Producer Sentiment Improves With Commodity Prices; High Cost Inflation a Worry – Ag Barometer May 4, 2022

🕔May 4, 2022
The Purdue University-CME Group Ag Economy Barometer improved in April to a reading of 121, which was 8 points higher than a month earlier. Despite this month’s increase, the ag sentiment index […]

Farmer Sentiment Rises During Commodity Price Rally; Production Cost Concerns – Ag Barometer Mar 1, 2022

🕔Mar 1, 2022
The Purdue University-CME Group Ag Economy Barometer rose 6 points in February to 125, matching the sentiment index’s reading from December. A more optimistic view of future conditions pushed the sentiment measure […]

Ag Economy: Producers Concerned About Rising Costs, Supply Chain Disruptions – Ag Barometer Feb 2, 2022

🕔Feb 2, 2022
Farmer sentiment weakened in January as the Purdue University/CME Group Ag Economy Barometer declined 6 points to 119, down from 125 a month earlier. This month’s decline leaves the barometer just three […]

Farmer Sentiment Rises on Strengthening Current Financial Position – Ag Barometer Jan 4, 2022

🕔Jan 4, 2022
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. Both the Index of […]

Farmer Sentiment Weakens as Production Cost Concerns Mount – Ag Barometer Dec 7, 2021

🕔Dec 7, 2021
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. Once again, […]

Ag Economy: Farmer Sentiment Declines Sharply, Remains Bullish on Farmland Values – Ag Barometer Jun 3, 2021

🕔Jun 3, 2021
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 the Index of Current Conditions and the Index […]

Farmers Concerned About Possible Changes in Estate Tax Policy – Ag Barometer May 4, 2021

🕔May 4, 2021
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, […]

Strong Commodity Prices and Improved Financial Conditions – Ag Barometer Apr 6, 2021

🕔Apr 6, 2021
The Ag Economy Barometer rose in March to 177, the highest reading for the barometer since the record high reading of 184 in October. This month’s 12-point rise in the barometer was […]

Farmers Concerned About Future Despite Strong Economic Conditions – Ag Barometer Feb 2, 2021

🕔Feb 2, 2021
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 Index of Current Conditions in […]

Farmer Sentiment Rises with Income Prospects Improve, Policy Concerns Remain – Ag Barometer Jan 5, 2021

🕔Jan 5, 2021
Farmer sentiment improved modestly in December as the Ag Economy Barometer rose to a reading of 174, up 7 points from November. December’s sentiment improvement still left the barometer 9 points lower […]

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