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Current Ag Economy Barometer report released: June 1, 2021

Upcoming release: July 6, 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.

COVID-19 Continues to Impact Farmer Sentiment; Majority Indicate Economic Assistance Bill Necessary

June 2, 2020

Farmer sentiment improved slightly in May after falling sharply in both March and April. The Purdue University-CME Group Ag Economy Barometer reading in May was 103; the 7 point improvement from April left the gauge of farmer sentiment nearly 40 percent below its February peak of 168.

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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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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. 

Ag Economy Barometer Takes Sharp Drop, Farmland Value Expectations Climb

June 1, 2021


Ag Barometer: Farmers Are Optimistic About Crop Prices, Farmland, COVID Vaccine

February 3, 2021

AgriTalk, AgWeb

Trump Administration Leaves a Lasting Impact on Agriculture

January 18, 2021


Ag Economy Barometer: Farmers concerned about federal policy

January 15, 2021

By: Erica Quinlan, AgriNews