Professor Chris Hurt joined the Purdue Department of Agricultural Economics in 1981. He teaches an undergraduate course in livestock and meat marketing. Chris’ areas of specialty include examination of family farm market problems, pricing strategies, livestock futures market problems, pricing strategies, and livestock futures market performance.
In Extension education, he provides analysis for participation in government programs, teaches marketing principles and alternatives, evaluates the livestock industry structure, and provides price analysis and outlook of live cattle and live hogs. Recently, he has examined the factors influencing the structural changes in the pork industry and evaluated the adoption of new technologies in moderate size Midwestern farms.
Chris helps coordinate a fee-based market newsletter and report service published jointly with the University of Illinois. He also serves as editor of the Purdue Agricultural Economics Report. Professor Hurt has received the USDA Superior Service Group Award, an American Agricultural Economics Group award, as well as two Indiana Extension Service Awards.
SELECTED RESEARCH PUBLICATIONS
Visualizing the Indiana Farmland and Cash Rent Adjustments. (2017). Department of Agricultural Economics, Purdue University, (August), 11-12. Retrieved from https://ag.purdue.edu/agecon/Documents/PAER%20August%202017.pdf
Hurt, C., DeBoer, L., Paarlberg, P., Alexander, C., Miller, A., & Dobbins, C. (2005). 2005 Agricultural Economy Can’t Match Last Year. 15-Oct. Retrieved from http://www.agecon.purdue.edu/extension/pubs/paer/2005/paer0205.pdf
Hurt, C. (2005). 2005: Another Great Hog Year? 8. Retrieved from http://www.farmdoc.uiuc.edu/marketing/livestockoutlook/html/012005/012005.html
Hurt, C. (2005). Agricultural Economy to Tighten in 2006. 18-19.
Hurt, C. (2005). Can Hog Prices Hold On? 2. Retrieved from http://www.farmdoc.uiuc.edu/marketing/weekly/html/052305.html
Alexander, C., Hurt, C., & Lara-Chavez, A. (2005). Cash Market Storage Returns for Corn. 4-Jan. Retrieved from http://www.agecon.purdue.edu/extension/pubs/paer/archive.asp
Hurt, C. (2005). Cattle Expansion Underway. 8. Retrieved from http://www.farmdoc.uiuc.edu/marketing/livestockoutlook/html/022805/022805.html
Hurt, C. (2005). Cattle Market Absorbs Canadian Cattle. 2. Retrieved from http://www.farmdoc.uiuc.edu/marketing/weekly/html/102405.html
Hurt, C. (2005). Cattle Prices Face Downward Pressure. 8. Retrieved from http://www.farmdoc.uiuc.edu/marketing/livestockoutlook/html/080805/080805.html
Hurt, C. (2005). Cattle Prices Keep Setting Records. 2. Retrieved from http://www.farmdoc.uiuc.edu/marketing/weekly/html/042505.html