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Ag Barometer: Producer Sentiment Holds Steady; Support for Renegotiating NAFTA

Ag Barometer: Producer Sentiment Holds Steady; Support for Renegotiating NAFTA

👤By Jim Mintert, David Widmar, and Michael Langemeier, Purdue University 🕔Jun 6, 2017

Agricultural producers’ sentiment was unchanged in May from a month earlier. The latest reading of the Purdue/CME Group Ag Economy Barometer – which is based on a monthly survey of 400 agricultural producers from across the country – was 130

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Farm Policy: Federal Reserve – Observations on the Ag Economy- May ’17

Farm Policy: Federal Reserve – Observations on the Ag Economy- May ’17

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

On Wednesday, the Federal Reserve Board released its May 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 Policy: Senate Ag Committee Examines the Farm Economy

Farm Policy: Senate Ag Committee Examines the Farm Economy

👤By Keith Good, Farm Policy News 🕔May 26, 2017

Yesterday, the Senate Ag Committee held a hearing titled, “Examining the Farm Economy: Perspectives on Rural America,” where lawmakers heard testimony from four witnesses, including the Chief Economist from USDA, and a Federal Reserve Bank district economist.   Today’s update

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Kansas Net Farm Income Rebounds, but Ag Economy Continues to Slump

Kansas Net Farm Income Rebounds, but Ag Economy Continues to Slump

👤By Mary Lou Peter, Kansas State University 🕔May 24, 2017

Kansas average net farm income rebounded somewhat last year to $43,161 from a dismal stretch the previous year when income fell to $6,744 – the lowest in 30 years. The improvement in 2016 was supported by higher crop yields and

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Farm Policy: Ag Economy – Farmers ‘Battle for Profits’

Farm Policy: Ag Economy – Farmers ‘Battle for Profits’

👤By Keith Good, Farm Policy News 🕔May 23, 2017

Donnelle Eller reported on the front page of Sunday’s Des Moines Register that, “This year could be pivotal for many Iowa farmers, battling to turn a profit as they plant 23.4 million corn and soybean acres across the state. “Financial

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Farm Policy: Secretary Perdue Testifies on State of Rural Economy

Farm Policy: Secretary Perdue Testifies on State of Rural Economy

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

Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue testified before the House Agriculture Committee yesterday at a hearing on the “State of the Rural Economy.”  Today’s update includes an overview of the testimony provided by the former GOP Governor of Georgia, as well as

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Farm Policy: USDA Reorganization Highlights Trade; China Trade Deal Includes Beef

Farm Policy: USDA Reorganization Highlights Trade; China Trade Deal Includes Beef

👤By Keith Good, Farm Policy News 🕔May 15, 2017

Proposed USDA Reorganization – Trade Donnelle Eller reported on the front page of Friday’s Des Moines Register that, “Opening markets for U.S. corn, soybeans and other farm goods would get more attention under a major reorganization proposal Thursday from U.S. Ag

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Farm Economy: Federal Reserve Ag Surveys Provide Updated Look

Farm Economy: Federal Reserve Ag Surveys Provide Updated Look Updated

👤By Keith Good, Farm Policy News 🕔May 15, 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 first quarter of this year.  Today’s update provides a brief overview of yesterday’s

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Ag Credit: Regional Farm Sector Stress Intensifies

Ag Credit: Regional Farm Sector Stress Intensifies

👤By Nathan Kauffman and Matt Clark, Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City 🕔May 11, 2017

The farm economy in the Tenth District weakened in the first quarter of 2017, but conditions varied from east to west. Farm income, loan repayment rates and the value of most types of farmland all trended lower in each of

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Farm Policy: Price Woes for Farmers, Lenders; NAFTA and…The Weather

Farm Policy: Price Woes for Farmers, Lenders; NAFTA and…The Weather

👤By Keith Good, Farm Policy News 🕔May 4, 2017

Today’s update looks briefly at the U.S. agricultural economy from a variety of perspectives.  A recent news report has shown that some Corn Belt producers may be losing money from farming this year, while a survey of agricultural lenders this

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