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Improved Outlook for Commodity Prices, Trade Pumps Up Farmer Sentiment

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 was the result of improved perceptions regarding current conditions and, especially, better expectations for the future. The Index of Current Conditions rose 13 points in August to a reading of 124 while the Index of Future Expectations rose 33 points to a reading of 154.
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Farmers More Optimistic About Future vs. Current Conditions

The Purdue/CME Group Ag Economy Barometer for September 2019 shows that farmer sentiments about current and future economic conditions differ decidedly. According to Purdue researchers, the Ag Economy Barometer dipped slightly in September to a reading of 121, down just 3 points from August, when the index stood at 124.

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