Agricultural Economics

Weak future outlook drives producer sentiment lower

Tuesday, January 9th, 2018 University News Story

Agricultural producers indicated they have reduced optimism heading into 2018, according to the December reading of the Purdue University/CME Group Ag Economy Barometer.

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Learn farm ownership succession planning in Purdue Extension workshop

Tuesday, December 19th, 2017 University News Story

Farm families can learn how to ensure a successful ownership transition from one generation to the next in a workshop sponsored by the Purdue Extension Succession Planning Team.

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Ag barometer: Producer sentiment slips following harvest

Tuesday, December 5th, 2017 University News Story

Producers expressed lower sentiment toward the agricultural economy in November on the heels of fall harvest, according to the Purdue University/CME Group Ag Economy Barometer.

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Three Purdue professors elected fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science

Monday, November 20th, 2017 University News Story

Three Purdue University professors have been awarded the distinction of fellow from the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the world’s largest general scientific society.

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Carbon’s economic damage costlier than thought based on current science

Monday, November 20th, 2017 University News Story

The data used to calculate the damage that an additional ton of carbon dioxide has on the global economy has long relied on outdated science. Recent updates modeled by the University of California-Davis and Purdue University raise the calculations of t…

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Bountiful harvests will likely keep holiday food prices manageable, Purdue ag economist says

Thursday, November 16th, 2017 University News Story

Consumers planning a traditional Thanksgiving dinner this year can expect to pay less for turkeys, compared to 2016. The prices of other holiday staples, such as dressing, dinner rolls and pumpkin pie, should remain about the same or increase only slig…

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Purdue Top Farmer Conference focused on strategies for 2018

Wednesday, November 15th, 2017 University News Story

Purdue University’s Center for Commercial Agriculture will present the 50th Top Farmer Conference on Jan. 9 at the Beck Agricultural Center. A pre-conference workshop will be held on Jan. 8 at the same location.

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Purdue, Ag Retailers partner with Arizona State for 2018 management academy

Tuesday, November 14th, 2017 University News Story

Purdue University’s Center for Food and Agricultural Business and the Agricultural Retailers Association are partnering with Arizona State University’s W.P. Carey School of Business to present the 2018 ARA Management Academy, Jan. 29-Feb. 1, on the ASU campus in Tempe, Arizona.

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Akridge named Purdue provost, executive VP for academic affairs and diversity

Tuesday, November 7th, 2017 University News Story

Purdue President Mitch Daniels on Tuesday (Nov. 7) announced that Jay Akridge has been named the university’s provost and executive vice president for academic affairs and diversity, effective immediately. Akridge has served in the position in an interim capacity since July 1.

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Ag Economy Barometer: Producers more optimistic in October

Tuesday, November 7th, 2017 University News Story

Producer sentiment toward the agricultural economy improved slightly in October, according to a monthly survey of 400 agricultural producers from across the United States.

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