January 3, 2023

Farmer Sentiment Rebounds at Year End on Stronger 2022 Income

Producer sentiment improved sharply in December as the Purdue University-CME Group Ag Economy Barometer Index reading of 126 was 24 points higher than a month earlier. Although U.S. farmers were more positive regarding both the current situation as well as their expectations for the future, by far the biggest improvement was in their assessment of current conditions. The Current Conditions Index reached 135, 37 points higher than in November while the Future Expectations Index hit 122, 18 points above a month earlier. This month’s survey was conducted from December 5-9, 2022.



The full report is available at https://purdue.ag/agbarometer.




High Input Costs and Rising Interest Rates Top Concerns As Farmer Sentiment Remains Unchanged

December 6, 2022

Farmer sentiment was unchanged in November as the Purdue University-CME Group Ag Economy Barometer Index came in at a reading of 102, the same as in October. There was however a slight shift in underlying sentiment as the Index of Current Conditions declined 3 points this month to a reading of 98 while the Index of Future Expectations rose 2 points to 104.
This month’s survey was conducted from November 14-18, 2022.


Ag Economy Barometer Declines Again, Producers Express Concern About Interest Rate Policy

November 1, 2022

Farmer sentiment weakened again in October as the Purdue University-CME Group Ag Economy Barometer fell to a reading of 102, down 10 points compared to a month earlier. This month’s survey was conducted from October 10-14, 2022.


Farmer Sentiment Drifts Lower, Rising Interest Rates Contribute to Uneasiness

October 4, 2022

The Purdue University-CME Group Ag Economy Barometer index drifted lower to a reading of 112 in September which was 5 points lower than a month earlier. This month’s survey was conducted from September 19-23, 2022. Purdue ag economists Michael Langemeier and James Mintert break down the results of the September 2022 Ag Economy Barometer survey.



Farming Together: Cultivating Relationships and Having the Cash to Bring in the Next Generation

Where do you begin if you’re looking to transfer your farm to the next generation? Before starting with a legal entity, it’s important to come together and establish common goals and a direction for where you picture your operation moving in the future. Our Farming Together workshop will help you begin discussions to lead you to a successful transition.

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Commodity Classic 2023

The Purdue University Center for Commercial Agriculture will present a Learning Center Session on Thursday, March 9 entitled Financial and Risk Management Strategies for 2023, at Commodity Classic in Orlando, Florida.

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Monthly Corn & Soybean Outlook Update

Webinar each month following USDA’s release of the updated World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE). Catch the next monthly update on February 9 for the corn and soybean outlook following release of USDA’s February Crop Production and World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE) reports. Registration is free.

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