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.
Agriculture Confidence Index
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.
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...
Farmers, while extremely pessimistic about current conditions, show signs of seeing a turnaround in the future.