November 2, 2021

Farmer Sentiment Weakens Amid Rising Concerns Of A Cost-Price Squeeze

For the third month in a row, agricultural producer sentiment weakened in October as the Ag Economy Barometer declined to 121, 3 points lower than a month earlier. The modest decline in the overall sentiment index occurred as a result of producers’ weaker perceptions regarding both current and future conditions in the production agriculture sector. Purdue ag economists James Mintert and Michael Langemeier review the results and give some insight into the October 2021 Purdue University-CME Group Ag Economy Barometer, a nationwide monthly survey of 400 ag producers. This month’s survey was conducted from October 18 to 22, 2021.


The full October Ag Economy Barometer report is available at




Farmer Sentiment Rises on Strengthening Current Financial Position

January 4, 2022

For only the second time since May, the Ag Economy Barometer rose in December. This month’s index climbed to a reading of 125, 9 points higher than in November. This month’s survey was conducted from December 8-14, 2021.


Farmer Sentiment Weakens as Production Cost Concerns Mount

December 7, 2021

The Ag Economy Barometer slipped to a reading of 116 in November, down 5 points from October and 30% lower than in November 2020 when the barometer stood at 167.


Farmer Sentiment Declines in September, Inflation Expectations Jump

October 5, 2021

Sentiment among agricultural producers weakened in September as the Ag Economy Barometer declined 14 points to a reading of 124.…



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