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Farmer sentiment rises as income prospects improve, concerns about key policy issues remain

Tuesday, January 5th, 2021


WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. and CHICAGO — There was a modest improvement in producer sentiment according to the December Purdue University/CME Group Ag Economy Barometer. The barometer increased 7 points from November to a reading of 174. Both of the barometer’s sub-indices, the Index of Current Conditions and the Index of Future Expectations, were also higher […]

Farmer sentiment pulls back post-election: regulation, trade, and taxes rated as top concerns

Tuesday, December 1st, 2020


WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. and CHICAGO — The Purdue University/CME Group Ag Economy Barometer dropped 16 points to a reading of 167 in November, down from its all-time high set just one month ago. The decrease in sentiment was led by farmers’ more pessimistic view towards the future of the agricultural economy with the Index of […]

Ag Economy Barometer rises to record high on improving financial conditions

Tuesday, November 3rd, 2020


WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. and CHICAGO — The Purdue University/CME Group Ag Economy Barometer rose 27 points to a reading of 183 in October and set an all-time high for the index. Farmers were more optimistic about both the future and current financial situation on their farms, the Current Conditions Index rose 36 points to a […]

Ag Barometer rises as crop prices rally and USDA announces CFAP 2

Tuesday, October 6th, 2020


WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. and CHICAGO — Farmer sentiment hit a post pandemic high in September, according to the Purdue University/CME Group Ag Economy Barometer. The index rose to a reading of 156, up 12 points from August and up 60 points from its 2020 low in April. The Current Conditions Index also saw an uptick, […]

Farmer sentiment rebounds as commodity prices rally and agriculture trade prospects improve

Tuesday, September 1st, 2020


WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. and CHICAGO — There was a big improvement in farmer sentiment in August, according to the Purdue University/CME Group Ag Economy Barometer. The index rose to a reading of 144, up 26 points from July. The Ag Economy Barometer is based on survey responses from 400 U.S. agricultural producers and was conducted […]

Ag Economy Barometer stable, but farmers less optimistic about future

Tuesday, August 4th, 2020


WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. and CHICAGO — Farmer sentiment was virtually unchanged in July in comparison to a month earlier, according to the Purdue University/CME Group Ag Economy Barometer. The index rose just one point from June to a reading of 118, still 30 percent lower than in February before the pandemic began. The Ag Economy […]

Farmer sentiment rebounds amidst ongoing COVID-19 concerns

Tuesday, July 7th, 2020


WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. and CHICAGO — Farmer sentiment improved in June for the second month in a row, rebounding from sharp declines that took place in both March and April, according to the Purdue University/CME Group Ag Economy Barometer. The index was up 14 points from May to a reading of 117. The Ag Economy […]

COVID-19 continues to impact farmer sentiment; majority indicate economic assistance bill necessary

Tuesday, June 2nd, 2020


WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. and CHICAGO — Farmer sentiment improved slightly in May after falling sharply in both March and April, according to the Purdue University/CME Group Ag Economy Barometer. The index was up 7 points from April to a reading of 103, but it remained nearly 40 percent below its all time high of 168 […]

Ag barometer index drops below 100 as coronavirus disrupts agriculture

Tuesday, May 5th, 2020


WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. and CHICAGO — Coronavirus concerns, commodity price declines and supply-chain disruptions sink producer sentiment to a three-year low, according to the April Purdue University/CME Group Ag Economy Barometer. The barometer recorded a reading of 96, marking the first time the barometer has fallen below 100 since October 2016 registering 72 points below […]

Farmer sentiment plummets as coronavirus concerns rise

Tuesday, April 7th, 2020


WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. and CHICAGO —The Purdue University/CME Group Ag Economy Barometer recorded its largest one-month drop in sentiment during March. The barometer dipped 47 points to a reading of 121, as concerns over the impact of the global pandemic on the agricultural economy weighed heavily on farmers’ minds. The Ag Economy Barometer is based […]


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