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Farmer Sentiment Improves in August, But Inflationary Concerns Mount

Purdue Commercial AgCast Podcast, Ag Economy Barometer Insight

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

Purdue Commercial AgCast Podcast, Ag Economy Barometer Insight

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…

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

Purdue Commercial AgCast Podcast, Ag Economy Barometer Insight

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…

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

Purdue Commercial AgCast Podcast, Ag Economy Barometer Insight

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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Ag Economy Barometer Remains Strong; Producers Concerned About Possible Changes in Estate Tax Policy

Purdue Commercial AgCast Podcast, Ag Economy Barometer Insight

The April reading of the Ag Economy Barometer was 178, virtually unchanged from a month earlier when the index stood at 177 and just 5 points below its all-time high of 183, which was set back in October. Compared to March, however, there was a small change in producers’ perspective on the ag economy as they became more optimistic about the future, while their appraisal of the current situation waned.

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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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