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Farm Policy: How Does Ag Economy Look in Fed. Reserve Beige Book Report?

Farm Policy: How Does Ag Economy Look in Fed. Reserve Beige Book Report?

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

On Wednesday, the Federal Reserve Board released its April 2017 Beige Book update, a summary of commentary on current economic conditions by Federal Reserve District. The report included several observations pertaining to the U.S. agricultural economy. * Fifth District- Richmond–

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Farm Income Decline Fuels Reduction in Ag Bank Lending – Fed. Reserve Bank Report

Farm Income Decline Fuels Reduction in Ag Bank Lending – Fed. Reserve Bank Report

👤By Nathan Kauffman and Matt Clark, Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City 🕔Apr 21, 2017

Lending activity at agricultural banks continued to decline in the first quarter of 2017. As economic conditions in the farm sector have remained weak, borrowers and lenders have sought to make some adjustments in financing agricultural production. Some borrowers have

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Farm Policy: Farmland Values, Farm Income, and Ag Trade Issues with China

Farm Policy: Farmland Values, Farm Income, and Ag Trade Issues with China

👤By Keith Good, Farm Policy News 🕔Apr 10, 2017

Today’s update summarizes recent news items relating to important components of the U.S. farm economy including farmland values, farm income and trade issues with China. Farmland Values Earlier this month, the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas released its Agricultural Credit Survey

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Farm Policy: Farmland Values, Ag Prices, and Farm Income

Farm Policy: Farmland Values, Ag Prices, and Farm Income

👤By Keith Good, Farm Policy News 🕔Apr 3, 2017

Today’s update looks at a variety of information sources that highlight recent developments relating to the U.S. farm economy, including variables associated with farmland values, agricultural prices, and farm income. Farmland Values An update on March 23rd from the Federal

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Farm Business: How Should Income Be Divided?

Farm Business: How Should Income Be Divided? Updated

👤By Michael Langemeier, Purdue University 🕔Apr 3, 2017

If everyone in the farm business owned a similar amount of business assets, worked the same number of hours, and provided management expertise, the answer to the question in the title would be very straightforward. In this unlikely scenario, business

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Farm Bill Hearings Continue – Net Farm Income Down 50%

Farm Bill Hearings Continue – Net Farm Income Down 50%

👤By Keith Good, Farm Policy News 🕔Mar 30, 2017

On Tuesday, the House Ag Committee’s Subcommittee on General Farm Commodities and Risk Management held a hearing to explore farm policy issues in advance of the next Farm Bill.  And yesterday, the full Ag Committee hosted a hearing to review the

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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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2016 Corn and Soybean Yields – A Historical Perspective

2016 Corn and Soybean Yields – A Historical Perspective

👤By Gary Schnitkey, University of Illinois 🕔Mar 15, 2017

The National Agricultural Statistical Service (NASS) recently released 2016 county yields for both corn and soybeans. In this article, maps are produced showing actual 2016 yields minus 2016 trend yields. Examination of these maps shows areas of above trend and

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Farm Policy: USDA Report Examines Farm Household Income Volatility

Farm Policy: USDA Report Examines Farm Household Income Volatility

👤By Keith Good, Farm Policy News 🕔Feb 28, 2017

Last week, USDA’s Economic Research Service (ERS) released a report titled, “Farm Household Income Volatility: An Analysis Using Panel Data From a National Survey.”  The report noted that, “There has long been information tracking farm income at the national level,

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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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