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Rising crop prices and USDA payment announcements lift farmer sentiment, despite uncertain economic environment

Tuesday, July 2nd, 2019


WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. and CHICAGO – Ag producer sentiment rebounded in June as farmers’ expressed a more optimistic outlook towards the future of the ag economy. The Purdue University/CME Group Ag Economy Barometer, based on a mid-month survey of 400 agricultural producers across the U.S., increased to a reading of 126 in June, up 25 […]

Farmer sentiment hits lowest level in over two years

Tuesday, June 4th, 2019


WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. and CHICAGO – Ag producer sentiment dropped to its lowest level since October 2016, erasing all improvements recorded following the November 2016 election. The Purdue University/CME Group Ag Economy Barometer, based on a mid-month survey of 400 agricultural producers across the U.S., declined 14 points in May to a reading of 101, […]

Producer sentiment plummets; trade dispute and weak financial performance wear on farmers

Tuesday, May 7th, 2019


WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. and CHICAGO – In April, agricultural producer sentiment plunged as the Purdue University/CME Group Ag Economy Barometer declined 18 points to a reading of 115, down from 133 in March. The barometer, a sentiment index, is based on a monthly survey of 400 agricultural producers across the U.S. This marks the fourth […]

Farms showing financial stress, producers express concern about future conditions

Tuesday, April 2nd, 2019


WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. and CHICAGO – Producer sentiment weakened slightly in late winter, according to the March Purdue University/CME Group Ag Economy Barometer reading. The barometer, which is based on a survey of 400 U.S. agricultural producers, declined 3 points to a reading of 133, down from 136 in February.

Farmer sentiment weakens amid increasing marketing risk concerns and continued uncertainty around tariffs

Tuesday, March 5th, 2019


WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. and CHICAGO – Uncertainty looms behind a weakened Purdue University/CME Group Ag Economy Barometer reading in February, with producers less optimistic about current conditions and the commodity price outlook. The barometer, which is based on a survey of 400 U.S. agricultural producers, declined 7 points to a reading of 136, down from […]

Farmer sentiment improves following USDA’s second MFP payment announcement and Farm Bill approval

Tuesday, February 5th, 2019


WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. and CHICAGO – Agricultural producers were more optimistic about the agricultural economy in January, but they remain concerned about farmland values, according to results from the January Purdue University/CME Group Ag Economy Barometer. The barometer, which is based on 400 survey responses from agricultural producers across the country, rebounded to a reading […]

Ag Producers’ sentiment drifts lower; trade disputes continue to concern farmers

Tuesday, January 8th, 2019


WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. and CHICAGO – There was a modest drop in agricultural producer sentiment in December as farmers’ perception of both current and future economic conditions weakened, according to results from the Purdue University/CME Group Ag Economy Barometer. The December barometer reading of 127 was 7 points lower than November. The barometer is based […]

Producer sentiment holds steady, but lack of new farm bill concerns farmers

Tuesday, December 4th, 2018


WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. and CHICAGO – Agricultural producer sentiment held steady in November with producers remaining optimistic about the state of the agricultural economy, according to results from the Purdue University/CME Group Ag Economy Barometer. The November barometer reading of 134 was only 1 percent lower than October, which is similar to levels seen last […]

Ag producer sentiment rebounds; producers react favorably to U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement

Tuesday, November 6th, 2018


WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. and CHICAGO – Agricultural producer sentiment rebounded in October, according to the Purdue University/CME Group Ag Economy Barometer. The October barometer reading of 136 was 22 points higher than September, which was the lowest reading for the survey since 2016. The barometer is based on a survey of 400 agricultural producers from […]

Ag Barometer drops to lowest level in two years as farm financial conditions worsen

Tuesday, October 2nd, 2018


WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. and CHICAGO – Agricultural producer sentiment dropped to its lowest level since October 2016 as producers expressed concern over worsening farm financial conditions, according to the latest Purdue University/CME Group Ag Economy Barometer reading. The September barometer reading was 114, down 15 points since August. The barometer is based on a monthly […]


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