January 4, 2022
Farmer Sentiment Rises on Strengthening Current Financial Position
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. Both the Index of Current Conditions and the Index of Future Expectations rose in December with the rise in the barometer attributable mostly to an improved perspective on current conditions in the agricultural sector. Purdue ag economists James Mintert and Michael Langemeier review the results and give some insight into the December 2021 Purdue University-CME Group Ag Economy Barometer, a nationwide monthly survey of 400 ag producers. This month’s survey was conducted from December 8-14, 2021.