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General Farm Management & Strategy

Crop Cost and Returns

Purdue Commercial AgCast Podcast

On this Purdue Commercial AgCast episode, Dr. Michael Langemeier and Dr. Brady Brewer discuss the latest numbers from the Purdue Center for Commercial Agriculture’s decision tool along with tips on how to use this tool to make farm operating decisions.

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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 November 2020 crop budget estimations for 2021.

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November Corn & Soybean Outlook Update

November 2020 Corn and Soybean Outlook Update Webinar recording

Recorded Nov. 11 | Purdue ag economists Nathanael Thompson and James Mintert provide an updated corn and soybean outlook immediately following release of USDA’s November Crop Production and World Agricultural Supply and Demand (WASDE) reports.

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Ag Economy Barometer Rises to Record High On Improving Financial Conditions

Purdue Commercial AgCast Podcast

Farmer sentiment hit a new record high in October as the Purdue University-CME Group Ag Economy Barometer climbed to a reading of 183, a 27-point increase compared to September. On this episode of the Purdue Commercial AgCast, Purdue ag economists James Mintert and Michael Langemeier review the results and give some insight into the survey results.

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Farmer Adoption of Enhanced Conservation

Purdue Commercial AgCast Podcast

What are and what drives the adoption of “enhanced conservation practices” on the farm? In this Purdue Commercial AgCast episode, Purdue agricultural economists Allan Gray and Brady Brewer discuss their recent research that examines the adoption practices of enhanced conservation practices.

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Measuring & Analyzing Farm Financial Performance

Compute accrual net farm income, and key financial ratios and repayment capacity measures from Schedule F information and beginning and ending balance sheets.

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Comparison of Conventional and 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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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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October Corn & Soybean Outlook Update

October Corn and Soybean Outlook Update Webinar, Oct. 9, 2020

Recorded Oct. 9 | Purdue ag economists Michael Langemeier, Nathanael Thompson and James Mintert provide an updated corn and soybean outlook following release of USDA’s October Crop Production and World Agricultural Supply and Demand (WASDE) reports.

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Ag Barometer Rises as Crop Prices Rally and USDA Announces CFAP 2

Purdue Commercial AgCast Podcast

Purdue ag economists James Mintert and Michael Langemeier review the results and give some insight into the September 2020 Ag Economy Barometer survey, a nationwide monthly survey of 400 ag producers. U.S. agricultural producers became more optimistic again in September…

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