Resources

April 2020
This article briefly discussed contingency planning when cash flow becomes tighter than originally projected. As cash flows from the farm operation become tighter, it is necessary to find other funds to help pay for asset purchases or delay asset purchases, and to repay debt.
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April 2020
May 15, 2020 at 12:30 p.m. EDT | Join us online, it's free! Purdue agricultural economists, Michael Langemeier and James Mintert will review the corn and soybean outlook.
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April 2020
Recorded April 1, 2020 | Purdue agricultural economists Michael Langemeier and James Mintert provide updated information from USDA’s March 31st release of their Prospective Plantings and Grain Stocks reports along with implications of COVID-19 on the outlook for corn and soybeans.
March 2020
Recent disruptions to economic activity around the world as a result of the Corona virus have served to reemphasize the importance of trade to the U.S. pork industry. Trade in pork products has grown as the U.S. has turned into a pork export powerhouse.
March 2020
This article discusses recent trends in working capital and differences in working capital among farms, and provides working capital benchmarks. Data from USDA-ERS, the Kansas Farm Management Association, and the Center for Farm Financial Management in Minnesota is utilized.
February 2020
The Commodity Classic learning center session presentation slidedeck by the Center's James Mintert, Michael Langemeier and Jason Henderson, and CME Group's Fred Seamon, given in San Antonio.
February 2020
Recorded February 24, 2020 | Purdue agricultural economists, Nathan Thompson and James Mintert discuss 2020 crop insurance choices and provide insight into decision making for corn and soybean farmers.
February 2020
This University of Illinois spreadsheet calculates Agricultural Risk Coverage for County Coverage (ARC-CO), Agricultural Risk Coverage for Individual Coverage (ARC-IC), and Price Loss Coverage (PLC) payments. County yields and market year average (MYA) prices are brought in for a user-specified state-county-crop combination. Users then can change 2018 through 2020 county yields and prices to see ARC-CO, ARC-IC, and PLC payments under those yields and prices.
February 2020
The Ag Outlook slidedeck presentation by James Mintert.
February 2020
The slidedeck presented by the Center's Michael Langemeier during the farm finance presentation at our Crop Marketing & Farm Finance Workshops. The session explored the use of enterprise budgets to evaluate long-term enterprise profitability, and whole-farm financial projections to evaluate profitability and repayment capacity for the upcoming year.
February 2020
The slidedeck presented by the Center's James Mintert and Nathan Thompson during the crop marketing presentation at our Crop Marketing & Farm Finance Workshops. The session focus was on learning about your local basis patterns and how you can take advantage of that knowledge to improve profitability on your farming operation and reduce risk.
February 2020
Recent trends in feed costs for farrow-to-finish and swine finishing enterprises, and projections for 2020. Feed costs are expected to be similar to that experienced in 2019. However, current projections have a wide band around them.
February 2020
The Farm Bill Decision Making Workshop slidedeck presentation by Michael Langemeier and James Mintert.
February 2020
The Farm Bill Decision Making Workshop slidedeck presentation by Kaitlin Myers, State Agricultural Program Specialist from USDA’s Indiana Farm Service Agency.
February 2020
Recorded January 31, 2020 | Purdue ag economists Michael Langemeier and James Mintert focus just on the ARC-IC 2018 Farm Bill program to help clarify where it fits best.

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