Livestock: Cattle Finishing Net Return Prospects for 2020 Jan 13, 2020

🕔Jan 13, 2020
Fed cattle prices have increased dramatically in the last several weeks.  In September, fed cattle prices for steers in Kansas averaged $101.23 per cwt.  At the end of 2019, fed […]

Farmers Optimistic About Future, Perception of Current Conditions Drops – Ag Barometer Jan 7, 2020

🕔Jan 7, 2020
The Ag Economy Barometer drifted sideways in December, to a reading of 150 compared to 153 in November. Although the barometer changed little in December, there was a shift in producers’ perspective […]

Farmer Sentiment Jumps as Harvest Winds Down – Ag Barometer Dec 3, 2019

🕔Dec 3, 2019
The Ag Economy Barometer rose in November for the second month in a row, climbing to 153, 17 points higher than in October when the index stood at 136. This month’s rise […]

Ag Borrowing – Best Approaches When Asking For Money – DTN Dec 2, 2019

🕔Dec 2, 2019
Securing operating loans for the upcoming crop season will bring new challenges for some borrowers, but there are ways to make farm operations more cash-worthy in the eyes of today’s […]

Farmer Sentiment on Trade, Economy Improves with Harvest – Ag Barometer Nov 5, 2019

🕔Nov 5, 2019
The Ag Economy Barometer improved to a reading of 136 in October, up 15 points compared to September, which pushed the barometer back to the same level observed in October […]

Farm Business: Measuring Financial Stress Nov 4, 2019

🕔Nov 4, 2019
Financial stress is typically measured using a profitability measure and a solvency measure.  For example, profitability could be measured using the operating profit margin ratio and solvency could be measured […]

Livestock: How Have Recent Corn, Fed Cattle Prices Affected Cattle Finishing Net Returns? Oct 3, 2019

🕔Oct 3, 2019
Variability in corn and fed cattle prices has certainly been the norm in the last few months.  Corn futures prices for the nearby contract were approximately $3.70 in mid-May, $4.35 […]

Farmer Sentiment on Current Conditions Slips in Sept. – Ag Barometer Oct 1, 2019

🕔Oct 1, 2019
The Ag Economy Barometer dipped slightly in September to a reading of 121, down just 3 points from August, when the index stood at 124. Although the barometer’s decline was small, there […]

Webinar: Fall 2019 Corn, Soybean Outlook, Sept. 13 Sep 12, 2019

🕔Sep 12, 2019
An upcoming webinar entitled “2019 Corn & Soybean Outlook Update: Following USDA’s Crop Production Report” will be hosted by Purdue’s Center for Commercial Agriculture on Friday, Sept. 13 at 12:30 […]

Webinar: Indiana Farmland Values, Rental Rates – 2019 Survey Results – Aug. 21 Aug 20, 2019

🕔Aug 20, 2019
On Wednesday, August 21 at 12:30 p.m. (EDT), Purdue’s Center for Commercial Agriculture will host Indiana Farmland Values & Rental Rates: 2019 Survey Results, a webinar featuring Purdue ag economists, Craig Dobbins, Michael […]

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