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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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Farm Lending Steady, but Risks Remain – Fed Reserve of Kansas City

Farm Lending Steady, but Risks Remain – Fed Reserve of Kansas City

👤By Nathan Kauffman and Matt Clark, Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City 🕔Jul 18, 2017

Agricultural lending at commercial banks was steady in the second quarter, but risks in the farm sector continued to weigh on loan growth and credit conditions. The volume of non-real estate farm loans increased only slightly from a year ago

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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 Credit: Low Prices Making Bankers Skittish for Ag Loans

Farm Credit: Low Prices Making Bankers Skittish for Ag Loans

👤By Harwood D. Schaffer and Daryll E. Ray, Agricultural Policy Analysis Center 🕔Apr 25, 2017

In our recent meetings with farm groups, one topic that regularly came up was farm operating loans. Nearly everyone had a story to tell. Some knew of neighbors who were unable to get financing for the 2017 crop. Others heard

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Nebraska: Losing Your Operating Credit and Loan Subordination

Nebraska: Losing Your Operating Credit and Loan Subordination

👤By J. David Aiken, University of Nebraska-Lincoln 🕔Feb 22, 2017

The recent drop in crop prices has put a financial squeeze on Nebraska producers. What happens if you can’t pay your operating loan and your lender doesn’t extend credit for next year’s crop? Normally operating loans are paid in full

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Farm Policy: 3 Fed, Bank Reports Show Declining Farmland Values; Tighter Credit

Farm Policy: 3 Fed, Bank Reports Show Declining Farmland Values; Tighter Credit

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

On Thursday, the Federal Reserve Banks of Chicago, St. Louis and Kansas City each released updates regarding farmland values and agricultural credit conditions from the fourth quarter of last year.   The Fed reports, which contained concerning news for farmers,

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Farm Finances: Ag Credit Market Showing Increasing Risk

Farm Finances: Ag Credit Market Showing Increasing Risk

👤By Todd Kuethe, University of Illinois 🕔Jan 6, 2017

This is a presentation summary from the 2016 Illinois Farm Economics Summit (IFES) which occurred December 12-16, 2016. A complete collection of presentations including PowerPoint Slides (PPT) and printable summaries (PDF) are available here. The continued “margin squeeze” faced by

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