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Current Ag Economy Barometer report released: May 3, 2022

Upcoming release: June 7, 2022

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.

Producer Sentiment Improves With Strengthened Commodity Prices; But High Cost Inflation Worries Farmers

May 3, 2022

The Purdue University-CME Group Ag Economy Barometer improved in April to a reading of 121, which was 8 points higher than a month earlier. Despite this month’s increase, the ag sentiment index remains 32% lower than its April 2021 reading.

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Ag Economy Barometer Slides Lower, Producers Concerned About War’s Impact on Input Prices

April 5, 2022

The Purdue University-CME Group Ag Economy Barometer dipped to a reading of 113 in March, the weakest farmer sentiment reading since May 2020 which was in the early days of the pandemic. The March reading was 12 points lower than a month earlier and 36% lower than in March 2021.

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Farmer Sentiment Rises During Commodity Price Rally; Concern Over Production Costs Remains

March 1, 2022

The Purdue University-CME Group Ag Economy Barometer rose 6 points in February to 125, matching the sentiment index’s reading from December. This month’s survey was conducted from February 14-18 2022, which was just prior to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

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CME/Purdue Ag Economy Barometer signals farmers nervous about rising input costs

August 3, 2021

ProFarmer, Meghan Vick

Farmers Expect Cooling Off Period in Machinery Buying

August 3, 2021

Farm Equipment Manufacturers Association, farmequip.org

AgriTalk – July 7, 2021

July 7, 2021

Interview with James Mintert on the latest Ag Economy Barometer

Farmers opting for solar leases over carbon sequestration contracts

July 7, 2021

PV Magazine, Ryan Kennedy

Farmers’ Financial Outlook Optimism Sees Dramatic Drop in June Ag Economy Barometer

July 6, 2021

AgWeb, Tyne Morgan

Agriculture ETFs & ETNs slide as the Ag Economy Barometer falls for the second month in a row

July 6, 2021

Seeking Alpha, Jason Capul