Farm income and exports look strong

By MIKE PRIGGE Farm Editor Published:

The forecast for agricultural commodities and their producers continues to be favorable. Last week Agriculture Secretary Ann Veneman told a crowd at the Farm Journal Forum conference that farm income should greatly increase in 2003 and the outlook for 2004 looks encouraging. We expect farm income and exports to remain strong into 2004, Veneman said. Consumer prices are expected to remain steady so food prices should continue to be a good bargain for the nations consumers.