue ag economist James Mintert breaks down the results in the February 2021 Ag Economy Barometer survey.

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