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Ag Confidence Index Results
Katie Micik DTN Markets Editor
Mon Mar 24, 2014 01:00 PM CDT

OMAHA (DTN) -- Crop and livestock farmers' attitudes toward the agriculture economy are vastly different, according to the latest reading of the DTN/The Progressive Farmer Agriculture Confidence Index, yet their combined sentiment remains positive.

The pre-planting Agriculture Confidence Index for all farmers is 106.9, identical to a year ago. While 2013 and 2014 spring indexes match, farmers' attitudes which make up subsets of that index have changed dramatically. Present incomes may be lower, but the aura of uncertainty surrounding grain prices dissipated, leaving farmers less worried about the future.

An index value of 100 is considered neutral with higher values ...

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