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Ag Confidence Index Results
Katie Micik DTN Markets Editor
Mon Sep 8, 2014 07:33 AM CDT

OMAHA (DTN) -- Farmers adopted a pessimistic view of the agriculture economy for the first time since the DTN/The Progressive Farmer Agriculture Confidence Index started tracking farmer sentiments in April 2010.

The pre-harvest reading of the Agriculture Confidence Index came in at 99.8, down from 106.9 before planting and 109.2 before last year's harvest.

An index value of 100 is considered neutral with higher values indicating optimism and lower values reflecting pessimism. DTN surveyed 500 farmers and ranchers across the country between August 13 and August 22. DTN conducts the survey before planting, before harvest and after harvest each year ...

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