Agricultural Economics

Students’ stay in Colombia leads to understanding of food loss and water quality

Wednesday, September 19th, 2018

>> Written by Kendell Combs, Junior, Agribusiness Management & Agricultural Communication << Two students from the Colombia Food Security and Sustainability Development study abroad trip can both agree that they value the opportunity they had to interact between Colombian and American faculty and friends while abroad. Gloria Koester (Sophomore; Agribusiness Management; Wadesville, IN) and Markus…

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Two AGEC students gain experience in risk management consulting

Wednesday, September 19th, 2018

>> Written by Kendell Combs, Junior, Agribusiness Management & Agricultural Communication << Risk management is an important but sometimes overlooked section of the agriculture industry when it comes to looking for an internship. Two AGEC students found opportunities and successes in this type of role over the summer. Adrianne Trennepohl (Senior; Sales & Marketing; Middletown,…

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Students’ trip to Italy proved to be more than a food experience

Wednesday, September 19th, 2018

>> Written by Kendell Combs, Junior, Agribusiness Management & Agricultural Communication << Recently a handful of Agricultural Economics students had the opportunity to spent 10 days in northern Italy on a study abroad trip lead by AgEcon’s Dr. Gunderson. Students Caroline Crosslin, Karlee Kitchel, Sara Lechlider, Brynn Roy, and Richayla Huff were able to immerse…

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New Zealand’s agriculture industry and culture provided students with unbelievable experience

Tuesday, September 18th, 2018

>> Written by Kendell Combs, Junior, Agribusiness Management & Agricultural Communication << Kia Ora! Blake Hinch and Andrew Snyder used this New Zealand saying commonly while in the country, which is how New Zealanders greet one another. They can both agree that their Agriculture in New Zealand Study Abroad trip enhanced their interest and appreciation…

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D.C. Press Club event to examine how to feed a hungry world amid a projected population spike of 2.9 billion

Monday, September 10th, 2018 University News Story

A hungry and growing population will put a strain on agriculture and the environment in the middle of this century. How those challenges are addressed will impact every person, every acre of land and each drop of water on the planet.

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Farmer sentiment rises, but opinions split over potential impact of aid package

Tuesday, September 4th, 2018 University News Story

Agricultural producer sentiment increased modestly in August after dipping sharply in July, according to the latest Purdue University/CME Group Ag Economy Barometer reading. The barometer, which is based on a monthly survey of 400 agricultural producer…

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Workshops to help explore sustainable ag funding opportunities

Tuesday, September 4th, 2018 University News Story

Purdue University Extension is hosting a series of free workshops to help farmers, educators and researchers with projects related to sustainable agriculture get the funding to turn their ideas into reality.

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Report: Broadband access would benefit rural areas, state

Monday, August 27th, 2018 University News Story

Indiana could reap nearly $12 billion in present value of net economic benefits over a 20-year period if an investment were made to extend broadband internet into the state’s rural areas, according to an analysis conducted by Purdue University agricult…

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Purdue’s latest land value survey shows farmland values are up in Indiana

Thursday, August 16th, 2018 University News Story

The June 2018 Purdue Land Value Survey published in the Purdue Agricultural Economics Report (PAER), by the Department of Agricultural Economics, was released earlier this month. The report lays out changes in farmland values and cash rents. This survey examines trends in farmland values, cash rents and also details market factors impacting these prices. Craig Dobbins, professor of agricultural economics and the survey’s author, said both farmland values and cash rents experienced a small increase statewide this year.

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Purdue's Panel of Experts at the 2018 Indiana State Fair.

Purdue Experts Analyze Agricultural Market in Light of Tariffs and Record Yields

Wednesday, August 15th, 2018 University News Story

By Chad Campbell In the hours following the release of the USDA’s highly anticipated August Crop Production Report on Aug. 10, six Purdue experts assembled to analyze the statistics. Their major conclusion: several consecutive years of high production levels have led to oversupply, low prices and tight crop margins. The timing of the USDA August…

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