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Prognosis '96 Agriculture


Industry Outlook -- Basic Industries: AGRICULTURE

PROGNOSIS '96--AGRICULTURE

Positives

-- With world grain supplies at record lows and a farm bill that encourages greater production, U.S. farmers will plant fence post to fence post.

-- Export demand for agricultural products will soar.

Negatives

-- With less government protection, farmers will be vulnerable to trade problems.

-- Uncertainty over the Farm Bill could complicate planting plans.Return to top

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