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Farmer Sentiment Plummets As Production Costs Skyrocket

The Purdue University-CME Group Ag Economy Barometer plummeted in May to a reading of just 99, the weakest farmer sentiment reading since April 2020. The May 2022 barometer reading marked just the 9th time since data collection began in fall 2015 that the overall measure of farmer sentiment fell below 100. This month’s survey was conducted from May 16-20, 2022. Slides and a transcript from the discussion are available.

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Producer Sentiment Improves With Strengthened Commodity Prices; But High Cost Inflation Worries Farmers

The Purdue University-CME Group Ag Economy Barometer improved in April to a reading of 121, which was 8 points higher than a month earlier. Despite this month’s increase, the ag sentiment index remains 32% lower than its April 2021 reading. This month’s survey was conducted from April 18-22, 2022. Slides and a transcript from the discussion are available.

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Ag Economy Barometer Slides Lower, Producers Concerned About War’s Impact on Input Prices

The Purdue University-CME Group Ag Economy Barometer dipped to a reading of 113 in March, the weakest farmer sentiment reading since May 2020 which was in the early days of the pandemic. The March reading was 12 points lower than a month earlier and 36% lower than in March 2021. This month’s survey was conducted from  March 14-18, 2022.

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Farmer Sentiment Rises During Commodity Price Rally; Concern Over Production Costs Remains

The Purdue University-CME Group Ag Economy Barometer rose 6 points in February to 125, matching the sentiment index’s reading from December. This month’s survey was conducted from February 14-18 2022, which was just prior to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

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Ag Economy Barometer Declines, Producers Concerned About Rising Costs and Supply Chain Disruptions

Farmer sentiment weakened in January as the Purdue University/CME Group Ag Economy Barometer declined 6 points to 119, down from 125 a month earlier. This month’s decline leaves the barometer just three points higher than in November and is the second-lowest sentiment reading since July 2020.

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What We’ve Learned From the Ag Economy Barometer

Center director and Purdue ag economist James Mintert speaks with Eric Atkinson, host of K-State’s Agriculture Today radio program, about what we’ve learned from conducting Ag Economy Barometer surveys since October 2015.

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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. This month’s survey was conducted from December 8-14, 2021.

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Farmer Sentiment Weakens as Production Cost Concerns Mount

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.

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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.

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Farmer Sentiment Declines in September, Inflation Expectations Jump

Sentiment among agricultural producers weakened in September as the Ag Economy Barometer declined 14 points to a reading of 124. This is the weakest farmer sentiment reading since July 2020 when the index stood at 118. Producers were less optimistic about both current and future conditions on their farms and the agricultural sector than they…

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