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Current Ag Economy Barometer report released: April 6, 2021

Upcoming release: May 4, 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.

Strong Commodity Prices and Improved Financial Conditions Boost Ag Economy Barometer

April 6, 2021

The Ag Economy Barometer rose in March to 177, the highest reading for the barometer since the record high reading of 184 in October. Strong ag commodity prices and improved farm financial conditions continue to support the Ag Economy Barometer readings as we head into spring.

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Producers Bullish About Farmland Values Amid Strong Current Conditions

March 2, 2021

February’s Ag Economy Barometer changed very little compared to January, down 2 points to a reading of 165. Ongoing strength in ag commodity prices and farm income continue to support producers’ perspective on current conditions while concerns about possible policy changes affecting agriculture and eroding confidence in future growth in ag trade continue to weigh on producers’ future expectations.

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Ag Barometer drifts lower, farmers remain concerned about the future despite strong economic conditions

February 2, 2021

The Ag Economy Barometer drifted lower in January to a reading of 167, a decline of 7 points compared to December and equal to the index’s November reading. The barometer’s decline over the last three months is all attributable to weaker expectations for the future as the Index of Future Expectations has fallen 35 points.

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November Ag Economy Barometer declines

December 2, 2020

FarmWeek Now

Farmer Optimism Lower in Latest Ag Economy Barometer

December 2, 2020

By: Jody Heemstra, DRG News

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