Agricultural Economics

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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World Food Prize Symposium

Thursday, October 26th, 2017

Purdue Agriculture alumnus Akinwumi Ayodeji Adesina received the prestigious World Food Prize at the 2017 World Food Prize Symposium! You can watch the ceremony in its entirety below. Or, if you want to skip to the good parts, see our list of timestamps! Dr. Adesina’s Introduction — 13:02 President Mitch Daniels Introduction — 32:32 Purdue Glee…

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SW Indiana Agriculture Economic Summit set for Nov. 17

Thursday, October 26th, 2017 University News Story

Purdue Extension and Dubois Strong, a public-private partnership to promote economic growth in Dubois County, will host the 2017 Southwest Indiana Agriculture Economic Summit on Nov. 17.

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Purdue’s Adesina, Lusk honored at World Food Prize Symposium

Thursday, October 19th, 2017 University News Story

The Purdue University College of Agriculture was well represented at the 2017 World Food Prize Symposium, with alumnus Akinwumi Ayodeji Adesina receiving the prestigious World Food Prize and Jayson Lusk, distinguished professor and head of the Departme…

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Hurt: No big surprises in latest USDA hogs and pigs report

Monday, October 9th, 2017

The nation’s swine inventory continued to expand over the summer although at a slightly more modest pace than many analysts expected, according to the latest U.S. Department of Agriculture quarterly hogs and pigs report released Sept. 28. Increasing productivity in the sector likely means stable pork prices for consumers but offers little financial relief for…

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Boiler Gold Rush

Purdue’s top-ranked College of Agriculture continues upward trend with enrollment numbers

Wednesday, October 4th, 2017

As part of an ongoing trend, enrollment numbers at Purdue’s College of Agriculture – ranked 8th in the world – remained strong, reflecting students’ growing interest in agriculture-related majors. The College of Agriculture, which offers 31 different majors ranging from agribusiness to turf management and wildlife, welcomed 643 new undergraduate students as part of its…

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