Farmer confidence sours amid rising costs, income squeeze

Despite high farm income in 2021, farmer confidence has been on a nearly unbroken decline since last April, said Purdue University on Tuesday. “Producers expect financial performance in 2022 to be much weaker than in 2021,” said the monthly Ag Economy Barometer, pointing to rising costs and difficulties in acquiring pesticides, fertilizer and machinery parts.… » Read More

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