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May 19, 2014

A Purdue Extension agricultural economist has published two articles that include analysis of what the 2014 farm bill could mean for farmers and agriculture in the Midwest.

November 4, 2013

Landowners who to want preserve their agricultural land and prevent future development can consider granting a conservation easement.

September 3, 2013

Last year's drought did little to slow the pace of rising farmland values and cash rents. They are up this year in a big way again, according to a Purdue University study.

August 15, 2013

Recovering pastures and reduced feed prices are likely to spark a slow trend of heifer retention for U.S. beef producers, Purdue Extension Agricultural Economist Chris Hurt says.