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Current Ag Economy Barometer report released: October 5, 2021

Upcoming release: November 2, 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 Declines in September, Inflation Expectations Jump

October 5, 2021

Sentiment among agricultural producers weakened in September as the Ag Economy Barometer declined 14 points to a reading of 124. This is the weakest farmer sentiment reading since July 2020.

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Farmer Sentiment Improves in August, But Inflationary Concerns Mount

September 7, 2021

Agricultural producers’ sentiment improved slightly in August compared to July as the Ag Economy Barometer rose four points to a reading of 138 vs. 134 a month earlier. Although the barometer and its two key sub-indices improved in August compared to July, all three indices remain well below the very positive sentiment readings posted this past spring.

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As producer sentiment holds steady, farmers weigh in on rising input prices and farmland values

August 3, 2021

On the heels of a sharp two-month decline, the Agricultural Economy Barometer stabilized at a reading of 134 in July, just 3 points below a month earlier. This month’s sentiment index was the weakest barometer reading since July of 2020 and marked a return to sentiment readings observed from 2017 through 2019 when annual average barometer readings ranged from 131 to 133.

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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. 

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