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Ag Loans: Are Past Arguments Against Raising Rates Valid? – Commentary

Ag Loans: Are Past Arguments Against Raising Rates Valid? – Commentary

👤By Harwood D. Schaffer and Daryll E. Ray, Agricultural Policy Analysis Center 🕔Oct 18, 2017

In designing the APAC/TFU supply management program for the 8 major storable crops (barley, corn, cotton, grain sorghum, oats, rice, soybeans, and wheat), the corn loan rate was set at 95 percent of the full US cost of production. The

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Farm Finances: Financial Stress in Iowa Farms – 2014-2016

Farm Finances: Financial Stress in Iowa Farms – 2014-2016

👤By Keith Good, Farm Policy News 🕔Oct 2, 2017

Iowa State University (ISU) Extension Economist Alejandro Plastina penned a recent article titled, “Financial Stress in Iowa Farms: 2014-2016.”  Today’s update recaps some of the key findings from the ISU article. The article explained that, “Iowa farm financial conditions have deteriorated since

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U.S. Net Farm Income Down 49% Since 2013

U.S. Net Farm Income Down 49% Since 2013

👤By Michael Langemeier, Purdue University 🕔Sep 27, 2017

U.S. net farm income has declined approximately 49% since its peak in 2013. The balance sheet for the U.S. farm sector continues to adjust to the declines in U.S. net farm income since 2013. Specifically, asset values and debt levels

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Boersen Farms: How Not to Handle Your Debt – DTN

Boersen Farms: How Not to Handle Your Debt – DTN

👤By Todd Neeley, DTN Staff Reporter 🕔Sep 26, 2017

Zeeland, Michigan,-based Boersen Farms is set to either restructure its debt or file for bankruptcy, according to a motion filed in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Michigan this week. Boersen Farms had asked a federal court

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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 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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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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