Economist sees reason for concern in ag economy, but he’s not prepared to hit the panic button

Friday, November 13, 2015

U.S. farmers, beset mostly by forces beyond their control, have taken hard hits to their finances over the past three years. From 2013 to 2015, net farm income dropped by 53 percent, down from $123.7 billion to an estimated $58.3 billion. A one-year drop of 36 percent occurred from 2013 to 2014, when net farm income dipped to $91 billion.

“These are concerning indicators,” says Rodney Jones, Oklahoma State University Farm Credit Chair, Department of Agricultural Economics. He told participants at the recent Rural Economic Outlook Conference in Stillwater that other indicators also are of concern for the agriculture sector.U.S

Unless otherwise noted, the posts on this blog should be construed as market commentary, merely observing economic, political and/or market conditions, and not intended to refer to any particular trading strategy, promotional element or quality of service provided by INTL FCStone Inc. or its subsidiaries. INTL FCStone Inc. is not responsible for any trading decisions taken by persons viewing this material. Information contained herein was obtained from sources believed to be reliable, but is not guaranteed as to its accuracy. These materials represent the opinions and viewpoints of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the viewpoints and trading strategies employed by INTL FCStone Inc. or its subsidiaries. Reproduction without authorization is prohibited. All rights reserved.

Market Intelligence Free Trial