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.
A family farm Pulaski County and another from La Porte County were among more than 60 presented with a 2022 Hoosier Homestead Award.
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.
The Indiana State Department of Agriculture will begin accepting proposals Feb. 15 for specialty crops that may be eligible for federal grant funds.
Farmer sentiment weakened in January as the Purdue University/CME Group Ag Economy Barometer fell 6 points to 119.
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.
Several Northern Indiana farms were among the more than 70 presented with a 2021 Hoosier Homestead Award.