Decline in Farm Income Slows but Persists – Fed Reserve Bank, Kansas City

🕔May 18, 2018Farm income and credit conditions continued to weaken in the first quarter of 2018, but at a slower pace than in previous quarters. According to the Tenth District Survey of […]

Dealer Financing: What Are Those Interest Rates You’re Paying?

🕔May 17, 2018In a previous article, we estimated that implement dealers provided 27% of the agricultural sector’s long term non-real estate debt in 2016 (farmdoc daily, May 9, 2008). This post examines the […]

Farm Equipment Dealers Have Growing Share of Loan Market

🕔May 10, 2018Farmers rely on external debt capital to finance their capital base, to conduct marketing and production activities, and to provide a valuable source of liquidity in responding to risk. Farmers […]

Farm Loan Interest Rates Edge Higher – Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City

🕔May 8, 2018Section A: First Quarter Survey of Terms of Lending to Farmers Interest rates on most types of farm loans continued to increase in the first quarter. Following modest increases in […]

Ag Economy: Farm Loan Interest Rates Increase, Pressure on Farm Operators

🕔May 8, 2018Late last month, Bloomberg writer Alan Bjerga reported that, “American farmers have managed to stay afloat despite years of shrinking crop values, the lowest incomes since the recession and a budding trade war with China. Now, […]

U.S. Cropland Prices: What’s the Impact of Increased Interest Rates?

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🕔Apr 12, 2018The Federal Reserve has initiated what appears to be sustained, incremental increases in the Federal Funds rate and by extension other interest rates. Current expectation is for a ¾ to […]

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 […]

Farm Debt: How Sensitive Is the Farm Sector to Rising Interest Rates?

🕔Mar 12, 2018This article was originally run in CHOICES Magazine and can be found at the Source Link below the article. Recent farm sector trends, including rising debt and declining income, have […]

Will Rising Interest Rates Lead to Intensifying Risks for Agriculture?

🕔Mar 9, 2018To encourage economic recovery, the Federal Reserve responded to the Great Recession by slashing interest rates and engaging in monetary easing. Short-term interest rates were pulled down and held near […]

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