Ag briefs: What are top concerns across agriculture?

Ag briefs: What are top concerns across agriculture?

Below are highlights from a survey asked of agri-business professionals: "Which topics are on your list of concerns for the coming year?"

Beef
Top concerns: Cost of inputs, Climate change issues / Cap & Trade Legislation, Other environmental regulations
At bottom of list: Estate taxes
beef concerns 2010

Dairy
Top concerns: Milk prices, Cost of inputs, Risk management
At bottom of list: Estate taxes
dairy concerns 2010

Poultry
Top concerns: Animal Welfare, Food Safety, Cost of Inputs
At bottom of list: Access to Capital
poultry concerns 2010

Swine
Top concerns: Feed costs / nutrient management, Risk management, Disease control / bio-security
At bottom of list: Clean air / water issues, Facility maintenance / improvements
swine concerns 2010

Crop
Top concerns: Cost of inputs, Risk management, Equipment and technology
At bottom of list: Estate taxes
crop concerns 2010