Farmer Sentiment Rebounds as Commodity Prices Rally and Agriculture Trade Prospects Improve

James Mintert and Michael Langemeier, Purdue Center for Commercial Agriculture A breakdown on the Purdue/CME Group Ag Economy Barometer August results can be viewed at https://purdue.ag/barometervideo. Find the audio podcast discussion for insight on this month’s sentiment at https://purdue.ag/agcast. Download report (pdf) Farmer sentiment improved markedly in August as the Purdue University-CME Group Ag Economy Barometer rose to a reading of 144,…

Ag Economy Barometer Stable, But Farmers Less Optimistic About Future

James Mintert and Michael Langemeier, Purdue Center for Commercial Agriculture A breakdown on the Purdue/CME Group Ag Economy Barometer July results can be viewed at https://purdue.ag/barometervideo. Find the audio podcast discussion for insight on this month’s sentiment at https://purdue.ag/agcast. Download report (pdf) Farmer sentiment in July was virtually unchanged from a month earlier as the Purdue University-CME Group Ag Economy Barometer rose…

Farmer Sentiment Rebounds Amidst Ongoing COVID-19 Concerns

James Mintert and Michael Langemeier, Purdue Center for Commercial Agriculture A breakdown on the Purdue/CME Group Ag Economy Barometer May results can be viewed at https://purdue.ag/barometervideo. Find the audio podcast discussion for insight on this month’s sentiment at https://purdue.ag/agcast. Download report (pdf) Farmer sentiment improved again in June as the Purdue University-CME Group Ag Economy Barometer rose 14 points to a reading…

COVID-19 Continues to Impact Farmer Sentiment;

Majority Indicate Economic Assistance Bill Necessary James Mintert and Michael Langemeier, Purdue Center for Commercial Agriculture A breakdown on the Purdue/CME Group Ag Economy Barometer May results can be viewed at https://purdue.ag/barometervideo. Find the audio podcast discussion for insight on this month’s sentiment at https://purdue.ag/agcast. Download report (pdf) Farmer sentiment improved slightly in May after falling sharply in both March…

Ag Barometer Index Drops Below 100 as Coronavirus Disrupts Agriculture

James Mintert and Michael Langemeier, Purdue Center for Commercial Agriculture James Mintert and gives his breakdown on the Purdue/CME Group Ag Economy Barometer April results at https://purdue.ag/barometervideo. Find the audio podcast discussion on this month’s sentiment at https://purdue.ag/agcast. Download report (pdf) For the second month in a row the Purdue University-CME Group Ag Economy Barometer dropped sharply, falling 25 points in April…

Farmer Sentiment Plummets as Coronavirus Concerns Rise

James Mintert and Michael Langemeier, Center for Commercial Agriculture James Mintert and gives his breakdown on the Purdue/CME Group Ag Economy Barometer March results at purdue.ag/barometervideo. Download report (pdf) The Ag Economy Barometer plummeted in March, dipping 47 points (28%) from a month earlier to a reading of 121. The point drop was the largest one-month fall in the life of…

Optimism about Current Conditions Pushes Farmer Sentiment Index to All-time Hgh

James Mintert and Michael Langemeier, Center for Commercial Agriculture James Mintert and gives his breakdown on the Purdue/CME Group Ag Economy Barometer February results at purdue.ag/barometervideo. Download report (pdf) The Ag Economy Barometer rose slightly compared to a month earlier, with a reading of 168 in February, just one point higher than in January. The one-point rise in the sentiment index…

Expectations for Improved Trade with China Sends Farmer Sentiment Soaring

James Mintert and Michael Langemeier, Center for Commercial Agriculture James Mintert and gives his breakdown on the Purdue/CME Group Ag Economy Barometer January results at purdue.ag/barometervideo. Download report (pdf) The Ag Economy Barometer rose to a reading of 167 in January, a 17-point jump from December when the index stood at 150. Virtually all of the rise in this month’s barometer…

Farmers optimistic about the future,

Even as their perception of current economic conditions drops James Mintert and Michael Langemeier, Center for Commercial Agriculture The Ag Economy Barometer drifted sideways in December, to a reading of 150 compared to 153 in November. Although the barometer changed little in December, there was a shift in producers’ perspective regarding both their farms’ and…

Ag Barometer holds steady, but farmers concerned about farm bill delay

Farmers more optimistic that current trade disputes will not hurt long-run growth prospects for U.S. ag exports. Agricultural producer optimism held steady in November, although concern surrounds the lack of a farm bill, results from the latest Purdue University/CME Group Ag Economy Barometer showed. The November barometer reading, which utilizes a survey of 400 agricultural…