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 […]

Illinois: Farm Real Estate Values Increase Slightly for 2020 Aug 17, 2020

🕔Aug 17, 2020
Each year the National Agricultural Statistics Service of the USDA releases estimated average farm real estate values by state.  The estimates are based on surveys of farmers from selected geographical […]

Corn Belt Farmland Values Hold Steady Aug 14, 2020

🕔Aug 14, 2020
Farmland values held steady in the first half of 2020 in the Corn Belt states of Iowa, Nebraska, South Dakota, and Wyoming, says Deb Stanbro, president of the Iowa Chapter of […]

Ag Economy Highlights – Farm Bankruptcies, Drought, Derecho, and Land Values Aug 12, 2020

🕔Aug 12, 2020
Wall Street Journal writer Jesse Newman reported last week that, “More U.S. farmers are filing for bankruptcy, as federal payments projected to reach record levels this year fall short of compensating for the coronavirus […]

Farmers Less Optimistic About Future – Ag Barometer Aug 4, 2020

🕔Aug 4, 2020
Farmer sentiment in July was virtually unchanged from a month earlier as the Purdue University-CME Group Ag Economy Barometer rose just one point to a reading of 118. The small change in […]

Indiana Webinar: Farmland Values and Cash Rents – Aug. 7 Jul 31, 2020

🕔Jul 31, 2020
The Purdue Center for Commercial Agriculture will host a free webinar Friday, August 7, 2020 from 3:30 – 4:30 P.M. EDT with Purdue agricultural economists Todd Kuethe, James Mintert, and Michael Langemeier. […]

Precision Ag Tech Boosts Land Values for Users Jul 29, 2020

🕔Jul 29, 2020
Precision Ag (PA) technology began in the early 1990s with widespread use of yield monitors in combines that would generate maps of fields based on the grain flow into the hopper […]

Indiana Farmland Values Increase, Signs Point to Potential COVID-19 Slump Jul 27, 2020

🕔Jul 27, 2020
The 2020 Purdue Farmland Value and Cash Rents Survey suggests that farmland prices across Indiana improved since the June 2019 survey; however, many of those gains occurred between June and December 2019. Since then farmland prices have declined modestly. The […]

Farmland Values Hold Steady Despite Weaker Economic Conditions Jul 9, 2020

🕔Jul 9, 2020
Last week, the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas released its Agricultural Survey. In part, the quarterly report stated that, “Bankers responding to the second-quarter survey reported overall weaker conditions across most regions of […]

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 […]

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