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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 […]

Ag producers say financials stronger than 2016; predict missed financial targets in 2017

Wednesday, July 5th, 2017


WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. and CHICAGO – U.S. agricultural producers indicated their farm operations’ financial positions are stronger than at this time in 2016, but expressed concerns that they might not meet their 2017 financial targets, according to a monthly producer survey conducted as part of the Purdue University/CME Group Ag Economy Barometer. The barometer, which is […]

May sentiment steady; producers favor NAFTA renegotiations

Wednesday, June 7th, 2017


WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. and CHICAGO – Producer sentiment toward the agricultural economy held steady in May, continuing a trend of overall higher optimism, according to the Purdue University/CME Group Ag Economy Barometer. The May barometer read 130, the same as April. Producer sentiment has hovered around the 130-point mark for five of the last six […]

April barometer shows slight uptick in producer sentiment

Tuesday, May 2nd, 2017


WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. and CHICAGO – Producer sentiment toward the agricultural economy inched up six points in April, according to the Purdue University/CME Group Ag Economy Barometer. The barometer increased from 124 in March to 130 in April. The higher reading comes on the heels oftwo months of declines following January 2017’s all-time high of […]

Ag Economy Barometer: Producer sentiment slips in March

Tuesday, April 4th, 2017


WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. and CHICAGO – Producer sentiment toward the agricultural economy dropped to 124 in March marking the second consecutive month of decline, according to the Purdue University/CME Group Ag Economy Barometer. The decrease is a 10-point drop from February’s reading of 134. The barometer is based on a monthly survey of 400 agricultural […]

Agricultural producer sentiment falls from January peak

Tuesday, March 7th, 2017


WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. and CHICAGO – Agricultural producer sentiment fell in February after three straight months of gains, according to the latest reading of the Purdue/CME Group Ag Economy Barometer. The barometer dropped to 134 in February, a 19-point decrease from January’s record high of 153. Even with the drop, the February reading is still […]

Ag barometer: Producer sentiment skyrockets again

Wednesday, February 8th, 2017


WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. and CHICAGO – Agricultural producer sentiment hit a record high for the second consecutive month, according to the January Purdue/CME Group Ag Economy Barometer. The January reading of 153 marked a substantial increase over December’s record-breaking 132. Not only is 153 the highest reading in barometer history, but the 21-point jump also […]

Agricultural producers’ economic sentiment soars post-election

Tuesday, January 10th, 2017


WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. and CHICAGO – Producer sentiment about the agricultural economy soared on the heels of November’s presidential election, according to the December Purdue/CME Group Ag Economy Barometer report released Tuesday (Jan. 10). The December survey results landed the barometer at an all-time high reading of 132—a 16-point jump from the November survey. The […]

Media Advisory: December barometer results available January 10

Thursday, December 29th, 2016


The December results of the Ag Economy Barometer will be available on Tuesday, January 10 at 9:30 am EST/8:30 am CST, due to Purdue University’s winter recess. The barometer will return to its normal posting schedule (9:30 am EST/8:30 am CST on the first Tuesday of every month) on February 7, 2017.

Crop futures rally drives large increase in producer sentiment

Tuesday, December 6th, 2016


WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. and CHICAGO – Agricultural producer sentiment about the industry’s economy improved substantially in November, in part because of soybean and corn futures price rallies, according to the December 6 report of the Purdue/CME Group Ag Economy Barometer. The barometer, which is based on a monthly survey of 400 U.S. agricultural producers, jumped […]


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