August 2022 AgriVisions Newsletter
As I travel the country and talk to Ag producers, I hear a lot of mixed emotions. We are in very interesting times. It is easy to find ourselves worried about the uncertainty and volatility of the environment we find ourselves. The overarching concern for most is inflation. Interest rates are rising. Our costs on the farm are rising at even faster paces than the CPI (Consumer Price Index) would indicate the rest of the population is experiencing. Geopolitical situations are more concerning with the Russia-Ukraine conflict and the China-Taiwan situation. Politics remain as divided as ever. All these things give bears and doomsayers plenty of ammunition to scare us all. What do we do?
I encourage each of you to step back and find the silver lining. Be that positive influence your partners and stakeholders find contagious.