Want to Grow Your Farm? Ask These 10 Questions First May 18, 2023

    🕔May 18, 2023
    More than 50% of farmers intend to grow their operation, based on responses in Purdue’s February 2023 Ag Economy Barometer. If you’re thinking about scaling your farm, Michael Langemeier, Purdue […]

    April Ag Economy Barometer: Farmer Sentiment Improves; Less Pessimism Over Interest Rates May 3, 2023

    🕔May 3, 2023
    WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. and CHICAGO, — Farmer sentiment improved modestly in April as the Purdue University/CME Group Ag Economy Barometer rose 6 points to a reading of 123. Both of […]

    Farmer Sentiment Drifts Lower, Rising Interest Rates Contribute to Uneasiness – Ag Barometer Oct 4, 2022

    🕔Oct 4, 2022
    The Purdue University-CME Group Ag Economy Barometer index drifted lower to a reading of 112 in September which was 5 points lower than a month earlier. The decline in farmer sentiment was […]

    Farmer Sentiment Improves, Producers Still Concerned About Rising Costs, Inflation – Ag Barometer Sep 12, 2022

    🕔Sep 12, 2022
    Farmer sentiment improved in August as the Purdue-CME Group Ag Economy Barometer index rose 14 points above its July reading to 117. The rise in the overall measure of agricultural producer sentiment […]

    Slight Increase in Producer Sentiment Despite Rising Costs, Lower Prices – Ag Barometer Aug 5, 2022

    🕔Aug 5, 2022
    The Purdue-CME Group Ag Economy Barometer sentiment index rose 6 points in July to a reading of 103. Producers in this month’s survey were somewhat more optimistic about both current and future […]

    Farmer Sentiment Remains Weak, Crop Producers Contemplating Acreage Shifts in 2023 – Ag Barometer Jul 5, 2022

    🕔Jul 5, 2022
    Farmer sentiment remained weak in June as the Purdue University-CME Group Ag Economy Barometer fell to a reading of 97, 2 points below its May reading. During June farmers were a bit […]

    Farmer Sentiment Plummets As Production Costs Skyrocket – Ag Barometer Jun 8, 2022

    🕔Jun 8, 2022
    The Purdue University-CME Group Ag Economy Barometer plummeted in May to a reading of just 99, the weakest farmer sentiment reading since April 2020. The May 2022 barometer reading marked just the 9th time since data collection began […]

    Producer Sentiment Improves With Commodity Prices; High Cost Inflation a Worry – Ag Barometer May 4, 2022

    🕔May 4, 2022
    The Purdue University-CME Group Ag Economy Barometer improved in April to a reading of 121, which was 8 points higher than a month earlier. Despite this month’s increase, the ag sentiment index […]

    Ag Economy Barometer Slides Lower, Concerns About War’s Impact on Input Prices Apr 5, 2022

    🕔Apr 5, 2022
    The Purdue University-CME Group Ag Economy Barometer dipped to a reading of 113 in March, the weakest farmer sentiment reading since May 2020 which was in the early days of the […]

    Farmer Sentiment Rises During Commodity Price Rally; Production Cost Concerns – Ag Barometer Mar 1, 2022

    🕔Mar 1, 2022
    The Purdue University-CME Group Ag Economy Barometer rose 6 points in February to 125, matching the sentiment index’s reading from December. A more optimistic view of future conditions pushed the sentiment measure […]


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