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General Farm Management & Strategy

Farm Succession: Non-Family Transfer

Purdue Commercial AgCast Podcast

In this Purdue Commercial AgCast episode, the eleventh in our Farm Transition Planning series, Purdue ag economists Brady Brewer discusses transferring the farm to a non relative with the Purdue Farm Transition team, Dr. Maria Marshall, Director of the Purdue Institute of Family Business and Renee Wiatt, Farm Business Management Specialist, and Dr. Julia Valliant of Indiana University, Research Scientist with the Ostrom Workshop.

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International Benchmarks for Wheat Production

This paper examines the competitiveness of wheat production for important international wheat production regions using 2015 to 2019 data from the agri benchmark network. 

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July Corn & Soybean Outlook Update

Recorded July 14 | Purdue ag economists review USDA’s July Crop Production and World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE) reports.

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Ag Economy Barometer falls for second month; rising input costs causing concern for farmers

Purdue Commercial AgCast Podcast, Ag Economy Barometer Insight

For the second month in a row, the Ag Economy Barometer declined sharply, falling to a reading of 137, which was 21 points below a month earlier, and the weakest ag producer sentiment reading since July 2020. Producers in June…

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Comparison of Conventional & Organic Crop Rotations (Spreadsheet Tool)

This spreadsheet compares conventional and organic rotations over a ten-year horizon. Specifically, net returns are compared for a conventional corn/soybean rotation, a conventional corn/soybean/wheat rotation, and an organic corn/soybean/wheat rotation.

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Opportunities and Challenges Associated with “Carbon Farming” for U.S. Row-Crop Producers

Alternatives for addressing climate change are varied (McKinsey and Company, 2009). Here we specifically discuss one such alternative that is receiving increasing attention: sequestering carbon in agricultural soils.1 The soil carbon pool plays an important role in the global carbon cycle. However, the expansion of agriculture and modern agricultural practices have contributed to the release of soil carbon into the atmosphere.

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Carbon Markets for U.S. Row Crop Producers: Opportunities and Challenges

Carbon Markets For U.S. Row Crop Producers: Opportunities And Challenges webinar, recorded June 24, 2021

Recorded June 24 | Purdue ag economists Carson Reeling, Nathanael Thompson and James Mintert discussed the opportunities and challenges of the carbon markets for row crop producers.

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June Corn & Soybean Outlook Update

June Corn and Soybean Outlook Update webinar, recorded June 14, 2021

Recorded June 14 | Purdue ag economists review USDA’s June Crop Production and World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE) reports.

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Ag Economy Barometer Declines Sharply; Producers Remain Bullish on Farmland Values

Purdue Commercial AgCast Podcast, Ag Economy Barometer Insight

The Ag Economy Barometer declined 20 points in May to 158 which is the lowest barometer reading since September 2020 when the index stood at 156. Both principal sub-indices, the Index of Current Conditions and Index of Futures Expectations, declined also.

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Farm Succession: Retirement Planning

Purdue Commercial AgCast Podcast

In this Purdue Commercial AgCast episode, the tenth in our Farm Transition Planning series, Purdue ag economists Brady Brewer discusses retirement planning with the Purdue Farm Transition team, Kelly Heckaman, Jeff Pell and Denise Schroeder.

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