July 7, 2020

Farmer Sentiment Rebounds Amidst Ongoing COVID-19 Concerns

Farmer sentiment improved for the second month in a row, rebounding from sharp declines that took place in both March and April. In this episode of Purdue Commercial AgCast, Purdue ag economists James Mintert reviews the results from the June 2020 Ag Economy Barometer, a nationwide monthly survey of 400 ag producers. The improvement in farmer sentiment left the Ag Economy Barometer 7 percent below one year earlier, while the Index of Future Expectations was still 10 percent below its June 2019 level. The Index of Current Conditions, however, was two percent higher than in June 2019, likely reflecting considerably improved spring planting conditions throughout much of the nation, in addition to support from USDA’s Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP). The full report is available at https://purdue.ag/agbarometer.




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. Purdue ag economists James Mintert and Michael Langemeier review the results from the July 2020 Ag Economy Barometer survey, a nationwide monthly survey of 400 ag producers.


COVID-19 Continues to Impact Farmer Sentiment; Majority Indicate Economic Assistance Bill Necessary

June 2, 2020

Farmer sentiment improved slightly in May after falling sharply in both March and April. Purdue ag economists Michael Langemeier and James Mintert discuss the May Purdue University/CME Group Ag Economy Barometer on this episode of the Purdue Commercial AgCast.



August Crop Production Report Panel Webinar

August 12, 2020 at 1:30 p.m. EDT | Join us for a free panel discussion immediately following release of USDA’s August Crop Production and World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE) reports.

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