Hoosier Ag Today, Indiana’s leading agricultural media organization, will provide live coverage of the Purdue University analysis of the August USDA Crop Production Report. The August USDA report is the most watched and anticipated report of the year. It is the first estimate of average yields and total production of key crops based on actual observation. As a result, Purdue Ag Economists have historically provided detailed analyis of the report and recommendations for farmers based on the results.
For the past several years, this analysis has taken place at a public program at the Indiana State Fair, which is currently in progress. This year that program will take place on Friday, August 10 at 1:30 pm at the Farm Bureau Building on the Fairgrounds. Hoosier Ag Today will stream the program live on its Facebook page.
Karen Plaut, the Glenn W. Sample Dean of the Purdue College of Agriculture, will convene the panel of experts that will include Greg Matli, representing USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service; Bob Nielsen, Purdue professor of agronomy and Extension expert in Indiana’s corn management systems; Shaun Casteel, Purdue associate professor of agronomy and Extension soybean and small grains specialist; and Chris Hurt, professor of agricultural economics specializing in family farm market problems, pricing strategies, and livestock futures market problems, pricing strategies, and livestock futures market performance.
In addition, Hoosier Ag Today will conduct interviews with many of the panelists and will produce a comprehensive recap of the report in its radio reports aired statewide and on-line.
About Hoosier Ag Today
Hoosier Ag Today was founded in 2006 for the specific purpose of serving the informational needs of the Hoosier agricultural community. HAT currently has 68 radio stations broadcasting its programs. In addition, HAT operates a multi-media web site, a smartphone app, and publishes a daily e-mail newsletter. In 2008, 2010, 2012, and 2016, Hoosier Ag Today was rated the most listened to farm radio network in Indiana by Ag Media Research. Hoosier Ag Today is represented nationally by J. L. Farmakis, Inc.