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Farmer Sentiment Rebounds at Year End on Stronger 2022 Income

January 3, 2023

Farmer sentiment was unchanged in November as the Purdue University-CME Group Ag Economy Barometer Index came in at a reading of 102, the same as in October. This month’s survey was conducted November 14-18, 2022.

High Input Costs and Rising Interest Rates Top Concerns As Farmer Sentiment Remains Unchanged

December 6, 2022

Farmer sentiment was unchanged in November as the Purdue University-CME Group Ag Economy Barometer Index came in at a reading of 102, the same as in October. This month’s survey was conducted November 14-18, 2022.

Ag Economy Barometer Declines Again, Producers Express Concern About Interest Rate Policy

November 1, 2022

Farmer sentiment weakened again in October as the Purdue University-CME Group Ag Economy Barometer fell to a reading of 102, down 10 points compared to a month earlier. This month’s survey was conducted from October 10-14, 2022.

Farmer Sentiment Drifts Lower, Rising Interest Rates Contribute to Uneasiness

October 4, 2022

The Purdue University-CME Group Ag Economy Barometer index drifted lower to a reading of 112 in September which was 5 points lower than a month earlier. The decline in farmer sentiment was primarily the result of producers’ weaker perception of current conditions as the Current Conditions Index declined to 109, 9 points lower than in August.

Farmer Sentiment Improves But Producers Still Concerned About Rising Costs and Inflation

September 6, 2022

Farmer sentiment improved in August as the Purdue-CME Group Ag Economy Barometer index rose 14 points above its July reading to 117. The rise in the overall measure of agricultural producer sentiment was driven by increases in both the Index of Current Conditions, which rose 9 points in August to 118 and the Index of Future Expectations, which climbed 16 points in August to 116.

Slight increase in producer sentiment despite rising costs and lower crop prices

August 2, 2022

The Purdue-CME Group Ag Economy Barometer sentiment index rose 6 points in July to a reading of 103. Producers in this month’s survey were somewhat more optimistic about both current and future economic conditions on their farms than they were in June.

Farmer Sentiment Remains Weak, Crop Producers Contemplating Acreage Shifts in 2023

July 5, 2022

Farmer sentiment remained weak in June as the Purdue University-CME Group Ag Economy Barometer fell to a reading of 97, 2 points below its May reading. During June farmers were a bit more optimistic about current conditions as the Current Conditions Index of 99 was 5 points higher than in May.

Farmer Sentiment Plummets As Production Costs Skyrocket

June 7, 2022

The Purdue University-CME Group Ag Economy Barometer plummeted in May to a reading of just 99, the weakest farmer sentiment reading since April 2020. The May 2022 barometer reading marked just the 9th time since data collection began in fall 2015 that the overall measure of farmer sentiment fell below 100.

Producer Sentiment Improves With Strengthened Commodity Prices; But High Cost Inflation Worries Farmers

May 3, 2022

The Purdue University-CME Group Ag Economy Barometer improved in April to a reading of 121, which was 8 points higher than a month earlier. Despite this month’s increase, the ag sentiment index remains 32% lower than its April 2021 reading.

Ag Economy Barometer Slides Lower, Producers Concerned About War’s Impact on Input Prices

April 5, 2022

The Purdue University-CME Group Ag Economy Barometer dipped to a reading of 113 in March, the weakest farmer sentiment reading since May 2020 which was in the early days of the pandemic. The March reading was 12 points lower than a month earlier and 36% lower than in March 2021.