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Sentiment falls as producers express concerns about ag exports

Tuesday, April 3rd, 2018


WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. and CHICAGO – The Purdue University/CME Group Ag Economy Barometer fell to 135 in March, given uncertainty around trade relations and possible implications for U.S ag exports. The 5-point decline in sentiment comes as a result of producers’ less-optimistic perceptions of both current conditions and future expectations. The Index of Current Conditions […]

Producer sentiment higher; NAFTA uncertainty looms

Tuesday, March 6th, 2018


WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. and CHICAGO – Producer sentiment increased for the second straight month in February, but producers continued to indicate uncertainty surrounding a possible U.S. withdrawal from the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), according to the Purdue University/CME Group Ag Economy Barometer. The barometer read 140 in February, a 5-point increase from January’s […]

Purdue, CME Group to host Commodity Classic session

Thursday, February 22nd, 2018


WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. and CHICAGO – Economists from Purdue University’s Center for Commercial Agriculture and CME Group will present a learning center session at Commodity Classic on Feb. 27 at 8:15 a.m. The conference runs Feb. 27-March 1 in Anaheim, California. The session is titled “The Ag Economy Barometer: Lessons from 2017 and Strategies for […]

Producers more optimistic in January; many expect lower taxes

Tuesday, February 6th, 2018


WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. and CHICAGO – Agricultural producers said in January that they were more optimistic about the agricultural economy than a month prior, according to the Purdue University/CME Group Ag Economy Barometer. The January barometer read 135, up 9 points from December’s 126. The uptick was driven by increases in both the Index of […]

Weak future outlook drives producer sentiment lower

Tuesday, January 9th, 2018


WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. and CHICAGO – Agricultural producers indicated they have reduced optimism heading into 2018, according to the December reading of the Purdue University/CME Group Ag Economy Barometer. The barometer fell to 126 in December, a two-point drop from November’s 128 and the second straight month of declines in producers’ sentiment toward the health […]

Ag barometer: Producer sentiment slips following harvest

Tuesday, December 5th, 2017


Note to journalists: The December Ag Economy Barometer Report will publish on Tuesday, January 9, 2018, due to Purdue University’s winter recess. Download the full reports schedule.   WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. and CHICAGO – Producers expressed lower sentiment toward the agricultural economy in November on the heels of fall harvest, according to the Purdue University/CME […]

Ag Economy Barometer: Producers more optimistic in October

Tuesday, November 7th, 2017


WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. and CHICAGO – Producer sentiment toward the agricultural economy improved slightly in October, according to a monthly survey of 400 agricultural producers from across the United States. The Purdue University/CME Group Ag Economy Barometer landed at 135 in October, up three points from September. It represented the third-highest reading since data collection […]

Producer optimism about the future wanes in September report

Tuesday, October 3rd, 2017


WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. and CHICAGO – Produers’ optimism about the future of the agricultural economy fell in September, according to the Index of Future Expectations, a sub-index of the Purdue University/CME Group Ag Economy Barometer. The overall barometer held steady from August to September with a reading of 132 as its two sub-indices – the […]

Producer sentiment down slightly as commodity prices weaken

Wednesday, September 6th, 2017


WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. and CHICAGO – Farmer sentiment dropped seven points in August as both grain and oilseed prices fell, according to the Purdue University/CME Group Ag Economy Barometer. While the barometer, which is based on a survey of 400 U.S. agricultural producers, showed a decrease in optimism, the August reading of 132 is still stronger […]

Ag Barometer indicates farmer sentiment is at highest level since January

Wednesday, August 2nd, 2017


WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. and CHICAGO – Farmers’ sentiment about the agricultural economy climbed to 139 in July – the highest level recorded in 2017 since January, according to the Purdue University/CME Group Ag Economy Barometer. The barometer, which is based on a survey of 400 U.S. agricultural producers, exceeded recent barometer readings by 8 to 9 […]


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