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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 Softens Further, But Shows Signs of Stabilizing – Fed Reserve

Farm Economy Softens Further, But Shows Signs of Stabilizing – Fed Reserve

👤By Nathan Kauffman and Matt Clark, Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City 🕔Aug 10, 2017

A prolonged downturn in the agricultural economy continued in the second quarter of 2017, but recent data suggest conditions in the farm sector may be stabilizing. Although farm income and farm real estate values continued to decline, and credit conditions

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Farm Lending Variables – Updated Analysis From the Kansas City Fed

Farm Lending Variables – Updated Analysis From the Kansas City Fed

👤By Keith Good, Farm Policy News 🕔Jul 18, 2017

On Friday, Nathan Kauffman and Matt Clark, of the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, penned an update titled, “Farm Lending Steady, but Risks Remain,” which noted that, “Agricultural lending at commercial banks was steady in the second quarter, but risks in

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Farm Lending Steady, but Risks Remain – Fed Reserve of Kansas City

Farm Lending Steady, but Risks Remain – Fed Reserve of Kansas City

👤By Nathan Kauffman and Matt Clark, Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City 🕔Jul 18, 2017

Agricultural lending at commercial banks was steady in the second quarter, but risks in the farm sector continued to weigh on loan growth and credit conditions. The volume of non-real estate farm loans increased only slightly from a year ago

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Farm Policy: Fed Reserve’s Beige Book Released with Notes on Ag Economy

Farm Policy: Fed Reserve’s Beige Book Released with Notes on Ag Economy

👤By Keith Good, Farm Policy News 🕔Jul 13, 2017

On Wednesday, the Federal Reserve Board released its June 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. * Sixth District- Atlanta–

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Farm Policy: Federal Reserve – Observations on the Ag Economy- May ’17

Farm Policy: Federal Reserve – Observations on the Ag Economy- May ’17

👤By Keith Good, Farm Policy News 🕔Jun 2, 2017

On Wednesday, the Federal Reserve Board released its May 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 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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Ag Credit: Regional Farm Sector Stress Intensifies

Ag Credit: Regional Farm Sector Stress Intensifies

👤By Nathan Kauffman and Matt Clark, Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City 🕔May 11, 2017

The farm economy in the Tenth District weakened in the first quarter of 2017, but conditions varied from east to west. Farm income, loan repayment rates and the value of most types of farmland all trended lower in each of

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Low Farm Prices Impacting Ag Economy – Will Executive Trade Policy Help?

Low Farm Prices Impacting Ag Economy – Will Executive Trade Policy Help?

👤By Keith Good, Farm Policy News 🕔Apr 27, 2017

A recent article from the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis discussed the downward economic trajectory that has impacted the U.S. farm economy in recent years. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue, in remarks this week to USDA employees, noted that trade is

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Farm Credit: Low Prices Making Bankers Skittish for Ag Loans

Farm Credit: Low Prices Making Bankers Skittish for Ag Loans

👤By Harwood D. Schaffer and Daryll E. Ray, Agricultural Policy Analysis Center 🕔Apr 25, 2017

In our recent meetings with farm groups, one topic that regularly came up was farm operating loans. Nearly everyone had a story to tell. Some knew of neighbors who were unable to get financing for the 2017 crop. Others heard

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