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Farmers Mixed on 2012 Ag Economy

January 5, 2012
By: Sara Schafer, Farm Journal Media Business and Crops Editor
 
 

The Farm Journal Pulse shows the majority expect this year’s agricultural economy to be the same or worse than last year.

 
Farm Journal PulseWe may be only a few days into 2012, but farmers are already sizing up the year in terms of the health of the agricultural economy.
 
This week marked the first Farm Journal Pulse, a text message poll of farmers and ranchers. Participants were asked:
 

What’s your expectation for Ag economy in 2012 vs '11?

 
Here are the results:
FJ Pulse Results 1 5 11 
 
Only an optimistic 26% feel 2012 will be better than 2011. The rest predict worse or similar.
 
See which parts of farm country feel the ag economy will be better, worse or the same with our interactive Farm Journal Pulse map.
FJ Pulse 1 5 11
 

Add Your Vote

You're invited to be part of the heartbeat of our new national producer panel that speaks up and speaks out. Participating is as easy as answering two quick poll questions per month via text message from your mobile phone.
 
By partnering with Commodity Update, the leading provider of agricultural information to mobile phones, Farm Journal sends you the question via a text message on the first and third Wednesday of each month.
 

 

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