Farm Financial Health Survey

Farm Financial Health Survey

In July 2016, the Department of Agricultural Economics and the Nebraska Department of Agriculture surveyed producers on their farm financial health.

Key results:

  • Over 77% of producers surveyed are concerned that they may not be able to obtain needed operating capital next year
  • Over 60% are concerned that interest rates will increase
  • About 45% felt that their overall financial condition would decline in 2017, and 46% expect it to remain the same.
  • Overall, the survey found that 54% of respondents were financially stressed

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