Ag Barometer Is Feeling the Pressure

Ag Barometer Is Feeling the Pressure

Pinched profits are sending farmer sentiment to its second-lowest level since July 2020. The Purdue University/CME Ag Economy Barometer is a survey of 400 producers, aiming to measure the health of the U.S. ag economy. And January’s report reflects all the bitter...
Post-Storm Ag Outlook

Post-Storm Ag Outlook

Deadly tornadoes plowed through six states late last week, killing dozens of people and destroying property and livelihoods. And agriculture, especially in the Bluegrass State, was not spared from the mayhem. Soundbite: “We have a 200-mile swath through Kentucky...
Glass (Over) Half Full

Glass (Over) Half Full

The dairy industry seems to be sitting at something of a crossroads. And the proof is in the puddi….er, yogurt. Let’s talk supply: Total milk output is growing and it’s not showing signs of stopping. USDA data is pointing to 2.4% growth in daily milk output over...
Ag’s Booster Shot

Ag’s Booster Shot

Tom Vilsack is making his voice heard loud and clear: No ag sector left behind. The USDA Pandemic Assistance for Producers initiative is coming through for producers and businesses that were left out of previous Coronavirus aid. The ag industries that will benefit...
Ag Sentiment Takes A Nosedive

Ag Sentiment Takes A Nosedive

No other way to say it; farmers are frustrated. May’s Ag Economy Barometer plummeted 20 points as pessimistic producers weighed current and future farm economic conditions. Just 27% of surveyed growers expect ‘good times’ for U.S. ag in the next five years – the...