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Ag Economy Barometer: Producer sentiment slips in March

April 4, 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

March 7, 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

February 8, 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

January 10, 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

December 29, 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

December 6, 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

November 1, 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

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…