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Current Ag Economy Barometer report released: May 3, 2022

Upcoming release: June 7, 2022

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.

Producer Sentiment Improves With Strengthened Commodity Prices; But High Cost Inflation Worries Farmers

May 3, 2022

The Purdue University-CME Group Ag Economy Barometer improved in April to a reading of 121, which was 8 points higher than a month earlier. Despite this month’s increase, the ag sentiment index remains 32% lower than its April 2021 reading.

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Ag Economy Barometer Slides Lower, Producers Concerned About War’s Impact on Input Prices

April 5, 2022

The Purdue University-CME Group Ag Economy Barometer dipped to a reading of 113 in March, the weakest farmer sentiment reading since May 2020 which was in the early days of the pandemic. The March reading was 12 points lower than a month earlier and 36% lower than in March 2021.

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Farmer Sentiment Rises During Commodity Price Rally; Concern Over Production Costs Remains

March 1, 2022

The Purdue University-CME Group Ag Economy Barometer rose 6 points in February to 125, matching the sentiment index’s reading from December. This month’s survey was conducted from February 14-18 2022, which was just prior to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

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AgriTalk 5-4-22 with Jim Mintert

May 4, 2022

AgriTalk

Commodity prices strengthen farm finances

May 3, 2022

Rachel Schutte, FarmProgress

Strong commodity prices improve farmers’ outlook

May 3, 2022

FarmWeekNow, RFD Profit Watch

CONTINUED STRENGTH IN COMMODITY PRICES BOOSTS FARMER SENTIMENT

May 3, 2022

Amie Simpson, Brownfield Ag News

Russia’s Ukraine war is stressing farmers in U.S.

April 7, 2022

CBS News

AgriTalk 4-6-22 with Jim Mintert

April 7, 2022

AgriTalk