Agricultural Economics

Producer sentiment inches up despite commodity price decline and continued trade war concerns

Tuesday, July 3rd, 2018 University News Story

Agricultural producer sentiment rose slightly in June according to the Purdue University/CME Group Ag Economy Barometer. The increase was unexpected given unresolved trade war concerns and sharp price declines for key commodities, including corn, wheat…

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Labeling decreases opposition to genetically engineered food

Wednesday, June 27th, 2018 University News Story

– A 27-day window in which food products containing genetically engineered (GE) ingredients had to be labeled as such in Vermont has given economists a window into how the mandatory labeling could affect consumer attitudes. During the mandatory labelin…

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Optimism drives farmer sentiment higher; producers weigh-in on farm bill and crop insurance

Tuesday, June 5th, 2018 University News Story

Agricultural producer sentiment rose last month to its highest level since January 2017, as producers expressed an improved view of current conditions and future expectations of the U.S. agricultural economy, according to the Purdue University/CME Grou…

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New Purdue website provides essential information about high oleic soybeans

Monday, June 4th, 2018 University News Story

A new website produced by Purdue University is designed to help dieticians, educators, farmers, food industry professionals and consumers better understand the benefits of high oleic soybean oil, an emerging heart-healthy alternative to traditional coo…

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Farmers drop organic labels over certification process, access to markets, study says

Thursday, May 31st, 2018 University News Story

Midwestern fruit and vegetable farmers are more likely than their counterparts in other regions to give up federal organic certification, according to a Purdue University study. Access to organic markets and consumers as well as the demands of obtainin…

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Farm Management Tour highlights progressive Indiana operations

Thursday, May 24th, 2018 University News Story

Purdue University’s Center for Commercial Agriculture and Purdue Extension will host the 86th annual Farm Management Tour in Johnson and Shelby counties June 21-22.

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Purdue program focuses on developing resilient managers, teams

Monday, May 21st, 2018 University News Story

Purdue University’s Center for Food and Agricultural Business will host a seminar August 23-24 to help managers understand their own strengths, adapt through changes and empower their teams to become more resilient.

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Plaut chosen to lead College of Agriculture

Thursday, May 17th, 2018 University News Story

Karen Plaut is the new Glenn W. Sample Dean of the College of Agriculture at Purdue University.

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Purdue seminar to develop agribusiness managers’ financial acumen

Tuesday, May 15th, 2018 University News Story

Purdue University’s Center for Food and Agricultural Business will host the 2018 Agribusiness Finance for Non-Financial Managers seminar, June 24-27 on the university’s West Lafayette campus.

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Endowed chair to focus on farmland markets, values

Wednesday, May 9th, 2018 University News Story

The Purdue Department of Agricultural Economics has established the Schrader Chair in Farmland Economics to help promote applied research into farmland markets, values, returns and use.

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