Farm Business: How Do I Finance Growth of My Operation?

🕔Feb 12, 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 Barometer: Producer Sentiment Turns Higher; Many Expect Lower Taxes

🕔Feb 6, 2018After trending lower in late 2017, the Purdue/CME Group Ag Economy Barometer turned higher in January. The monthly survey of 400 agricultural producers from across the U.S. indicated that the […]

Farm Business: Skills and Competencies Needed for Expansion

🕔Feb 5, 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 Growth: How to Evaluate the Options – 6 Criteria

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🕔Jan 18, 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: Increasing Pessimism Drives Producer Sentiment Lower

🕔Jan 9, 2018The Purdue/CME Group Ag Economy Barometer drifted lower to a reading of 126 in December, the second month in a row that the barometer has declined. The Ag Economy Barometer […]

Ag Economy Barometer: Post-Harvest Slump in Producer Sentiment

🕔Dec 5, 2017The Purdue/CME Group Ag Economy Barometer dropped 7 points in November, signaling a slump in U.S. agricultural producers’ confidence compared to a month earlier. At a reading of 128, the […]

Farm Business: What Strategic Issues Should Influence My Growth Options?

🕔Dec 5, 2017There 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 […]

Indiana: Top Farmer Conference, West Lafayette, Jan. 9

🕔Nov 16, 2017Purdue University’s Center for Commercial Agriculture will present the 50th Top Farmer Conference on Jan. 9 at the Beck Agricultural Center in West Lafayette. A pre-conference workshop will be held on Jan. 8 at the […]

Ag Economy Barometer: Glass Half Full or Half Empty?

🕔Nov 7, 2017The latest measure of agricultural producer sentiment improved slightly during October to 135, its third-highest level since data collection began two years ago (Figure 1). Although stronger than a month […]

Farm Business Management: Growth Options – 9 Questions to Ask Yourself

🕔Nov 6, 2017There 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 […]

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