According to the most recent Ag Economy Barometer from Purdue University, farmers expect the rise in farmland values to continue unabated over the next year as the Short-Run Farmland Value Expectations Index rose to a record high reading of 159.
According to the most recent Ag Economy Barometer update from Purdue University, the Ag Economy Barometer rose in March to 177, the highest reading for the barometer since the record high reading of 184 in October.
U.S. agricultural producers became more optimistic again in September as the Purdue University-CME Group Ag Economy Barometer climbed to 156, the highest reading for the index since the pandemic began last winter and 12 points higher than one-month earlier.
Farmer sentiment in July was virtually unchanged from a month earlier as the Purdue University-CME Group Ag Economy Barometer rose just one point to a reading of 118. The small change in the barometer left it 30% below its February 2020 peak and 23% below its level a year ago.
According to the June Purdue University-CME Group Ag Economy Barometer, farmers were less pessimistic about their farms’ financial performance in June than they were in April and May of this year, but they were noticeably more negative than in early spring 2019.
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