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Current Ag Economy Barometer report released: Nov. 5, 2019

Upcoming release: Dec. 3, 2019

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.

Confidence in the ag economy soars; Producers confirm large prevented plantings of corn and soybeans

August 6, 2019

The Ag Economy Barometer improved by 27 points in July to a reading of 153. July was the second month in a row that the barometer rose sharply, leaving the barometer 52 points higher than in May.

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Farmer Sentiment Improves on Rise in Crop Prices and USDA Payment Announcements

July 2, 2019

The Ag Economy Barometer improved by 25 points in June to a reading of 126. The improvement in farmers’ sentiment occurred in the midst of this spring’s corn and soybean planting delays in the nation’s mid-section, which is expected to lead to unprecedented levels of prevented planting claims for both corn and soybeans.

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Farmer Sentiment Collapsing As Financial Conditions Continue to Decline

June 4, 2019

The Ag Economy Barometer collapsed by 14 points in May to a reading of 101. Producer sentiment dropped to the lowest level since since Oct 2016, erasing the large improvement in sentiment recorded following the November 2016 election.

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More Farmers Expect China Trade Dispute to be Settled Soon

October 2, 2019

By: Marjorie Kulba, AgPro

AG ECONOMY BAROMETER HIGHLIGHTS FARMERS’ BLEAK OUTLOOK

October 1, 2019

By: Mike McGinnis, Successful Farming

U.S. Farmers Less Pessimistic about Crop Profitability

October 1, 2019

By: DePutter Publishing Ltd., Syngenta

Dr. Jim Mintert: “Farmers Battening Down the Hatches” | AgriTalk Radio

September 6, 2019

by: Davis Michaelsen, Pro Farmer

The Agricultural Barometer – A Mixed Bag for Farmers

September 5, 2019

by: Bennett Wakenight, The Opening Bell 9/5/19 – WGN Radio

August Ag Economy Barometer Falls

September 4, 2019

by: Red River Farm Network