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Current Ag Economy Barometer report released: February 6, 2024

Upcoming release: March 5, 2024

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 Rises as Producers Report Improved Financial Conditions On Their Farms

November 7, 2023

The Purdue University-CME Group Ag Economy Barometer rose 4 points in October to a reading of 110.  

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Weakening Crop Prices and High Production Costs Weigh on Farmer Sentiment

October 3, 2023

Agricultural producers’ sentiment declined for the second month in a row during September as the Purdue University-CME Group Ag Economy Barometer fell 9 points to a reading of 106.  

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Farmer Sentiment Dips Amid Weaker View of Current Conditions

September 5, 2023

Agricultural producer sentiment improved slightly in July as the Purdue University-CME Group Ag Economy Barometer rose two points above its June reading to an index value of 123. This month’s survey was conducted from July 10-14, 2023.

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