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Farm Business: How Do I Finance Growth of My Operation?

Farm Business: How Do I Finance Growth of My Operation?

👤By Michael Langemeier and Michael Boehlje, Purdue University Ag Economists 🕔Feb 12, 2018

There are numerous motivations for farms to expand their businesses. Even in today’s environment of tight margins, many farms are exploring expansion options. When exploring these options, it is important to address key questions pertaining to the farm’s strategy. A

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Farm Business: Ag Loans Up as Interest Rates Rise – Fed Reserve Kansas City

Farm Business: Ag Loans Up as Interest Rates Rise – Fed Reserve Kansas City

👤By Cortney Cowley and John McCoy, Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City 🕔Feb 2, 2018

Lending at agricultural banks increased sharply in the fourth quarter, after appearing to stabilize in previous quarters. Large loans drove the increase in farm lending, which may heighten concerns about cash flow in 2018 as interest rates have continued to

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Ag Economy: 2018 Outlook from CoBank; and Farmland Values

Ag Economy: 2018 Outlook from CoBank; and Farmland Values

👤By Keith Good, Farm Policy News 🕔Jan 23, 2018

CoBank recently released a new report that explored a variety of issues that will impact the U.S. rural economy in 2018.  In addition, recent newspaper articles have discussed reports relating to the value of U.S. farmland.  This update briefly highlights core points

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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: 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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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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