The nation's worst drought in half a century has turned a potential bumper crop into one that's too small to meet everyone's needs. With drought weighing heavily on the minds of farmers and agribusiness, how much has their confidence wavered?

To help answer this question, DTN/The Progressive Farmer will release the latest Agriculture and Agribusiness Confidence Index on Tuesday, September 4.

Designed to measure the economic pulse of the agriculture industry, the results will determine the optimism of both producers and agribusinesses, outlook towards their current business, and the future financial health of their operations.

The data will give a quantifiable way to explain a subject that's become a major topic in trade media and mainstream media publications.

For additional information regarding the index, its methodology or other convenient resources, and to view previous ACI results please click here.