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Current Ag Economy Barometer report released: June 6, 2023

Upcoming release: July 5, 2023

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 Sours as Crop Prices Decline

June 6, 2023

Producer sentiment fell to its weakest reading since July 2022, as the Purdue University-CME Group Ag Economy Barometer Index declined 19 points to a reading of 104 in May. This month’s survey was conducted from May 15-19, 2023.

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Farmer sentiment improves; less pessimism over interest rates

May 2, 2023

Farmer sentiment improved modestly in April as the Purdue University-CME Group Ag Economy Barometer reversed a two-month decline up 6 points to a reading of 123. This month’s survey was conducted from April 10-14, 2023.

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Commodity Price Outlook and Interest Rate Concerns Cloud Farmer Sentiment

April 4, 2023

Farmer sentiment weakened again in March as the Purdue University-CME Group Ag Economy Barometer fell 8 points to a reading of 117. Weaker prices for key commodities including wheat, corn, and soybeans from mid-February through mid-March were a key factor behind this month’s weaker sentiment reading. This month’s survey was conducted from March 13-17, 2023 which coincided with the demise of Silicon Valley Bank and Signature Bank.

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The Hoosier Ag Today Podcast for 3/10/23

March 10, 2023

HAT C.J. Miller

AgriTalk 3-8-23 with Jim Mintert

March 8, 2023


Uncertainty of the Future Causes Farmer Sentiment to Drop

March 8, 2023

Seed World, by Alex Martin

Farmer confidence shrinks ahead of planting season

March 8, 2023

Inside Indiana Business with Gerry Dick

Weaker financial outlook concerns farmers

March 7, 2023

Farm Progress, by Rachel Schutte

Farmers generally hesitant to dive into carbon markets

January 31, 2023

Morning Ag Clips, Jay Stone