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Weakening Commodity Prices Cast A Shadow On Farmer Sentiment

Farmer sentiment took a downturn at the start of 2024 as the January Purdue University-CME Group Ag Economy Barometer Index fell to a reading of 106, 8 points below a month earlier. Purdue ag economists James Mintert and Michael Langemeier share some insight into the results of the January 2024 Ag Economy Barometer survey on this Purdue Commercial AgCast episode.

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Producer Sentiment, Farmland Value Expectations, and Farm Financial Performance

Farmland is by far and away the largest asset on most farm balance sheets. Given the importance of farmland prices to the financial health of farms, it is useful to explore factors that impact farmland price expectations. This article examines the relationship between producer sentiment, farmland value expectations, and farm financial performance.

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U.S Farmer Sentiment Stable As Inflation Expectations Subside

U.S. farmers’ sentiment changed very little in December compared to the preceding month. The Purdue University/CME Group Ag Economy Barometer recorded a reading of 114, just one point lower than a month earlier. Purdue ag economists James Mintert and Michael Langemeier share some insight into the results of the December 2023 Ag Economy Barometer survey on this Purdue Commercial AgCast episode.

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Farmer Sentiment Improves, Producers Credit Stronger Financial Conditions

Agricultural producers’ sentiment increased for the second consecutive month, as the Purdue University/CME Group Ag Economy Barometer index rose 5 points to a reading of 115, a 12% increase compared to the previous year. Purdue ag economists James Mintert and Michael Langemeier share some insight into the results of the October 2023 Ag Economy Barometer survey on this Purdue Commercial AgCast episode.

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Farmer Sentiment Rises as Producers Report Improved Financial Conditions On Their Farms

The Purdue University-CME Group Ag Economy Barometer rose 4 points in October to a reading of 110. The modest improvement in farmer sentiment resulted from farmers’ improved perspective on current conditions on their farms as well as their expectations for the future. Purdue ag economists James Mintert and Michael Langemeier share some insight into the results of the October 2023 Ag Economy Barometer survey on this Purdue Commercial AgCast episode.

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Weakening Crop Prices and High Production Costs Weigh on Farmer Sentiment

Agricultural producers’ sentiment declined for the second month in a row during September as the Purdue University-CME Group Ag Economy Barometer fell 9 points to a reading of 106. This month’s Ag Economy Barometer survey was conducted from September 11-15, 2023.

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Farmer Sentiment Dips Amid Weaker View of Current Conditions

Purdue ag economists James Mintert and Michael Langemeier share some insight into the results of the August 2023 Purdue University-CME Group Ag Economy Barometer survey. Producer sentiment was notably lower in August, as the Purdue University/CME Group Ag Economy Barometer index dipped 8 points to a reading of 115. This month’s Ag Economy Barometer survey was conducted from August 14-18, 2023.

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Farmers Remain Cautiously Optimistic About Agricultural Economy

Purdue ag economists James Mintert and Michael Langemeier share some insight into the results of the July 2023 Purdue University-CME Group Ag Economy Barometer survey. Agricultural producer sentiment improved slightly in July as the Purdue University-CME Group Ag Economy Barometer rose two points above its June reading to an index value of 123. This month’s survey was conducted from July 10-14, 2023.

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Farmer Sentiment Rebounds on More Optimistic View of Future

Purdue ag economists James Mintert and Michael Langemeier share some insight into the results of the June 2023 Purdue University-CME Group Ag Economy Barometer survey. Farmer sentiment rebounded in June as the Purdue University-CME Group Ag Economy Barometer rose 17 points to a reading of 121. This month’s survey was conducted from June 12-16, 2023.

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Farmer Sentiment Sours as Crop Prices Decline

Purdue ag economists James Mintert and Michael Langemeier share some insight into the results of the May 2023 Purdue University-CME Group Ag Economy Barometer survey. Producer sentiment fell to its weakest reading since July 2022, as the Purdue University-CME Group Ag Economy Barometer Index declined 19 points to a reading of 104 in May. This month’s survey was conducted from May 15-19, 2023.

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