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Current Ag Economy Barometer report released: July 7, 2020

Upcoming release: August 4, 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.

Farmer Sentiment Rebounds Amidst Ongoing COVID-19 Concerns

July 7, 2020

Farmer sentiment improved again in June as the Purdue University-CME Group Ag Economy Barometer rose 14 points to a reading of 117. The rise was fueled by improvements in both the Index of Current Conditions which rose 19% higher than a month earlier, and the Index of Future Expectations which climbed 12% higher than in May.

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COVID-19 Continues to Impact Farmer Sentiment; Majority Indicate Economic Assistance Bill Necessary

June 2, 2020

Farmer sentiment improved slightly in May after falling sharply in both March and April. The Purdue University-CME Group Ag Economy Barometer reading in May was 103; the 7 point improvement from April left the gauge of farmer sentiment nearly 40 percent below its February peak of 168.

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Ag Barometer Index Drops Below 100 as Coronavirus Disrupts Agriculture

May 5, 2020

For the second month in a row the Purdue University-CME Group Ag Economy Barometer dropped sharply, falling 25 points in April to a reading of 96. This marks the first time the barometer has fallen below 100 since October 2016.

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Farmer sentiment rebounds amidst ongoing COVID-19 concerns

July 23, 2020

Barometer shows boost in farmer optimism

July 17, 2020

By: Erica Quinlan, AgriNews

Ag Barometer: Details Of USDA Financial Aid Helps Improve Farmer Sentiment

July 15, 2020

By: Samantha Horton, WFYI Indianapolis, Indiana Public Media

What Does the Ag Economy Barometer Show?

June 8, 2020

Dennis Michelsen, WITY Radio

Ag Barometer: Farmer Sentiment Up, But Most Still Financially Concerned Due To COVID-19

June 8, 2020

By: Samantha Horton, WFYI Indianapolis

Pandemic continues to hammer US farmer sentiment

June 4, 2020

By: Megan Howell, The Pig Site