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Current Ag Economy Barometer report released: December 6, 2022

Upcoming release: January 3, 2023

About the Ag Economy Barometer

The Purdue University/CME Group Ag Economy Barometer is a nationwide measure of the health of the U.S. agricultural economy. On the first Tuesday of each month, the Ag Economy Barometer provides a sense of the agricultural economy’s health with an index value. The index is based on a survey of 400 agricultural producers on economic sentiment each month. Quarterly, the index is accompanied by an in-depth survey of 100 agriculture and agribusiness thought leaders.

As CME Group’s roots are in agriculture, and Purdue University’s Center for Commercial Agriculture has a long history of producing cutting-edge agricultural research, this partnership is designed to create a new and important tool for producers, economists, traders, finance industry professionals and journalists who are interested in understanding the agriculture industry and the broader global economy.

Find the Ag Economy Barometer on the Bloomberg Terminal: AGECBARO, AGECCURC and AGECFTEX.

Farmer Sentiment Rebounds as Commodity Prices Rally and Agriculture Trade Prospects Improve

September 1, 2020

Farmer sentiment improved markedly in August as the Purdue University-CME Group Ag Economy Barometer rose to a reading of 144, 26 points higher than a month earlier. The barometer and its two sub-indices all posted their most positive readings since February 2020 when record highs were established and before the pandemic began.

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Ag Economy Barometer Stable, But Farmers Less Optimistic About Future

August 4, 2020

Farmer sentiment in July was virtually unchanged from a month earlier as the Purdue University-CME Group Ag Economy Barometer rose just one point to a reading of 118. The small change in the barometer left it 30 percent below its February 2020 peak and 23 percent below its level a year ago. 

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Farmer Sentiment Rebounds Amidst Ongoing COVID-19 Concerns

July 7, 2020

Farmer sentiment improved again in June as the Purdue University-CME Group Ag Economy Barometer rose 14 points to a reading of 117. The rise was fueled by improvements in both the Index of Current Conditions which rose 19% higher than a month earlier, and the Index of Future Expectations which climbed 12% higher than in May.

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Ag Economy Barometer Declines Again

November 3, 2022

Southeast AgNet Radio Network

Ag economy barometer declines again Producers express concern about interest rate policy

November 3, 2022

Journal Review

Continued uncertainty is impacting farmer sentiment

November 2, 2022

Brownfield Ag News, by Amie Simpson

AgriTalk 11-2-22 with Jim Mintert

November 2, 2022


Ag Economy Barometer Declines Again

November 2, 2022

Iowa Agribusiness Radio Network

Ag Economy Barometer declines again, producers express concern about interest rate policy

November 1, 2022

DRGNews, by Jody Heemstra