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Amid Ukraine War Concerns, Purdue Ag Confidence Indicator Slips

Ag producers’ sentiment weakened in March as the Ag Economy Barometer fell 12 points below February’s reading, making it the weakest sentiment reading since May 2020. Concern about the impact of rising input prices and input availability on their farming operations was paramount in the minds of producers responding to the March survey.

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Purdue Ag Economy Barometer Finds That Most Growers Still New to Using Cover Crops

Out of 400 large-acreage growers surveyed, 41% are currently seeding covers on their operations.
The practice of using cover crops still has plenty of room for growth, according to the results of the August Purdue Ag Economy Barometer. Forty-one percent of growers with production of more than $500,000 annually said they are currently using cover crops, while 65% of growers responded that they had either used cover crops in the past or were currently using covers.
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