Global Wheat Production: 7 Countries Compared – Yield, Gross Revenue, Cost

🕔Jul 10, 2018Examining the competitiveness of wheat production in different regions of the world is often difficult due to lack of comparable data and consensus regarding what needs to be measured.  To […]

Soybeans: Who Makes a Profit? 7 Farms Compared – U.S., Argentina, Brazil, Russia, Ukraine

🕔Jul 2, 2018Examining the competitiveness of soybean production in different regions of the world is often difficult due to lack of comparable data and agreement regarding what needs to be measured.  To […]

Ag Barometer: Producers More Optimistic About Future

🕔Jun 5, 2018The May reading of the Purdue University/CME Group Ag Economy Barometer was 141, 16 points higher than in April 2018 and the highest barometer value since January 2017 (Figure 1). […]

Corn Production: How Competitive is the U.S. vs. Argentina, Brazil, Russia, Ukraine?

🕔Jun 1, 2018Examining the competitiveness of corn production in different regions of the world is often difficult due to lack of comparable data and agreement regarding what needs to be measured. To […]

Farm Business: What is My Sustainable Growth Rate?

🕔May 8, 2018There are numerous motivations for farms to expand their businesses. Even in today’s environment of tight margins, many farms are exploring expansion options. When exploring these options, it is important […]

Farmers Feeling Edgy About Future Economy – Ag Econ Barometer

🕔May 1, 2018The Purdue/CME Group Ag Economy Barometer fell to 125 in April, which was 10 points lower than a month earlier and 15 points below its February reading (Figure 1). The […]

Farm Expansion: Don’t Underestimate Challenges of Cash Inflow and Management

🕔Apr 27, 2018There are numerous motivations for farms to expand their businesses. Even in today’s environment of tight margins, many farms are exploring expansion options. When exploring these options, it is important […]

Farm Business: How Will Expansion Impact My Current Operation?

🕔Apr 10, 2018There are numerous motivations for farms to expand their businesses. Even in today’s environment of tight margins, many farms are exploring expansion options. When exploring these options, it is important […]

Ag Economy Barometer: Ag Trade Concerns Driving Sentiment Lower

🕔Apr 3, 2018The Purdue/CME Group Ag Economy Barometer slipped to 135 in March, down 5 points compared to February, but unchanged from January’s results (Figure 1). The decline in the sentiment index, […]

Livestock: Prospects for Swine Finishing Costs in 2018

🕔Mar 12, 2018Hurt notes that a new threat to profit margins for swine producers is being driven by dry weather in Argentina pushing up feed costs, particularly those for soybean meal. Soybean meal […]

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