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November 2020
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.
November 2020
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.
November 2020
In this video learn how to improve corn storage returns by better understanding seasonality in both futures contract prices and futures contract price spreads. Purdue ag economists Nathan Thompson and James Mintert discuss how to design a corn marketing strategy that maximizes your marketing flexibility and makes it possible for you to take advantage of…
November 2020
In this video Purdue ag economists Nathan Thompson and James Mintert examine the historical returns to hedged and unhedged corn and soybean storage. Average returns over the past 30 years are discussed.
November 2020
Learn how storage hedging provides an opportunity to capture the seasonal increase in basis that occurs during the storage season without speculating on corn or soybean futures prices. The details regarding how to implement, as well as calculate the returns to storage, for each strategy are discussed.
November 2020
One of the keys to improving your corn and soybean marketing skills is learning how to forecast basis. In this video you’ll learn how to use the Purdue Center for Commercial Agriculture’s Crop Basis Tool to help you generate corn and soybean basis forecasts for your local market region.
November 2020
In this short video learn about how an improved understanding of basis, the relationship between cash and futures market prices, can help you become a better grain marketer. During the video you’ll learn how to use the Purdue Center for Commercial Agriculture’s Crop Basis Tool to track historical basis patterns in your area as well as keep up with weekly regional changes in corn and soybean basis.
November 2020
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 2020
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.
November 2020
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.
November 2020
This article examines differences in the characteristics for farms with a current ratio above and below 2.0. In addition, we examine the correlation between the current ratio and farm characteristics.
October 2020
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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December Corn & Soybean Outlook Update

Join us Friday, December 11 at 2:00 p.m. (EST) for an updated corn and soybean outlook immediately following release of USDA’s December Crop Production and World Agricultural Supply and Demand (WASDE) reports. Registration is free but necessary to receive the link to join live or get notice of the webinar recording.

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January 8, 2021 | virtual meeting

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