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Producer sentiment moderates, continues to favor livestock

October 4, 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

October 4, 2016

Weak crop prices lead to sharp decline in producer sentiment

September 13, 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

August 2, 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

July 5, 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

June 7, 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

May 3, 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…

Ag Economy Barometer Fast Facts

May 2, 2016