Southern Crop

Southern Crop

Farm supply co-ops, other Ag retailers face tighter margins

“After an extended run of impressive financial performances, retailers are adjusting to a tougher economic environment accompanying the down-phase of the current Ag commodity cycle.” Facing the steepest decrease in income since the depression, what does this mean for our farmers? Read more here.

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