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

Upcoming release: May 5, 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.

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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Optimism about current conditions pushes farmer sentiment index to all-time high

March 3, 2020

The Ag Economy Barometer rose slightly with a reading of 168 in February, just one point higher than January. The one-point rise in the sentiment index was enough to push the barometer to a new all-time high.

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Expectations for improved trade with China sends farmer sentiment soaring

February 4, 2020

The Ag Economy Barometer rose to a reading of 167 in January, a 17-point jump from December when the index stood at 150. Virtually all of the rise in this month’s barometer was attributable to a sharp rise in optimism about future conditions in agriculture.

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FARMERS LESS OPTIMISTIC ABOUT CURRENT CONDITIONS, MORE OPTIMISTIC ABOUT FUTURE

January 7, 2020

By: Amie Simpson, Brownfield Ag News

Farmers Optimistic About the Future, Even as Their Perception of Current Economic Conditions Drops

January 7, 2020

By: Oklahoma Farm Report

FARMERS EXPECT MORE TRUMP TARIFF PAYMENTS IN 2020

November 6, 2019

By: Staff, Successful Farming

October Ag Economy Barometer Improves

November 6, 2019

By: Washington Ag Network

October Ag Economy Barometer Sees 15-Point Improvement

November 5, 2019

By: Ashley Davenport, Hoosier Ag Today

More Farmers Expect China Trade Dispute to be Settled Soon

October 2, 2019

By: Marjorie Kulba, AgPro