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July 2020
Recorded July 13, 2020 | Join us online, it's free! Purdue agricultural economists Michael Langemeier and James Mintert will provide an updated ag outlook.
July 2020
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 regional corn and soybean basis information for Illinois, Indiana, Michigan and Ohio. They conclude with…
July 2020
Farmer sentiment improved for the second month in a row, rebounding from sharp declines that took place in both March and April. In this episode of Purdue Commercial AgCast, Purdue ag economists James Mintert reviews the results from the June 2020 Ag Economy Barometer, a nationwide monthly survey of 400 ag producers.
July 2020
Cover crops can have agronomic benefits but also add costs. In this Purdue Commercial AgCast episode, Brady Brewer and Megan Hughes discuss profitability on 3 cover crops - annual ryegrass, cereal rye, and an oat/radish blend.
June 2020
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.
June 2020
This article compares the long-run net returns to land of a conventional corn/soybean crop rotation to an organic forage-based crop rotation that includes corn, soybeans, oats, and alfalfa.
June 2020
This spreadsheet compares conventional crop rotation with an organic forage-based crop rotation over a ten-year horizon.
June 2020
Maria Marshall, professor and director of Purdue's Institute for Family Business, joins Brady Brewer to discuss farm succession planning. They answer why it's important to start planning both a management and an ownership transfer ahead of time, who to have on your team of advisors, and the things you can do to start to prepare.
June 2020
Purdue ag economists, Nate Delay joins Brady Brewer to discuss how farms actually collect, manage, and analyze data during today's episode on the Purdue Commercial AgCast.
June 2020
Recorded June 12, 2020 | Purdue agricultural economists Michael Langemeier and James Mintert provide an updated ag outlook, which includes information from USDA’s June WASDE report along with updated profitability estimates for corn and soybeans. The webinar also addressed questions regarding eligibility for and assistance provided by USDA's CFAP program.
June 2020
There are several key factors driving potential changes in farm land values. These factors include cash rent, working capital, supply of land, interest rates, inflation, and investment potential of farmland compared to other investments such as the stock market, corporate bonds, or similar assets. Let’s take a look at these factors in two groups.
June 2020
This article compares the long-run net returns to land of conventional corn/soybean and corn/soybean/wheat crop rotations to that of an organic corn/soybean/wheat rotation.

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