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Current Ag Economy Barometer report released: February 6, 2024

Upcoming release: March 5, 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.

Weakening Commodity Cast A Shadow On Farmer Sentiment

February 6, 2024

Farmer sentiment took a downturn at the start of 2024 as the January Purdue University-CME Group Ag Economy Barometer Index fell to a reading of 106, 8 points below a month earlier. 

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U.S. Farmer Sentiment Stable As Inflation Expectations Subside

January 2, 2024

U.S. farmers’ sentiment changed very little in December compared to the preceding month. The Purdue University-CME Group Ag Economy Barometer recorded a reading of 114, just one point lower than a month earlier.

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Farmer Sentiment Improves, Producers Credit Stronger Financial Conditions

December 5, 2023

For the second month in a row, farmer sentiment improved as the Purdue University-CME Group Ag Economy Barometer climbed five points to reach an index value of 115.

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The New Era of Corn and Soybean Prices Is Still Alive and Kicking

May 13, 2016

Farm Lending Activity Remains Robust

May 13, 2016

The Farm Safety Net: The Good and Not So Good

May 3, 2016

Sensitivity Analysis of New Corn and Soybean Pricing Models

May 3, 2016

April 2016 U.S. Crop Price Update

May 3, 2016

U.S. Farm Incomes to Drop to Lowest Level Since 2002

May 3, 2016

Federal forecasters estimate that U.S. farm incomes will fall this year to the lowest level since 2002, reflecting a continued slump in prices for crops and livestock. Net farm income will drop 3% to $54.8 billion from $56.4 billion last year, the Agriculture Department projected Tuesday. It would mark the third consecutive year of falling agricultural incomes after profits surged to a record $123 billion in 2013—the height of a boom…