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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 […]

Barometer: Producer sentiment falls as future optimism wanes

Tuesday, November 1st, 2016


WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. and CHICAGO – Producer sentiment about the agricultural economy fell in October as focus shifted to 2017 and optimism about the future declined, according to the November 1 reading of the Purdue/CME Group Ag Economy Barometer. The Barometer landed at 92, down nine points from September’s 101 reading. The current reading is […]

Producer sentiment moderates, continues to favor livestock

Tuesday, October 4th, 2016


WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. and CHICAGO – Farmer sentiment toward the agricultural economy improved slightly in September as fall harvest kicked off, according to the latest reading of the Purdue/CME Group Ag Economy Barometer. The barometer read 101 for the month of September, up just six points from the August reading of 95. The current reading is […]

Infographic: Ag Economy Barometer Timeline

Tuesday, October 4th, 2016


Weak crop prices lead to sharp decline in producer sentiment

Tuesday, September 13th, 2016


WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. and CHICAGO – After months of increases in producer sentiment toward the U.S. agricultural economy, the August reading of the Purdue/CME Group Ag Economy Barometer showed that declining commodity prices are weighing on the minds of producers. Producer sentiment declined sharply to 95 – a 17-point drop from the July reading. The […]


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