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Elections likely to mean status quo for ag, economist says

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Farmers who favor continuation of federal commodity payments should come away from Tuesday’s (Nov. 2) election feeling good, a Purdue University agricultural economist said. While Republicans regained control of the U.S. House of Representatives and Democrats held onto the majority in the Senate, the new agricultural committees in each chamber aren’t […]

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“On Local Government” provides update on local gov’t finance

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. –- The triannual “On Local Government” program put on by Purdue University Cooperative Extension Service will be held 2-4:30 p.m. EDT on May 20 at county Extension offices across the Indiana. Larry DeBoer, a professor of agricultural economics at Purdue, will present “Life after Recession: Local Government Finance Update” via video streaming. […]

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Economist: Farmers should prepare for lenders’ questions

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. -– When commodity prices are high and incomes are up, farmers often can borrow money to plant their spring crop with almost no questions asked by lenders. That is not the case this year, said a Purdue University agricultural economist. As farmers approach lenders about renewing their operating line of credit they […]

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Agricultural economists discuss USDA report in live Webcast

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Two Purdue University agricultural economists will crunch U.S. Department of Agriculture planting intentions data and share their insights during an online meeting from 7-9 p.m. March 31. Chris Hurt and Corinne Alexander will discuss the USDA’s “Prospective Plantings” report and offer marketing strategies on the same day the report is issued. […]

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Economists: What sent farm prices up now bringing them down

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — A trio of economic factors that sent commodity prices soaring in mid-2008 has since reversed course and is pushing prices lower, according to an updated report by three Purdue University agricultural economists. “The three major drivers that we identified last year were trends in global production and consumption, the value of […]

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