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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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The Ag Economy Barometer Provides Insight Into Ag Producers’ Sentiment

Recently results from the 70th Purdue University – CME Group Ag Economy Barometer survey were published. In the nearly six years we’ve been conducting surveys and analyzing survey responses, we’ve learned a lot about U.S. farmers’ sentiment and many of the drivers of their sentiment.

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Farmer Sentiment Improves in August, But Inflationary Concerns Mount

Purdue ag economists James Mintert and Michael Langemeier review the results and give some insight into the August 2021 Ag Economy Barometer survey, a nationwide monthly survey of 400 ag producers, on this episode of the Purdue Commercial AgCast. This month’s survey was conducted from August 23-27, 2021.

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As producer sentiment holds steady, farmers weigh in on rising input prices and farmland values

On the heels of a sharp two-month decline, the Agricultural Economy Barometer stabilized at a reading of 134 in July, just 3 points below a month earlier. This month’s sentiment index was the weakest barometer reading since July of 2020 and marked a return to sentiment readings observed from 2017 through 2019 when annual average…

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Ag Economy Barometer falls for second month; rising input costs causing concern for farmers

For the second month in a row, the Ag Economy Barometer declined sharply, falling to a reading of 137, which was 21 points below a month earlier, and the weakest ag producer sentiment reading since July 2020. Producers in June were less optimistic about both current conditions on their farming operations as well as their…

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Ag Economy Barometer Declines Sharply; Producers Remain Bullish on Farmland Values

The Ag Economy Barometer declined 20 points in May to 158 which is the lowest barometer reading since September 2020 when the index stood at 156. Both principal sub-indices, the Index of Current Conditions and Index of Futures Expectations, declined also.

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