- Overall index moves above growth neutral and to its highest level since December of last year.
- More than half of supply managers reported negative economic impacts from flooding.
- Approximately 82.9 percent of bankers reported that the number one reaction to farmer financial stress has been restructuring loans.
- On average, bankers expect approximately 18 percent of grain farmers to experience expenses to exceed revenue for 2019. Up only slightly from March 2018.
Overall: The overall index expanded to 52.9 from 50.2 in February. This is highest reading since December of last year, and the eleventh time in the past twelve months that the index has moved above growth neutral. The index ranges between 0 and 100 with 50.0 representing growth neutral.