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Ag Confidence Index Results
Katie Micik DTN Markets Editor
Wed Mar 27, 2013 05:30 PM CDT

OMAHA (DTN) -- Farmers are feeling less optimistic about the ag economy than they did after last year's harvest, according to the latest results of the DTN/The Progressive Farmer Agriculture Confidence Index.

At 106.9, the index reflects an overall positive outlook, buoyed by last year's strong farm income and bogged down by concerns about the future. Last December's index was 109.1.

The Agriculture Confidence Index asks farmers to assess their farms' present situation and what they expect 12 months in the future. Farmers' assessment of their present situation came in at 135.3, a strong positive reading. Their expectations for the ...

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