Agricultural Economics

Ag Producers’ sentiment drifts lower; trade disputes continue to concern farmers

Tuesday, January 8th, 2019 University News Story

There was a modest drop in agricultural producer sentiment in December as farmers’ perception of both current and future economic conditions weakened, according to results from the Purdue University/CME Group Ag Economy Barometer. The December barometer reading of 127 was 7 points lower than November. The barometer is based on 400 survey responses from agricultural producers across the country.

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Purdue conference focuses on improving farm profitability

Thursday, December 20th, 2018 University News Story

The Purdue Top Farmer conference, a management program for farmers that features faculty and staff experts from Purdue’s Center for Commercial Agriculture, will take place on Jan. 11 at the Beck Agricultural Center, located at 4540 U.S. 52 West, West L…

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Wednesday, December 19th, 2018

Purdue celebrates dedication of new animal sciences complex In March, Purdue formally dedicated its new 123,000 square-foot animal sciences complex, boosting the university’s commitment to Indiana’s vital food animal production industry. “These wonderful state-of-the art classrooms, laboratories, and interactive spaces bring together students, faculty, and staff in ways that will foster collaboration, spark new ideas,…

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How to design your own holiday centerpiece

Wednesday, December 19th, 2018

By Emma Ea Ambrose  During the holidays expenses tend to mount and bank accounts dwindle. While the internet abounds with thrifty tips for holiday decorating, Tyler Cotterman, a 2010 graduate of the College of Agriculture and owner of Wright Flower Shop in West Lafayette, said one way to spruce (get it?) up your home and…

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Gift supports endowed chair, student support fund in Purdue’s agricultural economics department

Wednesday, December 19th, 2018 University News Story

Purdue University’s Department of Agricultural Economics has received a gift that will endow a faculty chair and financially support a variety of student learning opportunities in the department.

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Purdue works to flip switch on rural ‘Internet darkness’

Thursday, December 13th, 2018

For those with broadband Internet, it often seems as if we are inundated with streaming movies, social media and the occasional entertaining cat video. That pervasiveness makes the practical ways in which broadband improves daily life go largely unappreciated – unless you are among the thousands of Hoosiers who don’t have that access. With broadband…

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Producer sentiment holds steady, but lack of new farm bill concerns farmers

Tuesday, December 4th, 2018 University News Story

Agricultural producer sentiment held steady in November with producers remaining optimistic about the state of the agricultural economy, according to results from the Purdue University/CME Group Ag Economy Barometer. The November barometer reading of 1…

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Technology distilled to grow the hydroponics industry

Friday, November 16th, 2018

By Chad Campbell When Horticulture Assistant Professor Krishna Nemali joined Purdue in July 2016, he immediately began to develop a program as new to the school as he was. Nemali studied agriculture in India before earning his Ph.D. from the University of Georgia and spending nine years as a scientist in controlled environment crop physiology…

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Turkey prices reach 10-year low

Wednesday, November 14th, 2018 University News Story

Consumers heading to grocery stores this Thanksgiving will find many reasons to give thanks. Jayson Lusk, distinguished professor and department head of Purdue’s Department of Agricultural Economics, said estimated turkey prices will ring in at a 10-year low around $1.45 per pound. The price of Thanksgiving staples will be on par with, if not lower than, the past several years.

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Purdue, Agricultural Retailers Association partner with Arizona State for 2019 management academy

Wednesday, November 14th, 2018 University News Story

Purdue University’s Center for Food and Agricultural Business and the Agricultural Retailers Association will again partner with Arizona State University’s W.P. Carey School of Business to present the 2019 ARA Management Academy, Jan. 29-31, on the ASU campus in Tempe.

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