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Ag Barometer: Farmers less optimistic after export uncertainty

· April 4, 2018

The Purdue University/CME Group Ag Economy Barometer fell to 135 in March, and trade relations and U.S ag export uncertainty is to blame. The 5-point decline in sentiment comes as a result of producers’ less-optimistic perceptions of both current conditions and future expectations. The Index of Current Conditions fell 9 points in March to 134, […]

Purdue study: Choose your apple tree neighbors wisely

· October 13, 2017

A recent Purdue University study shows apple trees bear more fruit when surrounded by good neighbors. Since apple trees cannot self-pollinate, the pollen from other apple varieties is necessary for fruit to grow. Orchard owners often plant crab apple trees amongst high-value apples such as Honeycrisp, Gala, and Fuji. Crab apples produce a lot of […]

Purdue hops research leads to new craft beer Boiler Ale

· September 21, 2017

Purdue University’s recent research in hops has brewed up an unexpected result for the craft beer industry: a Boilermaker-branded ale. People’s Brewing Co. owner Chris Johnson, who attended Purdue, has had an ongoing partnership with the university to work on collaborative studies, and he has also been a regular speaker at classes in the Department […]

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