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Strong Commodity Prices and Improved Financial Conditions Boost Ag Economy Barometer

Purdue Commercial AgCast Podcast, Ag Economy Barometer Insight

The Ag Economy Barometer rose in March to 177, the highest reading for the barometer since the record high reading of 184 in October. Strong ag commodity prices and improved farm financial conditions continue to support the Ag Economy Barometer readings as we head into spring.

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Producers Bullish About Farmland Values Amid Strong Current Conditions

Purdue Commercial AgCast Podcast, Ag Economy Barometer Insight

February’s Ag Economy Barometer changed very little compared to January, down 2 points to a reading of 165. Purdue ag economist James Mintert breaks down the results in the February 2021 Ag Economy Barometer survey.

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Ag Barometer drifts lower, farmers remain concerned about the future despite strong economic conditions

Purdue Commercial AgCast Podcast

The Ag Economy Barometer drifted lower in January to a reading of 167, a decline of 7 points compared to December and equal to the index’s November reading. The barometer’s decline over the last three months is all attributable to…

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Farmer Sentiment Rises As Income Prospects Improve, Concerns About Key Policy Issues Remain

Purdue Commercial AgCast Podcast

Farmer sentiment improved modestly in December as the Purdue University-CME Group Ag Economy Barometer rose to a reading of 174, up 7 points from November. Purdue ag economists James Mintert and Michael Langemeier review the results and give their insight on this episode of the Purdue Commercial AgCast.

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Farmer Sentiment Pulls Back Post-Election: Regulation, Trade, and Taxes Rated As Top Concerns

Purdue Commercial AgCast Podcast

U.S. farmers’ sentiment weakened following the November 2020 elections, as the Purdue University-CME Group Ag Economy Barometer fell 16 points from a month earlier to a reading of 167. The decline in the Ag Economy Barometer was the result of weakened expectations for the future on the part of agricultural producers. Purdue ag economists James Mintert and Michael Langemeier review the results and give their insight on this episode of the Purdue Commercial AgCast.

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Ag Economy Barometer Rises to Record High On Improving Financial Conditions

Purdue Commercial AgCast Podcast

Farmer sentiment hit a new record high in October as the Purdue University-CME Group Ag Economy Barometer climbed to a reading of 183, a 27-point increase compared to September. On this episode of the Purdue Commercial AgCast, Purdue ag economists James Mintert and Michael Langemeier review the results and give some insight into the survey results.

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Ag Barometer Rises as Crop Prices Rally and USDA Announces CFAP 2

Purdue Commercial AgCast Podcast

Purdue ag economists James Mintert and Michael Langemeier review the results and give some insight into the September 2020 Ag Economy Barometer survey, a nationwide monthly survey of 400 ag producers. U.S. agricultural producers became more optimistic again in September…

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Farmer Sentiment Rebounds as Commodity Prices Rally and Agriculture Trade Prospects Improve

Purdue Commercial AgCast Podcast

Purdue ag economists James Mintert and Michael Langemeier review the results from the August 2020 Ag Economy Barometer survey, a nationwide monthly survey of 400 ag producers. The barometer and its two sub-indices all posted their most positive readings since February 2020 when record highs were established and before the pandemic began.

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Ag Economy Barometer Stable, But Farmers Less Optimistic About Future

Purdue Commercial AgCast Podcast

Farmer sentiment in July was virtually unchanged from a month earlier as the Purdue University-CME Group Ag Economy Barometer rose just one point to a reading of 118. Purdue ag economists James Mintert and Michael Langemeier review the results from the July 2020 Ag Economy Barometer survey, a nationwide monthly survey of 400 ag producers.

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Farmer Sentiment Rebounds Amidst Ongoing COVID-19 Concerns

Purdue Commercial AgCast Podcast

Farmer sentiment improved for the second month in a row, rebounding from sharp declines that took place in both March and April. In this episode of Purdue Commercial AgCast, Purdue ag economists James Mintert reviews the results from the June 2020 Ag Economy Barometer, a nationwide monthly survey of 400 ag producers.

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