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American Farm Bureau: Young farmers, ranchers an optimistic group

A recent survey of participants in the American Farm Bureau Federation’s Young Farmers and Ranchers Program shows that 87 percent of them are more optimistic about farming and ranching than they were five years ago. This is the highest optimism level ever in the survey, which started in 1993. The previous high was in 2008, when 82 percent said they were more optimistic.

Despite the high level of optimism, the young farm and ranch leaders express concerns. The number one concern is economic challenges, with 22 percent ranking profitability as their top concern. Government regulations were also a top concern of many of those surveyed, with 17 percent ranking that as their top concern. Nearly 10 percent ranked tax burdens as their No. 1 concern.

A recent survey of participants in the American Farm Bureau Federation’s Young Farmers and Ranchers Program shows that 87 percent of them are more optimistic about farming and ranching than they were five years ago. This is the highest optimism level ever in the survey, which started in 1993. The previous high was in 2008, when 82 percent said they were more optimistic.



Despite the high level of optimism, the young farm and ranch leaders express concerns. The number one concern is economic challenges, with 22 percent ranking profitability as their top concern. Government regulations were also a top concern of many of those surveyed, with 17 percent ranking that as their top concern. Nearly 10 percent ranked tax burdens as their No. 1 concern.


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