AgCentric Executive Director Keith Olander says the past couple years were generally positive for farmers financially. After spending time at the American Farm Bureau Federation Convention, there is cautious optimism for the year ahead. “I sense some anxiousness with input costs higher and where regulations are going is unknown with Waters of the U.S. mentioned numerous times here.” The preliminary year-end financial reports are coming into Minnesota’s farm business management program. “When we look at averages, I’m confident net farm income is up because prices are up and yields aren’t quite as bad,” said Olander. “I haven’t seen where crop insurance will come in with harvest revenue (policies), but, overall, I expect net income to rise again.”
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