“Rapidly fluctuating commodity prices” and poor current conditions for farmers led to the lowest recorded polling data on farmer sentiment in more than a year.

According to the CME Group Ag Barometer report issued by Purdue University, farmers are not optimistic about future conditions either, according to the results collected from 400 interviews with farmers in Indiana and across the country. Purdue University agriculture researchers say a detailed look at the responses shows a major shift in farmers’ current financial performance.