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Farm Lending Stabilizes, but Bank Liquidity Tightening 3Q – Fed Reserve Bank of Kansas City

Farm Lending Stabilizes, but Bank Liquidity Tightening 3Q – Fed Reserve Bank of Kansas City

👤By Nathan Kauffman, Federal Reserve Assistant Vice President and Omaha Branch Executive and Matt Clark, Assistant Economist 🕔Oct 20, 2017

Lending at agricultural banks appeared to stabilize in the third quarter of 2017, but risks in the sector have remained alongside a persistently weak agricultural economy. After declining in the winter months, the volume of loans used to finance non-real

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U.S. Farm Finances: Confirmation that Farmers are ‘Cash Poor and Asset Rich’

U.S. Farm Finances: Confirmation that Farmers are ‘Cash Poor and Asset Rich’

👤By Michael Langemeier, Purdue University Ag Economist 🕔Oct 20, 2017

Metrics that can be used to measure farm profitability include earnings before interest, taxes, and amortization (EBITA), net farm income, the operating profit margin ratio, return on assets, and return on equity (farmdoc daily, April 1, 2016). Each of these

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Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas: Demand for Ag Loans Decrease for 8th Quarter

Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas: Demand for Ag Loans Decrease for 8th Quarter

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

Earlier this week, the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas released its Agricultural Credit Survey for the third quarter of 2017. The Fed update indicated that, “Demand for agricultural loans overall decreased for the eighth consecutive quarter. Loan renewals and extensions

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Rural Economy: Farm Income and Manufacturing Are Both Important Variables

Rural Economy: Farm Income and Manufacturing Are Both Important Variables

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

Farm Earnings The Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) indicated in a news release last week that, “State personal income grew 0.7 percent on average in the second quarter of 2017, after increasing 1.4 percent in the first quarter, according to estimates released

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Arkansas: Ag Market Webinar, Oct. 5

Arkansas: Ag Market Webinar, Oct. 5

👤By Ryan McGeeney, University of Arkansas 🕔Oct 3, 2017

Producers, consultants and others interested in Arkansas agriculture, and the political and market forces that affect it, are invited to participate in a free webinar scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 5. The online presentation, “The Agricultural Policy and Market Outlook: What

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Ag Barometer: Future Expectations Turn Lower

Ag Barometer: Future Expectations Turn Lower

👤By James Mintert, David Widmar, and Michael Langemeier 🕔Oct 3, 2017

The Purdue/CME Group Ag Economy Barometer September reading of 132 was unchanged compared to August. The monthly measure of agricultural producer sentiment – which is based on a monthly survey of 400 U.S. producers of corn, soybeans, wheat, cotton, beef

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Ag Economy: Farmers See Faint Hope for Rebound

Ag Economy: Farmers See Faint Hope for Rebound

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

Cole Epley 
and Barbara Soderlin reported on the front page of the Money section in Friday’s Omaha World-Herald that, “Farmers heading into harvest season have reason to believe the nation’s struggling agriculture economy won’t get much worse. “Still, there is

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FAPRI Baseline Update: A More Nuanced Outlook for Ag Markets

FAPRI Baseline Update: A More Nuanced Outlook for Ag Markets

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

Last month, the Food and Agricultural Policy Research Institute (FAPRI) at the University of Missouri released its latest baseline update for U.S. agricultural markets. Recall that in its March baseline report, FAPRI indicated that, “The latest analysis of national and global agricultural trends from

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Ag Economy: Federal Reserve Observations for August ’17

Ag Economy: Federal Reserve Observations for August ’17

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

On Wednesday, the Federal Reserve Board released its August 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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Farmer Optimism Fading; Large Operations Feel Financial Pinch – DTN

Farmer Optimism Fading; Large Operations Feel Financial Pinch – DTN

👤By Greg D. Horstmeier, DTN Editor-in-Chief 🕔Sep 7, 2017

The optimism that farmers and others in rural America appeared to carry from the 2016 presidential election appears to be waning, according to the most recent DTN/The Progressive Farmer Agricultural Confidence Index. The overall producer Confidence Index for August fell

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