‘Trump bump’ melts as farmer optimism wanes

Farmers are increasingly pessimistic about financial conditions in coming months, with Purdue’s Ag Economy Barometer dropping by nearly 18 percent since last January. A post-election surge of optimism — a farm-state version of the “Trump bump” in the stock market — propelled Purdue’s gauge of producer sentiment to a record-setting peak the same month that… » Read More

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