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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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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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Farm Business: Farmers are Feeling Positive Just in Time for Planting Season, Survey

Farm Business: Farmers are Feeling Positive Just in Time for Planting Season, Survey

👤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

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Farm Business: Looking for Light in the Tunnel of Dark Ag News – DTN

Farm Business: Looking for Light in the Tunnel of Dark Ag News – DTN

👤By Chris Clayton DTN Ag Policy Editor 🕔Feb 28, 2017

Tim Burrack kept moving from session to session at the USDA Outlook Forum looking for some light at the end of the tunnel for commodity farmers.    Whether it was income forecasts or the growing production strength in South America,

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Ag Markets: No Sustained Rally in Commodity Prices in Near Term, Say Economists

Ag Markets: No Sustained Rally in Commodity Prices in Near Term, Say Economists

👤By Blair Fannin, Texas AgriLife Extension 🕔Feb 13, 2017

With record corn production and higher yields in other major commodities, a low-price environment is here to stay with little catalyst to spark a rally, according to projections by agricultural economists. Dr. Joe Outlaw, co-director of the Agricultural and Food

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Herbicide Resistance: Farmers Talk – Weed Scientists Listen – DTN

Herbicide Resistance: Farmers Talk – Weed Scientists Listen – DTN

👤By Emily Unglesbee DTN Staff Reporter 🕔Jan 19, 2017

The group of farmers, ag retailers, crop consultants, company reps and scientists that met Wednesday in southeastern Pennsylvania represent a special slice of agriculture. They spoke of the benefit of rotating grains with lima beans and other specialty crops. They

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Farm Business: 5 Tips for Overcoming the Isolation of Hard Times – DTN

Farm Business: 5 Tips for Overcoming the Isolation of Hard Times – DTN

👤By Elizabeth Williams DTN Special Correspondent 🕔Oct 14, 2016

Recent calls to the Kansas Agricultural Mediation Services hotline have taken a more emotional turn this year. There are more tears and more silences as some Plains farmers face wheat planting without operating loan approvals or have lost their land

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Kansas Farm Profits Drop, Production Costs Keep Rising – DTN

Kansas Farm Profits Drop, Production Costs Keep Rising – DTN

👤By Elizabeth Williams DTN Special Correspondent 🕔Sep 29, 2016

Some Grain Belt analysts question USDA’s latest 2016 farm income estimates as overly optimistic. They doubt growers were able to shed as much in input costs this season as USDA’s revised August estimates indicated.  Kansas State University economist Allen Featherstone

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Farm Finances: Commodity Price Trends Mean Tighter Operating Budgets

Farm Finances: Commodity Price Trends Mean Tighter Operating Budgets

👤By Clint Thompson, University of Georgia 🕔Apr 8, 2016

Low commodity prices and declining credit availability are impeding cash flow for Georgia farmers, said University of Georgia agricultural economist Brady Brewer. Brewer, an assistant professor in the Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics in UGA’s College of Agricultural and

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Rising Interest Rates Won’t Be Too Bad for Commodity Prices

Rising Interest Rates Won’t Be Too Bad for Commodity Prices

👤By Jeffrey Dorfman, University of Georgia 🕔Dec 14, 2015

The financial markets and economists are in agreement that the Federal Reserve Board is likely to begin raising interest rates at its December 15-16, 2015 meeting. It seems certain that rates will be raised several times in the next year.

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