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Current Ag Economy Barometer report released: July 6, 2021

Upcoming release: August 3, 2021

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 income prospects improve, concerns about key policy issues remain

January 5, 2021

Farmer sentiment improved modestly in December as the Ag Economy Barometer rose to a reading of 174, up 7 points from November. Both of the barometer’s sub-indices, the Index of Current Conditions and the Index of Future Expectations, were higher in December than in November although the current conditions improvement was three-times the size of the future expectations increase.

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Farmer sentiment pulls back post-election: regulation, trade, and taxes rated as top concerns

December 1, 2020

U.S. farmers sentiment weakened following the November 2020 elections, as the Purdue University-CME Group Ag Economy Barometer fell 16 points from a month earlier to a reading of 167. The decline in the Ag Economy Barometer was the result of weakened expectations for the future on the part of agricultural producers.

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Ag Economy Barometer Rises to Record High On Improving Financial Conditions

November 3, 2020

Farmer sentiment hit a new record high in October as the Purdue University-CME Group Ag Economy Barometer climbed to a reading of 183, a 27-point increase compared to September. The reading easily eclipsed the previous record high set back in February, before the pandemic’s onset.

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AgriTalk – July 7, 2021

July 7, 2021

Interview with James Mintert on the latest Ag Economic Barometer

Farmers opting for solar leases over carbon sequestration contracts

July 7, 2021

PV Magazine, Ryan Kennedy

Farmers’ Financial Outlook Optimism Sees Dramatic Drop in June Ag Economy Barometer

July 6, 2021

AgWeb, Tyne Morgan

Agriculture ETFs & ETNs slide as the Ag Economy Barometer falls for the second month in a row

July 6, 2021

Seeking Alpha, Jason Capul

May Ag Economy Barometer Tumbles

June 2, 2021

American Ag Network

AgriTalk – June 2, 2021

June 2, 2021

Interview with James Mintert, professor of agricultural economics anddirector of the Center for Commercial Agriculture at Purdue University, with the latest Ag Economic Barometer.