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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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Farm Policy: USDA’s Chief Economist Provides Outlook for U.S. Ag

Farm Policy: USDA’s Chief Economist Provides Outlook for U.S. Ag

👤By Keith Good, Farm Policy News 🕔Feb 24, 2017

Speaking yesterday at USDA’s Agricultural Outlook Forum in Arlington, Virginia, USDA Chief Economist Robert C. Johansson provided a broad outlook for U.S. agriculture.  Today’s update provides an overview of key aspects of Dr. Johansson’s presentation. Farm Economics In his speech

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Farm Business: Economists Expect Another Year of Shortfalls for 2017

Farm Business: Economists Expect Another Year of Shortfalls for 2017

👤By Chris Clayton, DTN Ag Policy Editor 🕔Feb 17, 2017

Economists painted a gray outlook for the farm economy and called for a stronger federal safety during a congressional hearing meant to set the stage for drafting a new farm bill. Economists from USDA, the Kansas City Federal Reserve, Texas

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Ag Economy: Cash Shortfalls a Widespread Problem in 2016, Says Expert

Ag Economy: Cash Shortfalls a Widespread Problem in 2016, Says Expert

👤By Blair Fannin, Texas AgriLife Extension 🕔Feb 16, 2017

A majority of representative farms in major U.S. production regions used to project future farm financial conditions would face serious cash flow shortfalls based on 2016 crop prices, a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service economist told members of the U.S.

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Farm Policy: 2017 U.S. Farm Income Forecast Released, Not a Pretty Picture

👤By Keith Good, Farm Policy News 🕔Feb 8, 2017

2017 Farm Sector Income Forecast, USDA-ERS Jesse Newman reported yesterday at The Wall Street Journal Online that, “U.S. farm incomes will drop 8.7% in 2017, a fourth consecutive year of declines amid a deep slump in prices for many crops.

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Ag Barometer: Producers’ Confidence Surges During January

👤By Jennifer Stewart-Burton, Purdue University; and Chris Grams and Laurie Bischel, CME Group 🕔Feb 7, 2017

The dramatic improvement in ag producers’ sentiment that started following the November election continued into the new year. The Purdue/CME Group Ag Economy Barometer–based on a monthly survey of 400 agricultural producers from across the U.S.–reached 153 in January 2017,

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Farm Policy: A Look at Economic Variables – Lending, Production Costs and More

Farm Policy: A Look at Economic Variables – Lending, Production Costs and More

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

A complex mix of agricultural economic variables help form the basis of what farmers and ranchers consider essential policy priorities.  As Farm Bill conversations have already begun, today’s update looks very briefly at several issues such as farm lending, production

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