No one can exactly anticipate future changes in demand, technology, production, and prices of farm products. Yet farmers, legislators, and administrators are forced to make decisions each day that have impacts extending well into the future. They look to the economist and statistician to appraise current and prospective trends in agriculture as guides in decision-making in a free economy. Projections in this article roughly sketch some trends and developments considered likely in agriculture during the next 10 or 15 years. They are not precise estimates nor are they plans based on specific program assumptions. The appraisal points out likely demand changes and probable growth in the output potential of U.S. agriculture.