producer sentiment

May Ag Economy Barometer shows farmers more optimistic

· June 6, 2018

Agricultural producer sentiment rose last month to its highest level since January 2017, as producers expressed an improved view of current conditions and future expectations of the U.S. agricultural economy, according to the Purdue University/CME Group Ag Economy Barometer. The May Ag Economy Barometer reading of 141 was 16 points higher than April. The rise […]

Ag Barometer: Trade war taking a toll on producer sentiment

· May 2, 2018

Trade war concerns are putting a damper on producer sentiment toward the agricultural economy, according to the latest Purdue University/CME Group Ag Economy Barometer. The Ag Barometer has declined for the second month amid looming trade war concerns. The April barometer reading of 125 was 10 points lower than a month earlier and 15 points below […]

Ag Barometer: Producers more positive, but uneasy on NAFTA

· March 6, 2018

Producer sentiment increased for the second straight month in February, but producers continued to indicate uncertainty surrounding a possible U.S. withdrawal from NAFTA, according to the Purdue University/CME Group Ag Economy Barometer. The barometer read 140 in February, a 5-point increase from January’s reading of 135. The increases mark a strong 14-point jump since December. […]

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