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Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis: Impacts of Summer Drought in the Plains

Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis: Impacts of Summer Drought in the Plains

👤By Keith Good, Farm Policy News 🕔Nov 14, 2017

An update last week from the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis (“The worst they’ve ever seen,” by Ashwini Sankar) explored some of the lingering impacts of this summer’s severe drought in Montana and the Dakotas. The article noted that, “Recent

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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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Corn Belt: ‘Breakeven’ in a Tough Environment

Corn Belt: ‘Breakeven’ in a Tough Environment

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

An article on the front page of Saturday’s Des Moines Register explored issues associated with corn and soybean production, prices, and farm profitability in Iowa.   Meanwhile, the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City released a paper last week which

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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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Ag Economy: Federal Reserve Observations for August ’17

Ag Economy: Federal Reserve Observations for August ’17

👤By Keith Good, Farm Policy News 🕔Sep 7, 2017

On Wednesday, the Federal Reserve Board released its August 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 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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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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