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Current Ag Economy Barometer report released: Nov. 5, 2019

Upcoming release: Dec. 3, 2019

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 on Trade and the Overall Ag Economy Improves As Fall Harvest Gets Underway

November 5, 2019

The Ag Economy Barometer improved to a reading of 136 in October, up 15 points compared to September, which pushed the barometer back to the same level observed in October 2018.

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Farmer Sentiment Regarding Current Conditions Slips in September

October 1, 2019

The Ag Economy Barometer dipped slightly in September to a reading of 121, down just 3 points from August, when the index stood at 124. Ag producers were noticeably more pessimistic about current conditions on their farms and in the U.S. ag economy.

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Ag barometer declines sharply as commodity prices weaken; Majority of farmers expect MFP payments in 2020

September 3, 2019

After rising sharply two months in a row, the Ag Economy Barometer weakened significantly in August falling back to a reading of 124, down 29 points compared to a month earlier and just slightly below the June reading of 126.

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Ag Economy Barometer: Are you optimistic?

September 4, 2019

by: Kevin Schulz, National Hog Farmer

Commodity Prices and Trade Weigh on Ag Economy Barometer

September 4, 2019

by: Andy Eubank, Hoosier Ag Today

Ag Barometer Jumps in July

August 7, 2019

By: AgDay TV

Confidence in ag economy soars in July

August 7, 2019

By: Krissa Welshans, Feedstuffs

Ag Economy Barometer jumps 27 points in July 2019

August 7, 2019

By: Indiana Prairie Farmer


August 6, 2019

By: Mike McGinnis, Successful Farming