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Midwest Ag Economy – Overview of Fed Reserve Ag Credit Surveys

Midwest Ag Economy – Overview of Fed Reserve Ag Credit Surveys

👤By Keith Good, Farm Policy News 🕔Aug 11, 2017

On Thursday, the Federal Reserve Banks of Chicago, St. Louis and Kansas City each released updates regarding farm income, farmland values and agricultural credit conditions from the second quarter of this year.  Today’s update provides a brief overview of yesterday’s

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Farm Economy Softens Further, But Shows Signs of Stabilizing – Fed Reserve

Farm Economy Softens Further, But Shows Signs of Stabilizing – Fed Reserve

👤By Nathan Kauffman and Matt Clark, Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City 🕔Aug 10, 2017

A prolonged downturn in the agricultural economy continued in the second quarter of 2017, but recent data suggest conditions in the farm sector may be stabilizing. Although farm income and farm real estate values continued to decline, and credit conditions

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Kansas: Ag Risk & Profit Conference, Manhattan, Aug. 17-18

Kansas: Ag Risk & Profit Conference, Manhattan, Aug. 17-18

👤By Mary Lou Peter, Kansas State University 🕔Aug 4, 2017

Matt Erickson, chief economist with the U.S. Senate Agriculture Committee, will give his perspective on the next farm bill at Kansas State University’s Risk & Profit Conference set for Aug. 17-18 in Manhattan at the K-State Alumni Center. Prior to

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Farm Bill Issues: House Ag Committee Holds “Conversations in the Field”

Farm Bill Issues: House Ag Committee Holds “Conversations in the Field”

👤By Keith Good, Farm Policy News 🕔Aug 2, 2017

Today’s update looks at the latest activity by the House Agriculture Committee on the Farm Bill, a listening session held earlier this week in Texas. Background The House Ag Committee of the 115th Congress has conducted full Committee and Subcommittee

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Ag Economy: Farmers Feeling Good with Expectations of Higher Commodity Prices

Ag Economy: Farmers Feeling Good with Expectations of Higher Commodity Prices

👤By Jennifer Stewart-Burton, Purdue University Ag Economist, and Chris Grams and Laurie Bischel, CME Group Economists 🕔Aug 1, 2017

The Purdue/CME Group Ag Economy Barometer turned higher in July, following several months of stagnation. The index of agricultural producer sentiment, which is based on a monthly survey of 400 agricultural producers from across the country, reached 139 in July

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Drought Persists in the Plains – Worst Growing Season in 30 Years

Drought Persists in the Plains – Worst Growing Season in 30 Years

👤By Keith Good, Farm Policy News 🕔Jul 31, 2017

Last week, Billings Gazette writer Tom Lutey reported that, “The life had been fading from Grant Zerbe’s stunted chickpeas for the better part of a month, and now drought’s hot breath was burning through the final green inch of every

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Farm Lending Variables – Updated Analysis From the Kansas City Fed

Farm Lending Variables – Updated Analysis From the Kansas City Fed

👤By Keith Good, Farm Policy News 🕔Jul 18, 2017

On Friday, Nathan Kauffman and Matt Clark, of the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, penned an update titled, “Farm Lending Steady, but Risks Remain,” which noted that, “Agricultural lending at commercial banks was steady in the second quarter, but risks in

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Farm Policy: Fed Reserve’s Beige Book Released with Notes on Ag Economy

Farm Policy: Fed Reserve’s Beige Book Released with Notes on Ag Economy

👤By Keith Good, Farm Policy News 🕔Jul 13, 2017

On Wednesday, the Federal Reserve Board released its June 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. * Sixth District- Atlanta–

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Ag Barometer: Producers’ Financial Situation Stronger Compared to 2016

Ag Barometer: Producers’ Financial Situation Stronger Compared to 2016

👤By James Mintert, David Widmar, and Michael Langemeier, Purdue University Ag Economists 🕔Jul 5, 2017

The Purdue/CME Group’s June survey of 400 U.S. agricultural producers indicates producers feel their farm operations’ financial positions are stronger now than a year ago (Figure 1). This shift in producers’ perspective is one reason why the Ag Economy Barometer’s

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Farm Policy: Despite Alarming Signs, Repeat of 1980’s Farm Crisis Unlikely

Farm Policy: Despite Alarming Signs, Repeat of 1980’s Farm Crisis Unlikely

👤By Keith Good, Farm Policy News 🕔Jul 5, 2017

In the spring edition of the Agricultural Policy Review, Iowa State University agricultural economist Wendong Zhang penned an article titled, “Four Reasons Why We Aren’t Likely to See a Replay of the 1980’s Farm Crisis,” where he explained that, “There are plenty of alarming signs

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