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 […]

Producers Bullish About Farmland Values Amid Strong Conditions – Ag Barometer Mar 3, 2021

🕔Mar 3, 2021
February’s Ag Economy Barometer reading of 165 changed little compared to January when the index stood at 167. Producers continue to report strong current conditions on their farms as February’s Current Conditions Index value […]

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 […]

Farmer Sentiment Pulls Back Post-Election – Ag Barometer Dec 1, 2020

🕔Dec 1, 2020
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. Although this month’s […]

Ag Economy: Farmer Sentiment Rises to Record High – Ag Barometer Nov 4, 2020

🕔Nov 4, 2020
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. The reading easily […]

Farmer Sentiment Rises as Crop Prices Rally, USDA Announces CFAP 2 – Ag Barometer Oct 6, 2020

🕔Oct 6, 2020
U.S. agricultural producers became more optimistic again in September as the Purdue University-CME Group Ag Economy Barometer climbed to 156, the highest reading for the index since the pandemic began last winter […]

Farmer Sentiment Rebounds, Commodity Prices Rally, Trade Prospects Improve – Ag Barometer Sep 1, 2020

🕔Sep 1, 2020
Farmer sentiment improved markedly in August as the Purdue University-CME Group Ag Economy Barometer rose to a reading of 144, 26 points higher than a month earlier. The improvement in producer sentiment […]

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