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. […]

Farm Business: How Much Debt Can a Farm Carry?

🕔Jan 7, 2019A recent article by Schnitkey (farmdoc daily, December 18, 2018) documents the percentage of Illinois FBFM grain farms by debt-to-asset category for the last decade.  The percentage of farms with […]

Farm Business: Assessing Financial Management Skills

🕔Dec 11, 2018As 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 […]

Farmers’ Sentiment Steady, Lack of a Farm Bill a Concern – Ag Barometer

🕔Dec 4, 2018The Purdue University/CME Group Ag Economy Barometer November reading was 134, a decline of just over 1 percent from a month earlier when the barometer stood at 136. The November […]

Indiana: Ag Tax Law Workshop, Greenfield, Dec. 3

🕔Nov 27, 2018Changes to federal tax laws could impact the bottom line of farmers and those with ag-related businesses. On Dec. 3, Purdue Extension will offer a free workshop to help agriculture professionals understand […]

Farm Business: Comparing Cash and Accrual Net Farm Income – Case Study

🕔Nov 14, 2018It is widely accepted that accrual accounting provides a more accurate estimate of annual farm profitability than cash accounting or Schedule F net farm profit. Though there are numerous adjustments […]

The Latest


Send press releases to Ernst@Agfax.com.

View All Events


Send press releases to Ernst@Agfax.com.

View All Events