Livestock: Cattle Finishing Net Returns in 2020 Oct 12, 2020

🕔Oct 12, 2020
This year has exhibited wide swings in commodity prices, drastically changing net return prospects.  Earlier papers examined net return prospects in early January (farmdoc daily January 10, 2020) and early […]

Farmer Sentiment Rises as Crop Prices Rally, USDA Announces CFAP 2 – Ag Barometer Oct 6, 2020

🕔Oct 6, 2020
U.S. agricultural producers became more optimistic again in September as the Purdue University-CME Group Ag Economy Barometer climbed to 156, the highest reading for the index since the pandemic began last winter […]

Webinar: Corn, Soybean Outlook – Oct. 9 Oct 6, 2020

🕔Oct 6, 2020
Purdue ag economists Michael Langemeier, Nathanael Thompson, and James Mintert will host a free crop outlook webinar at 3:30 p.m. (EDT), October 9, 2020. The webinar will immediately follow the […]

Considering New Crops Or Enterprises? 4 Points To Consider. Oct 5, 2020

🕔Oct 5, 2020
Uncertainty is pervasive in today’s business environment.  For example, corn prices have followed a roller coaster this year.  The nearby corn futures prices went from $3.90 in late January to […]

Webinar: Fall 2020 Crop Outlook – Sept. 11 Sep 8, 2020

🕔Sep 8, 2020
On Friday, September 11 at 3:30 p.m. EDT, we will be hosting a webinar discussion immediately following release of USDA’s September Crop Production and World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE) reports. These reports […]

Farmer Sentiment Rebounds, Commodity Prices Rally, Trade Prospects Improve – Ag Barometer Sep 1, 2020

🕔Sep 1, 2020
Farmer sentiment improved markedly in August as the Purdue University-CME Group Ag Economy Barometer rose to a reading of 144, 26 points higher than a month earlier. The improvement in producer sentiment […]

Farm Leases: How Do Net Returns Compare Among Different Arrangements? Aug 10, 2020

🕔Aug 10, 2020
Obtaining control of land through leasing has a long history in the United States.  Leases on agricultural land are strongly influenced by local custom and tradition.  However, in most areas, […]

Farmers Less Optimistic About Future – Ag Barometer Aug 4, 2020

🕔Aug 4, 2020
Farmer sentiment in July was virtually unchanged from a month earlier as the Purdue University-CME Group Ag Economy Barometer rose just one point to a reading of 118. The small change in […]

Indiana Webinar: Farmland Values and Cash Rents – Aug. 7 Jul 31, 2020

🕔Jul 31, 2020
The Purdue Center for Commercial Agriculture will host a free webinar Friday, August 7, 2020 from 3:30 – 4:30 P.M. EDT with Purdue agricultural economists Todd Kuethe, James Mintert, and Michael Langemeier. […]

Indiana Farmland Values Increase, Signs Point to Potential COVID-19 Slump Jul 27, 2020

🕔Jul 27, 2020
The 2020 Purdue Farmland Value and Cash Rents Survey suggests that farmland prices across Indiana improved since the June 2019 survey; however, many of those gains occurred between June and December 2019. Since then farmland prices have declined modestly. The […]

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