CHICAGO, Oct. 20, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Record crop yields in late summer may have pushed down farmer sentiment earlier this fall, but the Purdue University/CME Group Ag Economy Barometer shows that sentiment improved modestly in September.
The barometer – released on the first Tuesday of each month – is based on a monthly survey of 400 agricultural producers and provides a sense of the agricultural economy's health with an index value. Between April and September, the barometer has revealed marked fluctuations in optimism around prices of commodities – including corn, soybeans, wheat and cotton – livestock conditions, farm operations and more. An infographic shares a snapshot of the ebb and flow of farmer sentiment toward the U.S. agricultural economy since April.
To read the full September report, find additional resources and sign up to receive monthly barometer email updates, visit http://purdue.edu/agbarometer.
About the Purdue University Center for Commercial Agriculture
The Center for Commercial Agriculture was founded in 2011 to provide professional development and educational programs for farmers. Housed within Purdue University's Department of Agricultural Economics, the center's faculty and staff develop and execute research and educational programs that address the different needs of managing in today's business environment.
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