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Farm Finances: Evaluating Your Capital Debt Repayment Capacity

Farm Finances: Evaluating Your Capital Debt Repayment Capacity

👤By Brandy Krapf, Dwight Raab, and Bradley Zwilling, University of Illinois Ag Economists 🕔Nov 20, 2017

Many financial measures and ratios assist in evaluating the financial health of a business. Not one of those measures itself can assess the overall financial condition of a farm business. It takes a top down review of many of those

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Farm Income Declines in 3rd Quarter, Bankers More Optimistic for 4th – St. Louis Fed

Farm Income Declines in 3rd Quarter, Bankers More Optimistic for 4th – St. Louis Fed

👤From the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis 🕔Nov 14, 2017

According to the latest survey of agricultural bankers in the Eighth Federal Reserve District, farm income declined during the third quarter of 2017 compared with a year earlier. Bankers were modestly more optimistic when asked about the prospects for farm

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Farm Income: Slowly Decreasing but Appearing to Stabilize – Kansas City Fed

Farm Income: Slowly Decreasing but Appearing to Stabilize – Kansas City Fed

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

The farm economy in the Tenth District continued to show signs of stabilizing in the third quarter of 2017, even as financial stress continued to build and income continued to decline. Although farm income was down from a year ago,

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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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Farm Credit Administration to Work with Borrowers Affected by Hurricane Harvey

Farm Credit Administration to Work with Borrowers Affected by Hurricane Harvey

👤From a Press Release 🕔Aug 30, 2017

The Farm Credit Administration is encouraging Farm Credit System (FCS or System) institutions to work with System borrowers who have been affected by Hurricane Harvey. “System institutions have considerable flexibility under existing FCA regulations to provide disaster relief,” says Dallas

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Farm Economy Still Struggling, Says Federal Reserve – DTN

Farm Economy Still Struggling, Says Federal Reserve – DTN

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

The U.S. and global economies are stronger, but the sluggish farm economy is starting to draw a little more attention from the Federal Reserve. Nathan Kauffman, an assistant vice president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City’s Omaha branch,

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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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Farm Credit: Interest Rates and the Cost of Short-Term Borrowing

Farm Credit: Interest Rates and the Cost of Short-Term Borrowing

👤By Todd Kuethe and Todd Hubbs, University of Illinois Ag Economists 🕔Jul 21, 2017

In June, the Federal Reserve’s Open Market Committee (FOMC) raised the interest rate on overnight deposits (the discount rate) 25 basis points to 1.75%, mirroring similar rate increases in March 2017 and December 2016. The long-run expectations of FOMC members

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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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