Farmers across the Show-Me State are optimistic about their prospects for success in 2019. That would be the general sentiment after a survey taken by the Missouri Farm Bureau. The farm bureau put the survey out to members during the recent annual meeting at Tan-Tar-A in Osage Beach. Over 74-percent said they feel optimistic about the upcoming new year while 6-percent have a negative outlook and 19-percent were neutral. Commodity and livestock prices were identified in the survey as the biggest challenges in the farming industry while input costs were the second-greatest concern. Recent developments on the trade front, a revised Clean Water Rule, a newly-enacted farm bill and some promising announcements for rural broadband development served as the driving forces for the optimistic results of the survey.