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Current Ag Economy Barometer report released: September 1, 2020

Upcoming release: October 6, 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 Rebounds as Commodity Prices Rally and Agriculture Trade Prospects Improve

September 1, 2020

Farmer sentiment improved markedly in August as the Purdue University-CME Group Ag Economy Barometer rose to a reading of 144, 26 points higher than a month earlier. The barometer and its two sub-indices all posted their most positive readings since February 2020 when record highs were established and before the pandemic began.

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Ag Economy Barometer Stable, But Farmers Less Optimistic About Future

August 4, 2020

Farmer sentiment in July was virtually unchanged from a month earlier as the Purdue University-CME Group Ag Economy Barometer rose just one point to a reading of 118. The small change in the barometer left it 30 percent below its February 2020 peak and 23 percent below its level a year ago. 

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Farmer Sentiment Rebounds Amidst Ongoing COVID-19 Concerns

July 7, 2020

Farmer sentiment improved again in June as the Purdue University-CME Group Ag Economy Barometer rose 14 points to a reading of 117. The rise was fueled by improvements in both the Index of Current Conditions which rose 19% higher than a month earlier, and the Index of Future Expectations which climbed 12% higher than in May.

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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

AG ECONOMY BAROMETER HIGHLIGHTS FARMERS’ BLEAK OUTLOOK

October 1, 2019

By: Mike McGinnis, Successful Farming