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Current Ag Economy Barometer report released: October 5, 2021

Upcoming release: November 2, 2021

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.

Farmer Sentiment Declines in September, Inflation Expectations Jump

October 5, 2021

Sentiment among agricultural producers weakened in September as the Ag Economy Barometer declined 14 points to a reading of 124. This is the weakest farmer sentiment reading since July 2020.

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Farmer Sentiment Improves in August, But Inflationary Concerns Mount

September 7, 2021

Agricultural producers’ sentiment improved slightly in August compared to July as the Ag Economy Barometer rose four points to a reading of 138 vs. 134 a month earlier. Although the barometer and its two key sub-indices improved in August compared to July, all three indices remain well below the very positive sentiment readings posted this past spring.

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As producer sentiment holds steady, farmers weigh in on rising input prices and farmland values

August 3, 2021

On the heels of a sharp two-month decline, the Agricultural Economy Barometer stabilized at a reading of 134 in July, just 3 points below a month earlier. This month’s sentiment index was the weakest barometer reading since July of 2020 and marked a return to sentiment readings observed from 2017 through 2019 when annual average barometer readings ranged from 131 to 133.

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AgriTalk – August 4, 2021

August 4, 2021

Interview with James Mintert on the latest Ag Economy Barometer

Adams on Agriculture – August 4, 2021

August 4, 2021

Interview with Michael Langemeier on the latest Ag Economy Barometer

CME/Purdue Ag Economy Barometer signals farmers nervous about rising input costs

August 3, 2021

ProFarmer, Meghan Vick

Farmers Expect Cooling Off Period in Machinery Buying

August 3, 2021

Farm Equipment Manufacturers Association, farmequip.org

AgriTalk – July 7, 2021

July 7, 2021

Interview with James Mintert on the latest Ag Economy Barometer

Farmers opting for solar leases over carbon sequestration contracts

July 7, 2021

PV Magazine, Ryan Kennedy