As 2017 came to a close, farmers showed twice the optimism about current conditions as they did in late 2016. The latest Agriculture Confidence Index results also show a convergence of farmer attitudes, as optimism for the future falls with continued flat grain prices and the beginnings of a downturn in livestock markets. Meanwhile, agribusinesses surveyed by DTN/The Progressive Farmer for the Agribusiness Confidence Index showed a more tempered response.

Farmers answering the latest DTN/The Progressive Farmer's Agriculture Confidence Index survey told of increasing optimism, posting an overall score of 113, up 9 points from August. (DTN graphic)
Farmers answering the latest DTN/The Progressive Farmer's Agriculture Confidence Index survey told of increasing optimism, posting an overall score of 113, up 9 points from August. (DTN graphic)

Blog: Editors' Notebook

The latest DTN/The Progressive Farmer survey for our Agriculture Confidence Index backs up what winter conversations reveal: Most farmers are ready for the year ahead.

Latest Farmer Attitude Survey Results

DTN/PF's survey of farmers to determine the Agriculture Confidence Index shows that while farmers are more optimistic than a year ago, the strong optimism they started the year with is waning. Meanwhile, agribusinesses surveyed for the Agribusiness Confidence...

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