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General Farm Management & Strategy

Tax Planning & Working Capital in a Strong Income Year

For many crop and livestock producers, 2021 and 2022 have been relatively strong net farm income years. Therefore, tax planning strategies will be relatively important. Purdue agricultural economists Brady Brewer and Michael Langemeier discuss strategies that maintain working capital in this episode of the Purdue Commercial AgCast.

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November Corn & Soybean Outlook Update

Recorded November 11 | Purdue ag economists discussed USDA’s November Crop Production and World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE) reports and the current corn and soybean outlook.

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Feed Cost Indices for Laying Hens in 2023

This article discussed recent trends in feed costs for laying hens.  Current projections suggest that feed costs for 2023 will be slightly lower than those experienced in 2022.

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Prospects for Swine Feed Costs in 2023

Corn prices are 25% higher and soybean meal prices are 1% higher. Given that many of the supply and demand factors impacting the 2022 crop are going to persist way into 2023, what are the prospects for feed costs for farrow-to-finish and swine finishing production in the upcoming year?

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Ag Economy Barometer Declines Again, Producers Express Concern About Interest Rate Policy

Farmer sentiment weakened again in October as the Purdue University-CME Group Ag Economy Barometer fell to a reading of 102, down 10 points compared to a month earlier. This month’s survey was conducted from October 10-14, 2022.

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October Corn & Soybean Outlook Update

Recorded October 14 | Purdue ag economists discussed USDA’s October Crop Production and World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE) reports and the current corn and soybean outlook.

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Tax Planning for High-Income Years

Due to weather and rapidly changing market conditions from year to year, farm income can vary substantially from one year to the next. For many producers, 2021 and 2022 have been relatively strong net farm income years. Therefore, tax planning strategies will be relatively important. This article briefly discusses some common tax planning strategies.

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Farmer Sentiment Drifts Lower, Rising Interest Rates Contribute to Uneasiness

The Purdue University-CME Group Ag Economy Barometer index drifted lower to a reading of 112 in September which was 5 points lower than a month earlier. This month’s survey was conducted from September 19-23, 2022. Purdue ag economists Michael Langemeier and James Mintert break down the results of the September 2022 Ag Economy Barometer survey.

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10 Tips for Communication in Your Farm Business

On this episode Purdue ag economist Brady Brewer hosts a discussion that will provide you with 10 tips for better communication within your farm business. Joining Dr. Brewer is Family Business Management Specialist Renee Wiatt, Extension Area XI Director Kelly Heckaman, and Fayette County ANR Educator Heather Caldwell. 

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September Corn & Soybean Outlook Update

Recorded September 16 | Purdue ag economists discussed USDA’s September Crop Production and World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE) reports.

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