Purdue Center for Commercial Ag to Host Free Corn and Soybean Outlook Webinar in April


WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Purdue University Commercial Agriculture Center will host a free webinar on the outlook for corn and soybeans at 3:30 p.m. ET on Monday, April 12. Registration is available.

The webinar takes place following the release of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s April Crop Production and World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE) reports. These reports and their implications for the upcoming crop year will be the main topics of the webinar.

“With spring and the weather starting to warm up, the planters are ready to roll,” said James Mintert, professor and director of the Center for Commercial Agriculture. “As farmers plan for the coming season, Michael Langemeier, Nathanael Thompson and I will discuss updated information on supply and demand and the possible implications of the USDA reports for the 2020 crop year. The recent report USDA’s review on prospective plantings surprised almost everyone, and we’ll take a closer look at planting intentions and consider how actual plantings might differ from intentions. We’ll also discuss farm income projections and what’s happening with corn and soybean exports, ethanol demand and more.

Langemeier is a professor and associate director of the Center for Commercial Agriculture and Thompson is an assistant professor in the department of agricultural economics at Purdue. Registration is free on the Commercial Agriculture Center website. After registering, attendees will receive a confirmation email with a link to view the live webinar at the scheduled time. Those who cannot participate live can register to receive a follow-up email after the webinar to download the slides and view the recording.

Writer: Torrie Sheridan, 765-496-6032, [email protected]

Media contact: Sarah Zahn, 765-494-7004, [email protected]

Source: James Mintert, 765-494-7004, [email protected]

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