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Upcoming Ag Economy Barometer release: June 4, 2019

About the Ag Economy Barometer

The Purdue University/CME Group Ag Economy Barometer is a nationwide measure of the health of the U.S. agricultural economy. On the first Tuesday of each month, the Ag Economy Barometer provides a sense of the agricultural economy’s health with an index value. The index is based on a survey of 400 agricultural producers on economic sentiment each month. Quarterly, the index is accompanied by an in-depth survey of 100 agriculture and agribusiness thought leaders.

As CME Group’s roots are in agriculture, and Purdue University’s Center for Commercial Agriculture has a long history of producing cutting-edge agricultural research, this partnership is designed to create a new and important tool for producers, economists, traders, finance industry professionals and journalists who are interested in understanding the agriculture industry and the broader global economy.

Find the Ag Economy Barometer on the Bloomberg Terminal: AGECBARO, AGECCURC and AGECFTEX.

Ag Economy Barometer Plummets in April

May 7, 2019

The Ag Economy Barometer plummeted in April, declining to a reading of 115, an 18-point decline compared to March when the sentiment index stood at 133. The 18-point decline in the index was the fourth largest one-month fall in the barometer since data collection began in October 2015.

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Ag Barometer Drifts Lower On Concerns About the Future

April 2, 2019

“This month’s drop is largely due to producers’ weaker outlook regarding future economic conditions in agriculture.” said Jim Mintert. Watch as he reviews the Purdue/CME Group Ag Economy Barometer results at

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Farmer Sentiment Weakens Amid Increasing Marketing Risk Concerns

March 5, 2019

Ag producer sentiment declines in February as farmers are less optimistic about current conditions and the commodity price outlook. Jim Mintert gives his review on the Ag Economy Barometer results at

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The group losing faith in a quick China trade resolution? The farmers drained by lost exports

May 9, 2019

By: Rachel Koning Beals, MarketWatch

The Ag Economy Is Feeling Stuck in The Mud

May 9, 2019

By: Bennett Wakenight, WGN Radio – The Opening Bell

April Ag Economy Barometer Plummets

May 8, 2019

By: Majorie Kulba, AgDay TV


May 7, 2019

By: Amie Simpson, Brownfield Ag News


April 4, 2019

By: Amie Simpson, Brownfield Ag News