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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 Economy: Federal Reserve Ag Surveys Provide Updated Look

Farm Economy: Federal Reserve Ag Surveys Provide Updated Look Updated

👤By Keith Good, Farm Policy News 🕔May 15, 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 first quarter of this year.  Today’s update provides a brief overview of yesterday’s

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Farm Loans: How Good Are Bankers Predictions of Future Loan Demand?

Farm Loans: How Good Are Bankers Predictions of Future Loan Demand?

👤By Todd Kuethe, University of Illinois, and Todd Hubbs, USDA 🕔May 5, 2016

Farmers rely on external debt capital to finance their capital base, to conduct marketing and production activities, and to provide a valuable source of liquidity in responding to risks. As a result, the availability of loans is critical to the

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Upper Midwest Farmland Values Down 3% in 2015

Upper Midwest Farmland Values Down 3% in 2015

👤By David B. Oppedahl, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago 🕔Feb 12, 2016

Summary Farmland values in the Seventh Federal Reserve District experienced an annual decrease of 3 percent for 2015, matching the yearly decline for 2014. Furthermore, “good” farmland values in the fourth quarter of 2015 were down 1 percent from the

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Chicago Fed: Farm income’s Impact on the Midwest Economy

👤by David B. Oppedahl, Senior Business Economist, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago 🕔Feb 5, 2015

While farm income has long been an important driver of midwestern economic activity, the influence of the agricultural sector had been waning until the boom in crop prices of 2004-13. More recently, a reversal in crop prices, along with other

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