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The Voice of The Farmer

What issues are weighing on the minds of farmers this year? What will the impact of ag industry consolidation be on the prices farmers pay?  
The Voice of the Farmer draws on dozens of candid conversations with farmers by analyzing millions of acres of yield and price data. 

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The Major Issues Facing Farmers and What the Data Says

We spoke with dozens of farmers from across the US and analyzed our unique farmer-generated data set of millions of acres of crop yields and input prices.

 

Farmer's Emphasized Five Major Themes:

 

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Farmers are facing incredibly volatile markets, which threatens their income and profits.
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Massive consolidation among agribusinesses will likely have negative consequences for farmers.
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Farms are seeing significant consolidation, which threatens their ability to stay independent.
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Farm families face many challenges beyond the farm business; especially those related to aging and health care.
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Technology is creating optimism, but farmers still face struggles around maximizing tech value.

 

Candid Insights Straight from Farmers:

 

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“If you can’t deal with change, then you can’t deal with agriculture. But you need to figure out how to make those changes work for you.”

- IOWA FARMER

 

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“We have tons of equity, just cash is lacking right now.”

– ILLINOIS FARMER

 

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“We’re getting down to three companies that are going to control most of the seeds and the chemicals. Lack of competition could be something that’s going to affect us in the future.”

- NEBRASKA FARMER

 

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“I’m tired of paying for technology that doesn’t pay me back”

- NORTH DAKOTA FARMER

 

 

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