Farmers Urge Economic Assistance Bill Is Necessary – Ag Barometer Jun 2, 2020

🕔Jun 2, 2020
Farmer sentiment improved slightly in May after falling sharply in both March and April. The Purdue University-CME Group Ag Economy Barometer reading in May was 103, up 7 points from the April […]

Webinar: Ag Outlook with COVID-19 – May 15 May 11, 2020

🕔May 11, 2020
COVID-19 continues to disrupt U.S. food distribution and marketing as crop and livestock producers face severe financial pressure under weak commodity prices. Join Michael Langemeier and James Mintert for an updated ag […]

Livestock: Impact of COVID-19 on Cattle Finishing Net Returns May 11, 2020

🕔May 11, 2020
COVID-19 has resulted in a dramatic decline in fed cattle prices putting a damper on net return prospects for 2020.  In a farmdoc article published in early January, we were expecting net […]

Indiana: Cover Crops and Farm Profitability May 5, 2020

🕔May 5, 2020
The addition of cover crops to a farm’s agricultural system can have significant impacts on the bottom line of the business. Despite strong agronomic evidence of the positive impact cover […]

Ag Barometer Index Drops Below 100 as Coronavirus Disrupts Agriculture May 5, 2020

🕔May 5, 2020
For the second month in a row the Purdue University-CME Group Ag Economy Barometer dropped sharply, falling 25 points in April to a reading of 96. This marks the first time the […]

Webinar: COVID-19’s Impacts on U.S. Food and Agriculture – April 20 Apr 16, 2020

🕔Apr 16, 2020
An upcoming webinar entitled “COVID-19’s Impacts on U.S. Food and Agriculture” will be held on Monday, April 20th at 12:30 p.m. (EDT). COVID-19 is disrupting U.S. food distribution and marketing, […]

Farmer Sentiment Plummets as Coronavirus Concerns Rise – Ag Barometer Apr 7, 2020

🕔Apr 7, 2020
The Ag Economy Barometer plummeted in March, dipping 47 points (28%) from a month earlier to a reading of 121. The point drop was the largest one-month fall in the life of […]

Farm Finances: Contingency Planning with Cash Flow Shortages Apr 6, 2020

🕔Apr 6, 2020
A contingency plan is a course of action designed to help a business determine how to respond to possible future events.  Contingency plans are often referred to as “Plan B”.  […]

Farm Finances: Do Growers Have Enough Working Capital For Near-Term Expenses? Mar 9, 2020

🕔Mar 9, 2020
Introduction Working capital represents the liquid funds that a business has available to meet short-term financial obligations.  The amount of working capital a business has is calculated by subtracting current […]

Farmer Sentiment Index Pushes to All-Time High – Ag Barometer Mar 3, 2020

🕔Mar 3, 2020
The Ag Economy Barometer rose slightly compared to a month earlier, with a reading of 168 in February, just one point higher than in January. The one-point rise in the […]

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