Purdue Center for Commercial Ag to Host Free Monthly Webinar Series on Corn and Soybean Outlook


WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Purdue University Commercial Agriculture Center will host a series of free monthly webinars on the outlook for corn and soybeans for the remainder of 2021. Each webinar will follow the release of updated crop production reports from the United States Department of Agriculture and the United States. World Agricultural Demand and Supply Estimates (WASDE).

Each webinar will review new information from the USDA and the implications for marketing strategies for current and upcoming crop years. Updates on crop conditions, corn and soybean export outlook, ethanol demand, ending inventory estimates and corn and soybean base, as well as farm income projections, will be the main topics of discussion. The next webinar will be at 12:30 p.m. ET on May 14. Interested participants can choose to Register now for a single webinar or the entire series on the centre’s website.

“Offering up-to-date outlook information in a monthly webinar format ensures that this information will be more timely in an easily accessible format,” said James Mintert, professor and director of the Center for Commercial Agriculture. “In our volatile industry, it’s critical that producers prepare for the future and have structured plans to help mitigate risk and increase their chances of success. This monthly webinar series will allow us to connect with producers from all over and take a closer look at how best to plan ahead.

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 choose to sign up for the entire series can expect a monthly email reminder with the date, time, and login details for the webinar. 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]

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