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Welcome to our Strategic Crop Marketing Video Series

Strategic Crop Marketing Series

Purdue ag economists James Mintert and Nathanael Thompson recorded a series of short videos to help you improve your crop marketing skills. This series reviews the importance of understanding basis when marketing crops, using historical data to forecast basis, using storage hedging to your advantage, knowledge of historical returns, and seasonal patterns in corn futures prices to improve returns.

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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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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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Fall 2020 Crop Outlook Webinar

Fall 2020 Crop Outlook Webinar recording

Recorded September 11, 2020 | Purdue agricultural economists Michael Langemeier and James Mintert discussed USDA’s September Crop Production and World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE) reports.

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Thinking About Choosing A Marketing Advisor?

Farm operations often rely on consultants for a wide variety of services ranging from agronomic and animal nutrition services to tax and legal advice. But less common among farm operations is the use of a marketing advisor.

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Pork Export Strength Reliant on China

World pork markets have been disrupted the last couple of years, first by African Swine Fever (ASF) in China followed by a U.S.-China trade dispute and then, in 2020, by the coronavirus.

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August Crop Production Report Panel Webinar

Recorded August 12, 2020 | Purdue Extension and United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) experts gathered virtually on August 12 to discuss the results of the 2020 USDA crop report and the current status of Indiana’s major cash crops.

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2020 Corn & Soybean Outlook Webinar

2020 Corn & Soybean Outlook webinar, recorded July 13, 2020

Recorded July 13, 2020 | Purdue agricultural economists Michael Langemeier and James Mintert provide an updated ag outlook featuring information from USDA’s latest reports, balance sheet estimates, and updated crop condition information.

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Forecasting Eastern Corn Belt Corn & Soybean Basis

Purdue Commercial AgCast Podcast

On this Purdue Commercial AgCast episode, Purdue ag economist Nathan Thompson joins Jim Mintert to discuss corn and soybean basis in the Eastern Corn Belt. Learn about the Crop Basis Tool, which is updated weekly, to forecast basis and provides…

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Explaining Fluctuations in DDG Prices

To help explain fluctuations in distiller’s dried grains (DDGs) prices, this article examines the relationship between DDG prices, and corn and soybean meal prices.

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