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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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Farm Lending Stabilizes, but Bank Liquidity Tightening 3Q – Fed Reserve Bank of Kansas City

Farm Lending Stabilizes, but Bank Liquidity Tightening 3Q – Fed Reserve Bank of Kansas City

👤By Nathan Kauffman, Federal Reserve Assistant Vice President and Omaha Branch Executive and Matt Clark, Assistant Economist 🕔Oct 20, 2017

Lending at agricultural banks appeared to stabilize in the third quarter of 2017, but risks in the sector have remained alongside a persistently weak agricultural economy. After declining in the winter months, the volume of loans used to finance non-real

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Farm Policy: Lawmakers Offer Perspective on the Farm Bill

Farm Policy: Lawmakers Offer Perspective on the Farm Bill

👤By Keith Good, Farm Policy News 🕔Aug 29, 2017

Today’s update continues the focus on news items highlighting the attention Representatives and Senators placed on Farm Bill issues during the August recess.  As lawmakers get set to return to Washington, D.C. next week, today’s update provides an overview of

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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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Farm Policy: Lawmakers Listen, Comment on Farm Bill on Aug. Recess

Farm Policy: Lawmakers Listen, Comment on Farm Bill on Aug. Recess

👤By Keith Good, Farm Policy News 🕔Aug 21, 2017

Today’s update looks at recent news articles highlighting agricultural economic variables, as well as Farm Bill observations from lawmakers, and some of the ag related activities Members have held with constituents during the August recess.   Today’s overview also includes

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Farm Policy: Senate Ag Committee Examines the Farm Economy

Farm Policy: Senate Ag Committee Examines the Farm Economy

👤By Keith Good, Farm Policy News 🕔May 26, 2017

Yesterday, the Senate Ag Committee held a hearing titled, “Examining the Farm Economy: Perspectives on Rural America,” where lawmakers heard testimony from four witnesses, including the Chief Economist from USDA, and a Federal Reserve Bank district economist.   Today’s update

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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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Ethanol Production: Major Boon to Agriculture, says Industry Spokesman – DTN

Ethanol Production: Major Boon to Agriculture, says Industry Spokesman – DTN

👤By Todd Neeley DTN Staff Reporter 🕔Feb 22, 2017

Though there is angst in rural America about the future of the Renewable Fuel Standard and agriculture trade in particular, the leader of the nation’s largest ethanol interest group told an ethanol industry audience here Tuesday he’s confident President Donald

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Farm Business: Economists Expect Another Year of Shortfalls for 2017

Farm Business: Economists Expect Another Year of Shortfalls for 2017

👤By Chris Clayton, DTN Ag Policy Editor 🕔Feb 17, 2017

Economists painted a gray outlook for the farm economy and called for a stronger federal safety during a congressional hearing meant to set the stage for drafting a new farm bill. Economists from USDA, the Kansas City Federal Reserve, Texas

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