Top Producer Poll: How confident are you in the current agricultural economy?

February 4, 2009 06:00 PM
 

Anne Rippke, Farm Journal Editorial Projects Editor
 
What level of confidence do you have in today's ag economy? What factors influence your answer?
 
The Top Producer Reader Poll asked:
 
How confident are you in the current agricultural economy?
 
The current results are:
 
  • 50/50 - 28%
  • Really confident - 22%
  • Not at all - 16%
  • Not so much - 10%
  • I think it's horrible - 6%
 
Pro Farmer editor Chip Flory offered some insight about the results.
 
He says the "50/50” percentage can be accredited to the "amount of high risk people are facing with input costs and rental rates.”
 
As for the nearly 24% who are feeling "really confident,” Flory says this is probably a result of good planning from last year. "Farmers can be really confident from building up their cash holdings as a result of good revenues in the 2008 season,” Flory says.
 
How do you feel?
 


You can email Anne Rippke at arippke@farmjournal.com.

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