Just moments after the release of the USDA August crop production report, experts from Purdue University participated in a program to explain and analyze the numbers. Hosted by Purdue Ag dean Jay Akridge, the panel consisted of Greg Matli, with the Indiana Ag Statistics Service; Dr. Chris Hurt, Extension Ag Economist; Robert Nielsen, Purdue Corn Specialist; and Shaun Casteel, Purdue Soybean Specialist. Joe Kelsay, ISDA director also participated in the program which was held at the Normandy Barn at the Indiana State Fair.
Listen to the entire program here[audio:https://www.hoosieragtoday.com//wp-content/uploads//2012/08/purdue-web.mp3|titles=purdue web]
Highlights from the program:
“$9 corn is not out of the question,” Chris Hurt.
“Timley rains could boost soybean yields 2 to 3 bpa,” Shaun Casteel.
“The USDA corn yield numbers are worse than I thought they would be, but I feel they are realistic,” Bob Nielsen.