Farmer Sentiment Rebounds Amidst Ongoing COVID-19 Concerns – Ag Barometer Jul 7, 2020

🕔Jul 7, 2020
Farmer sentiment improved again in June as the Purdue University-CME Group Ag Economy Barometer rose 14 points to a reading of 117. The barometer’s rise was fueled by improvements in both the Index […]

Ag Markets: FAPRI Baseline Update for U.S. Jun 10, 2020

🕔Jun 10, 2020
On Tuesday, the University of Missouri’s Food and Agricultural Policy Research Institute (FAPRI) released its June Baseline Update for U.S. Agricultural Markets.   The update incorporates government payment programs that were announced before June […]

Ag Outlook Webinar – June 12 Jun 8, 2020

🕔Jun 8, 2020
As the 2020 planting season concludes and summer begins, crop and livestock producers continue to face weak commodity prices and are under severe financial pressure. Join ag economists Michael Langemeier […]

Ag Economy: May Observations from the Federal Reserve Beige Book Jun 2, 2020

🕔Jun 2, 2020
On Wednesday, the Federal Reserve Board released its May 2020 Beige Book update, a summary of commentary on current economic conditions by Federal Reserve District. The report included several observations pertaining […]

Farmers Urge Economic Assistance Bill Is Necessary – Ag Barometer Jun 2, 2020

🕔Jun 2, 2020
Farmer sentiment improved slightly in May after falling sharply in both March and April. The Purdue University-CME Group Ag Economy Barometer reading in May was 103, up 7 points from the April […]

Kansas: Average Net Farm Income Expected to Drop 87% Jun 1, 2020

🕔Jun 1, 2020
Early on in the COVID-19 virus pandemic, it looked like agriculture might be an area that would maintain some semblance of normalcy. Farmers and ranchers tend to work in more […]

COVID-19 Impacts on Livestock Markets Persist; Fed Says Ag Sector “Under Severe Stress” May 26, 2020

🕔May 26, 2020
Recent news articles continue to highlight the ripple effects COVID-19 is having on some aspects of the U.S. livestock market.  Meanwhile, the minutes from the Fed’s April meeting noted that, “The agricultural […]

Federal Reserve Ag Credit Surveys: Economy Conditions By Region May 15, 2020

🕔May 15, 2020
On Thursday, the Federal Reserve Banks of Chicago and Kansas City released updates regarding farm income, farmland values and agricultural credit conditions from the first quarter of 2020. Earlier this month, the Federal […]

Ag Barometer Index Drops Below 100 as Coronavirus Disrupts Agriculture May 5, 2020

🕔May 5, 2020
For the second month in a row the Purdue University-CME Group Ag Economy Barometer dropped sharply, falling 25 points in April to a reading of 96. This marks the first time the […]

Ag Confidence Index Hits Record Low – DTN Apr 24, 2020

🕔Apr 24, 2020
Farmer attitudes have hit historic lows, driven down by relatively flat commodity prices and falling global economic conditions due to the novel coronavirus pandemic. The DTN/The Progressive Farmer Agriculture Confidence […]

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