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Current Ag Economy Barometer report released: November 3, 2020

Upcoming release: December 1, 2020

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 Index Drops Below 100 as Coronavirus Disrupts Agriculture

May 5, 2020

For the second month in a row the Purdue University-CME Group Ag Economy Barometer dropped sharply, falling 25 points in April to a reading of 96. This marks the first time the barometer has fallen below 100 since October 2016.

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Farmer Sentiment Plummets as Coronavirus Concerns Rise

April 7, 2020

The Ag Economy Barometer plummeted in March, dipping 47 points (28%) from a month earlier to a reading of 121. The point drop was the largest one-month fall in the life of the index, which dates to October 2015.

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Optimism about current conditions pushes farmer sentiment index to all-time high

March 3, 2020

The Ag Economy Barometer rose slightly with a reading of 168 in February, just one point higher than January. The one-point rise in the sentiment index was enough to push the barometer to a new all-time high.

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PURDUE/CME’S AG ECONOMY BAROMETER RISES TO RECORD HIGH

November 4, 2020

AgriMarketing

AG ECONOMY BAROMETER REACHES ALL-TIME HIGH

November 4, 2020

By NAFB News Service, Rural Radio Network

FARMER SENTIMENT IMPROVES IN OCTOBER

November 4, 2020

By Lester Aldrich, Zia Commodities

Ag Economy Barometer Hit a New High in October

November 3, 2020

By Meghan Vick, Pro Farmer

Ag Economy Barometer hits record high in October

November 3, 2020

FarmProgress

Farmers Feel Better About Ag Economy

October 13, 2020

Farm Equipment Manufacturers Association