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Current Ag Economy Barometer report released: July 2, 2024

Upcoming release: August 6, 2024

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 Drifts Lower on Weaker Future Expectations

July 2, 2024

Farmer sentiment drifted lower in June as the Purdue University-CME Group Ag Economy Barometer reading of 105 was 3 points lower than a month earlier. 

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Farmer Sentiment Recovers in May; Interest in Solar Leasing Rising

June 4, 2024

Farmer sentiment recovered somewhat in May following a sharp drop-off in April. The May reading of the Purdue University-CME Group Ag Economy Barometer came in at 108, up 9 points compared to April. 

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Farmer Sentiment Declines to Lowest Level Since June 2022 Amid Weakened Financial Outlook

May 7, 2024

Farmer sentiment plunged in April as the Purdue University-CME Group Ag Economy Barometer fell 15 points below a month earlier to a reading of 99. 

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AgriTalk 2-8-24 with Michael Langemeier

February 8, 2024


As input prices fall, farmers’ concerns shift to commodity prices

February 7, 2024, FERN’s Ag Insider

Ag Economy Barometer: Farmer sentiment slips in January amid economic uncertainty

February 6, 2024

RFD TV, Charlsie McKay

AgriTalk 1-2-24 with Jim Mintert

January 2, 2024


AgriTalk 12-6-23 with Jim Mintert

December 6, 2023


Farm Progress America, November 14, 2023

November 14, 2023

Farm Progress, Mike Pearson