Site Archive

The past informs the present: The future of the beef supply chain

July 28, 2021

Agricultural Economics Distinguished Professor and Department Head Jayson Lusk provided testimony to the U.S. House Committee on Agriculture Subcommittee on Livestock and Foreign Agriculture earlier today. He addressed the issue of “State of the Beef Supply Chain: Shocks, Recovery, and Rebuilding.”

READ MORE

Indiana farmland prices hit record high in 2021

July 27, 2021

The Purdue Farmland Value and Cash Rents Survey suggests farmland prices across Indiana have risen to all-time highs in June of 2021. Statewide, top quality farmland averaged $9,785 per acre, up 14.1% from the same time last year. The high growth rate …

READ MORE

Food prices and COVID: Agricultural economics professor breaks down rising food prices

July 16, 2021

Jayson Lusk, agricultural economics professor and department head, breaks down why and how COVID has led to an increase in domestic food prices. In the Q&A below, he answers some commonly posed questions.

READ MORE
Boilermakers sign crowd

Twelve agriculture students named Big Ten Distinguished Scholars

July 13, 2021

Twelve student-athletes from Purdue University’s College of Agriculture were named Big Ten Distinguished Scholars for their academic excellence during the 2020-21 school year. In total, 85 Boilermakers earned the honor, setting a record for the university.

READ MORE

Ag Economy Barometer falls for second month; rising input costs causing concern for farmers

July 6, 2021

The Purdue University/CME Group Ag Economy Barometer marks a second month of sharp declines, down 21 points to a reading of 137 in June. Producers were less optimistic about both current conditions on their farming operations as well as their expectati…

READ MORE

Student’s research explores maritime shipping of agricultural commodities

July 1, 2021

When a ship ran aground and blocked the Suez Canal for six days in March, stranding more than 400 ships at one of the world’s busiest waterways, Manuel Jimenez stayed attuned to its impact.

Jimenez’s research at Purdue focuses on maritime shipping and international trade. The topics reflect his upbringing in Bogotá, Colombia, where his father operated a firm that exported flowers to the United States.

READ MORE
Lahrman

Student’s passion for agriculture turns to agritourism

June 23, 2021

“It all started with riding in the tractor with my grandpa. Ever since I knew I wanted to do something in agriculture,” said Brooklynn Lahrman, senior agribusiness management major in Purdue University’s College of Agriculture.

READ MORE

Purdue Center for Commercial Ag to host free webinar on carbon sequestration

June 10, 2021

Purdue University’s Center for Commercial Agriculture will host a free webinar regarding the status of carbon markets and implications and possibilities for agricultural producers at 12:30 p.m. (ET) Thursday, June 24.

READ MORE

Purdue agricultural economics advisors receive national awards

June 9, 2021

Andrew “Andy” Oppy and Jodie “Jo” Thomas, advisors in the Purdue University Department of Agricultural Economics, have been selected by NACADA: The Global Community for Academic Advising to receive prestigious annual awards.

READ MORE

Eight agriculture students named Academic All-Big Ten

June 2, 2021

Eight student-athletes from Purdue University’s College of Agriculture earned Academic All-Big Ten recognition during the spring sports season, helping the university reach a record 92 recipients. A total of 256 student-athletes received the honor in 2020-21, another record.

READ MORE

Ag Economy Barometer declines sharply; producers remain bullish on farmland values

June 1, 2021

The Purdue University/CME Group Ag Economy Barometer saw a significant decline in May, down 20 points to a reading of 158. This marks the lowest reading for the survey since September. Producers were less optimistic about both current conditions and th…

READ MORE

College of Agriculture faculty and staff receive recognition for efforts in community engagement

May 13, 2021

Purdue’s Office of Engagement presents awards annually to university faculty and staff that highlight excellence in engaged scholarship and education. This year, there are several recipients from the College of Agriculture.

READ MORE

Newest Tyler Trent scholarship recipient a success story in overcoming life’s obstacles

May 10, 2021

Kyle Albertson is an achiever. But for him, achieving in everyday activities that most people take for granted requires determination, ingenuity, stamina and a whole lot of extra effort.

READ MORE

Ag Economy Barometer remains strong; producers concerned about possible changes in estate tax policy

May 4, 2021

The Purdue University/CME Group Ag Economy Barometer was virtually unchanged in April, up one point from March to a reading of 178. Producers are becoming more optimistic about the future.

READ MORE
8 Winners

College recognizes top students during Spring Awards Banquet

April 23, 2021

On April 22, the College of Agriculture honored some of the year’s most outstanding students, faculty and staff during the annual Spring Awards Banquet. The virtual event was a collaborative effort between the Purdue Agricultural Council and the Office of Academic Programs.

READ MORE
Back of bill

Agricultural economists share Washington, D.C. lessons

April 20, 2021

Knowing policy is good; understanding procedure is even better. Aim high, but a low batting average is likely. And expect the unexpected – early and often.

Those were among the insights provided by four agricultural economists, fresh from high-level tours in Washington, D.C., who spoke to a virtual audience for the James C. Snyder Memorial Lecture on April 16. The Department of Agricultural Economics’ signature annual event began in 1975 to honor Snyder, a professor and researcher. Department Head Jayson Lusk moderated the discussion.

READ MORE

Students see growth potential in competition-winning biostimulant

April 8, 2021

In a contest created to develop novel applications for soybeans, it’s hard to beat a 98% soybean crop stimulant that improves soybean growth.

In the 27th annual Student Soybean Innovation Competition, Cai Chen, Nate Nauman and Emmanuel Alagbe topped six other teams to claim the $20,000 prize. The competition, sponsored by the Indiana Soybean Alliance, encourages Purdue student teams to create new products or materials from soybeans.

READ MORE

Strong commodity prices, improved financial conditions boost Ag Economy Barometer

April 6, 2021

The Purdue University/CME Group Ag Economy Barometer rose 12 points in March to a reading of 177, marking the highest reading for the barometer since October. The rise was attributed to producers’ more optimistic view of the future. The Index of Future…

READ MORE
COVID vaccine

Data suggest COVID herd immunity may be hard to achieve

March 17, 2021

For thousands of years, humans have altered — often negatively and inadvertently —microbial communities in a quest to improve agricultural crops. In recent years, knowledge…

READ MORE

Former top-level D.C. agricultural economists to speak at James C. Snyder Memorial event

March 16, 2021

Ted McKinney, Matt Erickson, Rob Johansson and Joe Balagtas, all former government economists who recently served in Washington, D.C., will participate in a panel discussion at the 2021 James C. Snyder Memorial event, presented by the Purdue University…

READ MORE

Read More