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Food and Beverage Industries’ COVID-19 Vulnerability Index goes live; experts available

October 26, 2021

The U.S. is facing supply chain disruptions as it enters the holiday season, and the impacts reach far beyond the delivery of gifts and ingredients for traditional meals. Purdue University experts are available to discuss supply chain disruptions and t…

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Two Purdue agriculture students selected for Pillars of Excellency

October 11, 2021

Two College of Agriculture students were recognized during Homecoming for their service, scholarship and leadership with a merit-based scholarships. The Pillars of Excellency price is awarded annually to junior and seniors who exemplify the mission of land-grant universities.

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‘U.S. Farm Report’ to bring college roadshow back to Purdue

October 7, 2021

“U.S. Farm Report” a syndicated television show focusing on agriculture and agribusiness, hosted by Tyne Morgan, will be filming at Purdue’s West Lafayette campus from 2-3:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 21. Filming will take place on the lawn by the Agricul…

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Farmer sentiment declines in September, inflation expectations jump

October 5, 2021

The Purdue University/CME Group Ag Economy Barometer declined in September, down 14 points to a reading of 124. With producers feeling less optimistic about both current conditions on their farming operations as well as their expectations for the futu…

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Applying an environmental lens to economic decisions

October 1, 2021

When trade wars erupt, industry shifts, and the balance of supply and demand changes, it is not just economics that is impacted; it is also, equally, the environment.
This is the subject of a recent paper co-authored by Farzad Taheripour, research professor of agricultural economics.

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Farmer sentiment improves in August, but inflationary concerns mount

September 7, 2021

The Purdue University/CME Group Ag Economy Barometer improved in August, up 4 points to a reading of 138. The modest rise was attributable to improvements in both of the barometer’s sub-indices. The Index of Current Conditions rose 9 points to a readin…

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Two College of Agriculture professors tapped for EPA’s Scientific Advisory Board

August 26, 2021

Sylvie Brouder, professor of agronomy, and Dominique van der Mensbrugghe, director of the Center for Global Trade Analysis (GTAP) and agricultural economics research professor, were recently appointed to the Environmental Protection Agency’s Science Ad…

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Two College of Agriculture professors tapped for EPA’s Scientific Advisory Board

August 24, 2021

Sylvie Brouder, professor of agronomy, and Dominique van der Mensbrugghe, director of the Center for Global Trade Analysis (GTAP) and agricultural economics research professor, were recently appointed to the EPA’s Science Advisory Board (SAB). This is Brouder’s second appointment to the SAB.

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You can’t always get what you want, but with dynamic lotteries you get what you need

August 4, 2021

Sometimes there isn’t enough for everyone to get what they want. In an increasingly populous world, resources that belong to all, like water, electricity and road access, may need to be rationed. How can such resources be allocated in a way that is fai…

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As producer sentiment holds steady, farmers weigh in on rising input prices and farmland values

August 3, 2021

The Purdue University/CME Group Ag Economy Barometer leveled off after two months of sharp declines, down just 3 points to a reading of 134 in July. Both producers’ sentiment regarding current and future conditions also dropped. The Index of Current Co…

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Purdue panel to respond to August USDA Crop Report

August 2, 2021

The impact on Indiana crops from July’s heavy rainfall, emerging crop diseases and the current agriculture economic climate will all be discussed at this year’s response to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s August Crop Report, held at the Indiana St…

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The past informs the present: The future of the beef supply chain

July 28, 2021

Agricultural Economics Distinguished Professor and Department Head Jayson Lusk provided testimony to the U.S. House Committee on Agriculture Subcommittee on Livestock and Foreign Agriculture earlier today. He addressed the issue of “State of the Beef Supply Chain: Shocks, Recovery, and Rebuilding.”

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Indiana farmland prices hit record high in 2021

July 27, 2021

The Purdue Farmland Value and Cash Rents Survey suggests farmland prices across Indiana have risen to all-time highs in June of 2021. Statewide, top quality farmland averaged $9,785 per acre, up 14.1% from the same time last year. The high growth rate …

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Food prices and COVID: Agricultural economics professor breaks down rising food prices

July 16, 2021

Jayson Lusk, agricultural economics professor and department head, breaks down why and how COVID has led to an increase in domestic food prices. In the Q&A below, he answers some commonly posed questions.

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Twelve agriculture students named Big Ten Distinguished Scholars

July 13, 2021

Twelve student-athletes from Purdue University’s College of Agriculture were named Big Ten Distinguished Scholars for their academic excellence during the 2020-21 school year. In total, 85 Boilermakers earned the honor, setting a record for the university.

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Ag Economy Barometer falls for second month; rising input costs causing concern for farmers

July 6, 2021

The Purdue University/CME Group Ag Economy Barometer marks a second month of sharp declines, down 21 points to a reading of 137 in June. Producers were less optimistic about both current conditions on their farming operations as well as their expectati…

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Student’s research explores maritime shipping of agricultural commodities

July 1, 2021

When a ship ran aground and blocked the Suez Canal for six days in March, stranding more than 400 ships at one of the world’s busiest waterways, Manuel Jimenez stayed attuned to its impact.

Jimenez’s research at Purdue focuses on maritime shipping and international trade. The topics reflect his upbringing in Bogotá, Colombia, where his father operated a firm that exported flowers to the United States.

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Student’s passion for agriculture turns to agritourism

June 23, 2021

“It all started with riding in the tractor with my grandpa. Ever since I knew I wanted to do something in agriculture,” said Brooklynn Lahrman, senior agribusiness management major in Purdue University’s College of Agriculture.

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Purdue Center for Commercial Ag to host free webinar on carbon sequestration

June 10, 2021

Purdue University’s Center for Commercial Agriculture will host a free webinar regarding the status of carbon markets and implications and possibilities for agricultural producers at 12:30 p.m. (ET) Thursday, June 24.

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Purdue agricultural economics advisors receive national awards

June 9, 2021

Andrew “Andy” Oppy and Jodie “Jo” Thomas, advisors in the Purdue University Department of Agricultural Economics, have been selected by NACADA: The Global Community for Academic Advising to receive prestigious annual awards.

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