Farm Credit Chief: Strong System But Rising Debt Issues – DTN Nov 21, 2019

🕔Nov 21, 2019Though agriculture is experiencing pressures on a number of fronts, the head of the Farm Credit Administration told federal lawmakers on Tuesday the overall credit system remains in good shape. […]

Farmland Values, Farm Incomes Decline – Federal Reserve Nov 19, 2019

🕔Nov 19, 2019Last week, the Federal Reserve Banks of Chicago, St. Louis, Kansas City and Minneapolis released updates regarding farm income, farmland values and agricultural credit conditions from the third quarter of 2019.  And earlier […]

Midwest Farmland Values: Mostly Steady but Some Declines Aug 16, 2019

🕔Aug 16, 2019On Thursday, the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago released a report providing an outlook on farmland values and agricultural credit conditions for the second quarter of 2019.  Recall that other […]

Stable Ag Land Values Settle Farm Balance Sheets, For Now Jun 21, 2019

🕔Jun 21, 2019Financial Times writers Gregory Meyer and Robert Armstrong reported earlier this month that, “Despite a half-decade of falling grain prices, Midwestern farmland has held much of its value, and has […]

Ag Economy: Widespread Weakening Conditions – Federal Reserve Jun 19, 2019

🕔Jun 19, 2019Earlier this month, the Federal Reserve Board released its May 2019 Beige Book update, a summary of commentary on current economic conditions by Federal Reserve District. The report included several observations pertaining […]

Ag Economy: Financial Pressure Mounting on Farmers Across the Country May 10, 2019

🕔May 10, 2019On Thursday, the House Agriculture Subcommittee on General Farm Commodities and Risk Management held a hearing titled, “Reviewing the State of the Farm Economy.” Today’s updates provides a brief recap […]

Ag Banks Make Adjustments – Kansas City Fed May 6, 2019

🕔May 6, 2019An update last month from the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City (“Ag Banks Make Adjustments as Lending Remains Elevated,” by Cortney Cowley and Ty Kreitman) stated that, “According to the National Survey […]

Farm Credit Strong Despite Ag Headwinds – DTN Apr 3, 2019

🕔Apr 3, 2019From a federal perspective, the Farm Credit Administration is as prepared as it can be to help farmers weather the current challenging economic times from continually declining farm income and […]

Ag Hearing – House Appropriations Subcommittee on Rural Economy Apr 3, 2019

🕔Apr 3, 2019On Tuesday, the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Agriculture held a hearing titled, “The Rural Economy.”  Today’s updates provides a brief recap of some of the issues that were discussed at […]

Farmland Values Lower; Interest Rates Rising – Federal Reserve Feb 19, 2019

🕔Feb 19, 2019Last week, the Federal Reserve Banks of Chicago, St. Louis, Kansas City, and Minneapolis released updates regarding farm income, farmland values and agricultural credit conditions from the fourth quarter of 2018. Today’s […]

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