Purdue University/CME Group Ag Economy Barometer

Producer sentiment drops with increasing trade war concerns

· August 9, 2018

Producers are voicing their concerns regarding increasing trade war concerns and decreasing commodity prices. The Purdue University/CME Group Ag Economy Barometer declined 26 points, down to 117, making July the largest one-month decline in producer sentiment since data collection began in October 2015. “This summer we’ve seen tariffs placed on imports of U.S. ag products […]

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 […]

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