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Investment areas of arable famers: Focus on tillage equipment in Germany

Chart of the month (December/2018)

The cash crop producers in Germany focus on investments in soil tillage, fertilizer and crop protection technology. They are now focusing on the modernization of their machinery. Overall, the willingness to invest among cash crop producers in Germany is with 30 percent rather restrained after a period of high willingness to invest.

The focus of France's cash crop producers is on soil tillage technology, tractors and fertilizer and crop protection technology. The cash crop producers surveyed in France also rely on the modernization of their machinery. About a quarter of the surveyed cash crop producers want to invest in the coming 12 months.

In the USA, the main focus of crop producers is on tractors and harvesting technology. One in two respondents want to purchase tractors and harvesting technology in the next 12 months. Investments in agricultural land are with 33 percent of the surveyed farmers higher than in Europe.

With a focus on tractors and harvesting technology, surveyed crop producers in Poland have similar investment priorities as the US farmers. The mulch and direct sowing technology is also an important investment focus.

DLG-Agrifuture Insights is the new DLG knowledge brand and platform for international trend analysis in the agricultural sector. It examines the business environment in agriculture and agribusiness through a global panel of 1,650 leading farmers in 11 countries. Every month, DLG-Agrifuture Insights publishes a "Chart of the Month" from the extensive range of development trends in the international agricultural markets.