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October 2021
Recorded October 13 | Purdue ag economists review USDA’s October Crop Production and World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE) reports.
October 2021
The Purdue Crop Cost and Return Guide offers farmers a resource to project financials for the coming cropping year. These are the October 2021 crop budget estimations for 2022.
October 2021
Sentiment among agricultural producers weakened in September as the Ag Economy Barometer declined 14 points to a reading of 124. This is the weakest farmer sentiment reading since July 2020 when the index stood at 118. Producers were less optimistic about both current and future conditions on their farms and the agricultural sector than they…
September 2021
Certified organic land accounts for less than 2% of U.S. farmland. Information pertaining to the relative profitability of conventional and organic production is often lacking. This article uses FINBIN data from 2016 to 2020 to update comparisons of crop yields, gross revenue, total expense, and net returns for conventional and organic alfalfa, corn, oats, soybeans, and winter wheat.
September 2021
It’s no surprise that exports are an important market outlet for U.S. pork production. But did you know that exports are even more important to the pork industry than they are to either the beef or poultry industries?
September 2021
Recently results from the 70th Purdue University – CME Group Ag Economy Barometer survey were published. In the nearly six years we’ve been conducting surveys and analyzing survey responses, we’ve learned a lot about U.S. farmers’ sentiment and many of the drivers of their sentiment.
September 2021
Recorded September 13 | Purdue ag economists review USDA’s September Crop Production and World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE) reports.
September 2021
Purdue ag economists James Mintert and Michael Langemeier review the results and give some insight into the August 2021 Ag Economy Barometer survey, a nationwide monthly survey of 400 ag producers, on this episode of the Purdue Commercial AgCast. This month’s survey was conducted from August 23-27, 2021.
September 2021
This article updates net return projections for 2021, and compares the net returns of two crop share leasing arrangements with a fixed cash rent leasing arrangement.
August 2021
Recorded August 20 | Purdue ag economists break down the Purdue Farmland Values and Cash Rents Survey results and the USDA Land Values report.
August 2021
Recorded August 13 | Purdue ag economists review USDA’s August Crop Production and World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE) reports.
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August 2021
A west central Indiana case farm is used to illustrate net returns to land derived from crop share, fixed cash rent, and flexible cash lease arrangements. Leases on agricultural land are strongly influenced by local custom and tradition. However, in most areas, landowners and operators can choose from several types of lease arrangements.

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