Livestock: Prospects for Swine Feed Costs in 2019

🕔Apr 11, 2019The USDA-NASS Prospective Plantings report indicated that corn planted for all purposes was estimated at 92.8 million acres, up 4 percent from last year.  Soybean planted acres were estimated at […]

Farm Business: Determining the Strong Points of Individual Farm Managers

🕔Apr 8, 2019As farms continue to consolidate it becomes increasingly important to assess a farm’s management skills.  At a certain farm size, it is no longer easy or feasible for the manager […]

Grower Sentiment Drifts Lower On Concerns About Future – Ag Barometer

🕔Apr 2, 2019The Ag Economy Barometer drifted lower in March to a reading of 133 down from 136 a month earlier. Increasing concerns about future economic conditions drove the barometer lower as […]

Livestock: Feeding Cost of Gain and Cattle Finishing Net Returns

🕔Mar 8, 2019A recent farmdoc daily article examined the prospects for cattle finishing net returns in 2019.  This article elaborates on the factors impacting feeding cost of gain and cattle finishing net returns.  After […]

Farmer Sentiment Weakens; Increasing Marketing Concerns – Ag Barometer

🕔Mar 5, 2019The Ag Economy Barometer weakened slightly in February, declining 7 points to a reading of 136 compared to 143 a month earlier. The modest decline puts the barometer back near […]

Webinar: Making Your 2019 Crop Insurance Decisions, Feb. 19

🕔Feb 13, 2019An upcoming webinar on Tuesday, February 19 “Making Your 2019 Crop Insurance Decisions” will be hosted by Purdue’s Center for Commercial Agriculture. The webinar will begin at 1 p.m. and […]

Livestock: Net Return Prospects for Cattle Finishing in 2019

🕔Feb 7, 2019After averaging $111 per head in 2017, net returns averaged a loss of $45 per head in 2018.  The largest losses occurred in June and July, with losses of $126 […]

Farmer Sentiment Improves with Farm Bill, Trade Aid – Ag Barometer

🕔Feb 5, 2019The Purdue University/CME Group Ag Economy Barometer rebounded sharply in January to a reading of 143, a 16-point improvement compared to December and the highest Barometer reading since June 2018.  […]

Farm Management Skills – Do You Have the Right Stuff? Try a Self Assessment.

🕔Feb 1, 2019As farms continue to consolidate it becomes increasingly important to assess a farm’s management skills.  At a certain farm size, it is no longer easy or feasible for the manager […]

Ag Economy: Grower Sentiment Weakened in Dec. – Ag Barometer

🕔Jan 8, 2019The Purdue University/CME Group Ag Economy Barometer declined moderately in December to 127, which was 7 points below the index’s value one month earlier and 9 points below October’s reading. […]

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