Farmers Feeling Edgy About Future Economy – Ag Econ Barometer May 1, 2018

🕔May 1, 2018
The 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: Ag Trade Concerns Driving Sentiment Lower Apr 3, 2018

🕔Apr 3, 2018
The Purdue/CME Group Ag Economy Barometer slipped to 135 in March, down 5 points compared to February, but unchanged from January’s results (Figure 1). The decline in the sentiment index, […]

Ag Economy Barometer: Producer Sentiment Improves; Uncertainty About NAFTA Looms Mar 6, 2018

🕔Mar 6, 2018
The Purdue/CME Group Ag Economy Barometer moved higher again in February. At 140 points, producer sentiment, which is based on monthly survey of 400 agricultural producers from across the country, […]

Ag Barometer: Producer Sentiment Turns Higher; Many Expect Lower Taxes Feb 6, 2018

🕔Feb 6, 2018
After trending lower in late 2017, the Purdue/CME Group Ag Economy Barometer turned higher in January. The monthly survey of 400 agricultural producers from across the U.S. indicated that the […]

Ag Economy Barometer: Increasing Pessimism Drives Producer Sentiment Lower Jan 9, 2018

🕔Jan 9, 2018
The Purdue/CME Group Ag Economy Barometer drifted lower to a reading of 126 in December, the second month in a row that the barometer has declined. The Ag Economy Barometer […]

Ag Economy Barometer: Post-Harvest Slump in Producer Sentiment Dec 5, 2017

🕔Dec 5, 2017
The 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, 2017

🕔Nov 7, 2017
The 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 […]

Ag Economy: Producer Sentiment Drifts Lower as Commodity Prices Weaken Sep 5, 2017

🕔Sep 5, 2017
The Purdue/CME Group Ag Economy Barometer drifted lower in August to 132 points, down seven points from a month earlier, but still markedly stronger than a year ago when the […]

Corn, Soybean Markets: Implications from the June 30 Acreage Report – Video Jul 11, 2017

🕔Jul 11, 2017
Purdue ag economists Chris Hurt & David Widmar discuss implications of USDA’s June 30 Acreage report on the outlook for corn and soybeans.

Ag Barometer: Producers’ Financial Situation Stronger Compared to 2016 Jul 5, 2017

🕔Jul 5, 2017
The Purdue/CME Group’s June survey of 400 U.S. agricultural producers indicates producers feel their farm operations’ financial positions are stronger now than a year ago (Figure 1). This shift in […]

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