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Farm Policy: How Does Ag Economy Look in Fed. Reserve Beige Book Report?

Farm Policy: How Does Ag Economy Look in Fed. Reserve Beige Book Report?

👤By Keith Good, Farm Policy News 🕔Apr 21, 2017

On Wednesday, the Federal Reserve Board released its April 2017 Beige Book update, a summary of commentary on current economic conditions by Federal Reserve District. The report included several observations pertaining to the U.S. agricultural economy. * Fifth District- Richmond–

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Farm Income Decline Fuels Reduction in Ag Bank Lending – Fed. Reserve Bank Report

Farm Income Decline Fuels Reduction in Ag Bank Lending – Fed. Reserve Bank Report

👤By Nathan Kauffman and Matt Clark, Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City 🕔Apr 21, 2017

Lending activity at agricultural banks continued to decline in the first quarter of 2017. As economic conditions in the farm sector have remained weak, borrowers and lenders have sought to make some adjustments in financing agricultural production. Some borrowers have

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Mid-South Ag and Environmental Law Conference, Memphis, June 8-9

Mid-South Ag and Environmental Law Conference, Memphis, June 8-9

👤By Fred Miller, University of Arkansas 🕔Apr 17, 2017

In any given crop year, success depends on a triangular relationship between farmers/landowners, agricultural lenders and agricultural lawyers, said Harrison Pittman, director of the National Agricultural Law Center at the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture. When the agricultural

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Ag Confidence Grows as Latest DTN/PF Survey Suggests Strong Future

Ag Confidence Grows as Latest DTN/PF Survey Suggests Strong Future

👤From a Press Release 🕔Apr 10, 2017

Despite continued flat commodity prices, attitudes of U.S. farmers took a solid leap into positive territory, according to the most recent DTN/The Progressive Farmer (DTN/PF) Agricultural Confidence Index (ACI). The survey, which tracks farmer opinions of their current and future

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Ag Barometer: Producer Sentiment Slips as 2017’s Challenges Start Coming into Focus

Ag Barometer: Producer Sentiment Slips as 2017’s Challenges Start Coming into Focus

👤By James Mintert, David Widmar, and Michael Langemeier, Purdue University 🕔Apr 4, 2017

The Purdue University/CME Group Ag Economy Barometer slipped to 124 in March, marking the second month in a row that producer sentiment dropped below the prior month’s level. Recent weakness in the Barometer – which is based on a monthly

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Farm Bill Hearings Continue – Net Farm Income Down 50%

Farm Bill Hearings Continue – Net Farm Income Down 50%

👤By Keith Good, Farm Policy News 🕔Mar 30, 2017

On Tuesday, the House Ag Committee’s Subcommittee on General Farm Commodities and Risk Management held a hearing to explore farm policy issues in advance of the next Farm Bill.  And yesterday, the full Ag Committee hosted a hearing to review the

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Farm Policy: Financial Pressure on Farms Likely to Continue

Farm Policy: Financial Pressure on Farms Likely to Continue

👤By Keith Good, Farm Policy News 🕔Mar 20, 2017

A news release last week from the Food and Agricultural Policy Research Institute (FAPRI) at the University of Missouri indicated that, “The latest analysis of national and global agricultural trends from the University of Missouri indicates continued financial pressure on United

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Farm Policy: Federal Reserve – Feb. Observations on the Ag Economy

Farm Policy: Federal Reserve – Feb. Observations on the Ag Economy

👤By Keith Good, Farm Policy News 🕔Mar 7, 2017

Last week, the Federal Reserve Board released its February ’17 Beige Book update, a summary of commentary on current economic conditions by Federal Reserve District. The report included several observations pertaining to the U.S. agricultural economy. * Fifth District- Richmond– “Agriculture

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Ag Economy Barometer: Producer Sentiment Backs Off from Jan. Peak

Ag Economy Barometer: Producer Sentiment Backs Off from Jan. Peak

👤By James Mintert, David Widmar, and Michael Langemeier, Purdue University 🕔Mar 7, 2017

Following three months of strong gains, the Purdue/CME Group Ag Economy Barometer shifted course during February, declining to a reading of 134 compared to 153 a month earlier. Although the Barometer–a measure of producer sentiment based on a monthly survey

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Texas: Potential Trade Disruption Could Have Significant Economic Impact

Texas: Potential Trade Disruption Could Have Significant Economic Impact

👤By Blair Fannin, Texas AgriLife Extension 🕔Feb 27, 2017

The total economic impact of Texas agricultural export trade to Canada and Mexico totaled more than $3.3 billion in 2016 and supported 18,674 jobs, according to research conducted by the Center for North American Studies at Texas A&M University. Center

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