Chris Hurt

Chris Hurt

Professor, Department of Agricultural Economics, Purdue University

Chris Hurt

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.


Visualizing the Indiana Farmland and Cash Rent Adjustments. (2017). Department of Agricultural Economics, Purdue University, (August), 11-12. Retrieved from

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

Hurt, C. (2005). 2005: Another Great Hog Year? 8. Retrieved from

Hurt, C. (2005). Agricultural Economy to Tighten in 2006. 18-19.

Hurt, C. (2005). Can Hog Prices Hold On? 2. Retrieved from

Alexander, C., Hurt, C., & Lara-Chavez, A. (2005). Cash Market Storage Returns for Corn. 4-Jan. Retrieved from

Hurt, C. (2005). Cattle Expansion Underway. 8. Retrieved from

Hurt, C. (2005). Cattle Market Absorbs Canadian Cattle. 2. Retrieved from

Hurt, C. (2005). Cattle Prices Face Downward Pressure. 8. Retrieved from

Hurt, C. (2005). Cattle Prices Keep Setting Records. 2. Retrieved from