Farm Stress Summit Coming Up and Gas Prices Jump Higher

Farm Stress Summit Coming Up and Gas Prices Jump Higher

Bob Larson
Bob Larson
From the Ag Information Network, this is your Agribusiness Update.

**The mental health challenges experienced by farm families and farming communities in Georgia is staggering. reports on March 20, University of

Georgia faculty, farmers, farm families, ag community members and mental health stakeholders will convene at the 2024 Farm Stress Summit to look for opportunities to support Georgia’s farm families that promote improved well-being.

The event will be held at the Appalachian Campus of

Chattahoochee Technical College in Jasper.


**Following a down week, the nation’s average gas price climbed ten cents last week, according to GasBuddy.

The national average is up 22 cents from a month ago but 3.2 cents lower than a year ago.

The average DIESEL price fell 2.7 cents and stands at $4.03, 33 cents lower than a year ago.

GasBuddy's Patrick De Haan says the trend is hardly surprising as we make the first steps toward summer.

**The Purdue University-CME Group Ag Economy Barometer rose modestly in February posting a reading of 111, five points higher than January.

The modest rise was attributable to producers expressing somewhat more optimism as the Future Expectations Index rose seven points to 115.

The Current Conditions Index was unchanged at 103.

Meanwhile, February’s Farm Financial Performance Index of 85 was one point lower than January and 13 points below December’s recent peak.

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