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Current Ag Economy Barometer report released: April 2, 2024

Upcoming release: May 7, 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.

Ag Barometer Drifts Lower On Concerns About the Future

April 2, 2019

“This month’s drop is largely due to producers’ weaker outlook regarding future economic conditions in agriculture.” said Jim Mintert. Watch as he reviews the Purdue/CME Group Ag Economy Barometer results at

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Farmer Sentiment Weakens Amid Increasing Marketing Risk Concerns

March 5, 2019

Ag producer sentiment declines in February as farmers are less optimistic about current conditions and the commodity price outlook. Jim Mintert gives his review on the Ag Economy Barometer results at

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USDA Payments Provide Boost to Farmer Sentiment in January

February 5, 2019

Farmer optimism improved for January as USDA makes payments. Jim Mintert shares more on the January Ag Economy Barometer results at

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