Michigan Agriculture Food Index
The Michigan Agriculture Food Index survey is repeated every six months to track ag leaders’ perceptions of the business climate and its positive or negative effects on the food and agriculture system.
The Michigan Agriculture Food Index gauges the current business climate of the state’s food and agriculture system. A rating of 100 on the index is considered neutral; ratings above 100 signal increasingly positive confidence, and below 100, increasingly negative confidence. The MSU Product Center conducted the first survey in April 2013 to solicit the opinions of members of a newly convened Food and Ag Leaders Roundtable—more than 100 movers and shakers representing all facets of Michigan agriculture and food processing, including farmers, ag and food processors, and other industry professionals.