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Purdue panelists respond to record-high soybean yield prediction and economic disruptions for Indiana's cash crops

August 14, 2020
Field corn.

Purdue Extension and United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) experts gathered virtually on Wednesday (Aug. 12) to discuss the results of the 2020 USDA crop report and the current status of Indiana’s major cash crops.

Karen Plaut, Glenn W. Sample Dean of Purdue Agriculture, convened the panel, which is traditionally held at the Indiana State Fair. Participants included Shaun Casteel, Purdue associate professor of agronomy and Extension soybean and small grains specialist; Bob Nielsen, Purdue professor of agronomy and Extension expert in Indiana’s corn management systems; Beth Hall, the Indiana state climatologist; Michael Langemeier and James Mintert, both professors of agricultural economics and Extension economist; and Marlo Johnson, regional director USDA, National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS).

Read and listen to their full response here.

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