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North Dakota Farm Performance Rebounds in 2016

North Dakota Farm Performance Rebounds in 2016

👤By Kelli Armbruster, North Dakota State University 🕔May 23, 2017

North Dakota’s farm financial performance exceeded expectations in 2016. The average net farm income of 531 farms in the North Dakota Farm Business Management Program rebounded to $126,752 in 2016, compared with $28,600 in 2015, which was the lowest in

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Farm Policy: Ag Economy – Farmers ‘Battle for Profits’

Farm Policy: Ag Economy – Farmers ‘Battle for Profits’

👤By Keith Good, Farm Policy News 🕔May 23, 2017

Donnelle Eller reported on the front page of Sunday’s Des Moines Register that, “This year could be pivotal for many Iowa farmers, battling to turn a profit as they plant 23.4 million corn and soybean acres across the state. “Financial

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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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Nebraska: Farm Finances Not So Bad Based on Survey

Nebraska: Farm Finances Not So Bad Based on Survey

👤By Tina Barrett, University of Nebraska-Lincoln 🕔May 9, 2017

Nebraska Farm Business, Inc. recently completed its financial averages for 2016. These averages represent the 120 farms across the state participating in this financial analysis program. Each year the data collected from these farms’ records is averaged to provide participants

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Oklahoma: Farm Finances – OSU Team Helps with Decision Making

Oklahoma: Farm Finances – OSU Team Helps with Decision Making

👤By Donald Stotts, Oklahoma State University 🕔Mar 23, 2017

A team of Oklahoma State University agricultural economists is making it easier than ever for producers to become better aware of sound farm financial planning practices and Farm Service Agency programs that may help their operational bottom line. Team members

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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: 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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Illinois Farm Finances: Ag Debt Continues to Increase

Illinois Farm Finances: Ag Debt Continues to Increase

👤By Bradley Zwilling, Brandy Krapf, and Dwight Raab, University of Illinois 🕔Feb 17, 2017

Agricultural debt on a nominal basis in Illinois has been increasing since 1991. Data from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and Illinois Farm Business Farm Management (FBFM) are shown to see if increasing debt levels pose problems for the

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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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Missouri: Tightening Profit Margins Means Farmers Must Control Costs

Missouri: Tightening Profit Margins Means Farmers Must Control Costs

👤By Linda Geist, University of Missouri 🕔Feb 1, 2017

Higher production costs and lower commodity prices mean farmers must control costs more carefully than ever, says University of Missouri Extension agricultural economist Ray Massey. Land, seed and fertilizer are the largest production costs for row crop operations. “If you

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