Agricultural Economics

Crop report panel says, ‘We’re in uncharted territory’ in terms of yield and revenue projections for Indiana’s cash crops

Monday, August 12th, 2019 University News Story

‘This was not a normal year,’ said Greg Matli, Indiana state statistician for the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Agricultural Statistics Service, regarding the 2019 USDA crop report. ‘Nothing like 2019 has happened in our his…

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Various foods at a farmer's market

Data: Indiana farmers markets as affordable as grocery stores

Thursday, August 8th, 2019

Ariana Torres discusses prices with a grower at the Lafayette Farmers Market. Photo by Tom Campbell By Brian Wallheimer In the midst of National Farmers Market Week, a Purdue agricultural economist wants to dispel a persistent myth – that consumers can find better produce prices at the grocery store. Prices at a farmers market are…

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New to Purdue? Former freshmen share how they found friends, academic success and themselves

Thursday, August 8th, 2019

By Chad Campbell As one of over 600 freshmen joining Purdue’s College of Agriculture in August 2018, Cole Pearson worried about getting lost in the crowd. Doubly so, since he felt like he was missing half of himself since Pearson’s identical twin brother chose a different university. “He and I are very tight,” explained Pearson….

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Confidence in the ag economy soars; producers confirm large prevented plantings of corn and soybeans

Tuesday, August 6th, 2019 University News Story

The Purdue University/CME Group Ag Economy Barometer reading jumped to 153 in July, up 27 points from June, and up 52 points from May. Improving crop conditions after an extraordinarily wet planting season, combined with a late spring/early summer crop…

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Purdue panel responds to USDA’s August crop report and current agricultural economic climate

Tuesday, August 6th, 2019 University News Story

Rain delayed planting followed by extreme heat and, of course, the ongoing issues surrounding Chinese tariffs will all be discussed at this year’s response to the USDA August Crop Report, held at the Indiana State Fair.

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Sen. Mike Braun to visit the Davis Purdue Agricultural Center

Monday, August 5th, 2019 University News Story

U.S. Sen. Mike Braun of Indiana will visit Purdue University’s Davis Agricultural Center on Wednesday (Aug. 7). He will be available to speak with media at the end of his visit at 6 p.m.

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Purdue professor appointed to the Council of Economic Advisers in Washington, D.C.

Tuesday, July 23rd, 2019 University News Story

Joseph Balagtas, associate professor of agricultural economics at Purdue University, has been selected to serve as a senior economist, with a focus on agricultural and food policy, to the Council of Economic Advisers (CEA) in Washington, D.C.

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Rainey appointed new director of Purdue Soybean Center

Monday, July 22nd, 2019 University News Story

Karen Plaut, the Glenn W. Sample Dean of the College of Agriculture, has appointed Katy Martin Rainey as the new director of the Purdue University Soybean Center. Rainey, an associate professor of agronomy, specializes in soybean genetics and plant bre…

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Dominique van der Mensbrugghe presenting at the GTAP Conference

GTAP 10 Data Base release nears as the world needs it most

Tuesday, July 16th, 2019

by Chad Campbell “I suspect there isn’t a trade minister on Earth that hasn’t heard of the Global Trade Analysis Project (GTAP). There’s not a trade agreement in the world that is signed without numerical analysis using the GTAP Data Base or a GTAP Model.” While these claims may sound exaggerated, Dominique van der Mensbrugghe,…

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Purdue agronomists offer prevent plant option recommendations

Wednesday, July 3rd, 2019 University News Story

Farmers who weren’t able to plant because of flooding and excess rainfall this spring will benefit from the recent announcement by the USDA’s Risk Management Agency (RMA), who recently changed the haying and grazing date restriction for prevented plant…

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