CME Group Discusses Farmer Sentiment Survey

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A little over a year ago, a monthly Farmer Sentiment Survey was put together to measure the health of the U.S. agricultural economy. Dave Lehman, managing director of commodity research and product development with CME Group, discusses how this survey works.

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David Lehman is a managing director in the Research and Product Development Division of CME Group. Lehman is responsible for leading efforts to identify and develop new CME Group product and services opportunities related to both exchange-traded and over-the-counter (OTC) markets, maintaining viability of current product offerings and providing strategic insight into new markets, business development and research within the commodity space. Prior to joining the company in 1989, Lehman held the position of Industry Economist with the Commodity Futures Trading Commission. He holds both a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in agricultural and resource economics from the University of Maryland.