Agricultural Economics

Purdue’s ASTA Management Academy to focus on increasing profitability in the seed industry

Wednesday, February 13th, 2019 University News Story

Purdue University’s Center for Food and Agricultural Business is partnering with the American Seed Trade Association (ASTA) to present the 2019 ASTA Management Academy March 4–8 in West Lafayette.

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Farmer sentiment improves following USDA’s second MFP payment announcement and Farm Bill approval

Tuesday, February 5th, 2019 University News Story

Agricultural producers were more optimistic about the agricultural economy in January, but they remain concerned about farmland values, according to results from the January Purdue University/CME Group Ag Economy Barometer. The barometer, which is base…

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Farmer sentiment improves following USDA’s second MFP payment announcement and Farm Bill approval

Tuesday, February 5th, 2019 University News Story

Agricultural producers were more optimistic about the agricultural economy in January, but they remain concerned about farmland values, according to results from the January Purdue University/CME Group Ag Economy Barometer. The barometer, which is base…

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Boilermaker deploys skills to grow robotic lawn care

Friday, February 1st, 2019

By Chad Campbell Bart Lomont grew up on a grain farm in Allen County, Indiana, learning life-changing lessons. “Where else could you ever have the opportunity to manage 8-10 employees at the age of 13?” Lomont asked. Lomont’s heart was set on attending Purdue from a young age. “My father attended the agricultural winter short…

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Ag Producers’ sentiment drifts lower; trade disputes continue to concern farmers

Tuesday, January 8th, 2019 University News Story

There was a modest drop in agricultural producer sentiment in December as farmers’ perception of both current and future economic conditions weakened, according to results from the Purdue University/CME Group Ag Economy Barometer. The December barometer reading of 127 was 7 points lower than November. The barometer is based on 400 survey responses from agricultural producers across the country.

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Purdue conference focuses on improving farm profitability

Thursday, December 20th, 2018 University News Story

The Purdue Top Farmer conference, a management program for farmers that features faculty and staff experts from Purdue’s Center for Commercial Agriculture, will take place on Jan. 11 at the Beck Agricultural Center, located at 4540 U.S. 52 West, West L…

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Wednesday, December 19th, 2018

Purdue celebrates dedication of new animal sciences complex In March, Purdue formally dedicated its new 123,000 square-foot animal sciences complex, boosting the university’s commitment to Indiana’s vital food animal production industry. “These wonderful state-of-the art classrooms, laboratories, and interactive spaces bring together students, faculty, and staff in ways that will foster collaboration, spark new ideas,…

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How to design your own holiday centerpiece

Wednesday, December 19th, 2018

By Emma Ea Ambrose  During the holidays expenses tend to mount and bank accounts dwindle. While the internet abounds with thrifty tips for holiday decorating, Tyler Cotterman, a 2010 graduate of the College of Agriculture and owner of Wright Flower Shop in West Lafayette, said one way to spruce (get it?) up your home and…

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Gift supports endowed chair, student support fund in Purdue’s agricultural economics department

Wednesday, December 19th, 2018 University News Story

Purdue University’s Department of Agricultural Economics has received a gift that will endow a faculty chair and financially support a variety of student learning opportunities in the department.

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Purdue works to flip switch on rural ‘Internet darkness’

Thursday, December 13th, 2018

For those with broadband Internet, it often seems as if we are inundated with streaming movies, social media and the occasional entertaining cat video. That pervasiveness makes the practical ways in which broadband improves daily life go largely unappreciated – unless you are among the thousands of Hoosiers who don’t have that access. With broadband…

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