Rising prices for corn and soybeans provided some boost among farmers about current economic conditions but higher operating costs are a growing concern.
Concerns about how the war in Ukraine will impact crop and livestock prices are among the reasons a Purdue agriculture economic index has fallen.
Rising production costs are having minimal impact on Purdue University’s monthly survey of how the country’s farmers feel about the state of the ag sector.
Farmer sentiment weakened in January as the Purdue University/CME Group Ag Economy Barometer fell 6 points to 119.
Strong crop prices in December provided a boost to farmers’ sentiment in the state of the agriculture economy.
Rising production costs have dampen farmers’ confidence in the strength of the nation’s agriculture sector.
Rising operating costs is dragging down farmer sentiment about economic conditions.
Rising costs likely are the driving force behind a steep drop in Indiana’s agriculture industry’s outlook on the sector.
Indiana’s ag sector appears to be feeling better about the economy.
After two consecutive months of sharp declines an index that monitors Indiana’s economic sentiment in the state’s ag sector has stabilized.