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July Corn & Soybean Outlook Update

July Corn & Soybean Outlook Update

July 15, 2021

Purdue ag economists Michael Langemeier, Nathanael Thompson and James Mintert discussed the corn and soybean outlook following release of USDA's July Crop Production and World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE) reports. In this episode, the Purdue team reviews the reports and provides implications for the upcoming crop year.

 

Podcast provided by Purdue University's Center for Commercial Agriculture. For more information on the current ag outlook and farm economy, visit us at http://purdue.edu/commercialag.

Ag Barometer Insight: June 2021 Survey

Ag Barometer Insight: June 2021 Survey

July 6, 2021

For the second month in a row, the Ag Economy Barometer declined sharply, falling to a reading of 137, which was 21 points below a month earlier, and the weakest ag producer sentiment reading since July 2020. Producers in June were less optimistic about both current conditions on their farming operations as well as their expectations for the future. Purdue ag economists James Mintert and Michael Langemeier review the results and give some insight into the June 2021 Ag Economy Barometer survey, a nationwide monthly survey of 400 ag producers. This month’s survey was conducted from June 21-25, 2021. The full report is available at https://purdue.ag/agbarometer.

 

Podcast provided by Purdue University's Center for Commercial Agriculture. For more economic information and insights on the Ag Economy Barometer, visit us at http://purdue.edu/commercialag.

USDA Acreage Report & June 30th Outlook Update

USDA Acreage Report & June 30th Outlook Update

June 30, 2021

According to today's (June 30) released numbers by USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS), the acreage estimate came in on the low end of expectations.  Purdue ag economists James Mintert, Nathanael Thompson, and Michael Langemeier provide a discussion of the implications for corn and soybean markets following USDA's release of the June Acreage report.

The Acreage and Grain Stocks reports are available online at www.nass.usda.gov.

 

Podcast provided by Purdue University's Center for Commercial Agriculture. For more economic information and insights on the ag outlook, visit us at http://purdue.edu/commercialag.

Carbon Markets For U.S. Row Crop Producers: Opportunities And Challenges

Carbon Markets For U.S. Row Crop Producers: Opportunities And Challenges

June 25, 2021

Questions about agriculture's potential role in carbon sequestration are on many producers' minds these days. Purdue agricultural economists Carson Reeling, Nathanael Thompson and James Mintert discussed the opportunities and challenges of the carbon markets in U.S. agriculture for row crop producers. Download companion slides or a video recording at https://purdue.ag/webinar062421.

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Podcast provided by Purdue University's Center for Commercial Agriculture. For more information on the current ag outlook and farm economy, visit us at http://purdue.edu/commercialag.

June Corn & Soybean Outlook Update

June Corn & Soybean Outlook Update

June 15, 2021

Purdue ag economists Michael Langemeier, Nathanael Thompson and James Mintert discussed the corn and soybean outlook following release of USDA's June Crop Production and World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE) reports. In this episode, the Purdue team reviews the reports and provides implications for the upcoming crop year.

 

Podcast provided by Purdue University's Center for Commercial Agriculture. For more information on the current ag outlook and farm economy, visit us at http://purdue.edu/commercialag.

Ag Barometer Insight: May 2021 Survey

Ag Barometer Insight: May 2021 Survey

June 1, 2021

The Ag Economy Barometer declined 20 points in May to 158 which is the lowest barometer reading since September 2020 when the index stood at 156. Both principal sub-indices, the Index of Current Conditions and Index of Futures Expectations, declined also. Reflecting expectations for a strong crop sector, two-thirds of corn and soybean producers expect farmland cash rental rates to rise in 2022 compared to 2021. Purdue ag economists James Mintert and Michael Langemeier review the results and give some insight into the May 2021 Ag Economy Barometer survey, a nationwide monthly survey of 400 ag producers. This month’s survey was conducted from May 10-14, 2021. The full report is available at https://purdue.ag/agbarometer.

 

Podcast provided by Purdue University's Center for Commercial Agriculture. For more economic information and insights on the Ag Economy Barometer, visit us at http://purdue.edu/commercialag.

Farm Succession: Retirement Planning

Farm Succession: Retirement Planning

May 20, 2021

Farm families face challenges with retirement planning and implementation similar to other small businesses but are unique as retirement can be implemented in various individualized situations for operations and management transitions. What activities will the retiring generation take part in? Will he/she remain involved in the labor, management, or ownership? Questions always arise on money for retirement living and similar to other businesses, a lawyer, a financial planner, an accountant, and other professionals may be of aid when retirement planning. Purdue ag economists Brady Brewer discusses retirement planning with the Purdue Farm Transition team, Kelly Heckaman, Jeff Pell and Denise Schroeder.

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Podcast provided by Purdue University's Center for Commercial Agriculture. Find the rest of this farm succession series at http://purdue.ag/successionplan and more information on farm succession planning on the Purdue Institute for Family Business’ YouTube channel.

May Corn & Soybean Outlook Update

May Corn & Soybean Outlook Update

May 14, 2021

Purdue ag economists Michael Langemeier, Nathanael Thompson and James Mintert discussed the corn and soybean outlook following release of USDA's May Crop Production and World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE) reports. In this episode, the Purdue team reviews the reports and provides implications for the upcoming crop year.

 

Podcast provided by Purdue University's Center for Commercial Agriculture. For more information on the current ag outlook and farm economy, visit us at http://purdue.edu/commercialag.

Ag Barometer Insight: April 2021 Survey

Ag Barometer Insight: April 2021 Survey

May 4, 2021

The April reading of the Ag Economy Barometer was 178, virtually unchanged from a month earlier when the index stood at 177 and just 5 points below its all-time high of 183, which was set back in October. Compared to March, however, there was a small change in producers’ perspective on the ag economy as they became more optimistic about the future, while their appraisal of the current situation waned. This month’s survey was conducted from April 19-23, 2021. Purdue ag economists James Mintert and Michael Langemeier review the results and give some insight into the April 2021 Ag Economy Barometer survey, a nationwide monthly survey of 400 ag producers. The full report is available at https://purdue.ag/agbarometer.

 

Podcast provided by Purdue University's Center for Commercial Agriculture. For more economic information and insights on the Ag Economy Barometer, visit us at http://purdue.edu/commercialag.

Farm Succession: Contingency Plan

Farm Succession: Contingency Plan

April 26, 2021

A contingency plan is a set of procedures that defines how a business will operate in the event that some sort of disruption to the business occurs. Dr. Maria Marshall and Renee Wiatt join Dr. Brady Brewer to discuss what is in a contingency plan, risks that a contingency plan can cover, and why having one is needed for a successful farm transition.

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Podcast provided by Purdue University's Center for Commercial Agriculture. Find the rest of this farm succession series at http://purdue.ag/successionplan and more information on farm succession planning on the Purdue Institute for Family Business’ YouTube channel.

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