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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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U.S. Farm Finances: Confirmation that Farmers are ‘Cash Poor and Asset Rich’

U.S. Farm Finances: Confirmation that Farmers are ‘Cash Poor and Asset Rich’

👤By Michael Langemeier, Purdue University Ag Economist 🕔Oct 20, 2017

Metrics that can be used to measure farm profitability include earnings before interest, taxes, and amortization (EBITA), net farm income, the operating profit margin ratio, return on assets, and return on equity (farmdoc daily, April 1, 2016). Each of these

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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 Business: Capital Expenditures Trends vs. Capital Consumption

Farm Business: Capital Expenditures Trends vs. Capital Consumption

👤By Michael Langemeier, Purdue University Ag Economists 🕔Oct 13, 2017

U.S. farm sector capital expenditures continue to adjust to declines in net farm income and net cash income since 2013. Real net farm income has declined approximately 51 percent since its most recent peak in 2013, while real net cash

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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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Farmer Optimism Fading; Large Operations Feel Financial Pinch – DTN

Farmer Optimism Fading; Large Operations Feel Financial Pinch – DTN

👤By Greg D. Horstmeier, DTN Editor-in-Chief 🕔Sep 7, 2017

The optimism that farmers and others in rural America appeared to carry from the 2016 presidential election appears to be waning, according to the most recent DTN/The Progressive Farmer Agricultural Confidence Index. The overall producer Confidence Index for August fell

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Ag Economy: Producer Sentiment Drifts Lower as Commodity Prices Weaken

Ag Economy: Producer Sentiment Drifts Lower as Commodity Prices Weaken

👤By James Mintert, David Widmar, and Michael Langemeier, Purdue University Ag Economists 🕔Sep 5, 2017

The Purdue/CME Group Ag Economy Barometer drifted lower in August to 132 points, down seven points from a month earlier, but still markedly stronger than a year ago when the index was just 95. The barometer, a sentiment index based

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USDA Updates Provide Snapshot of Farm Economy Variables

USDA Updates Provide Snapshot of Farm Economy Variables

👤By Keith Good, Farm Policy News 🕔Aug 8, 2017

Last week, USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) released three important updates that provide current insight into the state of the U.S. agricultural economy.  The releases focused on land values, cash rents, and production expenditures. Meanwhile, USDA’s Economic Research Service

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