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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 […]

Producer sentiment jumps despite decline in crop prices

Tuesday, August 2nd, 2016


WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. and CHICAGO – Agricultural producers are feeling more optimistic about the health of the agricultural economy despite declines in key commodity markets in June and early July, according to the latest survey results from the Purdue/CME Group Ag Economy Barometer. The July Producer Sentiment Index jumped to 112, an eight-point increase over […]

June Ag Barometer shows rebound in producer sentiment

Tuesday, July 5th, 2016


WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. and CHICAGO – Producer sentiment surrounding the U.S. agricultural economy rebounded in June after a dip in May, according to the latest survey results from the Purdue/CME Group Ag Economy Barometer. The June Producer Sentiment Index landed at 104, up seven points from the May reading. The index is based on a […]

Ag Barometer: Producer sentiment falls slightly in May

Tuesday, June 7th, 2016


NEWS RELEASE June 7, 2016 WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. and CHICAGO – After a surge in economic sentiment in April, agricultural producers said they were slightly less optimistic in May, according to the latest survey results from the Purdue/CME Group Ag Economy Barometer. At a value of 97, the May Producer Sentiment Index was nine points […]

Purdue, CME Group to take monthly ‘barometer’ of confidence in agricultural economy

Tuesday, May 3rd, 2016


NEWS RELEASE May 3, 2016 WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. and CHICAGO – Purdue University’s Center for Commercial Agriculture and the derivatives marketplace CME Group are partnering to produce the Purdue/CME Group Ag Economy Barometer, a monthly nationwide measure of the health of the U.S. agricultural economy. The introduction of this new economic indicator underscores the importance […]


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