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Swimming in a Sea of Information

August 2001

From Feed and Grains Magazine - Much has been made of the information economy — the information revolution. At the airport CNN blares from a television in the boarding area. At least a dozen laptops are open, with people checking e-mail. Some are at the phone with a laptop, connecting...

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First Class of Food and Agribusiness MBAs to Graduate in August

June 2001

From Purdue News - While most of their communication with professors and each other has been via the Internet, all the members of the first agribusiness executive MBA class are scheduled to be on hand for Aug. 5 graduation ceremonies at Purdue University's West Lafayette campus.

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Study: Specialty Grains Can Pay Handsome Dividends

June 2001

From Purdue News - Compared to commodity crops, popcorn, tofu and other special varieties of corn and soybeans make up a small portion of Indiana's annual agricultural production. For Hoosier producers willing to grow them, however, the payoff can exceed traditional varieties.

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What is the Economic Impact from Foot and Mouth Disease, and What Should We Do About It?

May 2001

From Purdue Agricultural Economics Report - We face a serious challenge in the prevention and control of Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD). FMD could be devastating to our livestock and dairy producers in two ways. First, the disease reduces the productivity of livestock and dairy as well as requiring the...

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Expanding your Efforts

April 2001

From Feed and Grain Magazine - The world is a place of constant change, and there is no question the rate is accelerating. As an industry, the feed and grain sector has not been immune to these changes. Roller-coaster commodity prices, consolidation among livestock and grain producers and among firms...

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Read Between the Lines of Contract Farming Bill

April 2001

From Purdue News - Legislation protecting farmers from confusing grain and livestock contracts is being bandied about in Congress and state capitals across the country. While well-intentioned, the proposals may not help producers understand contracts and their implications, said Michael Boehlje, a Purdue University agricultural economist.

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China: Future Customer or Competitor in Livestock Markets?

December 2000

From Purdue Agricultural Economics Report - China’s future role in international agricultural trade continues to be a puzzle. Part of this puzzle, namely that related to grains, has received far more attention than has livestock trade, which has been relatively neglected. China is a net exporter of livestock products, although...

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Can I Repay? Managing Farm Debt Repayment Capacity

July 2000

From Purdue Agricultural Economics Report - Low prices have some farmers wondering whether they will be able to meet their needs for cash for family living and taxes, debt repayment, and reinvestment. Repayment problems can happen to the best of farmers, because they aren’t always the result of a lack...