Federal Reserve Ag Credit Surveys- 2021 1st Quarter Farm Economy Conditions May 17, 2021

🕔May 17, 2021
Last week, the Federal Reserve Banks of Chicago, Kansas City and Minneapolis released updates regarding farm income, farmland values and agricultural credit conditions from the first quarter of 2021. Federal Reserve Bank of […]

Illinois: Ag Debt Continues to Increase Feb 23, 2021

🕔Feb 23, 2021
Agricultural debt on a nominal basis in Illinois has been increasing since 1991. Data from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and Illinois Farm Business Farm Management (FBFM) are shown […]

Kansas City Fed: “Pullback” in New Farm Loans Continues Feb 2, 2021

🕔Feb 2, 2021
A recent report from the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City (“Ag Lending Update: Fewer New Loans to Farmers,” by Ty Kreitman and Cortney Cowley) stated that, “Lending activity at commercial banks continued to slow in […]

Ag Economy: Banks Trim Farm Lending – Federal Reserve Dec 9, 2020

🕔Dec 9, 2020
Third Quarter Commercial Bank Call Report Data Agricultural loan balances at commercial banks continued to decrease in the third quarter, according to Call Report data. Most of the recent decrease […]

Ag Lender Survey: Liquidity, Income, Leverage Are Top Concerns Nov 20, 2020

🕔Nov 20, 2020
A news release this week from the American Bankers Association (ABA) stated that, “As the farm economy continues to work through a prolonged downturn in the midst of an unparalleled, global economic dislocation, ag lenders […]

Slipping Farm Liquidity Indicates Difficulty Paying Loans Nov 9, 2020

🕔Nov 9, 2020
A recent article by Langemeier and Featherstone examined the trends in liquidity for a sample of Kansas farms.  Liquidity, measured using the current ratio, has declined substantially since its peak […]

Ag Taxes: What to Know About Debt Forgiveness – DTN Jul 28, 2020

🕔Jul 28, 2020
As I’m writing this article, we are still waiting for guidance on PPP (Paycheck Protection Program) loan forgiveness. Based on what is being discussed in Congress, there will be some […]

Ag Financing Activity Slowed in 2nd Quarter – Kansas City Fed Jul 22, 2020

🕔Jul 22, 2020
In an update last week from the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City (“Agricultural Lending Consistently Slower“), Nathan Kauffman and Ty Kreitman stated that, “Agricultural financing activity slowed in the second quarter, according to […]

Ag Economy: More Signals for COVID-19 Aid – DTN Jul 21, 2020

🕔Jul 21, 2020
Farm delinquency rates went up and agricultural lending slowed during the height of the coronavirus pandemic lockdown, two economists for the Kansas City Federal Reserve Bank detailed in an analysis […]

Ag Borrowing – Best Approaches When Asking For Money – DTN Dec 2, 2019

🕔Dec 2, 2019
Securing operating loans for the upcoming crop season will bring new challenges for some borrowers, but there are ways to make farm operations more cash-worthy in the eyes of today’s […]

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