Farmland Values Stable For Now but Risks Linger – KC Fed Reserve

🕔Feb 15, 2019Farmland values in the Federal Reserve’s Tenth District held steady in the fourth quarter of 2018 despite risks to ongoing stability. While demand for farmland remained relatively strong across the […]

Ag Economy: Signs of Strain as Chinese Trade Talks Continue

🕔Feb 13, 2019China purchased more U.S. soybeans last week as trade negotiations between the two countries are set to continue this week in Beijing.  Meanwhile, a front page article in the Wall […]

Webinar: Global Economy, Trade, and Mother Nature Driving Ag Markets, Feb. 21

🕔Feb 13, 2019Join us Thursday, February 21 at 3 p.m. CST to hear from Terry Barr, a nationally recognized economist and senior director for CoBank’s Knowledge Exchange Division. He will be speaking […]

Farmer Sentiment Improves with Farm Bill, Trade Aid – Ag Barometer

🕔Feb 5, 2019The Purdue University/CME Group Ag Economy Barometer rebounded sharply in January to a reading of 143, a 16-point improvement compared to December and the highest Barometer reading since June 2018.  […]

Ag Economy Outlook – Perspectives From Illinois, Indiana, Iowa Extensions

🕔Jan 25, 2019Recent updates from Purdue University, the University of Illinois, and Iowa State University provide a snapshot of variables impacting the U.S. agricultural economy in 2019.  Today’s update looks briefly at key points from each […]

Ag Economy: Trade Uncertainty, Rising Debt Major Factors for 2019 Outlook – CoBank

🕔Jan 23, 2019The U.S. economy is still performing well by most key measures. However, consumers, investors, companies and other market participants have become more wary about the near-term future with seemingly good […]

Ag Economy: Lower Income, Increased Lending, Rising Interest Rates – Kansas City Fed

🕔Jan 22, 2019Nathan Kauffman and Ty Kreitman indicated in a recent update from the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City (“As Rates Tick Up, Growth in Operating Loans Boosts Farm Lending“) that, “Rounding out a […]

Ag Economy: Commodity Prices Higher; Government, Trade Uncertainty – Fed Beige Book

🕔Jan 18, 2019On Wednesday, the Federal Reserve Board released its January 2019 Beige Book update, a summary of commentary on current economic conditions by Federal Reserve District. The report included several observations pertaining […]

Ag Economy: Grower Sentiment Weakened in Dec. – Ag Barometer

🕔Jan 8, 2019The Purdue University/CME Group Ag Economy Barometer declined moderately in December to 127, which was 7 points below the index’s value one month earlier and 9 points below October’s reading. […]

Ag Economy: Fed Reserve Reports Loan Repayment Decline

🕔Jan 4, 2019An update this week from the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, as well as a short paper last month from the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis, provide insight into portions […]

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