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Ag Confidence Index Results
Katie Micik DTN Markets Editor
Mon Sep 9, 2013 11:21 AM CDT

OMAHA (DTN) -- Farmers' pre-harvest, bottom-line expectations about the agriculture economy are the most optimistic since the DTN/The Progressive Farmer Agriculture Confidence Index began tracking farmer sentiment in 2010.

The 2013 pre-harvest Agricultural Confidence Index is 109.2. That level shows farmers feel more confident about their current income situation than they did before harvesting 2012's drought-ravaged crop. Many believe input prices are leveling off, which contributes to an index rating that's up from 107.9 last August and higher than March's pre-planting value of 106.9.

A value of 100 is considered neutral with higher values indicating optimism and lower values reflecting ...

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