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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.


Beef Quality Assurance trainings set to help producers earn certification

A series of Beef Quality Assurance training sessions will take place throughout Indiana to help producers earn a certification, good for three years, that is increasingly becoming a requirement among major industry buyers.


Farmer sentiment rises, but opinions split over potential impact of aid package

Agricultural producer sentiment increased modestly in August after dipping sharply in July, according to the latest Purdue University/CME Group Ag Economy Barometer reading. The barometer, which is based on a monthly survey of 400 agricultural producers from across the country, had an August reading of 129, 12 points higher than July but still well below readings from May and June.


Workshops to help explore sustainable ag funding opportunities

Purdue University Extension is hosting a series of free workshops to help farmers, educators and researchers with projects related to sustainable agriculture get the funding to turn their ideas into reality.


Graduate school expo at Purdue to feature more than 100 grad programs nationally

Each fall, the Big Ten+ Graduate School Exposition serves as a recruitment event for potential graduate students and brings dozens of institutions to campus for a graduate school fair.


Purdue Extension to offer produce safety trainings

Purdue Extension is offering produce food safety training sessions at locations throughout Indiana to aid farms and growers in learning the basics of food safety and assist in establishing safety programs for their operations.


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