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Farm and Ranch News for January 2023 with KC Sheperd

Farmer Sentiment Improves, Producers Credit Stronger Financial Conditions

For the second month in a row, farmer sentiment improved as the Purdue University-CME Group Ag Economy Barometer climbed five points to reach an index value of 115 which left the index 12 percent higher than a year earlier. November’s 12-point rise in the Current Conditions Index to a reading of 113 was primarily responsible for this month’s sentiment …

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Weakening Crop Prices and High Production Costs Weigh on Farmer Sentiment

Agricultural producers’ sentiment declined for the second month in a row during September as the Purdue University-CME Group Ag Economy Barometer fell 9 points to a reading of 106. Producers expressed concern about both their current situation as well as future prospects for their farms. The Current Conditions and Futures Expectations Indicesboth declined 10 points in September leaving the Current Conditions …

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Commodity Price Outlook and Interest Rate Concerns Cloud Farmer Sentiment

Farmer sentiment weakened again in March as the Purdue University-CME Group Ag Economy Barometer fell 8 points to a reading of 117. Both the Index of Current Conditions and Index of Future Expectations declined 8 points in March leaving the Current Conditions Index at 126 and the Future Expectations Index at 113. Weaker prices for key commodities including wheat, corn, and soybeans from mid-February through …

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High Input Costs and Rising Interest Rates Top Concerns As Farmer Sentiment Remains Unchanged

Farmer sentiment was unchanged in November as the Purdue University-CME Group Ag Economy Barometer Index came in at a reading of 102, the same as in October. There was however a slight shift in underlying sentiment as the Index of Current Conditions declined 3 points this month to a reading of 98 while the Index of Future Expectations rose 2 points …

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