Farmers’ Sentiment Steady, Lack of a Farm Bill a Concern – Ag Barometer

🕔Dec 4, 2018The Purdue University/CME Group Ag Economy Barometer November reading was 134, a decline of just over 1 percent from a month earlier when the barometer stood at 136. The November […]

Ag Economy Barometer: Producer Sentiment Rebounds in October

🕔Nov 6, 2018The Purdue University/CME Group Ag Economy Barometer rebounded in October to a reading of 136—a 22-point increase in the index compared to September—leaving the barometer nearly equal to its level one year […]

Farmers’ Worries Increase, Expect Lower Incomes – Ag Barometer

🕔Oct 2, 2018The Purdue University/CME Group Ag Economy Barometer fell to a reading of 114 in September, fifteen points below its August reading of 129 and its lowest reading since October 2016. September marked […]

Farmers’ Outlook Improves In August But Still Lags Spring Optimism – Ag Barometer

🕔Sep 4, 2018Agricultural producer sentiment increased modestly in August after dipping sharply in July according to the latest Purdue University/CME Group Ag Economy Barometer reading. The barometer, which is based on a […]

Farmers Turn Negative: Weak Prices, Trade War – Ag Barometer

🕔Aug 7, 2018Ag producer sentiment fell sharply during July as the impact of commodity price declines and concerns about ag trade prospects weighed on producers’ perceptions of both current and future conditions […]

Ag Barometer: Producer Sentiment Inches Up Despite Trade War Concerns

🕔Jul 3, 2018Ag producer sentiment improved slightly during June as the Ag Economy Barometer index rose to a reading of 143 compared to 141 a month earlier. The modest rise in the […]

Ag Barometer: Producers More Optimistic About Future

🕔Jun 5, 2018The May reading of the Purdue University/CME Group Ag Economy Barometer was 141, 16 points higher than in April 2018 and the highest barometer value since January 2017 (Figure 1). […]

Farmers Feeling Edgy About Future Economy – Ag Econ Barometer

🕔May 1, 2018The Purdue/CME Group Ag Economy Barometer fell to 125 in April, which was 10 points lower than a month earlier and 15 points below its February reading (Figure 1). The […]

Ag Economy Barometer: Post-Harvest Slump in Producer Sentiment

🕔Dec 5, 2017The Purdue/CME Group Ag Economy Barometer dropped 7 points in November, signaling a slump in U.S. agricultural producers’ confidence compared to a month earlier. At a reading of 128, the […]

Ag Economy Barometer: Glass Half Full or Half Empty?

🕔Nov 7, 2017The latest measure of agricultural producer sentiment improved slightly during October to 135, its third-highest level since data collection began two years ago (Figure 1). Although stronger than a month […]

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