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Current Ag Economy Barometer report released: Jan. 7, 2020

Upcoming release: Feb. 4, 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.

Farmers optimistic about the future, even as their perception of current economic conditions drops

January 7, 2020

The Ag Economy Barometer dipped to a reading of 150 in December, down 3 points compared to November. The barometer’s decline was attributable to a decline in producers’ perception of current economic conditions.

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Farmer sentiment jumps up in November as harvest winds down

December 3, 2019

The Ag Economy Barometer improved to a reading of 153 in November, up 17 points compared to October. This month’s rise in sentiment left the barometer tied with July for the highest reading of 2019.

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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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Dr. Jim Mintert: “Farmers Battening Down the Hatches” | AgriTalk Radio

September 6, 2019

by: Davis Michaelsen, Pro Farmer

The Agricultural Barometer – A Mixed Bag for Farmers

September 5, 2019

by: Bennett Wakenight, The Opening Bell 9/5/19 – WGN Radio

August Ag Economy Barometer Falls

September 4, 2019

by: Red River Farm Network

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