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Current Ag Economy Barometer report released: October 6, 2020

Upcoming release: November 3, 2020

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 Barometer Rises as Crop Prices Rally and USDA Announces CFAP 2

October 6, 2020

U.S. agricultural producers became more optimistic again in September as the Purdue University-CME Group Ag Economy Barometer climbed to 156, the highest reading for the index since the pandemic began last winter and 12 points higher than one-month earlier.

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Farmer Sentiment Rebounds as Commodity Prices Rally and Agriculture Trade Prospects Improve

September 1, 2020

Farmer sentiment improved markedly in August as the Purdue University-CME Group Ag Economy Barometer rose to a reading of 144, 26 points higher than a month earlier. The barometer and its two sub-indices all posted their most positive readings since February 2020 when record highs were established and before the pandemic began.

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Ag Economy Barometer Stable, But Farmers Less Optimistic About Future

August 4, 2020

Farmer sentiment in July was virtually unchanged from a month earlier as the Purdue University-CME Group Ag Economy Barometer rose just one point to a reading of 118. The small change in the barometer left it 30 percent below its February 2020 peak and 23 percent below its level a year ago. 

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FARMER SENTIMENT ON FARMLAND VALUES IS LOOKING UP

September 8, 2020

Amie Simpson, Brownfield Ag News

Farmer Sentiment Rebounds as Commodity Prices Rally and Agriculture Trade Prospects Improve

September 8, 2020

Golden-Eagle Cooperative

Farmers Sentiment Jumps In Ag Barometer, Highest Since Pandemic Hit U.S. Agriculture

September 7, 2020

Samantha Horton, IPB News

July Ag Economy Barometer Results

August 5, 2020

Southeast AgNet Radio Network, NAFB

CORONAVIRUS FEARS EASE, BUT MANY FARMERS EXPECT A WORSE YEAR FINANCIALLY

August 5, 2020

By: Chuck Abbott, Successful Farming

August Ag Economy Barometer Results

August 5, 2020

American Ag Radio Network, NAFB News Service