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Producer sentiment holds steady, but lack of new farm bill concerns farmers

Agricultural producer sentiment held steady in November with producers remaining optimistic about the state of the agricultural economy, according to results from the Purdue University/CME Group Ag Economy Barometer. The November barometer reading of 134 was only 1 percent lower than October, which is similar to levels seen last spring before trade disruptions began. The barometer utilizes a survey of 400 agricultural producers from across the country.


Toys and games provide both education and entertainment for children with autism

Several toys and games available this holiday season provide more than just fun for children dealing with autism spectrum disorders.


Workshop will help ag professionals understand implications of federal tax law changes

Changes to federal tax laws could impact the bottom line of farmers and those with ag-related businesses. On Dec. 3, Purdue Extension will offer a free workshop to help agriculture professionals understand and assess those changes.


crossing stateHelping hand: Purdue students to develop communication platforms to help homeless access life’s necessities

Purdue University students are on a mission to help homeless people find the resources they need to survive, such as a safe place to sleep, somewhere to get food and ways to access health care.


kayak coupleLonger, hotter summers to challenge Indiana tourism business

By 2050, a month of the best weather for attracting summer tourists to Indiana will be replaced by hotter days that will be too uncomfortable for outdoor activity. Warmer temperatures will also limit many popular winter activities.


Ag Barometer drops to lowest level in two years as farm financial conditions worsen

Agricultural producer sentiment dropped to its lowest level since October 2016 as producers expressed concern over worsening farm financial conditions, according to the latest Purdue University/CME Group Ag Economy Barometer reading. The September barometer reading was 114, down 15 points since August. The barometer is based on a monthly survey of 400 agricultural producers from across the country.


Division of Financial Aid reminds families to file a FAFSA

To receive priority consideration for federal, state and university-based financial aid, all current and prospective students planning to attend Purdue University West Lafayette in the fall of 2019 may file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) as early as Monday (Oct 1, 2018), but no later than Purdue’s priority filing date of March 1, 2019.


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