NEWS
Cautious Optimism
Katie Micik DTN Markets Editor
Thu Mar 21, 2013 10:35 AM CDT

Farmers and ranchers feel better about the 2012 season at year’s end than they did before planting, yet uncertainties from the ongoing drought blur their picture of the upcoming year, according to results of the latest DTN/The Progressive Farmer Agriculture Confidence Index. The survey was completed in early December 2012.

The overall confidence index for crop and livestock producers is a positive 109.1 compared to 107.9 in August and 108.5 before planting the 2012 crop.

For the Ag Confidence Index series, 500 farmers and ranchers, and 100 agribusinesses are surveyed before planting, before harvest and late in the year to ...

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