Financial health surveys sent to farmers, ranchers

LINCOLN—The Nebraska Department of Agriculture (NDA), with the assistance of the Department of Agricultural Economics at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, is conducting a survey on the financial health of producers in the state of Nebraska.

The farm financial health review is a part of a four-state regional effort that includes Nebraska, Iowa, Kansas and Missouri.

“This survey will aid officials in the region to better develop programs that will assist producers with management and marketing decisions, which are especially important during the current trend of decreased profitability,” NDA cirector Greg Ibach said. “This critical information will also allow us to provide guidance and assistance to federal and state agencies as they develop programs in the coming months.”

A random selection of farmers and ranchers statewide will be receiving a letter and survey from the University of Nebraska. The survey can also be accessed online at http://bit.ly/farmhealth.

Responding to the survey is voluntary and confidential. Respondents are asked to complete the survey by July 24.

Any questions regarding the study should be directed to Dr. Kate Brooks at (402) 472-1749 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .