Ag Economy: Widespread Weakening Conditions – Federal Reserve

🕔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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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 […]

Farm Policy: Farm Bill – Lower Farm Income Persists – Southern Plains Drought

🕔May 18, 2018As the House of Representatives works on passing its version of the Farm Bill this week, a report yesterday from the Kansas City Fed noted that, “bankers in the Tenth […]

Farm Loans: 2017 Was a Near-Record Year, Says USDA

🕔Apr 9, 2018USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) today announced another year of high activity in its farm loan programs. Hard-working farm families across the country accessed nearly $6 billion in new credit, […]

Farm Economy: Land Values, Ag Credit, Lending, and Income

🕔Apr 3, 2018On Monday, the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas released its quarterly Agricultural Credit Survey.  Also on Monday, the American Bankers Association highlighted several 2017 farm lending variables in its annual Farm […]

Ag Economy: Land Values, Value of Production, and Number of Farms

🕔Mar 2, 2018Today’s update looks briefly at recent publications from the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis, and the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service.  These reports give additional insight into the state of […]

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