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From a Recession in China to $4 Corn, Here Are 10 Potential Surprises Ag Economists Say Could Impact Agriculture in 2024

From the election to world trade, as well as geopolitical factors that have the potential to shape agriculture in 2024, ag economists think the coming year is poised for several possible surprises that could have a direct impact on farmers across the U.S.


The December Ag Economists’ Monthly Monitor, a survey conducted by University of Missouri and Farm Journal, shows economists' views on the ag economy are slightly more positive compared with the past month. While expectations about 2024 net farm income remained steady, ag economists' outlook for the year ahead grew slightly more pessimistic.

December 22, 2023



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